Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 5°C


Haverhill: Man charged with child porn offences after National Crime Agency raids

16:00 31 March 2014

Man charged with child porn offences

Man charged with child porn offences

A 41-year-old man has been charged with of making indecent images of children following a National Crime Agency (NCA) operation in October last year.


The operation saw warrants executed across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk with a number of people being arrested on suspicion of being involved in the distribution of indecent images of children.

Richard Jones, a spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said: “Anthony Johnson, of Chestnut Close, Haverhill, has been charged with four counts of making indecent images of children and is now due to appear at West Suffolk Magistrates Court in Bury St Edmunds on Tuesday, April 8.”

After the raids the NCA said a total of 24 arrests had been made across East Anglia which took place between October 18 and October 24.

One of those was a school caretaker from Suffolk, although he had since been released from bail with no further action to be taken against him.

Shortly after the raids Suffolk police said a 43-year-old man and a 61-year-old man from the Beccles area were arrested as well as a 41-year-old man from Haverhill, a 39-year-old man from Ipswich, a 31-year-old man from Hadleigh and a 48-year-old man from Stowmarket.

A total of 29 warrants were conducted at premises across the five counties.

All of those arrested were suspected of being involved in the distribution of indecent images of children.

Six people were arrested in Norfolk, with another interviewed under caution. They included a man in his 20s, a man in his 30s, a man in his 40s, a man in his 50s and two men and one woman in their 60s from the Breckland, Norwich and Great Yarmouth areas.

One of the men and a woman had no further police action taken against them.

Four others suspects were detained in Cambridgeshire.

Speaking about the operation a spokeswoman from the NCA said some of those arrested were in positions of trust. She added the NCA provided 30 officers to assist forces with searches and forensically examining technology that was seized.



Bad weather in Felixstowe.

Properties are at risk from flooding at Bawdsey Quay and Felixstowe Ferry, the Environment Agency has warned.

Former Ipswich Town manager Sir Bobby Robson

Tonight sees the close of this year’s Sir Bobby Robson online auction which is predicted to raise more than £100,000 for charity.

Ipswich Crown Court.

A 67-year-old west Suffolk garage owner who sexually assaulted and raped three schoolgirls more than 25 years ago has been jailed for 19 years.

Some of the UCS Choir members who will be appearing on Songs of Praise on television

University Campus Suffolk’s new choir is to appear on BBC Songs of Praise

Felixstowe mayor Doreen Savage switches on the lights helped by Elise Gorski, Peggy Osborne, and Ash and Lila Tadjrishi.

It’s a problem faced by millions of families across the country every year.

Domestic violence reports increase

Domestic violence reports soared by 12% in Suffolk last year with more than 2,000 recorded incidents involving male victims, police have said.

The close-knit Smith family in 2006: Matt, Wendy, Nikki and Barry

It can be upsetting and lonely having a child with a disability, but Wendy Smith would rather shout about the many positives. Steven Russell hears how love and kindness trumps any anger and bitterness

Woman conned by bogus caller (Stock photo)

A Hadleigh woman who lost £2,500 in a police scam has warned others to be alert to the crime.

Members of the nursing team at Ipswich Hospital.

Carers and visitors of people being looked after at Ipswich Hospital will next month be able to spend more time with patients as new extended visiting hours are introduced.

She was last seen in the area of Downside Close in Ipswich.

A woman reported missing to police on Saturday has been found safe and well following a public appeal.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages

Local business directory

Suffolk's trusted business finder

Property search

e.g. Oxford or NW3
Powered by Zoopla

Digital Edition

Read the Ipswich Star e-edition today E-edition

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24