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Residents of a Newmarket estate say they are being plagued by rats.

Councillor Kevin Yarrow, who represents Freshfields, Millbank, Tannersfield Way, and Jack Taylor Close, reported the problem to members of Newmarket Town Council, after he said he and Scaltback ward member, Lisa Crissall, had been approached by residents who had spotted rats in their gardens and one who had even had one of the rodents pop up through their toilet.

Cllr Rachel Hood said West Suffolk Council had been made aware of the issue and a spokesman for the authority said: “We have been out to inspect, have written to residents giving advice and have confirmed that people that do have rats are taking the appropriate measures.”


A man was hospitalised following a stabbing in Hadleigh on Tuesday.

Police were called shortly after 5.50pm to reports of an incident that had taken place within an address in Market Place that involved two men.

The victim, a man in his 30s, sustained stab wounds to his chest and his arm area following an altercation.

He then attended the health centre and was taken to hospital via ambulance for treatment. He was later discharged.

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesperson said: “Early enquiries lead detectives to believe that this was an isolated incident and there is no wider threat to the local community."

And finally, A British explorer from Henham has become the first person ever to complete an uncharted 253 mile trek through the Amazon.

Lucy Shepherd, 29, dodged jaguars, swarms of wasps and venomous snakes on the never-before-attempted route through the Kanuku mountains in Guyana.

She walked from east to west to reach the Brazilian border in just 50 days.