Bus crash victim named

POLICE have named a man who was killed after being crushed underneath a bus in Ipswich town centre.

Alan Harding, 25, of Cobwells Close in Fleckney, Leicestershire, suffered serious head injuries after he was trapped under the bus in Duke Street on Thursday morning.

Mr Harding, known to friends and family as Boy, was rushed to Ipswich Hospital for emergency care but lost his fight for life this morning.

Police have again appealed for witnesses to come forward as they try to establish how Mr Harding ended up under the bus.

A spokesman said: “Officers investigating a collision in Duke Street in Ipswich on Thursday April 22 are re-appealing for witnesses. The male who was seriously injured in the collision died of his injuries earlier today.

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“Emergency services were called to the incident at the junction of Duke Street and Pownall Road at 10.38am on Thursday after receiving reports that a bus had collided with a male pedestrian.

“The man sustained life-threatening head injuries from the collision and was taken to Ipswich Hospital.”

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No one else was injured in the collision and Ipswich Buses is now carrying out its own investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident has been asked to call Pc Andy Fossey of Suffolk Constabulary’s serious collision investigation team on 01473 613500.

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