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Ipswich: Man charged over Cromer Road rape appears in court

12:44 08 March 2014

A man charged over an alleged rape has made his first appearance in court.

Mohammed Al Jaf Sarteb Sabir, of Cromer Road, Ipswich, appeared at West Suffolk Magistrates’ Court.

The 21-year-old is charged over the rape of a 27-year-old woman in Cromer Road, Ipswich, at around 8.30pm on Monday.

As two members of his family looked on from the public gallery, he was remanded in custody and will next appear at a preliminary hearing at Ipswich Crown Court on Tuesday, March 18, at 10am.

His trial window was set between July 21 and August 29.

The One Community Cup took place at Goals Soccer Centre, based near Suffolk New College. Photo: Inspire Suffolk.

A football tournament has been praised for bringing together people from different cultures and backgrounds in a celebration of sport.

A tractor broke down just after the Orwell Bridge.

A tractor has broken down on the A14 in Nacton just after the Orwell Bridge.

Dementia friendly pub, the Hadleigh Ram

A Hadleigh pub has been rewarded for its efforts to become accessible to all by being named the first dementia friendly restaurant in the town.

Eastbound A14 traffic near the Copdock junction. Image: Keith Mindham

Drivers are currently experiencing long delays after a car crashed into the central reservation on the A14 eastbound at Nacton this evening.

Suffolk Police PCSOs (stock picture)

Two new PCSOs will be patrolling the streets of Bury St Edmunds from next January in a new step for local policing.

File picture of a car fire.

Firefighters were called to reports of three cars alight at a garage in Ipswich.

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A former Essex man who went missing in Gibraltar has been found “in good health”, police have said.

Police at the Ipswich v Norwich derby.

Suffolk Constabulary has yet to confirm it will have a presence at Ipswich Town games this season - including the potentially powderkeg Old Farm Derby.

A motorist involved in a crash on the A14 in which a teenager died will live with the “huge remorse” for the rest of his life, a court has heard.

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