Michael Steward Share Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. firstname.lastname@example.org @MichaelReporter Jury retires to consider verdict in Ipswich rape trial 17:22 Michael Steward The jury hearing the trial of a man accused of raping a woman in her Ipswich flat has been sent out to consider its verdicts. Man denies causing death of motorcyclist Jake Page 16:58 Michael Steward A man has denied causing the death of a 19-year-old motorcyclist in west Suffolk and will face a trial next year. More train delays and cancellations as major signalling problems cause severe disruption Yesterday, 12:07 Michael Steward Train passengers are facing yet more delays this morning due to major signalling problems causing serious disruption to Greater Anglia services. No plans to close Orwell Bridge, Highways England says Yesterday, 07:55 Michael Steward There are no plans to close the Orwell Bridge this morning, Highways England has confirmed. Woman thwarts would-be robber by punching him in face Yesterday, 14:46 Michael Steward A woman foiled an attempt to steal her handbag in Ipswich when she punched the would-be robber in the face. Jewellery, watch and bank card stolen in village burglary Yesterday, 15:57 Michael Steward A number of items - including a bank card, jewellery and a watch - were stolen following a burglary in a village near Sudbury. Updated Orwell Bridge REOPENS following police incident Yesterday, 10:24 Michael Steward The Orwell Bridge has reopened in both directions after police were called to deal with an incident. Shoplifter who stole nearly £4,500 worth of items from Boots and The Factory Shop avoids prison Saturday, December 7, 2019 Michael Steward A prolific shoplifter who stole nearly £4,500 worth of items over 11 days has avoided a prison sentence. Woman attacked pub staff after being asked to leave, court hears Friday, December 6, 2019 Michael Steward A Suffolk woman who attacked pub staff after she was asked to leave before assaulting two police officers has avoided prison. 'The locals don't miss anything': Southwold pub manager speaks after 14 arrests Thursday, December 5, 2019 Michael Steward A pub manager on Southwold's idyllic harbour has spoken out after 14 men were arrested on suspicion of entering the country illegally. Neighbour of alleged rape victim heard 'harrowing scream', court hears Thursday, December 5, 2019 Michael Steward A neighbour of a woman who claims she was raped in her Ipswich flat told a jury that he heard a "harrowing scream" coming from the alleged victim's door. Man admits attempted burglary of Ipswich home Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Michael Steward An Ipswich man has admitted an attempted burglary and asked for 18 similar offences to be taken into consideration. Top rural officer named 'Wildlife Enforcer of the Year' Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Michael Steward A top Suffolk rural crime officer has scooped a prestigious national award for his outstanding work in the countryside. Teenager arrested on suspicion of assault after town centre incident Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Michael Steward A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of common assault after a 16-year-old girl was allegedly attacked in Ipswich. 'Deaf' rogue traders target Ipswich and Kesgrave Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Michael Steward Rogue traders who claim to be deaf to sell artwork door-to-door have been operating in Ipswich, Suffolk Trading Standards has warned. New online system launched to report drink and drug driving concerns Monday, December 2, 2019 Michael Steward An online portal has been launched by police for the first time this year to help the public report any suspected drink or drug driving concerns over Christmas directly to officers. Motorcyclist injured officer as he tried to evade police Saturday, November 30, 2019 Michael Steward A motorcyclist who rode on the pavement and injured a police officer as he tried to get away has been banned from the road for 17 months. Ipswich man charged with nine child sex offences to appear in court Saturday, November 30, 2019 Michael Steward An Ipswich man facing nine child sex offences will appear at crown court in January. Homeless woman stole fragrances to fund drug habit, court hears Friday, November 29, 2019 Michael Steward A homeless woman who stole nearly £700 worth of men's and women's fragrances from Boots in Ipswich over a week has avoided prison. Shoplifter phoned police and asked if he was a wanted man Friday, November 29, 2019 Michael Steward A shoplifter phoned police and asked them if he was wanted before admitting two store thefts, a court heard. Man spied on woman in shopping centre toilet cubicle, court hears Thursday, November 28, 2019 Michael Steward A man spied on a woman in a toilet cubicle at a popular Ipswich shopping centre, a court heard. Woman who attacked mother-in-law is fined Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Michael Steward A woman who punched and kicked her mother-in-law in a drunken attack has been fined by magistrates. Man denies driving Maserati without due care and attention Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Michael Steward A man accused of driving a Maserati without due care and attention in Ipswich will face a trial next year. Man avoids prison after being caught driving while disqualified Monday, November 25, 2019 Michael Steward An Ipswich man caught driving while disqualified has avoided being sent to prison. Haul of Anglo Saxon coins found in Suffolk to go under the hammer Monday, November 25, 2019 Michael Steward A hoard of Anglo Saxon coins unearthed in Suffolk two years ago are set to go under the hammer next month - and could fetch £50,000. School open as normal following sickness bug closure Monday, November 25, 2019 Michael Steward An Ipswich primary school which was forced to close on Friday after a sickness bug wiped out staff and pupils has reopened today. What are the heating oil theft hotspots in the county? Saturday, November 23, 2019 Michael Steward An "awful lot" of heating oil theft in Suffolk goes under-reported, according to a top rural police officer. Man charged with GBH and false imprisonment Friday, November 22, 2019 Michael Steward A man will appear at crown court next month charged with false imprisonment and grievous bodily harm with intent. Man breached court order by accessing swingers site Friday, November 22, 2019 Michael Steward A Suffolk man breached a sexual harm prevention order by accessing a swingers site, a court heard. Man who stole 17 coats from Ipswich M&S is jailed Friday, November 22, 2019 Michael Steward A serial offender who stole 17 women's coats from Marks and Spencer in Ipswich over two weeks has been jailed by magistrates.