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Norwich/Battisford: Clive Howard appears in court over rape charge

16:30 02 June 2014

Janet Curtis, 64, from Clacton, who had previously pleaded guilty to nine offences, appeared before Ipswich Crown Court and was given an 18-month suspended prison sentence, suspended for two years and a six-month curfew to run between 7pm and 6am.

Janet Curtis, 64, from Clacton, who had previously pleaded guilty to nine offences, appeared before Ipswich Crown Court and was given an 18-month suspended prison sentence, suspended for two years and a six-month curfew to run between 7pm and 6am.

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A Suffolk man has appeared in court after being charged with rape following an incident in Norwich.

At some point between just after midnight and 12.30am on Friday, May 30 a woman in her 20s was attacked in the St Helen’s Wharf car park near to the Adam and Eve pub.

Clive Howard, 56, of Mill Road, Battisford, has been charged with rape and appeared at Norwich Magistrates Court today.

Wearing a light-coloured suit with white shirt which had unbuttoned collar, he spoke only to confirm his name and address during the short hearing.

The case was sent to Norwich Crown Court on June 16 at 9.30am.

The defendant was remanded in custody.

Rail passengers travelling between London to Ipswich this morning are facing delays after ‘trespass incident’ between Colchester and Marks Tey.

The A14 Orwell Bridge will remain open today as Storm Doris looks to have passed - but it was a busy night for the emergency services as they dealt with the aftermath.

This year marks the 47th annual Ipswich to Felixstowe Road run - and as the organisers make their final preparations we look back to a particularly popular run in May 1995.

Pianos collectively worth £50,000 are being given away to schools and community groups.

Storm Doris has caused widespread disruption across Essex.

Nearly 11 hours after it was closed, motorists are now able to use the Orwell Bridge.

Ipswich’s MP has said work must continue to provide the town with alternative routes for diverted Orwell Bridge traffic in the wake of yesterday’s closure.

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