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US Airman who clocked 108mph on the A14 avoids ban

15:14 04 April 2014

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A US airman who was clocked doing 108mph on a motorcycle on the A14 has avoided a ban.

RAF Lakenheath airman Demarreo Carter, 25, of Eriswell Road, Lakenheath, was caught by police as he tried to catch up a friend while riding his 600cc Suzuki on August 4 last year. The incident took place just before 1.30pm.

Carter admitted speeding charges at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

He told the court he was “very sorry” for the offence and said it would have a negative impact on his job if he were to lose his licence.

He was fined £500 and six points were put on his licence. He must also pay £85 costs and a £50 victim surcharge.

Parents have criticised the decision of an Ipswich school to go-ahead with a trip to a theme park despite the threat of an amber weather warning after claims a tree fell onto a slide the children were playing on.

A driver clocked doing 129mph on the A14 has been banned for six months.

Police are searching for a man in a car who approached a nine-year-old girl in Stowmarket.

Community leaders at two east Suffolk district councils which are set to merge to save money are raising their tax by just over 3% in April.

Two former Ipswich Town FC players say the dangers of heading in football have been blown out of proportion and that it would ruin the sport if any changes to the game were made.

Council and highways authority officials insisted that better warnings and other preparations eased the pressure on roads around Ipswich after the closure of Orwell Bridge yesterday.

Members of Deben Rowing Club, in Woodbridge, were left devastated after nearly £10,000 worth of damage was caused by Storm Doris.

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