Tom Potter East Suffolk reporter firstname.lastname@example.org @TomPotterEADT Drink-driver dragged from car police rammed after pursuit near Ipswich 16:36 Tom Potter A drink-driver's erratic journey was ended when police rammed into his Mercedes on a slip road off the A14 at Ipswich. Mouse droppings and filthy kitchen uncovered at Chinese takeaway 07:30 Tom Potter A takeaway boss has been fined thousands after mouse droppings were discovered near a 'filthy' kitchen where raw meat was being kept at almost twice the required temperature. 'Naive' restaurant owner paid strangers to remove rubbish dumped nearby 13:34 Tom Potter A 'naive' restaurant owner will have to fork out almost 20 times the amount he paid two strangers to remove rubbish later found dumped at a roadside. Tearoom inspection found mouldy food 'unfit for human consumption' Yesterday, 19:00 Tom Potter A tearoom owner has been hit with a bill for almost £3,000 after inspectors uncovered mouldy food deemed unfit for human consumption. Burglar stole van and tools from nursery for adults with disabilities Friday, December 6, 2019 Tom Potter A burglar stole cash, tools and a van from a nursery providing opportunities to adults with disabilities and disadvantages. Drink and drug-driving arrest tally tops 20 in five days of campaign Friday, December 6, 2019 Tom Potter Suffolk police have arrested more than 20 people in the first five days of a Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-driving. Violent criminal caught more than a year after skipping bail Friday, December 6, 2019 Tom Potter A wanted man with a history of violence, including convictions for stabbing his own sons, has been sent back to jail following his arrest for drugs offences. Used car dealer denies driving Bentley while over limit Friday, December 6, 2019 Tom Potter A Suffolk used car dealer has denied driving a Bentley Continental while over the legal alcohol limit. Landlord not guilty of breaching antisocial rubbish dumping notice Thursday, December 5, 2019 Tom Potter A landlord has been cleared of breaching a council notice regarding rubbish left outside two Ipswich properties. Video Drink-driver more than twice limit - hours after crashing at holiday park Thursday, December 5, 2019 Tom Potter Three drink-drivers have made the list of people caught and convicted in the short time since police launched their annual Christmas crackdown at the start of the month. Amusement arcade burglar so intoxicated he could not recall break-in Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Tom Potter A man has admitted burgling a Felixstowe amusement arcade despite having no recollection of committing the offence. Sleeping man had kitchen knife in pocket while drunk in charge of car Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Tom Potter An Ipswich man must carry out unpaid work after being found drunk and asleep in the passenger seat of his car - with a kitchen knife protruding from his shirt pocket. Crash driver left scene and declined blood test at hospital Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Tom Potter A woman who crashed her car, left the scene and then declined to give a blood sample has been banned from driving for a year. Man accused of intent to supply kilo of cocaine worth £100,000 Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Tom Potter A Suffolk man has been accused of possession with intent to supply cocaine with an estimated street value of about £100,000. Pair accused of attacking McDonald's customer with 'branches and baseball bats' Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Tom Potter Two Ipswich men have been accused of attacking another man in the car park of a fast food outlet. Man accused of accessing almost 100,000 indecent images of children in 10 years Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Tom Potter A Suffolk man has been accused of having accessed almost 100,000 indecent images of children over a 10-year period. Video Major power plant hub aims to create thousands of jobs Thursday, November 28, 2019 Tom Potter A new youth employment hub has launched in Leiston with the aim of allowing local young people to unlock thousands of potential jobs in the construction and operation of a third nuclear power plant near the town. Campaign shines light on impact of domestic abuse in isolated areas Thursday, November 28, 2019 Tom Potter Suffolk police teamed up with the Co-op to shine a light on the acute impact felt by victims of abuse in rural communities. Birthday burglar vows to go straight after jail for stealing neighbour's TV Thursday, November 28, 2019 Tom Potter An Ipswich man who burgled his next door neighbour's home while the victim was still in the property has been jailed for three years on his 35th birthday. New ways of handling enquiries from other forces save police time Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Tom Potter A new system of dealing with requests from other police forces has saved Suffolk Constabulary the equivalent of almost £100,000 in work since July. what3words helps police find stolen safe and locate a suspect Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Tom Potter A potentially lifesaving location app has already been used by police to effectively pinpoint lost people and property - including a stolen safe found dumped in the middle of the countryside. Cyclist in 70s found badly hurt on Suffolk road - but was he involved in a collision? Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Tom Potter Police are trying to piece together the events leading to a cyclist in his 70s being found seriously injured on a Suffolk road. Video Teen in custody - another in hospital - following reports of fight at Ipswich flat Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Tom Potter A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm following reports of a fight at a flat near the Waterfront area of Ipswich. Drug-driving teen lost control on A14 while trying to fetch lighter Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Tom Potter A teenage drug-driver with an "appalling history" of motoring offences overturned his car on the A14 while bending down to retrieve a cigarette lighter. More than 20 cases of domestic abuse reported to police every day in Suffolk Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Tom Potter Domestic abuse related crimes have soared across Suffolk and Essex in the last three years - equating to about 15% of all crime and about a third of all violent crime. Drink-driver caught out by DNA after fleeing crash and lying to police Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Tom Potter A drink-driver ran from the scene of a collision and lied to police about who was behind the wheel. Siblings face trial over alleged attack on couple during 'pub melee' Monday, November 25, 2019 Tom Potter A woman has been accused of 'glassing' another woman during a fight at a Suffolk pub. Police dogs and handlers lack full training to sniff out crime, report finds Saturday, November 23, 2019 Tom Potter Urgent action has been required to ensure police dogs and their handlers receive proper training after a survey found deficiencies. Police chief's reassurance over fallback control room plans Friday, November 22, 2019 Tom Potter Suffolk's chief of police has made reassurances that the force has a well-prepared and well-rehearsed backup plan should the county's control room suffer a critical system failure. Hundreds lose power following underground cable fault Friday, November 22, 2019 Tom Potter Hundreds of homes were hit by power cuts this morning following an underground cable fault.