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.

A man has denied causing the death of a 19-year-old motorcyclist in west Suffolk and will face a trial next year.

Train passengers are facing yet more delays this morning due to major signalling problems causing serious disruption to Greater Anglia services.

There are no plans to close the Orwell Bridge this morning, Highways England has confirmed.

A woman foiled an attempt to steal her handbag in Ipswich when she punched the would-be robber in the face.

A number of items - including a bank card, jewellery and a watch - were stolen following a burglary in a village near Sudbury.

The Orwell Bridge has reopened in both directions after police were called to deal with an incident.

A prolific shoplifter who stole nearly £4,500 worth of items over 11 days has avoided a prison sentence.

A Suffolk woman who attacked pub staff after she was asked to leave before assaulting two police officers has avoided prison.

A pub manager on Southwold's idyllic harbour has spoken out after 14 men were arrested on suspicion of entering the country illegally.

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.

An Ipswich man has admitted an attempted burglary and asked for 18 similar offences to be taken into consideration.

A top Suffolk rural crime officer has scooped a prestigious national award for his outstanding work in the countryside.

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of common assault after a 16-year-old girl was allegedly attacked in Ipswich.

Rogue traders who claim to be deaf to sell artwork door-to-door have been operating in Ipswich, Suffolk Trading Standards has warned.

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.

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.

An Ipswich man facing nine child sex offences will appear at crown court in January.

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.

A shoplifter phoned police and asked them if he was wanted before admitting two store thefts, a court heard.

A man spied on a woman in a toilet cubicle at a popular Ipswich shopping centre, a court heard.

A woman who punched and kicked her mother-in-law in a drunken attack has been fined by magistrates.

A man accused of driving a Maserati without due care and attention in Ipswich will face a trial next year.

An Ipswich man caught driving while disqualified has avoided being sent to prison.

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.

An Ipswich primary school which was forced to close on Friday after a sickness bug wiped out staff and pupils has reopened today.

An "awful lot" of heating oil theft in Suffolk goes under-reported, according to a top rural police officer.

A man will appear at crown court next month charged with false imprisonment and grievous bodily harm with intent.

A Suffolk man breached a sexual harm prevention order by accessing a swingers site, a court heard.

A serial offender who stole 17 women's coats from Marks and Spencer in Ipswich over two weeks has been jailed by magistrates.

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