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Summary

  1. Jihadist jailed for at least 12 years for planning terrorist attack at RAF Lakenheath and other airbases
  2. Former teacher jailed for 14 years for sexually abusing boys at three different schools
  3. Pedestrian suffers serious head injuries in Bungay hit-and-run
  4. Suffolk Coastal District Council says its has "learnt from the experience" of an unauthorised travellers' camp in Kesgrave last year
  5. Updates for Friday, 13 May 2016

Live Reporting

By Philippa Taylor

All times stated are UK

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That's it for another week on Suffolk Live. We'll be back from 08:00 on Monday morning to take a look at what's happening around the county.

We hope you'll join us then.

Have a good weekend.

Overnight weather: Mainly dry, becoming chilly

Dan Holley

BBC Look East weather

Cloudy at first tonight with perhaps an odd spot of light rain, but most places dry with clear spells during the early hours.

Becoming chilly in the moderate northerly breeze, with temperatures dipping to lows of 4C (39F).

Overnight weather map
BBC

Quite a few places will be dry on Saturday with sunny spells and variable cloud, but a few scattered showers may develop, especially during the afternoon. 

Feeling fresher than of late in a noticeable northerly wind, with temperatures reaching highs of just 13C (55F).    

Get the full forecast where you live, from BBC Weather:  

Delays to completion of new high school in Bury St Edmunds

Steve Blower

BBC Radio Suffolk

A new high school in the west of the county won't be ready for pupils in September. 

The building of Sybil Andrews Academy at Moreton Hall in Bury St Edmunds has been finished, but not all the health and safety requirements have been met. 

It means students will start at St James Middle, before they move to the new school building in January.

Ipswich Town: McGoldrick brings 'something different' to Ireland

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick believes he offers an added dimension to the Republic of Ireland's attack, and that it could get him selected for Euro 2016.

David McGoldrick
Getty Images

After being included in a 35-man provisional party, the 28-year-old is hoping to make the final cut when manager Martin O'Neill names his squad for France.

"It just depends what Martin wants and how fit and sharp people are. Obviously Shane Long's on fire at the moment, and you've got lots of experienced strikers but hopefully he sees I bring something different and he might pick me."

Radio 4 News Quiz recorded at Ipswich Corn Exchange

Last night saw the Radio 4 News Quiz come to the Corn Exchange in Ipswich as Susan Calman, Zoe Lyons, Jeremy Hardy and Hugo Rifkind guested with host Miles Jupp.

You can hear it tonight at 18:30.

News Quiz audience
Stuart Atkinson

Cunco: First Frankel foal wins debut race at Newbury

The first foal of the legendary Newmarket-trained Frankel has made a winning racecourse debut at Newbury.

Cunco, sired by Frankel out of multiple group race-winning mare Chrysanthemum, won the Welcome To The Starlight Raceday Maiden Stakes this afternoon.

Cunco
Getty Images

'Horrendous, traumatic, distressing': Police officer describes abuse victims' stories

One of the police officers involved in Operation Garford, which has today seen former teacher John McKno jailed for 14 years for abusing boys at three boarding schools, says she "wouldn't be human" if she hadn't been affected by the victims' stories.

Det Con Wendy Leah
BBC

Det Con Wendy Leah said: "Sometimes they [the victims] will confide in me horrendous, traumatic and distressing circumstances and incidents that have happened to them.

"I wouldn't be human if I said it didn't have an effect on my emotions but if anything it inspires me really to achieve justice for the victims."

'Operation Garford': The investigation that brought John McKno to justice

Operation Garford was launched in December 2012 as a joint project between Suffolk Police and Suffolk County Council, to investigate allegations of sexual and physical abuse at Kesgrave Hall between 1975 and 1992.

Police HQ
BBC

More than 100 former pupils were contacted, with over 50 engaging with police. A similar number of former members of staff were also contacted with a similar response rate.

Det Con Wendy Leah said: "Today’s sentence is a reflection of the serious nature of these offences in which five children were subjected to sustained sexual abuse."

In 1999, another former Kesgrave teacher, Alan Stancliffe, was convicted of child sex offences and jailed for two years.

Khan sentencing: Judge says men became 'committed supporters of ISIS'

Kate Bradbrook

BBC Look East

The Hon Mr Justice Edis, the judge in the case of Junead and Shazib Khan, said at Kingston Crown court: "Junead was brought up in Luton and Shazib came to live there from Bangladesh in 2006. 

"They are of Bangladeshi heritage. They were educated in this country at the public expense. They have lived as citizens of a free country which is committed to equality under the law."

The Khans
BBC

"They have repaid all that by becoming committed supporters of ISIS, an organisation which wishes to control the world and which will stop short of no barbarity in order to do so.

"The jury's verdict means he [Junead] was serious in his intention to kill at the time when he researched for a Jihadi John lookalike knife." 

Boarding school sex abuse victim 'slept with one eye open'

A pupil who helped police with their investigation into sexual abuse at Kesgrave Hall School, near Ipswich, says he slept in fear "with one eye open".

Lee Woolcott-Ellis
Lee Woolcott-Ellis/BBC

Lee Woolcott-Ellis, 51, was a pupil at the school from 1975 to 1980. The investigation eventually traced two Kesgrave victims of John McKno, of Alby, near Cromer, Norfolk, who has today been jailed for 14 years for abusing five pupils at three schools.

Ex-teacher's victims all under 16

John McKno was jailed today for abusing boys in the 1970s and 80s at three schools in Suffolk, Devon and Worcestershire, which have all since closed.

Ipswich Crown Court heard four of McKno's victims were under 16, and one was under 14.

The 70-year-old admitted a series of serious sexual assaults, gross indecency and indecent assault.

John McKno
Suffolk Police

Khan sentencing: Judge says uncle and nephew 'pose a serious risk of harm'

Kate Bradbrook

BBC Look East

Sentencing Junead and Shazib Khan at London's Kingston Crown Court, Mr Justice Edis said: "The plan to go to Syria... if it had succeeded it cannot be known what roles these defendants would have played. 

"What I do know is that they would have done their best to help ISIS and the whole world knows where that can end.

"For these reasons I am satisfied that both defendants are dangerous and that they pose a serious risk of harm.

"The protection of the public is paramount in this case."

Uncle found guilty of preparing to join terror group

Shazib Khan, 23, the uncle of Junead Khan, has also been sentenced today at Kingston Crown Court.

Shazib Khan
Met Police

He was found guilty of preparing to travel to Syria to join so-called Islamic State (IS) and was given a custodial sentence of eight years with an extended licence of five years. 

The judge, the Hon Mr Justice Edis, said the sentences were necessary to protect the public.

His nephew, Junead Khan, was sentenced to a minimum of 12 years in prison after being found guilty of preparing terrorist acts including a plot to kill a US airman outside a base in East Anglia.

BreakingFormer teacher jailed for sexually abusing pupils at three different boarding schools

Richard Daniel

BBC Look East

A former teacher has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for sexually abusing five pupils at three different schools, including the former Kesgrave Hall School, near Ipswich.

John McKno
Suffolk Police

John McKno, 70, from Alby, near Cromer, Norfolk, abused boys during the 1970s and 1980s.

Suffolk Police reopened investigations into allegations of abuse at the Suffolk school in December 2012.  The school closed in 1993.

Detectives interviewed more than 100 former pupils. Four other men arrested died during the abuse investigation. Two of them took their own lives.

Sentencing of paedophile former teacher under way

Sentencing is under way at Ipswich Crown Court of a former teacher from Norfolk who committed sex offences against pupils in Suffolk in the 1970s and 80s.

Ipswich Crown Court
BBC

John McKno, 70, from Alby, near Cromer, abused boys at the former Kesgrave Hall School, near Ipswich, and two schools in Devon and Worcestershire.

He's been told to expect a "significant" jail sentence.

Khan sentencing: Offender posted footage online

Kate Bradbrook

BBC Look East

A Luton man convicted of plotting to kill a US airman outside a base in East Anglia had posted footage online and had an extensive digital record of his plotting.

Junead Khan, 25, a supporter of so-called Islamic State (IS), has been sentenced to a minimum 12 years in prison after being found guilty of preparing terrorist acts.

Entrance to RAF Lakenheath
Google

Counter-terror police said his mobile phone revealed details of searches for bomb-making instructions, a particular kind of knife and how he had made contact with a Daesh fighter in Syria to seek "direction and guidance".

The phone also contained footage he had taken while he drove near the Houses of Parliament entitled "ISIS Drives Around Westminster".

Cdr Dean Haydon, from the Metropolitan Police’s counter-terrism unit, said: "This evidence not only enlightened us about the actual plot but also gave us a link back to Syria."

Police believe vehicle in fail-to-stop collision was a Nissan Qashqai

Police investigating following a fail-to-stop collision in Bungay say they now believe a Nissan Qashqai was involved in the incident.

A local man in his 40s from the local area sustained multiple serious injuries and is currently receiving treatment at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.

Anyone with information about the Qashqai or its driver, or anyone with details about a Qashqai that has been damaged since the early hours of this morning, is asked to contact police.

Luton delivery driver jailed for airbase terror plot in Suffolk

Nic Rigby

BBC News

A delivery driver has been jailed for life, with a minimum 12-year term, for plotting to kill a US airman outside a base in East Anglia.

Junead Khan
PA

Junead Khan, 25, from Luton, a supporter of so-called Islamic State (IS), was previously found guilty of preparing terrorist acts.

He had driven past RAF Lakenheath and other US bases and had discussed attacking a soldier with a knife.  

Speedway: Witches boss confident of KO Cup progression

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Witches manager Ritchie Hawkins believes his side can hold on to their slender advantage over Rye House, and reach the next round of the Premier League Knock-Out Cup.

Ritchie Hawkins
Stephen Waller

The Suffolk side will take a 46-44 lead to Hoddesdon tomorrow, after last night's first leg at Foxhall.

"I know our team is capable of winning there so I'd rather be two points up than two points down. We start afresh on Saturday really, and we'll treat it as a one-off meeting we have to win," said Hawkins.

Suffolk's Matt Carberry aims for fourth European Superstox title

Graeme Mac

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Bury St Edmunds-based racing driver Matt Carberry is being tipped for more success at the Superstox European Championship this weekend.

Matt Carberry competes at Superstox event
Spedeworth Motorsports

The 36-year-old won the event for a third time last year, in his first race back after a six-month break from the sport.

"You can never discount Matt and on his day nobody can compete with him, but there will be lots of drivers eager to win this weekend," said Dean Cox of Spedeworth Motorsports. 

Bird wants title fight 'in next 16 months'

Graeme Mac

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ahead of tomorrow's fight at Braintree Leisure Centre against an as-yet-unnamed opponent, Suffolk boxer Billy Bird says he is eyeing up a rematch with the only man who has beaten him in the professional ranks.

Boxing Ring
Getty Images

Last year's defeat to Mike Byles in Bethnal Green came as a big surprise to the 23-year-old, and he is keen to set the record straight.

"Within the next 16 months I would like to have a big title fight," said Bird. "But after this one tomorrow I would like a rematch with Byles, and I'm sure his team would be up for that as well."

Local drivers compete for Spedeworth's oldest formula

Graeme Mac

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

The Superstox European Championship takes place at Foxhall Stadium, near Ipswich, tomorrow and boasts a number of local drivers within the pack.

Superstox car
Spedeworth Motorsports

Matt Carberry, from Bury St Edmunds, will be aiming to take the title for the second year running, and the fourth time in total.

"This is one of our longest-standing titles for Superstox. It always throws up a tremendous race," said Dean Cox of Spedeworth Motorsports. 

East Anglian devolution: Cambridgeshire has 'superiority complex'

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

A leading supporter of East Anglian devolution says Cambridgeshire has a "superiority complex", after councillors in the county proposed their own alternative deal.   

East Anglian Flag
Norfolk CC

Leaders in Cambridgeshire are proposing having two authorities - one for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and another for Norfolk and Suffolk - rather than a single authority.

They say this would be more manageable and address "concerns" over establishing an elected mayor for East Anglia.

But one councillor in favour of the existing deal told me they are just "cherry-picking".

BreakingIslamic extremist Junead Khan jailed for life

Junead Khan, 25, has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 12 years, by a judge at London's Kingston Crown Court, for planning a terror attack on American airbases in Suffolk.

Further details as we get them.

Duchess of Cambridge sends message for Treehouse anniversary

As we mentioned earlier, today is the fifth anniversary of the first families using the Treehouse hospice in Ipswich.

The facility was officially opened by the Duchess of Cambridge, who has sent this letter:

Letter from Duchess of Cambridge
BBC

Bird ready for 'fight he always wanted'

Graeme Mac

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Suffolk boxer Billy Bird (left with WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders) returns to the ring tomorrow in Braintree, where he currently lives.

Billy Bird and Billy Joe Saunders
Twitter @BoxerBilly

The 23-year-old, who has won all but one of his 14 professional bouts to date, competes for an International Challenge Belt at Braintree Leisure Centre against an as-yet-unnamed opponent.

"It's a fight I have wanted for a while now and to headline a big event which all my home fans can easily get to is a dream come true," Bird said.

Afternoon weather: Sunny spells but feeling cooler

BBC Weather

It will be bright with some sunny spells this afternoon, but feeling a little cooler than previously in the brisk northerly breeze. Top temperature: 18C (64F).

Sudbury
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Former Suffolk MP says it's time to leave 'failed experiment' of the EU

Diss Express

A former Suffolk MP is backing a British exit of the European Union — claiming it is time to leave a “failed experiment going nowhere.”

Lord Framlingham
Diss Express

Fifth anniversary of Treehouse hospice

Today is the fifth anniversary of the arrival of the first patients at the Treehouse Children's Hospice in Ipswich.

BBC Radio Suffolk listeners helped raise £3m for East Anglia's Children's Hospices to enable the project to go ahead.

Here's a look at the Treehouse from the sky:

Alternative to East Anglian devolution deal proposed

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

The battle for devolution in East Anglia has taken another turn, with council leaders in Cambridgeshire writing to the government to propose an alternative deal.

East Anglian flag
BBC

In the so-called "brother and sister" deal, instead of a single combined authority and a mayor, there would be two - one for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and one for Norfolk and Suffolk. 

But the suggestion has not been well received by supporters of full East Anglian devolution.

Local government minister James Wharton recently told MPs the government had no plans to consider any other deals.

No further action against man arrested following reported sex attack in Bury St Edmunds

Kelly McCormack

BBC Radio Suffolk

A man has been released by police after being questioned over a possible sexual assault in Bury St Edmunds in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Officers spent the day investigating and reviewing CCTV in the area of Parkway. 

The 35-year-old will have no action taken against him.

Islamist to be sentenced for planning terror attack on American airbases in county

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

A British Islamist extremist faces life in prison when he's sentenced later for planning a terror attack on American airbases in Suffolk.

Junead Khan
PA

Delivery driver Junead Khan, 25, used his job as cover so he could scout US airbases including RAF Lakenheath.

He will be sentenced at London's Kingston Crown Court after being found guilty of engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts between May and July last year.

Speedway: A narrow win for Ipswich Witches

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Witches' hopes of reaching the next round of the Premier League Knock-Out Cup are hanging by a thread.

Nico Covatti
Stephen Waller

Nico Covatti (pictured) top-scored for the Suffolk side with 11 points, as they narrowly beat Rye House 46-44 at Foxhall last night.

The second leg is in Hertfordshire tomorrow night.

Appeal following fail-to-stop collision in Bungay

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

Police say an in-depth investigation has begun to trace the driver of a vehicle who failed to stop following a collision in Bungay.

Bridge Street Bungay
Google

A male pedestrian, thought to be in his 40s and from the local area, was originally taken to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, but has since been transferred to Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, with multiple injuries, including a fractured pelvis and fractured ribs.

The collision took place at about 01:40 in Bridge Street in the town.

Missing Lowestoft man found

A missing man from Lowestoft has been found, say police.

Concerns were raised for 84-year-old William Robinson, who was last seen yesterday afternoon

He was located safe this morning.

Council says it has 'learnt from the experience' of illegal travellers' camp

Kelly McCormack

BBC Radio Suffolk

Suffolk Coastal council says it has "learnt from the experience" of an unauthorised travellers' camp last year in Kesgrave, near Ipswich.

Travellers at Kesgrave
BBC

Last night the authority's scrutiny committee discussed a review of the way the situation was handled, which included a comment from the police saying the council could have done more to support residents.

Travellers arrived on land at the Grange Farm estate last June, staying for nearly a month. Their removal, and the clean-up afterwards, cost more than £8,000.

Premier League Darts: A Wright disappointment

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

A 6-6 draw with Raymond van Barneveld means Suffolk darts player Peter Wright (pictured) will have to wait another year for a chance of Premier League success.

Peter Wright
Getty Images

The result in Rotterdam means the Mendham thrower misses out on next week's Finals Night at the O2 Arena in London. 

Former winners Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor and Gary Anderson are joined in the last four by Adrian Lewis.

Concerns grow for missing man from Lowestoft

Kelly McCormack

BBC Radio Suffolk

Suffolk Police's helicopter is to be called in to help search for an elderly man who has gone missing from a caravan park in Lowestoft.

William Robinson was last seen at the Beeches Caravan Park on Victoria Road yesterday afternoon at about 15:30. 

The force says it has already used dogs to search the area for the 84-year-old who doesn't usually walk far because he's partially-sighted and needs a cane.