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Sudbury: Town centre gridlocked after accident

PUBLISHED: 23:56 05 April 2011

A RTA between a pedestrian and a lorry on Market Hill Sudbury through the Town Centre.

A RTA between a pedestrian and a lorry on Market Hill Sudbury through the Town Centre.

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Pedestrian killed in collision with lorry on crossing

TRAFFIC has been brought to a standstill and shoppers left visibly shocked after an elderly man was killed after being struck by a lorry.

The incident took place on a pedestrian crossing on Market Hill just after 1.30pm yesterday in Sudbury.

Police, ambulance and fire crews were on the scene moments later and a cordon was set up blocking off the entire market area in the centre of the town.

A police spokesman confirmed that the man died at the scene.

Firefighters quickly pinned up sheets across the front of the Volvo lorry and around the scene of the incident.

Market Hill was closed for hours last night as emergency crews worked in the area.

Traffic was diverted away from the town centre as a collision investigation got underway.

However, the scene of the incident has now been cleared and roads are re-opened.

Any witnesses to the collision should call Suffolk Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Team on 01473 613500.

The family of a missing Suffolk woman have “serious concerns” about her safety, police have said.

A formation of Lynx helicopters made a stop at Wattisham Flying Station today to mark the end of the aircraft’s distinguished 40-year career with the British Army.

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A man from Bedfordshire has been arrested in connection with a ram-raid in Long Melford.

A man and a teenager from Stowmarket have been charged with robbery along with a series of other offences.

More than four thousand people have signed a petition launched by a concerned Mum, urging the county council to scrap a controversial consultation into cutting free school transport.

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