Tom Potter Share Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. East Suffolk reporter firstname.lastname@example.org @TomPotterEADT Doorstep scammers claiming to be reformed convicts spotted in town Yesterday, 09:26 Tom Potter Consumer protection officials have warned householders of the appearance of ‘Nottingham knockers’ in a Suffolk town. Smokers fined for throwing cigarette butts Tue, 16:00 Tom Potter Two smokers have been fined a total of £440 after being spotted dropping cigarette butts on the streets of Ipswich. Alleged hacker’s legal bid to retrieve seized devices turned down Tue, 13:23 Tom Potter Alleged hacker Lauri Love has lost a legal battle for the return of computers and storage devices seized in 2013. ‘I’d rather be punched or kicked’, declares custody officer after ‘vile’ spitting Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Tom Potter A profoundly deaf Ipswich man has been handed a community order for spitting in a detention officer’s face after spending 12 hours in custody. Suffolk’s homicide rate third lowest of all counties Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Tom Potter Police have been encouraged by the county’s homicide rate falling to the third lowest across England and Wales last year. Ipswich dock blaze arson, say police Monday, February 11, 2019 Tom Potter Police have launched an arson investigation after a suspicious fire spread inside a disused building at Ipswich docks. Alleged hacker begins legal battle to retrieve seized computer devices Monday, February 11, 2019 Tom Potter Alleged hacker Lauri Love has begun a legal battle for the return of computers and storage devices seized in 2013. Suffolk airman accused of throwing punch which caused brain haemorrhage Monday, February 11, 2019 Tom Potter A 24-year-old airman has been accused of seriously assaulting a man and attacking his son. Overnight closures on major Suffolk and Essex roads this week Monday, February 11, 2019 Tom Potter Highways England has announced a number of planned roadworks for the Suffolk and north Essex area in the week ahead. Taxi drivers ‘worst culprits’ for using phones at the wheel Monday, February 11, 2019 Tom Potter Taxi and private hire drivers were the worst culprits for using mobile phones at the wheel according to traffic studies conducted at Suffolk sites, it has emerged. Military veteran research informs unique service for traumatised police Monday, February 11, 2019 Tom Potter Norfolk and Suffolk police have today announced a collaboration to provide staff and officers bespoke mental health support when needed. Video Clearing clouds bring risk of overnight frost – but warmer weather on the way Sunday, February 10, 2019 Tom Potter Clearing skies, following a rainy start to Sunday, will bring the chance of overnight frost to Suffolk. Firearm offences halve – five times more knives than guns used in crime Sunday, February 10, 2019 Tom Potter Gun crime more than halved across Suffolk over the last year, according to new figures. Got what it takes to win Ipswich Waterfront dragon boat race? Saturday, February 9, 2019 Tom Potter An Ipswich charity is looking for teams to compete in its second dragon boat race. Free parcel on your doorstep? You may be a victim of ‘brushing’ Thursday, February 7, 2019 Tom Potter Consumers are being warned about a parcel delivery scam known as ‘brushing’. Free parcel on your doorstep? You may be a victim of ‘brushing’ Thursday, February 7, 2019 Tom Potter Consumers are being warned about a parcel delivery scam known as ‘brushing’. Suffolk ‘no longer a rural idyll’ as police take on 21st century challenges Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Tom Potter A Suffolk MP has called for a shake-up of police funding to address “long-term disparities” between the county’s force and others across the country. Arrests up but penalties down as police ‘avoid criminalising children’ Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Tom Potter Suffolk was one of just 11 police force areas in the country to see an increase in the number of children arrested last year. ‘Stansted 15’ protestors avoid jail for blocking airport deportation flight Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Tom Potter Fifteen activists whose protest closed the runway at Stansted Airport have been spared immediate prison sentences. Video ‘We all have duty to protect children from online dangers’ Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Tom Potter Ipswich school pupils have spoken about the potential risks they face online as experts called for concerted action to keep young people safe. Apology for blogger whose gender comments led to call from police Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Tom Potter Police have apologised for their handling of a complaint about a Suffolk woman’s online comments on gender. Less than 10% of resolved police complaints result in action during quarter Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Tom Potter One in 12 complaints made about Suffolk police during a three month period of last year have resulted in formal action. Bookies robber released after seeing out jail term awaiting fate in custody Monday, February 4, 2019 Tom Potter A former drug addict with an “appalling” criminal record has been told to apply the skills he picked up while in jail awaiting sentence for robbing a bookies. Video See how police are spelling out sexual consent with clear-cut Instagram campaign Monday, February 4, 2019 Tom Potter Police hope a social media drive can help stem rising sex assaults by highlighting issues of consent. Supporting constabulary ‘a real privilege’ for Suffolk police chaplains Thursday, January 31, 2019 Tom Potter In times of crisis and emergency, we call on those sworn to protect - but where do police officers turn to when they themselves need moral, ethical or spiritual guidance? Tax hike prompts call to reform funding formula ‘no one understands’ Thursday, January 31, 2019 Tom Potter Fresh calls have been made for the government to overhaul its method of funding the police after Suffolk taxpayers were again asked to contribute more. Video Social media bans for knife suspects aimed at reducing gang rivalry risk Thursday, January 31, 2019 Tom Potter New banning orders to tackle knife violence could see restricted access to social media for gang members as a way of stopping group rivalries escalating. Mapped: Where children have been approached by silver car driver Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Tom Potter Police have stepped up patrols in an area of Ipswich where five schoolchildren reported being accosted by a man in a silver car. Police officer reinstated after winning appeal against sacking for misusing computer system Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Tom Potter A sacked police officer has been reinstated after winning an appeal against his dismissal for misconduct. Middle class drug users causing poorer to ‘suffer’ by fuelling trade cocaine Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Tom Potter Affluent recreational drug users have been accused of causing deprived communities to suffer by fuelling demand in a lucrative criminal trade.