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Michael Steward

It’s nearly 60 years since 12-year-old schoolgirl Linda Smith went to buy a magazine for her great-grandmother at a newsagent’s in the quiet Essex village of Earls Colne. She would never been seen alive again.

More younger people are falling severely ill with coronavirus despite having no underlying health issues, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned.

Four people have been arrested following two incidents of theft from a Suffolk quarry.

Four new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Suffolk, with Essex seeing an increase of 21 in the past 24 hours, latest government figures have revealed.

Cigarettes and alcohol were stolen from an Ipswich convenience store after thieves broke in early this morning.

Fighting crime during the coronavirus crisis is challenging but frontline officers are “pulling together” to deal with the pressures of the pandemic, according to the Suffolk and Essex police federations.

A man has been charged following an armed robbery at a Tesco store in Bury St Edmunds.

Opportunistic fraudsters are continuing to use the coronavirus crisis as a way to scam people, it has been warned.

No fines have yet been issued by Suffolk police under new powers brought in to tackle the spread of the coronavirus, the force has confirmed.

Action will be taken against anyone found flouting strict measures to tackle the spread of coronavirus, police have warned - after concerns were highlighted about an area of Ipswich.

A teenager will be sentenced next month after robbing two men of their valuables in separate incidents in Ipswich.

A man who pointed a loaded shotgun at police before setting a garden shed on fire has been jailed for more than five-and-a-half years.

An Ipswich man who set fire to a flat in the town has been jailed for 28 months.

People in Suffolk are being urged to stay at home this weekend after county leaders issued a stark warning that “anyone can spread coronavirus”.

Suffolk pop superstar Ed Sheeran will pay the wages of staff at his London pub during the coronavirus crisis.

Two more patients have died from coronavirus at Colchester Hospital as the number of cases in the region rose again.

Tributes have been paid to a “kind, loving and popular” Suffolk man who died after contracting coronavirus.

Many retired Suffolk police officers have offered to return to duty should they be needed during the coronavirus outbreak, the county’s chief constable has said.

Some prisoners could be released from jails in Suffolk as the government looks to ease pressure caused by the coronavirus crisis.

The county’s police chief has issued a video message to the people of Suffolk urging them to ‘work together’ in the fight against coronavirus.

Transport police will be available to stop non-essential workers from travelling on trains in the region, it has been announced.

The introduction of secure phones given to prisoners following the temporary cancellation of jail visits due to the COVID-19 outbreak can be a “lifeline” for inmates, a campaigner has said.

Suffolk’s police chief said enforcing new powers to fine people who do not comply with government measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus will be a “last resort”.

Fraudsters are now posing as the Department for Education (DfE) in an attempt to obtain bank details as they continue to look for ways to exploit the coronavirus outbreak.

Charities are offering online services to victims of domestic abuse amid concerns over a rise in violence due to Government measures brought in to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.

Fraud cases in Suffolk rose by 13% in a year, figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed.

The Government is being urged to release “low-risk” inmates serving a short jail sentence back into the community to slim the prison population and aid the coronavirus battle.

A group of life-saving emergency medical volunteers are determined to keep services running during the coronavirus crisis but admit the current situation is “very challenging”.

Scammers pretending to be from the British Red Cross are knocking on doors of elderly people, taking money to do their shopping and then not returning, it has been warned.

A prolific night-time burglar who preyed on homes in the Ipswich area and stole more than £24,000 worth of goods has been jailed for three years.

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