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 Carer drained £17k from account of 94-year-old woman with dementia 07:30 Tom Potter A disgraced care worker has admitted draining almost £17,000 from the bank account of a 94-year-old with dementia. Man admits torching bus shelter and attacking shopper outside Co-op 05:30 Tom Potter A man who went on the 'rampage' round a Suffolk village has admitted burning down a bus shelter and using a shopping basket to launch an unprovoked assault. Homeless alcoholic with 182 offences on record handed rehab 'lifeline' 13:07 Tom Potter A homeless man with a criminal record of almost 200 offences has been offered a 'lifeline' despite repeatedly ignoring court orders designed to curb his behaviour. Man in court charged with absconding from open prison Mon, 16:30 Tom Potter A man has appeared in court charged with absconding from Hollesley Bay prison. Man accused of assault on officer following five-hour police incident Mon, 15:56 Tom Potter A 37-year-old Suffolk man has denied assaulting a police officer during his arrest on suspicion of another alleged offence. Pushchairs and child car seats among unsafe products destined for sale online Mon, 06:28 Tom Potter Almost a million potentially hazardous products - including unsafe child car seats due for sale on Amazon - have been seized at the Port of Felixstowe in the last year. Police pledge action on abusers despite tenth of cases reaching court Mon, 06:28 Tom Potter Police have promised to pursue convictions for domestic abusers in light of figures suggesting about one in 10 arrests result in charges for coercive control. Mum locked up after putting recycling out in wrong colour bin bags Sunday, August 18, 2019 Tom Potter An Ipswich woman who dumped 60 bags of rubbish outside her home has been prosecuted for using the wrong bin bags. Young Town fan finds True Blue calling with Youtube channel Saturday, August 17, 2019 Tom Potter A 13-year-old Suffolk schoolboy is making a name for himself online with a Youtube channel dedicated to Ipswich Town. Drug poisoning deaths a 'preventable' tragedy, as numbers hit record level Saturday, August 17, 2019 Tom Potter Record numbers of drug-related deaths across Suffolk have been called a 'preventable' tragedy. Does Ed's Leeds set list hint at what's to come for fans at Chantry Park? Saturday, August 17, 2019 Tom Potter Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran lit up Leeds with a blistering selection of songs for the opening date of his latest UK tour - which rolls into Ipswich on Friday for four homecoming gigs. Man in 30s arrested following five-hour stalemate with police at Suffolk property Saturday, August 17, 2019 Tom Potter Police have arrested a man following five hours of negotiations at an address in Martlesham. Police hunt man who threw bike at train conductor Saturday, August 17, 2019 Tom Potter British Transport Police have released a photograph of a man they want to speak to in connection with an assault on the platform of a Suffolk railway station. Union says government must restore police force to pre-austerity levels Friday, August 16, 2019 Tom Potter Police officer numbers should be returned to pre-austerity levels if the government wants to tackle serious violence, union chiefs have said. Burglar who stole prison education tools faces longer wait for sentence Thursday, August 15, 2019 Tom Potter A burglar faces an extended wait in jail to discover his punishment for a spate of addiction fuelled break-ins - including stealing 20 laptops designed to help reform prisoners. Audacious fraudsters pretending to be rogue trade investigators Thursday, August 15, 2019 Tom Potter Brazen fraudsters are masquerading as officials from the very organisation assigned to investigate their scams. Murder accused dealer used 'self-defence' after 'walking into robbery' Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Tom Potter Jurors have been urged not to rule out the possibility an Ipswich man was 'out to rob' a teenage drug runner accused of his murder. Man freed from wreckage after car crashes into ditch Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Tom Potter Firefighters were called to free a man trapped in the wreckage of car which left a Suffolk road and crashed into a ditch this morning. Police called to railway station after 'disruptive youths' cause delays Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Tom Potter Rail passengers faced delays on trains due to 'disruptive youths' this morning. Poll Hands-free mobile phone use could be made illegal for drivers Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Tom Potter MPs could explore the idea of extending a ban on using hand-held mobile phones while driving to include hands-free devices. Joe Pooley death still under investigation, one year after body found Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Tom Potter Today marks one year since the discovery of 22-year-old Ipswich man Joe Pooley's body in the River Gipping. Police accounts reveal £130k 'golden goodbye' to former employee Sunday, August 11, 2019 Tom Potter A Suffolk police employee received a redundancy package worth more than £130,000 in the last year, annual accounts have revealed. Gang member, 18, jailed for stabbing two boys on streets of Ipswich Saturday, August 10, 2019 Tom Potter A teenage gang member who stabbed two boys, two years apart, while on bail, has been jailed for at least twelve-and-a-half years. Don't buy mattresses from pushy white van man, warn Trading Standards Friday, August 9, 2019 Tom Potter Residents of two Suffolk towns have been advised not to be persuaded into buying items from 'very pushy' unauthorised salesmen. Use of stop-and-search powers by police rises by a quarter across Suffolk Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Tom Potter Suffolk has seen the first rise in people being stopped and searched by police since the introduction of stricter guidance in 2014 - with use of the controversial power increasing 60% in Ipswich. Suffolk singer Laura Wright expecting first child Monday, August 5, 2019 Tom Potter Suffolk singer Laura Wright has revealed she is expecting her first child with husband Harry Rowland. Rural crime insurance claims cost Suffolk and Essex £3.5m Monday, August 5, 2019 Tom Potter The cost of crime to Suffolk's rural community has fallen by 10% in the last year, according to an annual insurance report - bucking a trend seen nationally, including in neighbouring Essex, where claims topped £2million. Racist graffiti daubed on road signs Saturday, August 3, 2019 Tom Potter "Disgusting" racist graffiti left on road signs in a Suffolk village has left its residents "shocked and extremely angry". Gardening equipment and tools stolen in series of thefts from sheds Friday, August 2, 2019 Tom Potter Police have urged residents of a Suffolk village to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity after a spate of thefts from sheds. Teenager facing jail for carrying knives onto railway station platform Friday, August 2, 2019 Tom Potter A teenager faces at least six months in jail after being caught carrying two large kitchen knives in his waistband onto a railway station platform.