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Tom Potter

Crimes including theft and weapons possession have risen more sharply in Suffolk and Essex than on average across the rest of the country.

A jobless drug user has been told to ‘grow up’ and start paying his way after leaving his father to settle a court fine for cannabis and cocaine possession.

Lessons on staying safe from sex abuse should be as common as teaching children to cross the road, a children’s charity has urged, after figures revealed 168 offences were recorded against four to eight-year-olds in Suffolk since 2015.

A hotel guest has been ordered to settle the £735 bill he avoided paying for a four-star weekend break in the Suffolk countryside.

A Suffolk man has apologised for his reaction to a takeaway food mix-up, which prompted him to call 999 after an Indian meal was wrongly delivered to his address.

A Felixstowe man has been fined for ‘celebrating’ the end of a night shift by getting so drunk he stripped to the waist and walked into traffic.

A Suffolk man was found with a broken bottle in his trouser pocket following a vodka fuelled dawn rant at supermarket staff.

A Suffolk man has been convicted of drink-driving at the age of 84.

Police have promised to address concerns about the detention of suspects after an unannounced custody inspection.

A Suffolk woman has been accused of biting off the top of another woman’s finger at a New Year’s Eve event.

Body worn camera footage could be used to scrutinise future use of stop-and-search powers by police in Suffolk.

A man banned from an entire city centre for persistent begging has appeared in court for defecating on the floor of an Ipswich church.

University course leaders have rejected claims that student safety could be jeopardised by a policy to wear uniform on campus.

Authorities have seized £100,000 of cash found hidden inside packs of bed linen at Harwich International Port.

An Ipswich man has been convicted of sexually assaulting two teenage boys.

Two teenage boys have been accused of making up claims they were sexually assaulted by an Ipswich bar manager.

Cautions and convictions for knife crime in Suffolk last year reached their highest levels since 2010.

About one in every 50 reports of fraud resulted in police charging a suspect in Suffolk last year, according to new figures.

An Ipswich van driver has been banned from the road after being caught speeding along the A12 on seven occasions in a month.

A teenager has appeared in court accused of attempting to rape a woman in Bury St Edmunds.

More reports of doorstep callers selling household products and claiming to belong to a rehabilitation scheme have been made in parts of Suffolk.

An Ipswich man has been banned from keeping animals after his two dogs were found emaciated and chronically undernourished.

An information and support hub has been set up to enhance understanding and treatment of emotional and psychological abuse.

The founder of a peer support group for those bereaved by suicide has urged people to think carefully about language used to discuss the subject.

Tougher punishment for hare coursers is being called for after reports of the crime more than doubled in a year across Suffolk.

A Felixstowe wine merchant crashed his car while three-and-a-half times the drink-driving limit following an evening tasting session.

A Suffolk housing developer has denied misleading house buyers by omitting plans for a children’s play area on a large green space.

A kitchen porter has been jailed after being caught driving for the 80th time while disqualified.

More detailed analysis of missing children cases has been commissioned as figures showed police dealt with more than 1,500 in the first six months of the year.

A man has denied stealing underwear and other clothing from a woman’s flat in Ipswich.

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