Tom Potter East Suffolk reporter email@example.com @TomPotterEADT One in 10 strip-searches result in finds, despite 160% increase in use Yesterday, 17:17 Tom Potter Campaigners are calling for more scrutiny of police after strip-searches more than doubled over six years in Suffolk. Two men attacked with metal pole and wooden stick in late night Ipswich brawl Fri, 12:17 Tom Potter A man was taken to hospital and another suffered minor injuries after a fight broke out in Ipswich during the early hours of Thursday morning. Ipswich at ‘crossroads’ for fighting drugs, gangs and violence Thu, 06:30 Tom Potter Ipswich today stands at a “crossroads” as police fight back against violence and drug crime. Four Suffolk schemes win grant funding from crime commissioner Wed, 12:52 Tom Potter A nature based rehab project and an online safety scheme for people with learning difficulties are among organisations to benefit from the police and crime commissioner’s latest wave of grant funding. Mobility furniture firm and director charged with trading offences Tue, 17:45 Tom Potter A Suffolk mobility furniture salesman has appeared in court charged with a string of unfair trading offences. Fugitive lecturer appears in court on rape charge Tue, 16:28 Tom Potter A former law lecturer who fled the country before being convicted of possessing indecent images of children has reappeared in court charged with raping a girl under 13. Police force burdened by prison absconders, says crime commissioner Mon, 16:47 Tom Potter Justice chiefs have been prescribed a “dose of reality” over the burden on police having to round up runaway convicts. ‘No silver bullet to end mindless violence’ after sixth stabbing in recent weeks Sunday, August 12, 2018 Tom Potter Violent crime returned to Ipswich this weekend as the victim of another alleged stabbing bled outside a nursery in the middle of the day. Updated: Two women, one man released under investigation for attempted murder following Ipswich stabbing Sunday, August 12, 2018 Tom Potter Police investigating a stabbing in Ipswich have released three people from custody following their arrest on Saturday. Hundred home plan for former council offices withdrawn by developer Sunday, August 12, 2018 Tom Potter Uncertainty surrounds the future of a controversial housing project today – after developers withdrew their application for 100 new homes to replace vacant council offices in Woodbridge. Charity’s primary school knife crime intervention project wins £30k grant Sunday, August 12, 2018 Tom Potter A charity has been awarded almost £30,000 to work with children as young as 10 in areas of Ipswich affected by youth violence and knife crime. Bike bandits strike again as six phones snatched on streets of Ipswich Sunday, August 12, 2018 Tom Potter Bike riding thieves struck again on the streets of Ipswich as phones were snatched from people on a night out in the town centre. BBC breakfast show host slams ‘cowboy outfit’ Ryanair over cancelled flight Saturday, August 11, 2018 Tom Potter BBC Radio Suffolk presenter Mark Murphy labelled Ryanair an “absolute disgrace” after his weekend trip to Luxembourg was among thousands of journeys disrupted by strike action. All you need to know about Ipswich’s upcoming One Big Multicultural Festival Saturday, August 11, 2018 Tom Potter Three weeks remain until Ipswich once again celebrates global culture with entertainment from all over the world. Here’s all you need to know about the One Big Multicultural Festival... Weekend weather: Sunny Saturday but showers for Suffolk on Sunday Saturday, August 11, 2018 Tom Potter Suffolk’s set for a largely dry and bright day – but things could turn cloudy later on, with some heavy outbreaks of rain predicted overnight. Trio face jail after £33k cocaine deal broken up in Suffolk village street Thursday, August 9, 2018 Tom Potter Three men are facing jail for their part in a £33,000 cocaine deal thwarted by police. Suffolk man sentenced for ‘deplorable’ hospital attack on A&E nurse and police officers Thursday, August 9, 2018 Tom Potter A Suffolk man has avoided going straight to jail for attacking a nurse and two police officers. Video: ‘Britain’s worst drink-driver’ banned for five years after new offence Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Tom Potter A former aircraft engineer, once dubbed ‘Britain’s worst drink-driver’, has been banned from the road for another five years after repeating the offence under the nose of a police officer. London drug dealer faces jail after arrest on Ipswich streets Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Tom Potter A London drug dealer has admitted possessing cocaine with intent to supply following his arrest on an Ipswich street. Jail for Felixstowe man who kicked nurse after crashing car into van Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Tom Potter A Felixstowe man has been jailed for a string of offences including assaulting a nurse, drink-driving and threatening behaviour. Did ‘drunk’ Nacton Road knife robbers target wrong household? Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Tom Potter Detectives investigating an armed home invasion have ruled out links to suspected gang-related violent crime in the same area of Ipswich. Risky social media posts down – but Ipswich still ‘oversharing’ online Thursday, August 2, 2018 Tom Potter People in Ipswich are becoming increasingly social media savvy but remain guilty of ‘oversharing’ online, according to new research into the dangers of posting too much information online. Modern slavery suspect arrested near Ipswich town centre Thursday, August 2, 2018 Tom Potter A man was arrested on suspicion of modern slavery following a dawn raid on an Ipswich property. Police use data laws to capture thousands of phone and web records Thursday, August 2, 2018 Tom Potter Police insist they can justify every use of covert surveillance tactics allowing the capture of more than 6,500 pieces of private communications data in a year. ‘Radical’ rehabilitation reform needed as private contracts to end early Thursday, August 2, 2018 Tom Potter Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) wants to be part of “radically reforming” offender rehabilitation after privately run probation contracts were cut prematurely short. Lottery millionaire and husband ‘reconcile’ after fine for domestic assault Thursday, August 2, 2018 Tom Potter A Suffolk man has been fined for assaulting his wife after she won a million pounds on the lottery. Temperatures could exceed 30C again as heatwave returns Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Tom Potter A wet and cool respite to the recent heatwave looks to be over – with temperatures soon expected to exceed 30C. Ipswich-bound train disruption eases after signalling fault Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Tom Potter Rail passengers travelling from Lowestoft to Ipswich faced some disruption this morning as trains run at reduced speeds further up the line. Parents warned of online dangers as more holiday time spent on gadgets Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Tom Potter Child safety campaigners have highlighted dangers posed online after the internet was used as a gateway to commit almost 50 sex crimes against children in Suffolk over two years. More than 1,000 new gun licence applications across Suffolk Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Tom Potter More than a thousand applications to keep firearms were made in Suffolk over the last year, figures have revealed.