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Armed police will patrol key sites in Suffolk and Essex after the Government last night raised the terrorism threat level to “critical” – the highest possible rating – amid fears another attack is imminent following the Manchester terror attack.

A support worker at sheltered housing in Felixstowe had to move jobs and suffered from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) after a drunk resident ran past her brandishing a knife, a court has heard.

One of Ipswich’s most prolific pilferers has become the first shoplifter to be given a criminal behaviour order banning him from all the shops in the town centre.

Police are working to establish whether suspected Manchester bomber Salman Abedi was working alone or as part of a wider network as more victims of last night’s attack are named.

A motorist who was petrified of going to prison after committing his fourth drink-driving offence has been branded as “selfish” and “ignorant” by the mother of a Suffolk man killed by a drink-driver.

An East of England Ambulance Service vehicle caught fire while crews were attending an incident.

A 29-year-old salesman stabbed a man in the chest at a house in Ipswich causing a life-threatening injury, a court has heard.

Three teenage boys were last night being questioned by police after a teenager was stabbed in Ipswich yesterday afternoon.

A Hadleigh man who sexually assaulted a schoolboy more than a decade ago has been warned he is likely to be jailed.

Two young men who threatened a woman motorist with a knife during a carjacking in Ipswich have been locked up for a total of more than 10 years.

As his year as Ipswich Mayor comes to an end this week, ROGER FERN reflects on the last 12 months, reveals some of the highlights and tells of the good causes he has been supporting.

The fuming owner of Clare Antiques is set to close up shop for good after it was trashed by sledgehammer-wielding thieves in the early hours this morning.

A tenant whose flat was at the centre of drug dealing and anti-social behaviour allegations has been evicted after her property was closed down.

Three men, including one from Suffolk, who were involved in a £500,000 pirate DVD scam have been given jail sentences totalling more than 10 years.

A motorist who “smirked and laughed” as he tried to run a car containing a Stowmarket couple and their young child off the A14 has been jailed for six months.

A 35-year-old accountant who was more than three times the drink-drive limit when she inexplicably decided to drive has been banned from the road for 26 months.

A 20-year-old man who admitted swearing at a receptionist and damaging a computer monitor at Ipswich Hospital’s accident and emergency department must pay compensation.

A 28-year-old pickpocket detained by security staff at a Sainsbury superstore after stealing a purse from a woman in her 80s will be sentenced at crown court.

A woman was killed when struck by a train at Stowmarket, the British Transport Police (BTP) has said.

An 80-year-old former Ipswich man has been given a conditional discharge after being convicted of falsely claiming benefits totalling around £16,000.

A 48-year-old man has been given a suspended jail sentence after being caught with more than 230,000 indecent or prohibited images of children.

A man was flown to hospital after suffering injuries in a “serious” crash on the A12 at Marks Tey.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has described the cyber hackers who have hit the NHS as “a bunch of 21st Century highway robbers” during his visit to Suffolk today.

Murder and rape are among the offences in 80 cases in Suffolk and Norfolk where convictions could be jeopardised due to the possible manipulation of forensic evidence.

Emergency services have been called to an incident in Warren Heath in Ipswich after concerns were raised about the welfare of a man in the area.

A 61-year-old man who downloaded indecent images of children on a sheltered accommodation’s communal computer in front of other residents has been spared jail.

Five men and a boy have been sentenced after a “brutal” and “sickening” arson attack at a travellers’ site in Ipswich in which a horse was killed and police were warned a “war” would break out if they tried to intervene.

A ‘neighbour from hell’ convicted of breaching a restraining order for a second time has been jailed for six months before being released on bail hours later pending an appeal.

A debt-ridden former supervisor of Ipswich Market has admitted stealing nearly £34,000 given to him by stall holders for renting their pitches.

One of Europe’s foremost telecommunications experts has been given a suspended jail term after admitting causing the death of an Ipswich motorcyclist.

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