Echo, March 23, 1989
Workers at a Haverhill factory sat down at their tea break and wrote complaints to their local councillors over an obnoxious smell that was coming from a neighbouring premises where pet foods were made.
The complaints led to Acorn Pet Foods in Homefield Road, being ordered by St Edmundsbury Council to stop the nuisance, which they said had brought widespread complaints.
The hunt was still going on for two masked gunmen who escaped with £100 and dodged a police cordon thrown around Barclays Bank in Linton’s High Street.
The two men, described as dangerous and violent, bound and gagged a cleaner and left her in the basement while they made their getaway after the bank manager courageously escaped the masked men after they pounced on him as he arrived for work.
Police, many of them carrying arms, stormed the building and smashed won the door after she endured five hour ordeal but the robbers fled earlier in the day after the bank manager foiled their plans for a much bigger haul.