Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 13°C

Search

The pigs are coming. Find out more about

Pigs Gone Wild

here.

Five from Ipswich, Risby, Newmarket, Creeting and Clacton lose licences over drink-drive related offences

09:00 16 January 2016

Inspector Julian Ditcham breath tests a motorist.

Inspector Julian Ditcham breath tests a motorist.

Five more motorists lost their licences at the magistrates’ court in Bury St Edmunds after admitting drink-driving-related offences over the Christmas period.

n Damien Zagula, of London Road, Ipswich, received a four-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, after pleading guilty to drink-driving, having no insurance, and driving otherwise in accordance with a licence.

The unemployed 35-year-old, who is said to have been spotted driving erratically in Rougham Road, Bury, on December 18, was disqualified from driving for 40 months.

He must also undertake a thinking skills programme and pay fines and costs totalling £165.

At the time was breathalysed after his BMW came to a halt Zagula had 72 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35mcgs.

n Lee Newman, of Bournemouth Road, Holland-on-Sea, near Clacton, also lost his licence after admitting drink-driving.

The 38-year-old was banned from the road for 36 months and ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £325.

Newman had 40mcgs of alcohol in 100mls of breath after he drove a Ford Fiesta on the A140 at Earl Stonham on Christmas Day just before 8.45pm.

n Shaun Denny, of St Mary’s Road, Creeting St Mary, pleaded guilty to failing to provide a breath specimen on Christmas Eve at Martlesham.

The 37-year-old was disqualified from driving for 16 months and must pay a total of £416 in fines and costs. The groundsman was arrested in St Mary’s Road at 7.50pm.

n Edmund Gilbert, of The Green, Risby, near Bury, lost his licence for 20 months after admitting drink-driving.

The 31-year-old tree surgeon had 74mcgs of alcohol in 100mls of breath after police were called to an accident in Flempton Road, Risby, on December 16. Gilbert was also ordered to pay fines and costs of £440.

n Piotr Albrecht, of Croft Road, Newmarket, was banned for 18 months after admitting drink-driving.

The 27-year-old had 81mcgs of alcohol in 100mls of breath.

He had been driving a Mazda 6 in High Street, Newmarket, on December 20.

Albrecht must also pay a total of £492 in fines and costs.

Aerial shots of Ipswich Waterfront - courtesy of www.skycameast.co.uk

A deer that was trapped underneath a wooden structure near Ipswich Waterfront tonight has been rescued.

An Abellio Greater Anglia train at Colchester

A number of trains – starting with the 16.00 Colchester Town to Colchester – have been terminated or cancelled this afternoon due to a member of train crew being unavailable.

The A14 near Stowupland

A crash involving two vehicles blocked the eastbound A14 at Stowmarket earlier this afternoon.

Trail makers are needed to keep an eye on the pigs during the summer months

Friendly faces are needed to greet visitors to Ipswich this summer and ensure the interactive Pigs Gone Wild trail is a success.

Firefighters from Colchester were called to a blaze on a boat.

Two fire crews from Colchester were called to a boat moored on the quay in the town after reports of a fire on Saturday morning.

Clacton lifeboat was launched during the drama at the pier.

All four emergency services were called to a drama on Clacton Pier on Friday afternoon when someone was seen sitting on the wrong side of the fence.

The site earmarked for 175 homes in Stowupland.

The approval of 175 homes on the edge of a Suffolk village has prompted fears that planning shortfalls highlighted in the decision could leave more communities at risk from “predatory” applications.

Mark Newton has been appointed the new chairman of Suffolk Coastal District Council

A district council has appointed its new chairman.

Zena Gravener, with Patrick Last, reignites her battle with Suffolk County Council over a

A 73-year-old woman has reignited a campaign to push Suffolk County Council (SCC) into cutting back a “dangerous” grass verge near her home.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24