Tom Potter Share Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. East Suffolk reporter email@example.com @TomPotterEADT Continued resurgence in use of stop-and-search powers by Suffolk police Friday, July 3, 2020 Tom Potter Police use of stop-and-search has increased to levels not seen since before the introduction of stricter guidance in 2014. Cuckoo’d addict ‘made to eat dog food and lick boots of drug dealers’ Friday, July 3, 2020 Tom Potter A judge has decried the appalling tactics of county lines drug gangs in taking over the homes of vulnerable people. ‘Fire risk’ laptop plugs seized by port authorities Friday, July 3, 2020 Tom Potter Hundreds of unsafe plug adapters have been taken off the market after being seized by port authorities. ‘Home help’ stole from resident’s bedroom Friday, July 3, 2020 Tom Potter A Suffolk resident has reported being the victim of a suspected distraction theft by a doorstep caller claiming to be a charity worker. Life sentence for attack by 22-year-old with strangulation obsession Thursday, July 2, 2020 Tom Potter A twisted fantasist, sexually preoccupied by strangulation, has received a life sentence for throttling a counsellor. Man jailed for wielding baseball bat with knife screwed into the end Thursday, July 2, 2020 Tom Potter A man who caused panic by swinging around a baseball bat with a knife attached to the end has been jailed for 16 months. Man dragged ex through broken glass and snapped her ankle Thursday, July 2, 2020 Tom Potter A man who snapped his ex-partner’s ankle after dragging her through broken glass has avoided jail. Truck driver in court over 146kg heroin and cocaine find at port Thursday, July 2, 2020 Tom Potter A lorry driver is set to go on trial in Ipswich later this year accused of trying to smuggle heroin and cocaine worthmillions of pounds into the UK through Harwich International Port. Trio convicted of heroin and crack cocaine supply conspiracy in Ipswich Thursday, July 2, 2020 Tom Potter 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. Teenager who left female police officer with broken jaw warned he faces jail Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Tom Potter 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. Mum’s shock at suspected theft of 10-year-old daughter’s specialist buggy Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Tom Potter A Suffolk mother has been left speechless by the suspected theft of her autistic daughter’s specialist wheelchair from the edge of a field. ‘Too good to be true’ deals usually are, warn Suffolk Trading Standards Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Tom Potter Social media users are being warned to look out for scams designed to rip people off or steal their identities. Police to step up breath tests and enforcement as pubs reopen Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Tom Potter 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. Murdered Ipswich teen’s step-mum qualifies as youth worker Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Tom Potter The stepmother of a murdered Ipswich teenager is hoping to use her experiences to bring about positive change after qualifying as a youth worker. Men to stand trial next year over Ipswich stabbings Monday, June 29, 2020 Tom Potter Two men accused of being involved in a double stabbing incident in Ipswich will go on trial next year. Men in court after non-EU citizen found hidden in Ford Transit at Felixstowe Saturday, June 27, 2020 Tom Potter 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. County lines drug dealers admit operating in Suffolk Saturday, June 27, 2020 Tom Potter 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. Travellers ordered to move on from Portman Road car park Friday, June 26, 2020 Tom Potter 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. Domestic abuse and sexual violence services to receive £200k funding Friday, June 26, 2020 Tom Potter Suffolk’s Police and Commissioner has secured more than £200,000 of funding for support services financially affected by Covid-19. New book claims meditation can heal social unrest Friday, June 26, 2020 Tom Potter A Suffolk author’s new book suggests meditation could help tackle crime, violence and social unrest. Four boys sentenced for town centre brawl involving weapons Thursday, June 25, 2020 Tom Potter Four teenage boys have been sentenced for taking part in a brawl involving weapons in Ipswich town centre. Third ‘coward’ jailed for ganging up and stealing from 81-year-old man Thursday, June 25, 2020 Tom Potter 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. University rapist’s bid to appeal conviction rejected by court Thursday, June 25, 2020 Tom Potter A man jailed for eight years for raping a student has lost a bid to appeal his conviction. Port detainees kept too long in poor conditions, watchdog report finds Thursday, June 25, 2020 Tom Potter 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. Man facing trial over £100,000 Southwold cannabis factory Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Tom Potter A man has appeared in court charged in connection with the discovery of a cannabis factory in a seaside Suffolk town. Child abuse conviction quashed over hearsay account of ‘confession’ Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Tom Potter A man who protested his ‘100% innocence’ when found guilty of historic child sex abuse has won an appeal to have his conviction quashed. Man to face trial over alleged GBH assault Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Tom Potter 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. Man, 56, confronted by online ‘paedophile hunters’ appears in court Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Tom Potter A man has been convicted of attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child following a confrontation by online vigilantes. Ipswich man, 21, to face trial over rape allegation Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Tom Potter A 21-year-old man has denied raping a woman in Ipswich three years ago. Man admits armed raids on post office and village shop Monday, June 22, 2020 Tom Potter A man has admitted robbing a Suffolk convenience store and attempting to rob a post office while armed with a knife.