Tom Potter East Suffolk reporter email@example.com @TomPotterEADT Thief returns to jail after leaving forensic clues at scene of BMW break-in Yesterday, 18:02 Tom Potter An absent-minded thief was captured after leaving a vital clue to his identity at the scene of a crime in Ipswich. Dimitar Mitev remains in custody as Yarmouth Road crash hearing adjourned Yesterday, 16:09 Tom Potter The first hearing of a man charged in connection with a serious crash in Ipswich has been adjourned to take place on Wednesday. More than 500 Cordoba guitars condemned after arriving at Port of Felixstowe Yesterday, 15:54 Tom Potter Magistrates have ordered the disposal of more than 500 guitars made with wood controlled by international trade restrictions. Cider drinking driver almost five times limit when he took the wheel Yesterday, 14:33 Tom Potter A Suffolk man has narrowly avoided being sent to prison for driving while almost five times the alcohol limit. Violent drink-driver on self imposed ‘forced detox’ before sentencing Mon, 16:47 Tom Potter A Felixstowe man could face custody after admitting drink-driving, assault and threatening behaviour. Video: Duchess of Cambridge admitted to hospital in early stages of labour Mon, 09:33 Tom Potter and Harriet Orrell Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to St Mary’s Hospital, in Paddington, London, in the early stages of labour. Rural crime in the spotlight as survey seeks to find impact on communities Friday, April 20, 2018 Tom Potter People across Suffolk and Essex are being called on to reveal the true impact of rural crime. Unlicensed scooter rider jailed after bus crash and for shirking unpaid work Thursday, April 19, 2018 Tom Potter A man who served three years in Polish jail is starting 12 weeks’ custody in this country for theft, probation breaches and crashing an unlicensed scooter into a bus. Commendation for three police officers who saved man’s life in Ipswich park Thursday, April 19, 2018 Tom Potter Three Suffolk police officers have been commended for saving a man’s life in an Ipswich park. Austerity had negative impact on crime, says former commissioner Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Tom Potter A former police commissioner has blamed austerity for having a negative impact on crime. Ipswich takeaway boss fined for selling food outside permitted hours Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Tom Potter A Ipswich takeaway restaurant boss has been fined for selling food and drink after hours. Crash driver told police he was kidnapped and thrown from vehicle Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Tom Potter A disqualified driver sent police on a search for his kidnappers after claiming he was abducted and thrown from the van he crashed into a central reservation. Hunt stewards to stand trial over alleged clash with saboteurs in Suffolk Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Tom Potter Two hunt stewards are due to stand trial over an alleged altercation with saboteurs in the Suffolk countryside. Shoplifter jailed after adding thefts to list of more than 200 offences Monday, April 16, 2018 Tom Potter A prolific shoplifter is beginning another spell behind bars for his latest spate of thefts – despite an appeal for clemency from his solicitor. Ipswich duo convicted of burgling newsagents and stealing cigarettes Monday, April 16, 2018 Tom Potter Two men are today facing the prospect of jail for breaking into an Ipswich newsagents and stealing cigarettes. Police paid out almost £140,000 for information over last three years Thursday, April 12, 2018 Tom Potter Police chiefs are convinced the £140,000 paid to informants in the past three years provided ‘excellent value for money’. Jail for second probation breach by man who took £11k from grandmother Thursday, April 12, 2018 Tom Potter A man who avoided jail for swindling more than £11,000 from his girlfriend’s disabled grandmother is today behind bars for skipping probation appointments. Boy, 16, denies stabbing teenager with kitchen knife in Cemetery Road, Ipswich Thursday, April 12, 2018 Tom Potter A 16-year-old boy has denied stabbing another teenager with a kitchen knife in an Ipswich street. Officer remembered for dedication and bravery by family and colleagues Thursday, April 12, 2018 Tom Potter A much-loved and admired policeman has been remembered by colleagues and family for his courage and kindness. Trio charged with robbery after raid at Whitton Premier Stores remanded in custody until crown court case Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Tom Potter Three Ipswich men have been remanded in custody to appear at crown court next month after being charged with robbery. Man, 28, appears before magistrates charged with robbery offences Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Tom Potter A man has appeared in court charged with robbery offences across north Essex and in Ipswich. Adult disappears every seven hours – a fifth for mental health reasons Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Tom Potter An adult went missing every seven hours in Suffolk last year, new figures have revealed. Ex-convict kicked, spat, and tried to headbutt police following arrest Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Tom Potter Police used a spit guard to restrain a man who lashed out at an officer while being arrested for drunk and disorderly behaviour in Woodbridge. National anti-violence plan to bolster county crime-fighting efforts Monday, April 9, 2018 Tom Potter A blueprint for curbing the spread of knife crime and drug-related violence has been welcomed in Suffolk and Essex. Shop stripped of alcohol licence – weeks after illegal tobacco sentence Monday, April 9, 2018 Tom Potter An Ipswich convenience store’s licence to sell alcohol has been revoked – just weeks after its manager was handed a suspended prison sentence for dealing in illegal tobacco. Drink-driver banned for second time after hitting lamppost and shopfront Monday, April 9, 2018 Tom Potter A drink-driver whose car collided with a lamppost and a shop window has been banned from the road for the second time in 10 years. Ipswich ranked among the country’s most watched towns by CCTV cameras Monday, April 9, 2018 Tom Potter Police and council chiefs have defended the use of CCTV after Ipswich was named one of the UK’s most watched towns. Ipswich Hospital reviewed ‘high-profile’ patient policy after Ed Sheeran visit Sunday, April 8, 2018 Tom Potter Ipswich Hospital has confirmed it conducted a review into caring for ‘high profile’ patients shortly after Ed Sheeran’s visit last October. Holi festival postponed at Holywells Park, Ipswich, due to bad weather Sunday, April 8, 2018 Tom Potter Clouds of colour were expected to flood an Ipswich park today to celebrate the arrival of spring – but rain clouds instead put a put a dampener on proceedings. Gallery: More than 400 turn out for Felixstowe’s first weekly parkrun event Saturday, April 7, 2018 Tom Potter A crowd of 443 lined up for the start of Suffolk’s newest parkrun event in Felixstowe.