Breaking News: More rocks thrown from A14 bridge at Trimley and on to A12 near Belstead

BREAKING NEWS: Objects including rocks were thrown on to vehicles from a bridges on the A14 and A12 near Ipswich and Trimley for the second time in a week.

Police today said they received reports of three incidents last night. There are no reported injuries.

Two of the incidents happened on the A14, at the Trimley flyover and from a bridge about the dual carriageway near the Orwell Bridge. The third incident occurred on the A12 from the flyover at Church Lane, Belstead.

The first happened at around 6.25pm when a vehicle was travelling on the Felixstowe-bound carriageway of the A14 at Trimley St Mary. After passing under a flyover a rock struck the vehicle but did not cause any damage.

At around 7.50pm an object fell onto the back of a car travelling on the A14 under a bridge after the Orwell Bridge and before the Shell garage. There was no damage caused to the vehicle.


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Finally police received a report that an object had been dropped from a bridge on the A12 at Belstead causing damage to the rear windscreen of the motorist’s car.

The incident is believed to have taken place at around 11.15pm.

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Officers searched all the areas following the reports and are appealing for more information. Police will be investigating these reports thoroughly and have appointed a senior detective to head up enquiries.

A spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said: “Throwing any object off a road bridge onto a busy road can have potentially fatal consequences.”

Last Thursday officers received reports of damage to four vehicles after rocks were thrown from the Trimley flyover on the A14 between 4.30pm and 4.50pm.

An ambulance’s windscreen was cracked, two lorries sustained damage to a window and a cab and one of the car’s side windows was also damaged.

Police are urging anyone with information to get in contact. Anyone who has information in relation to these incidents are asked to call Suffolk Police on 101 or Crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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