PUBLISHED: 17:08 28 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:08 28 August 2018 The morning after the serious fire at Cycle King in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT Archant Two men have appeared at court charged with starting a devastating fire at Cycle King in Bury St Edmunds which caused £1.6million of damage. Dysney Sibbons, 22, of Flatford Close, Stowmarket, and Ashley Finley, 24, of Borley Crescent, Elmswell, appeared at Suffolk Magistrates’ Court yesterday charged with arson.Their case was sent to Ipswich Crown Court, with their next hearing set for Tuesday, September 25.Emergency services were called to the scene of a fire at the popular cycle shop, on Angel Hill, at around 5pm on September 29 last year.The blaze ripped through the building, leaving it completely destroyed, before spreading to the nearby One Bull pub and Francela restaurant, causing extensive smoke damage to the buildings. A dozen fire engines and more than 60 firefighters were sent to fight the flames. Fire … [Read more...] about Two men appear at court charged with starting Cycle King blaze in Bury St Edmunds
PUBLISHED: 11:51 22 August 2018 Russell Cook Research branding Bury St Edmunds as the UK hot spot for thefts and robberies near ATMs has been called "laughable". Picture: Mariam Ghaemi Mariam Ghaemi The surprising claim that Bury St Edmunds could be the most dangerous place in the UK to withdraw cash has been slammed. Bury BID chief executive Mark Cordell. Picture: OUR BURY ST EDMUNDSThe town came out top in terms of the number of thefts and robberies near ATMs relative to population figures, with one in every 415 residents suffering at the hands of thieves in the last decade, according to research by MoneySuperMarket.However, Suffolk police said it appeared the request for information regarding ATM thefts was misinterpreted.They said: “It would appear the request for information we received from MoneySuperMarket regarding ATM thefts was misinterpreted and as a consequence we believe the figures which were sent out in reply are incorrect.“We … [Read more...] about Could Bury St Edmunds be the UK hot spot for ATM crime?
PUBLISHED: 23:50 20 August 2018 | UPDATED: 00:02 21 August 2018 Jake Foxford A 27-year-old man has been charged in connection with a burglary in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ARCHANT Archant A man has been charged in connection with a burglary in Bury St Edmunds which is alleged to involve a number of high value electronic devices. The incident is alleged to have occurred on Saturday, August 18 at approximately 3.50am at a house in Churchgate Street.Thomas Sansome-Jones, 27, of Northumberland Avenue, Bury St Edmunds, was arrested by officers a short time later and taken into custody for questioning.He is accused of stealing a Samsung TV, a carrier bag containing clothing, a purse containing cards and various documents, a smart phone and a black rucksack, among other items.Sansome-Jones was subsequently charged with burglary and was due to appear before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court today, Monday August 20. … [Read more...] about Man charged in connection with Bury St Edmunds burglary
New PUBLISHED: 19:00 10 August 2018 Mariam Ghaemi Ian Dalrymple. company director (pictured far right), outside Intersport when it used to be in Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: contributed Contributed A business leader has expressed his frustration following the exit of another business from Bury St Edmunds town centre. Laura Ashley in Bury St Edmunds is closing down. Picture: ARCHANTMark Cordell, chief executive of Ourburystedmunds, the Business Improvement District (BID) group, was speaking following the relocation of Intersport, which had been based in Whiting Street for a number of years, to Chamberlayne Road on Moreton Hall.This comes after news of Laura Ashley’s plans to shut up shop after more than 30 years in the town.Chancellor Philip Hammond has said in an interview today that he is considering introducing a so-called “Amazon tax” for online businesses to try to rescue struggling retailers, and also warned the … [Read more...] about Intersport quits Bury St Edmunds town centre
PUBLISHED: 14:26 09 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:11 09 August 2018 Missing man Thomas Chapple. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY Archant Officers searching for missing man Thomas Chappell have found the body of a man. The body was located in a field in Rede, near Bury St Edmunds, by a member of the public yesterday afternoon. Thomas Chappell, 22, from Hartest, was last seen on Monday, August 6, around 3pm. Formal identification of the body is yet to take place but Mr Chappell’s next of kin have been informed. The death is being treated as unexplained at this time, but detectives do not currently believe there are any suspicious circumstances, and a file will now be prepared for the coroner. … [Read more...] about Body of man found near Bury St Edmunds