Rain

Rain

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 9°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Ipswich/Haughley: Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after woman hit by train

16:34 24 February 2014

A Greater Anglia train.

A Greater Anglia train.

Archant © 2012

An Ipswich man is being detained by police on suspicion of attempted murder today after a young woman was hit by a train near Stowmarket.

shares

The injured woman is also said to be from Ipswich and in her 20s.

She is understood to have initially been taken to West Suffolk Hospital.

Although an air ambulance was called to the scene near Haughley junction, which is between Haughley and Old Newton, the woman was taken to the Bury St Edmunds hospital by land ambulance.

She is currently being treated at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

The British Transport Police (BTP) have said her injuries are said not to be life-threatening.

The suspect, who is aged 37, is currently in custody at an undisclosed location. Officers have not said whether the man is in hospital or being held at a police investigation centre.

However, it is believed he was also taken to hospital after the incident which occurred yesterday evening.

A BTP spokesman said: “We were called to Spikes Lane crossing in Stowmarket on Sunday, February 23, to a report of a person hit by a train.

“Officers from BTP and Suffolk Police attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 6.16pm.

“Medics from the East of England Ambulance Service also attended and treated a woman in her 20s for injuries to her head and pelvis.

“She was then transferred to a local hospital, where she remains, and her injuries are believed to be serious but not life-threatening.

“On arrival at the scene, officers arrested a 37-year-old man from Ipswich on suspicion of attempted murder. He currently remains in custody.

“The incident is currently being treated as suspicious and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the incident, including how the woman came to be on the tracks.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference 362 of the 23/02/14.

The incident caused the line to be closed and trains to be delayed and cancelled until the line was reopened at around 9pm.

shares
Trimley

Common terns have been given a helping hand at a nature reserve near Felixstowe.

A car crashed into the central barrier on the A12 in north-east Essex this morning.

A car crashed into the central barrier on the A12 in north-east Essex this morning.

(From left) Rosemary Hill, operations manager, David Robertson, centre manager, Bruce Root and Eddie Graham, facilities coordinator.

An employee at a shopping centre in Essex will be retiring on Tuesday after 26 years of service.

Sue Palmer

Sue Palmer’s influential book Toxic Childhood explains to parents how the modern world is damaging the development of a growing number of children.

The suspect knocked on a door in Almond Way sometime between 3.30pm and 3.45pm on Saturday last week (May 16) and threatened the 51-year-old occupant with a knife.

Police investigating an aggravated burglary in Colchester are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Susan Beckerman.

A 57-year-old woman reported missing from Felixstowe has been found, police have said.

Jeff Spicer

A 53-year-old man from Lowestoft reported missing to police has been found in Leiston, police have said.

Composer Jocelyn Pook who was raised and educated in Bury St Edmunds.

I probably wouldn’t have seen the Jocelyn Pook Ensemble had it not been for the suggestion of my film buff cousin Tom.

Artists' impression of the view from the new development towards the cathedral.

Traffic has been raised as a key issue by people who attended a public exhibition on the vision for a 1,250-home development in south-east Bury St Edmunds.

Suffolk show day 1 
Inside the food hall 
John hadingham and tom brown of aspall

Suffolk’s agricultural community will be descending on Trinty Park for the annual Suffolk Show next week.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages