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Suffolk: Downpours lead to flooding in some areas

PUBLISHED: 16:20 28 June 2014 | UPDATED: 16:24 28 June 2014

Flashing flooding on Melford Road, Sudbury. Heavy downpours changed one of Sudbury's main roads into a river.

Flashing flooding on Melford Road, Sudbury. Heavy downpours changed one of Sudbury's main roads into a river.

There has been flooding in parts of Suffolk this afternoon due to heavy downpours.

Flashing flooding on Melford Road, Sudbury. Heavy downpours changed one of Sudbury's main roads into a river.Flashing flooding on Melford Road, Sudbury. Heavy downpours changed one of Sudbury's main roads into a river.

Melford Road in Sudbury became a river, and there were also reports of surface water on the A14 at Bury St Edmunds.

There has been slow traffic on the A1214 Main Road in Kesgrave around the Doctor Watson’s Lane junction because of flooding.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said they were aware of flooding across the county, but hopefully as the downpours stopped the water would soon start to drain away.

Detectives have charged a man in connection with a stabbing in Ipswich earlier this month.

A woman is said to have been left “shaken” after she was approached by two men in Ipswich one of whom is reported to have grabbed his crotch and then leaned in to smell her hair.

Public loos in Essex are to be saved from going down the pan by a music therapist who hopes to transform them into a recording studio.

Six mile tailbacks have been reported on the A14 after a crash involving a car and lorry.

Campaigners last night called for more action to “urgently reverse these alarming trends”, but praised victims for showing bravery to convict perpetrators.

Discount superstore The Range is to open a new Ipswich store at the Anglia Retail Park on Bury Road from June 2 – creating 80 extra jobs.

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