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Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday, 28 June 2016
  2. Lauri Love faces US extradition hearing
  3. More news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Wednesday

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Thanks for reading our live coverage today - which has been dominated by news of the extradition hearing of an alleged hacker from Stradishall to the US and the new season press conference from Ipswich Town Football Club

Join us again tomorrow morning from 08:00 for the latest news across the country. 

Have a good evening.

Weather: Cloudy tonight... Tomorrow sunny spells and rain

Alex Dolan

BBC Look East weather

Tonight, turning cloudy across the region with outbreaks of rain, some heavy.  Rain clearing later with some clear spells developing by the end of the night. Lows of 9C (48F).

Weather map
BBC

Tomorrow, dry at first with sunny spells but turning cloudy with rain pushing in from the west. Rain expected to arrive earlier than on Tuesday. Rather breezy and cool. Highs of 18C (64F).

Lauri Love hearing: Accused now help firm with cyber security

Nic Rigby

BBC News

A man, threatened with extradition to the USA over allegations he hacked government computers after suffering mental health problems, is now helping to advise firms about IT security, Westminster magistrates have heard.

Lauri Love
PA

Reverend Alexander Love, who described his son Lauri as having a "strong ethical imperative", said he now puts his skills to use running a business with a friend advising companies how to beef up their cyber security.

His father said: "He seems to be gainfully using his knowledge for the betterment of others and I find that to be quite gratifying."

But he also told the court "it is breaking my soul to be saying things like this", adding that taking Mr Love from his parents to face legal proceedings in the three American jurisdictions where he is wanted - New York, New Jersey and Virginia - would lead him to "despair".

He said: "I just see my son going to America for decades and not being able to come back."

The hearing continues.

Lauri Love hearing: Court hears of depression and anxiety

Nic Rigby

BBC News

The court hearing the request to extradite alleged computer hacker Lauri Love to the US has heard that as well as Asperger Syndrome - which was diagnosed later in his life - Mr Love suffers from depression, anxiety psychosis and suicidal thoughts.

His father Reverend Alexander Love said his son, who has two cousins who are also autistic, was "exceptionally gifted" and highly intelligent, but developed mental health problems while at school, losing all his hair from stress.   

Reverend Alexander Love
BBC

While his parents were "dazzled by his brilliance", Mr Love told them he felt his life was pointless.

He tried to move to Finland, his mother's native country, but came back after a few months "a mess, very down, feeling like a failure". 

A move to university in Nottingham ended in the second term after a physical and mental breakdown which saw his skin conditions worsening and the development of bronchial infections.

Poulter backs Boris for PM

Diss Express

Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter has backed Boris Johnson to be the next Prime Minister.

Taylor Swift spotted in Suffolk, again

Nic Rigby

BBC News

International pop star Taylor Swift and her new boyfriend The Night Manager actor Tom Hiddleston have been spotted walking along a beach in Aldeburgh over the weekend.

Taylor Swift
AP

It's not the first time Ms Swift has enjoyed the delights of Suffolk, having been photographed in The Station, Framlingham, where she had a drink with her friend singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, who grew up nearby.  

Taylor Swift, Alice Dearlove and the Station pub
Alice Dearlove/BBC

Brexit: The view from the Chantry Estate in Ipswich

Kim Riley

BBC Look East

One of the many claims made since the vote to leave the European Union is that politicians have lost touch with the people they represent. 

We've been to one of the region's biggest housing estates - the Chantry Estate in Ipswich - to find out if that's true.

Brexit: The view from the Chantry Estate in Ipswich

Poetry night returns to the John Peel Centre

Richard Haugh

BBC Introducing in Suffolk

Promoter SoapBox continues its impressive run of gigs at the John Peel Centre in Stowmarket tomorrow night, with a poet Kerrang apparently described as "everything The Daily Mail is afraid of".

Salena Godden
Contributed

Salena Godden tops the bill and will be joined by Tom the Zeingineer and Tess Gardener.

There will also be music from Bessie Turner, who we've featured on BBC Introducing in Suffolk and whose live performances I've only heard good things about.

QD Stores closes its Lowestoft branch

Nic Rigby

BBC News

The QD Stores shop in Lowestoft has closed, the firm has confirmed.

QD Stores generic image
BBC

The store, in London Road North, had been a Woolworths shop before it was taken over.

Peter Muir, a spokesman for QD Stores, said the firm had hoped to "return the store to commercial viability, unfortunately this has not come to fruition, leaving QD with no option but to close the shop". 

"It’s a very disappointing decision to have to make. The company has traded in Lowestoft since 1989, with two stores operating in town for some years," he said.

"As you will know, the store on London Road North was a former Woolworths outlet acquired on pre-recession rent levels which have not subsequently adjusted to reduced customer footfall with consequent decline in trading."

A QD Stores shop in Ipswich has also closed about a week ago.

Man killed in A12 crash named

A man who died after a car left the A12 at Wangford has been named by police as 63-year-old Ian Rayner, from Sotherton, near Beccles.

Police were called on Sunday evening to reports a Vauxhall Vectra car had left the A12 carriageway at London Road, Wangford, and come to rest in a field.

Mr Rayner, from Sotherton Corner, died at the scene.

Iron Age craftsmanship on show

The British Museum is tweeting a mystery object from the Westhall Hoard discovered in 1855.

These are Iron Age terrets (or rings for horse reins) found in Suffolk ow.ly/puGm301FcJy #MysteryObject

These are Iron Age terrets (or rings for horse reins) found in Suffolk ow.ly/puGm301FcJy #MysteryObject

Alleged hacker sat in court making roses

Andrew Woodger

BBC News

The Suffolk man accused of hacking into US government computers sat in court and made roses out of coloured paper and crafted an intricate geometric star.

Court reporter Dominic Harris said Lauri Love has sat in the dock at Westminster Magistrates' Court and listened to evidence and arguments from his lawyer.

The 31-year-old, who has Aspergers, is fighting an attempt by the US authorities to have him tried in the US courts.

Lauri Love hearing: Psychologist confirms Aspergers diagnosis

Nic Rigby

BBC News

A psychologist has told an extradition hearing into the case of Lauri Love - accused of hacking into US government computers - that Mr Love has the developmental disorder Asperger Syndrome, and has researched how to kill himself.

Lauri Love
PA

Prof Simon Baron Cohen told Westminster magistrates that "about two thirds of people with Asperger's have suicidal thoughts... the overwhelming priority is to keep him (Lauri Love) alive".

He said: "About a third go on to make suicide plans like Lauri has.

"I think it would be a risk to think this is all fantasy. He's spent hours researching how to do this. There is no doubt he has Asperger Syndrome."

'Forum bar' should prevent hacking accused being sent to US, lawyer argues

Andrew Woodger

BBC News

Lauri Love's lawyer Ben Cooper told Westminster Magistrates' Court that British Home Secretary Theresa May introduced a "forum bar", which allows courts to block extradition if it is in the interests of justice to have the person tried in Britain.

Gary McKinnon
Shaun Curry

He argued that Mr Love, of Stradishall, had mental health issues and his case was similar to Gary McKinnon - another British citizen who won a 2012 case not to be extradited to the US.

Mr Cooper said: "If ever there was a case for the forum bar to succeed, this would be it."

Man accused of hacking cites 'almost identical' case

Andrew Woodger

BBC News

Lawyers for Lauri Love say his case is comparable to Gary McKinnon - another British man accused of hacking into US government computers.

Theresa May
BBC

Mr McKinnon had Aspergers and was spared extradition after Home Secretary Theresa May intervened.

Ben Cooper, lawyer for Mr Love, told Westminster Magistrates' Court his client's case was "almost identical" to Mr McKinnon's.

Father's fears over 'vulnerable' son

Lauri Love
BBC

A vicar tells a court that his son "is likely to kill himself" if extradited to the US to face cyber-crime allegations.

Lauri Love

Father's fears over 'vulnerable' son

A vicar tells a court that his son "is likely to kill himself" if extradited to the US to face cyber-crime allegations.

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Case against Lauri Love outlined at Westminster Magistrates' Court

The court heard Lauri Love, an electrical engineering student at the University Campus Suffolk, is accused of working with others to carry out a series of sophisticated cyber attacks on computer networks in the US from the UK.

He allegedly broke in via the "back door" to access personal information of thousands of government staff, as well as credit card details.

Father tells court it's 'highly likely' his son would commit suicide

Alexander Love told Westminster Magistrates' Court he had experience of working with vulnerable people at risk of suicide, and said it was "highly likely" that this would be his son's fate if he was extradited.

"Lauri is somebody who strikes me as somebody who will do this," he said. "The probability is quite high."

Mr Love, a prison chaplain, added the "bitter experience" of leading funerals for people who had killed themselves led to the regret that everyone has, "that they didn't see it coming".

Pleading for his son not to be extradited, he said: "In Lauri's case we do see it coming, that is the big difference."

Lauri Love wants to face trial in the UK

Nic Rigby

BBC News

When Lauri Love spoke to me in August last year he told me of his concerns about the prospect of extradition to the US and the stress it had put on him and his family since his arrest in October 2013.

Lauri Love
BBC

"I would say my prospects of due process in America are essentially zero, and the prospect of extradition is tantamount to a punishment worse than any punishment from the UK justice system," he said. 

"My parents and me are quite stressed. I have had time to acclimatise. My dad has had a heart condition and my mum is a natural worrier."

He said that as the alleged crimes took place in the UK that is where he should be tried.

"The charges should be heard here... where 12 of my peers should be found to try me," said Mr Love.

Lauri Love case

Nic Rigby

BBC News

The story of Lauri Love's battle with the UK and US authorities started in October 2013 when he was arrested by the National Crime Agency (NCA) as part of a joint investigation with the FBI in the US.

Lauri Love
Family of Lauri Love

According to the US authorities, Mr Love, 31, who lives in Stradishall with his parents, hacked into systems of the US Army, Nasa and the Environmental Protection Agency, among others.

US authorities, including the army, allege that information accessed included budgets, the disposal of military facilities, and personal information on thousands of people, including military personnel. 

Mr Love, who was involved in student protests in Glasgow in 2010-11, was released from bail by the NCA, the Crown Prosecution Service said in July 2014, but he was rearrested in July 2015 by the Met on behalf of US authorities in their bid to extradite him.

In May this year a bid by the NCA to force Mr Love to hand over encrypted computer passwords was thrown out by a judge.

Lauri Love hearing: Father fears son could take his own life

Nic Rigby

BBC News

Lauri Love's father Alexander has told a court that he fears his son could take his own life if extradited to the US.

Lauri Love
Family of Lauri Love

His son is fighting extradition over allegations he hacked American government computers.

Alexander Love told Westminster Magistrates' Court: "The possibility of Laurie taking his life is inordinately high."

Lauri Love hearing: Father describes how son 'fell apart'

Nic Rigby

BBC News

The father of Lauri Love told Westminster magistrates that his son dropped out of school and suffered from low self-esteem.   

Lauri Love
BBC

Alexander Love, of Stradishall, described how his son began to withdraw into himself and says the failure to get a diagnosis of autism was "a failure of our part".

"At times Lauri is in utter despair. At other times he's frustrated with the world. We have become his carers. His ability to grasp the real world is impaired," he said.

Lauri Love hearing: Father says son is autistic

Nic Rigby

BBC News

The father of a man from Suffolk who has been accused of hacking into United States government and Nasa computers has told a court his son is autistic.

The American authorities want to extradite Lauri Love, 31, from Stradishall, for the alleged breaches and make him stand trial for cyber-hacking.  

His father Alexander, a vicar who now works as a prison chaplain in Suffolk, is giving evidence at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

He said his son couldn't read or write as a child. 

Father's concern over extradition bid

The father of a man facing extradition to the US over alleged cyber-crime says he has serious concerns for his son's well-being.

The US wants to prosecute Lauri Love, 31, of Stradishall, for alleged cyber-hacking. 

Lawyers say if found guilty he could spend up to 99 years in prison.  

Speaking ahead of the hearing, which has just got under way at Westminster Magistrates' Court, his father Alexander said he fears his son will kill himself rather than be extradited.

Concerns voiced in Lauri Love US extradition case

Loanees 'best route' for Ipswich

A final update from the Ipswich Town press conference now. 

Paul Digby and Adam Webster could prove to be Ipswich's only permanent signings of the summer, according to Mick McCarthy.

The Town boss said the club had become accustomed to making do with what's it got, and the squad was in good shape.

"We've got Bish (Teddy Bishop) coming back and Andre Dozzell coming into the first-team squad, so a bit of creativity," he said. 

"Loan signings are probably going to be our best route."

Ipswich players training
BBC

Ipswich Town players put through their paces

Richard Haugh

BBC News

Cole Skuse
BBC
Mick McCarthy with players
BBC
Tommy Smith and Freddie Sears
BBC
Ipswich players
BBC
Ipswich management
BBC

Mick McCarthy refuses to answer England job question

Richard Haugh

BBC News

Having already fielded several questions about his thoughts on England's exit from the Euros, one reporter asked Mick McCarthy if he could see himself as Roy Hodgson's successor.

Mick McCarthy
BBC

Seeing a potential headline, the Ipswich manager decided not to give a straight answer and instead pointed out his record of playing and managing for the Republic of Ireland.

"I'm a proud Irishman," he said.

'Tough call' to let Matt Clarke leave

Mick McCarthy says it wasn't an easy decision to let Matt Clarke leave the club, as part of the deal which saw Adam Webster sign from Portsmouth.

"It as a tough call but I've got two left footers in front of him and he was unlikely to move them out," he said, with regards to Christophe Berra and Tommy Smith.

Daryl Murphy to return in a couple of weeks

Richard Haugh

BBC News

Ipswich Town striker Daryl Murphy will return to the club two weeks later than the rest of the squad after playing for the Republic of Ireland in Euro 2016.  

Daryl Murphy
Getty Images

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy said: "Daryl is back on the 11 or 12 July and having two weeks off. 

"I spoke to him yesterday. I'll try and give him some rest during the season. I've been through what he's been through, about 100 years ago."

McCarthy 'not heartbroken' over failure to land Feeney

Richard Haugh

BBC News

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy has been reacting to his failure to sign Liam Feeney from Bolton Wanderers.

Liam Feeney, Bolton Wanderers
Getty Images

Feeney had been on loan at Portman Road from March until the end of last season, but Blackburn have snapped him up on a free transfer.

McCarthy said: "I tried to sign him, but if it's not going to happen, we'll move on.

"I'm not broken-hearted."

Players stay fit during pre-season, says McCarthy

Richard Haugh

BBC News

Ipswich Town Football Club players have met to train as they look to the new season.

Manager Mick McCarthy said pre-season training has got longer since he first got involved in the game. 

"It needs to be, otherwise you are taking risks," he said.

McCarthy said modern day footballers return in much better condition than their predecessors.

Anyone who doesn't keep fit during pre-season is a "mug", said McCarthy.

Ipswich Town Football Club player training
BBC
Ipswich Town Football Club player training
BBC
Ipswich Town Football Club player training
BBC

McCarthy pays tribute to Roy Hodgson

Richard Haugh

BBC News

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has paid tribute to England manager Roy Hodgson, who stepped down from his post yesterday after his team's loss to Iceland in the Euro 2016 tournament.

Roy Hodgson
BBC

"I knew he'd resign. Roy is an honorable man. He's got nowhere to go after that," he said.

"I felt for him last night and think he took the pressure off all the players. People talk about Iceland, but just because it's a small country doesn't mean you can't have a decent football team.

"They've slapped a few people in their time. They are a good side and play like a team. That's what's stood out for me - it's the teams that are winning."

'Wingers few and far between', says McCarthy

Richard Haugh

BBC News

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy is looking forward to the new season and says the team is in good shape.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy
BBC

"We're not going to go out and spend loads of money on someone. There's not a lot out there. 

"I've got eight really solid defenders, a nucleus of midfielders. In centre midfield we're in good shape, what we've lost is in the wide areas.

"Wingers are few and far between."

He says Teddy Bishop could play on wing. "We may have to do something different. I'm cool with that. We're not going to be able to spend loads of money and pick who you like," he said.

"I'm looking forward to it (the new season). It's always exciting."

More on new Ipswich Town signing Paul Digby

New England boss will be 'very lucky' - McCarthy

Mick McCarthy had little to say on the subject of possible replacements for Roy Hodgson as England boss.

"I've no idea really - it doesn't bother me," he said. "I'll let them all get on with it. Roy (Hodgson, pictured) loved the job. Someone who gets it is going to be very lucky."  

Ipswich Town manager says England got 'mugged' by Iceland

Richard Haugh

BBC News

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says England got "mugged" by an Iceland side that has been "mugging everyone else".

Roy Hodgson
BBC Sport

"What went wrong was they didn't play well. They got off to a wonderful start, but then they fell asleep and conceded a goal," he said.

"You know you're playing Iceland, they're going to be good at throw-ins and free kicks and you've got to stop them. 

"The second goal should have been saved. But Iceland are no mugs. They're a better side than people are giving credit for, but England should have beaten them."

Adam Webster a 'bright, young prospect'

New Ipswich Town signing 21-year-old Adam Webster is a "bright, young prospect", Mick McCarthy says.

Adam Webster
Getty Images

'We watched him a lot at Portsmouth last year and we saw how good he was," said the Town boss. 

"He was top class all season and I think we've got a bright young prospect'

"He's a competitor. When we played down there I spoke to [strikers] Reg [Luke Vardy] and Brett Pitman; who went up against him, and they were really impressed with him."

McCarthy hopes to 'upset' the odds in promotion battle

Richard Haugh

BBC News

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has spoken about the prospect of facing Norwich City as the East Anglian derby returns.

Ipswich Town press conference
BBC

"That's going to be interesting. We play them early again," he said.

He said he hoped to "upset the apple cart" and launch a promotion challenge.

The newly-relegated Canaries will be seeking an immediate return to the Premier League. 

McCarthy impressed by Digby's versatility

Richard Haugh

BBC News

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy said new signing Paul Digby will "versatility" to the Championship side's squad. 

"He played well at Middlesbrough. He's played in midfield, right back, is comfortable on the ball. He's exceptionally fit - he beat Luke Hyam in the bleep test," said McCarthy.

Ipswich Town sign Paul Digby

Richard Haugh

BBC News

Ipswich Town Football Club has announced it is signing Barnsley midfielder or defender Paul Digby.

Paul Digby
Getty Images

The England Under-20 man has joined from League One Barnsley on loan for the rest of the season in January..

Digby has made 25 appearances since coming through the Tykes' youth system.