Echo, June 8, 1989
An irate Haverhill woman demanded that something be done to stop cycles and skateboards being ridden on pavements after she was injured in an incident near her home.
Freda Flavell, of Kirtling Place, was struck by a cycle as she rounded a corner near her home. she suffered a knee injury and a bruised face.
New security measures at Highpoint Prison were promised after the 12th escape of the year led to a prisoner knocking on the door of a Great Bradley woman’s door and asking her to phone for a taxi.
Jill Edwards’ suspicions were aroused and she tipped off police who later recaptured the man, but she said she was angry at the regular escapes from the Stradishall prison which were putting some local families at risk.
In response to the regular break-outs, the Prison Department said it would be tightening up security at the prison with more barbed wire and more secure cell blocks.
The barbed wire was going up in the north wing, from where 27-year-old Courtney Hill got away by scaling the fence.