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Tom Potter

A decline in metal theft has been sustained across Suffolk over the course of a year – giving hope that efforts to eliminate the trade in stolen scrap are paying off.

An Ipswich artist has been left heartbroken by the theft of her beloved bicycle.

A drug-driver was arrested twice in one day after getting straight back behind the wheel following his release from custody.

Police have said they will be speaking to a teenage boy who reportedly entered a village shop and showed staff a toy gun – before buying a drink and leaving.

Police are investigating after a non-league footballer was reportedly assaulted during a match.

Police have charged four people with drug offences following the execution of warrants in locations including Ipswich and Melton last Wednesday.

Two brothers are due to appear at court this week accused of burgling a property in Ipswich.

Detectives are no closer to finding the mother of a baby girl whose body was discovered at a recycling centre four months ago.

One of the country’s largest ever seizures of heroin has been made at the Port of Felixstowe.

An animal loving Suffolk family are appealing for help in tracing a dozen stolen guinea pigs.

Five organisations have won a share of £73,000 for projects to reduce crime and supporting victims.

A legal loophole has caused police ‘significant challenges’ around enforcing the ban on drivers using a mobile phone.

The number of knife and weapon offences resulting in a caution or conviction has risen for the fourth straight year in Suffolk.

Road users are being asked to share their experience of other motorists flouting the law – as part of a survey to gauge opinion on safety and enforcement.

A shoplifter has denied coughing at member of staff and claiming to have coronavirus.

Authorities have confiscated a large shipment of nitrous oxide, also known as ‘laughing gas’ or ‘hippy crack’, after thousands of boxes of cartridges were seized in Suffolk.

Suffolk’s proactive approach to dismantling the illegal drugs trade has been credited for a spike in recorded crime and an ‘enviable’ rate of solved offences.

It is one of Suffolk’s most famous landmarks and the subject of an Ed Sheeran song – but there are concerns over anti-social behaviour in the grounds outside Framlingham Castle, according to police.

Police were called to a road in Ipswich after a car collided with another vehicle and ended up on its side in the early hours of the morning.

A man has been arrested following an incident in which a van reportedly collided with a police vehicle after leaving the scene of an earlier crash.

Two in every five people referred for medical or forensic examination following sexual assault in the last six months were under the age of 18, a report has revealed.

A Suffolk born pioneer has been recognised for his part in history – after almost two centuries of being branded a liar.

A chief superintendent has said Suffolk Constabulary is ‘doing the right thing by its workforce’ after figures revealed more than one in every nine officers was on light duties.

Serious and organised crime agents arrested three men in the Essex area as part of a million-pound cocaine smuggling investigation.

Temperatures are set to reach up to 29C in Suffolk over the next few days as warm air sweeps north from the Mediterranean.

A would-be bag snatcher, a fare dodger who endangered the safety of rail passengers, and a ‘disgusting thug’ who broke a policewoman’s jaw were among those jailed in Suffolk this week.

Cynical scammers are sinking to new depths to take advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A serial rail fare dodger has been jailed for endangering the safety of passengers by hanging out of a moving train.

A 52-year-old street drinker has been jailed for assaulting a shop assistant and a police officer.

A care worker caught driving a car with a cling film window and a worn tyre – while almost five times the alcohol limit – has been handed a suspended jail term.

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