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Travel: Reports of aquaplaning as standing water swamps roads

PUBLISHED: 13:04 10 August 2014 | UPDATED: 13:04 10 August 2014

Flooding scenes at the weekend

Flooding scenes at the weekend

Heavy rainfall has led to a number of collisions on roads around Suffolk where standing water has caused motorists to aquaplane.

Police have responded to two incidents on the A14 – one in Bury St Edmunds, at the junction for the A134, and another in Rougham, where a driver collided with the central reservation.

At 12.13pm, police received reports of a driver being thrown half way out of their car after hitting standing water on the B1115 at Nedging Tye, Hadleigh. The male driver of a Ford Ka did not suffer serious injury.

Firefighters have attended a “rescue” in Ipswich.

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A former Ipswich man who raped and sexually assaulted a schoolgirl has been jailed for 12 years.

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