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Five key stories you should read this morning

PUBLISHED: 08:35 20 August 2018 | UPDATED: 08:46 20 August 2018

The distinctive red Hawks of the RAF Aerobatic Team Picture: GARY STEDMAN

The distinctive red Hawks of the RAF Aerobatic Team Picture: GARY STEDMAN

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Check below for five stories you should have on your radar as the day gets underway.

Police appeal for witnesses after serious assault in west Suffolk

One man sustained a serious head injury in what is believed to be a targeted attack involving two men in Shillitoe Close, Bury St Edmunds.

Police are now searching for another man, who is thought to have suffered a stab injury.

Low wages mean hundreds more workers are claiming benefits

A significant portion of workers across Suffolk and Essex are claiming Universal Credit as they struggle to make ends meet on low wages.

In Colchester, nearly half of all claimants were in work – one of the highest percentages in Britain.

Red Arrows soar over Ipswich on way back to RAF base

People living in Suffolk and north Essex witnessed a spectacular but unexpected display from the Red Arrows yesterday evening.

The RAF Red Arrows were due to soar over Ipswich at approximately 6.42pm, but they arrived slightly earlier.

Police search for latest absconder from Hollesley Bay

Aaron Johnson, 34, who is serving a nine-year sentence for robbery, wounding and assault, was reported missing to police at 11.15pm on Friday night.

He was last seen in west London.

WATCH: Highlights from the Ipswich match against Aston Villa

Paul Hirst’s team drew 1-1 with Villa, with the Blues arguably the better side.

Jonathan Kodjia gave the hosts the lead before Trevoh Chalobah superbly levelled, converting following a long throw from Jonas Knudsen.

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A man has been arrested after police intercepted a train and seized a knife hidden in a bag.

Firefighters have saved a historic thatched cottage tonight after a serious fire started in the chimney of the house.

Police were unable to act on five cases of adults having sex with teenagers in their care over the last four years due to a legal loophole, the NSPCC has revealed.

Suffolk police have stopped 68 vehicles as a part of an operation in Bury St Edmunds which aims to target criminals using Suffolk’s roads.

From rambling stories about dispensing sockfulls of change into an ATM to regaling the vagaries of living with a jazz musician, Irish funnyman David O’Doherty’s latest bonkers brand of comedy proved a hit.

Two teenagers who carried out a revenge stabbing in Colchester in which a 17-year-old youth suffered life threatening injuries have been detained for a total of 13 years.

An e-fit of a man who Suffolk police would like to talk to in connection to an armed robbery in Haverhill has been released.

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