max temp: 13°C

min temp: 12°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Melton: Armed robbery at McColl’s newsagents in The Street

21:38 08 August 2014

Armed robbery at Melton store

Armed robbery at Melton store


An armed robbery took place at a convenience store in an east Suffolk village tonight, police have said.

Officers were contacted shortly after 8pm with a report that a man, who was carrying a wooden bat, had entered McColl’s newsagents in The Street, Melton, and demanded money from staff.

A small quantity of cash was handed to him. He left the store and ran over to a silver-coloured Ford car, driven by a second man, which drove off at speed towards the direction of Ufford.

The first man is described as being white, of a slim build and around 5ft 4ins tall.

Staff at the store were tonight unwilling to comment but officers at the scene said no-one was injured in the incident.

The investigation is in the very early stages and witness statements need to be taken but police are asking anyone who was in the area and saw the man or the vehicle to call them on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Portman Walk Recycling Centre

Suffolk residents have been left scratching their heads after surveys on council services started asking personal questions about their race, religion, and sexuality.

A decision on banning dogs from the beach at Southwold has been put back

A decision on banning dogs from a Suffolk beach for most of the year has been further delayed – due to the volume of responses received during consultation.

Ladbrokes was raided (file photo)

Police are on the hunt for a masked man who raided two betting shops in Colchester last night.

Bury St Edmunds Magistrates' Court

Magistrates’ courts could return to towns such as Lowestoft and Bury St Edmunds, the police and crime commissioner has said, despite the Government shutting all but one of Suffolk’s summary courthouses last month.

Firefighters have issued a warning over fancy dress costumes being used for Halloween - these images show how quickly fire can spread. Image: Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

A video warning adults and children to take extra care this Halloween has this week been released by Essex firefighters.

Seamus and Rory Clifford from Down to Earth landscaping with Bungay town councillor Olly Barnes (centre) and the nest box.

She’s been an unofficial resident of Bungay for over a year, and now the town’s very own peregrine falcon has been given a comfy place to nest.

Police appealing for witnesses after a woman woke to find a burglar in her bedroom in Ipswich (file photo)

A woman woke up to find a burglar in her bedroom last night after he had broken in using an axe.

Most read

Great Days Out


Click here to view
the Great Days Out


Most commented


Show Job Lists


Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24