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Mersea Island: Stranded family rescued from Strood crossing

PUBLISHED: 12:43 05 January 2014 | UPDATED: 12:44 05 January 2014

Motorists often get caught out on the Strood during high tide

Motorists often get caught out on the Strood during high tide

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Coastguards have rescued a mother and her baby after the car they were travelling in became stranded on the causeway at Mersea Island.

A Mersea Coastguard Rescue Team and West Mersea RNLI Lifeboat were dispatched around 1.40pm yesterday after the vehicle got stuck in water half way across the Strood crossing.

Two adults and three children, including a six-month-old baby, were all recovered to safety.

Police have arrested a 66-year-old man in connection with an incident that caused armed officers to swoop on Ipswich town centre tonight.

Highways bosses have announced they will be carrying out a series of improvements to the road network across Suffolk and north Essex this week.

Kebab fans will be excited to hear a new fast food outlet that prides itself on making top quality versions of the takeaway staple is opening in Ipswich soon.

Drivers in Woodbridge have faced long delays this afternoon after a major route through the town became flooded.

Firefighters were sent to tackle a blaze that broke out in a flat in Ipswich this afternoon.

Colchester MP Will Quince has described a knife attack in the town that left a teenager seriously hurt as “deeply alarming”.

The shocking prevalence of rape in Ipswich has been uncovered in an EADT and Star investigation.

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