Man arrested following double road death

AN Ipswich man has been arrested after two people died in a road accident near Suffolk's border with Essex.The accident, which claimed the lives of a 29-year-old man from Ipswich and a 41-year-old man form Bishop Stortford, happened at around 6.15pm yesterday.

AN Ipswich man has been arrested after two people died in a road accident near Suffolk's border with Essex.

The accident, which claimed the lives of a 29-year-old man from Ipswich and a 41-year-old man from Bishop Stortford, happened at around 6.15pm yesterday on the B1054, Sturmer Road, near the village of New England, Haverhill.

A spokeswoman for Essex police said two men from Ipswich were riding in convoy towards New England when a collision occurred involving a motorbike being ridden in the opposite direction.

The 29-year-old Ipswich man, riding a red and white Yamaha motorbike, and the 41-year-old Bishop Stortford man, riding a black Aprilla motorbike, both died at the scene.

A 31-year-old man from Ipswich was arrested and has given a statement to police.

He has been bailed to report to police in January 2008.

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Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to contact Pc Kevin Langford on 01376 330722.