Ipswich Docks: Man Arrested

A man has been questioned and bailed after being arrested on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter following the death of a man at Ipswich Docks on Friday 16th December.

52-year-old Neville Wightman died after being crushed by a section of pontoon at premises at the port on Cliff Road on Friday evening.

The 47-year-old man from Clacton in Essex  has now been questioned and bailed until the new year.

A man in his 40s from Lowestoft was also injured in the incident and was taken to Ipswich Hospital, he remains in a serious condition with non-life threatening injuries.

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Update: Two Men Crushed At Ipswich Docks

A man is in a serious but stable condition in hospital after an incident at Ipswich Docks yesterday in which another man died.

Emergency services were called to a report of two men being crushed by a section of floating pontoon on Cliff Road just before 6pm on Friday 16th December.

A man in his 50s and from Ipswich died at the scene, and a man in his 40s from Lowestoft was taken to Ipswich Hospital, his injuries are not life-threatening.

A joint Police and Health and Safety Executive investigation is underway to establish exactly what happened.

Ipswich: Two Men Crushed At Docks

Emergency services were called to Ipswich Docks last night after a report of two men being crushed by what appeared to be a section of floating pontoon on Cliff Road just before 6pm.

Police, fire and ambulance crews all attended.

A man was declared dead at the scene and a second man was been taken to Ipswich Hospital with serious injuries.

The Health and Safety Executive has been informed and police will be carrying out a joint inquiry with the HSE to establish what has happened.

Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: "Sadly on our arrival, a man was pronounced dead by paramedics, our thought are with his family at this tragic time."

Gary added: "Another man involved received life threatening injuries and following treatment and stabilisation by the ambulance crews, he was taken to Ipswich Hospital for further care."


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