Crime news

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Anorexic teenager Averil Hart, who died just weeks into her first term at university, was referred into an eating disorder team experiencing a “severe staffing crisis”, an inquest heard.

A 31-year-old man who took part in a knifepoint robbery at a Suffolk store during which two female assistants were told they would be stabbed if they didn’t do as they were told has been jailed for five years.

A Stowmarket man caught hugging an 80-year-old dementia patient at a care home with his trousers down has avoided prison.

Mystery still surrounds the identity of a suspected murder victim after human bones were found in a Sudbury river just over a month ago.

A pawn shop in Stowmarket’s Meadow Centre was broken into by burglars during the night, causing significant damage to the property.

A police helicopter was used to help search for a male suspect last night after reports a woman had been threatened in Colchester.

A former world skeet champion who turned a blind eye to a cannabis factory being run in his Suffolk home by his former partner has been fined £2,500.

A drug dealer who was stopped by police in Leiston on his way to meet a customer has been jailed for seven years.

Ipswich MP Tom Hunt spent an evening with Suffolk police’s new Kestrel team - as they swooped on hotspots and parts of the town dealing with anti-social behaviour.

An Ipswich man has denied drink driving and will now face a trial before magistrates later this year.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after an Ipswich bus driver was allegedly assaulted after challenging someone who wasn’t wearing a face mask.

The mother of a “beautiful and intelligent” teenager with anorexia, who penned a diary about her rapid weight loss while at university, has told an inquest her “tremendously courageous” daughter’s death could have been prevented.

A man celebrating his 35th birthday party in Colchester has been fined - after police interrupted his birthday party for breaching the new Covid-19 “rule of six”.

Armed police raided an address in the Whitton estate in Ipswich on Monday afternoon.

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Crime Week Ipswich

Each week we look at the crimes committed in Ipswich. If you have information that could help solve any of these offences, please call Suffolk Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


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