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On the podcast today, a Lowestoft teenager who threatened a shop worker with an imitation gun has been locked up for two years.

Kyle Holder, 19, was sentenced to 28 months’ detention in a Young Offender Institution for the attempted robbery yesterday.

Holder, of Notley Road, had previously admitted three charges related to the attempted armed robbery of Young’s Convenience Store.

Police have today released CCTV footage of the incident, showing Holder pulling an imitation firearm on the shop worker.

Also, police have confirmed that a man has died after a medical emergency in Sudbury earlier this week

Emergency services, including an air ambulance, were called to Melford Road at about 4.30pm on Monday.

Police closed the road while paramedics attended to the man, but he was declared dead at the scene.

Elsewhere, and a jury has returned a verdict of unlawful killing over the death of a Newmarket woman who was murdered by her ex-partner.

The jury, who have listened to days of evidence during the inquest into the death of Clare Nash, also identified police errors over the investigation into her killer Charles Jessop.

Meanwhile, firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a workshop in a Suffolk village today.

Crews were sent to a farm in Woolpit Road in Rattlesden just past midday.

While photos show the workshop has been completely destroyed by the flames, a Suffolk fire and rescue service spokesman said thankfully no one is believed to have been hurt in the incident.

There’s been some great news for our coast as beaches in Suffolk have been named amongst the best in Britain.

Felixstowe South and Pier, and Southwold have received Blue Flag awards, recognising the quality and cleanliness of the beaches.

Those resorts, along with Lowestoft South of Claremont Pier and Kessingland, also won Seaside Awards.

Also, check out our video of the Festival of Suffolk Torch Relay, which set off from Brandon for its journey of the county over the next three weeks this morning.