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 Two arrested in connection with shop break-ins Yesterday, 13:25 Tom Potter Two men have been arrested in connection with burglary following two raids on convenience stores. Ipswich man to face trial over attempted murder of three pedestrians Yesterday, 12:28 Tom Potter A man faces trial accused of the attempted murder of three pedestrians struck by a car as they left a pub. No weapon recovered after ‘gunman’ reports in Ipswich park Yesterday, 13:58 Tom Potter Police have said no weapon was recovered following an incident which saw armed officers respond to reports of a man armed with a gun in an Ipswich park. Number of suspected modern slavery victims rises more than a third Saturday, April 4, 2020 Tom Potter The number of potential modern slavery victims identified in Suffolk increased by more than a third last year, according to official figures. Lorry windscreen smashed by object thrown from A14 bridge near Ipswich Friday, April 3, 2020 Tom Potter Police are appealing for information after an object was thrown from a bridge and broke the windscreen of a lorry travelling along the A14 near Ipswich. Coronavirus curbs ‘can make home seem like prison’ to abuse victims Friday, April 3, 2020 Tom Potter Police have promised a proactive approach to helping victims of abuse affected by restrictions on movement aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus. ‘Back yard buddies’ take resourceful approach to staying safely connected Friday, April 3, 2020 Tom Potter Neighbours are finding brilliant ways to stay in touch while keeping at least two metres apart during coronavirus restrictions. Video WATCH: University admissions chief answers students’ coronavirus questions Friday, April 3, 2020 Tom Potter A university admissions chief has offered some reassurance to A-level students concerned about losing out on skills due to school closures and exam cancellations. Charge for non-urgent calls to police 101 number scrapped Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Tom Potter Non-urgent calls to police will be free of charge from now on – after the government scrapped a 15p fee in place since the service was rolled out almost a decade ago. Mystery still surrounds baby’s death, 36 years after burial in village Monday, March 30, 2020 Tom Potter Thirty-six years ago today, residents of a village outside Ipswich gathered for the laying to rest of an unknown baby. Drop in empty homes pleasing, but thousands still remain vacant Monday, March 30, 2020 Tom Potter Suffolk appears to have bucked a national trend by cutting back the number of long-term vacant homes across the county. Suffolk adapts to life in ‘lockdown’ over first weekend of restrictions Sunday, March 29, 2020 Tom Potter People in Suffolk have been adapting to the first weekend of sweeping measures to restrict unnecessary movement and prevent the further spread of coronavirus. Children investigated for sexual offences could be victims too, say police Sunday, March 29, 2020 Tom Potter Alarming figures have revealed children as young as two being investigated for sexual offences in Suffolk. Growing number of men coming forward to report domestic abuse to police Saturday, March 28, 2020 Tom Potter Rising numbers of men are reporting domestic abuse to police in Suffolk. Majority listening, say police, but rules may be enforced if ignored Friday, March 27, 2020 Tom Potter Police have thanked the ‘vast majority’ for heeding advice on reducing the spread of COVID-19 – but warn officers may enforce new powers against anyone putting others at risk. Suffolk Magistrates’ Court given ‘priority’ status to remain open Friday, March 27, 2020 Tom Potter Suffolk Magistrates’ Court will be one of 158 priority court and tribunal buildings to remain open for essential face-to-face hearings from Monday. Warning to public over coronavirus related financial scams Thursday, March 26, 2020 Tom Potter Members of the public are being warned to be extra vigilant and wary of financial scams connected to coronavirus. Criminal courts only handling ‘urgent work’ due to coronavirus Thursday, March 26, 2020 Tom Potter Criminal courts have resorted to handling only urgent work as the nation continues to combat the spread of coronavirus. Video Death crash trucker’s ‘mindless’ behaviour exposed by dashcam Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Tom Potter Police have called a truck driver’s behaviour moments after fatally injuring a cyclist ‘truly shocking. Children of separated parents allowed to move between homes during lockdown Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Tom Potter Children of separated parents will be able to move between households during coronavirus restrictions, the government has confirmed, following concerns about the potential significant impact on families. Death crash lorry driver jailed for 40 months Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Tom Potter A lorry driver distracted by his phone before a fatal collision with a cyclist has been jailed for 40 months. Soprano’s special show for Ipswich retirement home residents Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Tom Potter A Suffolk soprano lifted the spirits of retirement home residents by staging a self-isolation friendly operatic performance. Legal experts on rights of shop staff concerned about COVID-19 impact Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Tom Potter As supermarkets serve a critical role in the COVID-19 crisis, we explore the rights of workers fearful of turning up to work and being exposed to the virus. Prisons ban visitors in effort to combat coronavirus Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Tom Potter Prisons across England and Wales will be closed to visitors from today as the government ramps up efforts to prevent the further spread of coronavirus. ‘We’re here for you’ – charity ensures support continues for survivors Monday, March 23, 2020 Tom Potter A support service for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse has praised staff for ensuring its more than 200 users can continue to receive help. Jury trials suspended in effort to prevent coronavirus spread Monday, March 23, 2020 Tom Potter All new jury trials will be halted in an effort to prevent further spread of coronavirus. BMW driver who ignored 23 speeding letters hit with £15k fine and 138 points Saturday, March 21, 2020 Tom Potter An Ipswich man has been fined £15,000 and hit with 138 points for failing to identify who was driving a car suspected of speeding along the same road on more than 20 occasions. American born motorist caused head-on crash in Suffolk village Friday, March 20, 2020 Tom Potter An American born driver has been disqualified for driving on the wrong side of a road and causing a head-on crash. Trio charged in connection with Ipswich heroin and cocaine supply conspiracy Thursday, March 19, 2020 Tom Potter Three men have been accused of conspiring to supply heroin and cocaine in Ipswich over a period of more than a year. Man charged with murder 40 years after Ipswich student’s death Thursday, March 19, 2020 Tom Potter An 79-year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of a doctor and former Ipswich student more than 40 years ago.