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Podcast: Man dies in industrial accident, improved vetting for Suffolk’s police officers, and detectives hunt swing vandals

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On today’s podcast we have the latest on an industrial accident in Suffolk.

Police were called by the ambulance service just after 8.50pm last night to reports that an employee at Berry M&H Ltd in Benacre Road was in need of urgent medical assistance.

The employee, a man in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after their arrival.

Suffolk's Police and Crime Commissioner has revealed plans for an improved vetting process for the county’s police officers.

He told today's meeting of the Suffolk Police and Crime Panel that he expected a unified vetting procedure to be in place by the end of the financial year for the seven forces - Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Kent.

It comes after Met officer Wayne Couzens was given a whole life sentence for the kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard in South London in March, prompting questions over vetting procedures at police forces nationally.

And officers are on the hunt for those responsible for gluing nails and glass onto children’s play equipment.

Read more: All the latest news from Suffolk