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SuffolkNews podcast: West Suffolk Council hands out more than 42,000 parking tickets including in Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and Haverhill

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In today's podcast, we cover the number of parking tickets issued by West Suffolk Council since taking on Civil Parking Enforcement in April 2020.

The results of our Freedom of Information request showed more than 42,000 Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) had been given out over 2020/21 and 2021/22.

We also obtained breakdowns for the most ticketed locations in West Suffolk, which showed Newmarket High Street is top, followed by Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds and St John’s Street in Bury.

In other news, five men have been arrested on suspicion of murder in relation to the death of Simon Dobbin from Mildenhall.

Cambridge United fan Simon Dobbin was left needing 24-hour care and unable to walk or talk after the 90-second attack by a gang of football hooligans following a match in Southend on March 21, 2015.

He died in his sleep aged 48 on October 21, 2020.

Detectives investigating his death this morning arrested five men, aged 30, 34, 39, 45 and 27, at addresses across south Essex.

Meanwhile, a developer is working with a landowner on a Bury St Edmunds site for more than 1,800 homes.

Developer Jaynic has signed a land promotion deal with the landowner for the 270-acre site near the A14.

Next, we have an inquest report from the Suffolk Coroner’s Court about a 24-year-old man from Haverhill who died after a ‘tragic’ fall from the Golden Lion pub in Newmarket.

Callum Mckeon, a carpenter and father-of-three, died from a severe brain injury after a fall from a second-floor window that happened in June last year.

The coroner ruled his medical cause of death was severe head injuries following a fall from height as a result of alcohol intoxication.

Finally, we have a remarkable story about the burial place of a World War One soldier from Suffolk that was finally identified 100 years on.

The grave of Sergeant Frederick Cardy, who was born in Little Cornard, near Sudbury, was rededicated during a formal service in Belgium last month after it was rediscovered thanks to the efforts of war history researchers.

Also on the site, we have a review of the play Love Letters that is currently on at the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds and stars Dallas legend Patrick Duffy and Linda Purl who was in Happy Days.