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Tom Potter

Police use of stop-and-search has increased to levels not seen since before the introduction of stricter guidance in 2014.

A judge has decried the appalling tactics of county lines drug gangs in taking over the homes of vulnerable people.

Hundreds of unsafe plug adapters have been taken off the market after being seized by port authorities.

A Suffolk resident has reported being the victim of a suspected distraction theft by a doorstep caller claiming to be a charity worker.

A twisted fantasist, sexually preoccupied by strangulation, has received a life sentence for throttling a counsellor.

A man who caused panic by swinging around a baseball bat with a knife attached to the end has been jailed for 16 months.

A man who snapped his ex-partner’s ankle after dragging her through broken glass has avoided jail.

A lorry driver is set to go on trial in Ipswich later this year accused of trying to smuggle heroin and cocaine worth

millions of pounds into the UK through Harwich International Port.

Three men have been convicted of conspiring to supply class A drugs on the streets of Ipswich over a period of more than a year.

A machete-carrying teenager who assaulted two police officers – leaving one with a fractured eye socket and a broken jaw – has been told he faces a significant custodial sentence.

A Suffolk mother has been left speechless by the suspected theft of her autistic daughter’s specialist wheelchair from the edge of a field.

Social media users are being warned to look out for scams designed to rip people off or steal their identities.

Police will be stepping up roadside breath tests and enforcement around drink and drug-driving as restrictions ease on the opening of pubs from next week.

The stepmother of a murdered Ipswich teenager is hoping to use her experiences to bring about positive change after qualifying as a youth worker.

Two men accused of being involved in a double stabbing incident in Ipswich will go on trial next year.

A group of Suffolk men have appeared in court charged with immigration, drugs and weapons offences after a non-EU citizen was allegedly hidden in a Ford Transit van travelling from France.

Two men have been convicted of drug dealing offences following their arrests as part of a major operation by Suffolk Constabulary and Met Police officers to target county lines.

A group of travellers have been served with an eviction notice to leave an Ipswich car park after ignoring the borough council’s requests to move on.

Suffolk’s Police and Commissioner has secured more than £200,000 of funding for support services financially affected by Covid-19.

A Suffolk author’s new book suggests meditation could help tackle crime, violence and social unrest.

Four teenage boys have been sentenced for taking part in a brawl involving weapons in Ipswich town centre.

A third man has been jailed for taking part in what a detective called one of the most cowardly crimes she had ever dealt with.

A man jailed for eight years for raping a student has lost a bid to appeal his conviction.

A pregnant woman was held for almost 28 hours with little meaningful contact, while others stayed in “filthy” conditions at Border Force detention facilities in Suffolk and north Essex, a report has found.

A man has appeared in court charged in connection with the discovery of a cannabis factory in a seaside Suffolk town.

A man who protested his ‘100% innocence’ when found guilty of historic child sex abuse has won an appeal to have his conviction quashed.

A 54-year-old man is due to go on trial later this year after appearing in court to deny inflicting grievous bodily harm on another man.

A man has been convicted of attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child following a confrontation by online vigilantes.

A 21-year-old man has denied raping a woman in Ipswich three years ago.

A man has admitted robbing a Suffolk convenience store and attempting to rob a post office while armed with a knife.

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