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IPSWICH — Police are searching for witnesses following a robbery of a taxi driver on May 7.

About 9:45 p.m., the taxi driver was called to pick up a fare from Badshah Avenue. As he pulled up to the road, he noticed three males sitting on a wall near the address he had been called to.

When the three males entered the taxi, one of the men produced a baseball bat and put it around the taxi driver’s neck and demanded money from him, according to a Suffolk Constabulary news release.

All three men then got out of the taxi, opened the driver’s door, stole some money and smashed the rear passenger door of the car. The men ran off toward Shackleton Road and into Queensway.

The first male is described as 20 to 25 years old, 5-foot-5 inches tall and of “chubby” build. He wore a dark hooded top with the hood up. The other two males also wore hooded tops and were of smaller build than the first.

Witnesses are asked to call the Ipswich Police at 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111.

Man assaulted for refusing to take litterHUNTINGDON — A 38-year-old man was assaulted on May 4 while picking up litter from a street.

Around 1:30 p.m., a man approached the victim and tried to hand him some litter, which the victim refused to take. The man then punched him, causing minor injuries, according to a Cambridgeshire Constabulary news release.

The assailant is described as white, around 30 years old, with short brown hair, earrings in each ear and a tattoo of a lady on his right arm. He was walking with a limp and wearing a pink short-sleeved shirt and blue jeans, the release said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Huntingdon Police Station at 0845 456 4564 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, at 0800 555 111.

Girl injured after hitting rope while bikingNEWMARKET — An 11-year-old girl was knocked off her bike when she ran into a rope stretched across a road on May 15.

The girl was riding her bike along Rowley Drive and out by Churchill Court around 8:40 p.m. when she hit the rope, which was tied to a tree on one side and believed to be held by a person on the other side, according to a Suffolk Constabulary news release.

The girl fell, suffering cuts and scrapes.

Police are looking for anyone who witnessed the apparent prank. Witnesses are encouraged to contact Police Constable Matthew Gilbert on 01284 774 100 or leave a message with the new Community Information Hotline at 01284 774 029.

Police seek thief who took milk from schoolsBURY ST. EDMUNDS — Children were left without milk after cartons of milk were stolen from two schools in the early morning hours of May 15.

According to a Suffolk Constabulary news release, 105 cartons and three pints of milk were taken from outside the Riverwalk School on South Close and Westgate Primary School on Brooklands Close between 6:10 and 6:20 a.m.

Anyone with information should contact Police Constable Annelly Miles on 01284 774 100 or leave information on the new Community Information Hotline at 01284 774 029.

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