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Update: Man who sustained potentially “life-threatening” injuries following crash in Hadleigh is now stable in hospital

PUBLISHED: 13:25 06 July 2014 | UPDATED: 20:23 06 July 2014

The scene of an accident in Benton Street, Hadleigh.

The scene of an accident in Benton Street, Hadleigh.

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A man was airlifted to hospital with “life-threatening” injuries following a crash between a car and a motorcyclist.

The accident happened in Benton Street shortly after 1pm.

The air ambulance landed at the scene to help treat the male motorcyclist, believed to be in his 60s.

He was given “specialist treatment” by air medics at the scene before he was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital with “potentially life-threatening” injuries, according to the ambulance service.

The air ambulance service has now said he is “stable” in hospital with “serious” injuries.

An occupant of the car, believed to be a woman in a Ford Fiesta, was taken to Ipswich Hospital as a precaution with injuries which are not thought to be serious.

Fire crews from Hadleigh, Ipswich and Colchester were also called.

The road, which leads to the A12, was closed until around 4.20pm.

Emergency services were called to an incident in Stoke-by-Nayland where a car overturned and ended up on its roof.

A hugely popular Suffolk band competition which champions new musical talent will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year.

Firefighters tackled a two-car blaze in Haverhill after a suspect was seen setting one alight by a member of the public.

A damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.

A celebrity hairdresser visited West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds to give a masterclass to students and answer questions on the industry.

Two high-end cycles – worth £10,000 in total – were stolen after burglars broke into a garage in Elmsett, near Hadleigh.

Staff and students at Colchester Academy are celebrating their success after the school received its first ever ‘Good’ Ofsted inspection.

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