Councillor ‘shocked and saddened’ by Aldeburgh incident
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A councillor has expressed her sadness over an incident in Aldeburgh yesterday which has left a woman fighting for her life.
Police were called to an address in St Paul’s Close around 8.45am by the East of England Ambulance Service following reports a 47-year-old woman had collapsed.
The woman was rushed to Ipswich Hospital by the East Anglian Air Ambulance where she currently remains in a critical condition.
A 55-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and was taken to police headquarters at Martlesham.
He was then further arrested by officers on suspicion of coercive and controlling behaviour.
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He has been released on conditional bail to return on August 10.
A spokesman for Suffolk police said the force is exploring links to a call officers received on Tuesday evening relating to the woman’s welfare at an address in Leiston when she was taken to hospital but later discharged herself.
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Jocelyn Bond, district councillor for Aldeburgh and Leiston, said she was shocked to hear of the incident.
“It’s extremely sad and very unusual. Aldeburgh is a very safe town and this is extremely rare and very shocking.
“I think the residents will be very surprised. It’s a bit of a cliché, but these sorts of things don’t happen here, they don’t happen to us.”
A police cordon was set-up in St Paul’s Close while police investigations were carried out.
A spokeswoman for the East Anglian Air Ambulance confirmed a helicopter landed on the beach, close to road between Aldeburgh and Thorpeness, not far from the Wentworth Hotel.