Tom Potter East Suffolk reporter email@example.com @TomPotterEADT Schizophrenic sectioned after crashing into cars and firing imitation uzi Yesterday, 17:42 Tom Potter A paranoid schizophrenic has been sectioned following a drug-induced episode involving an imitation machine gun last year. Ex-solicitor fled crash in Jaguar while more than four times alcohol limit Yesterday, 17:17 Tom Potter A former solicitor who left the scene of a crash she caused while more than four times the drink-driving limit has been given a suspended prison sentence. Teenage care worker stole colleague’s card details to order takeaway Mon, 18:19 Tom Potter A teenage care worker has been ordered to carry out 50 hours of community service for using a colleague’s bank card details to get takeaway food sent to her home. Alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy and ketamine found in drivers’ systems Mon, 17:18 Tom Potter Five drink and drug-drivers have been banned from the road after being caught over the limit. Ipswich Burger King operator to pay £40k after teen worker scalded by oil Thursday, January 11, 2018 Tom Potter A fast food franchisee faces a payout of almost £40,000 for health and safety failures after a teenage worker was scalded with hot oil. Join In: Police commissioner’s ‘most difficult decision’ looms over tax increase Thursday, January 11, 2018 Tom Potter Almost 1,000 people responded to a survey asking whether or not they supported an almost 7% increase in the policing element of council tax. Disabled pensioner, 89, admits resisting officer called to marital home Thursday, January 11, 2018 Tom Potter An 89-year-old man has admitted obstructing a police officer called to reports of a domestic incident at his Ipswich address. Sighting story suggests suitcase murder victim was killed in Suffolk Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Tom Potter New theories have been introduced into the investigation of a 51-year-old Suffolk murder case. University of Suffolk aims to become leading cyber security research centre Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Tom Potter Ipswich could soon become a major research centre in the fight against cybercrime. Pair deny hunting wild animal with dog, while another admits poaching Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Tom Potter Two men have denied hunting wild animals with a dog in a Suffolk field last November. ‘There can be no walking away’ – Suffolk sergeant’s blog paints revealing picture of police life Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Tom Potter Ali Livingstone’s blog describes the challenges of dealing with danger and tragedy – sometimes against a background of media criticism and public scepticism. Video: Will 1967 Tattingstone suitcase murder of Bernard Oliver ever be solved? Saturday, January 6, 2018 Tom Potter This weekend marks 51 years since teenager Bernard Oliver left his London home to spend the evening with friends – 10 days before his dismembered body was found in two suitcases in a village just outside Ipswich. Eighty ‘revenge porn’ cases in Suffolk as offence linked to wider pattern of abuse Thursday, January 4, 2018 Tom Potter Harassment and exploitation are a perpetual and growing scourge on society – but the rapid growth of the internet brought new mechanisms of oppression to abusers. Knives, alcohol and vape liquid among 336 items confiscated at Ipswich courts in three years Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Tom Potter Security staff confiscated more than 330 banned items at the doors of courts in Ipswich during the last three years. Martin Saltiel, 48, in court following New Year’s Day drama in Skylark Lane, Ipswich Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Tom Potter A man arrested following a siege on an address in Ipswich has been remanded in custody to appear at crown court later this month. Great Barton drink-driver ‘swayed across road’ after pulling away from pub on Christmas Eve Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Tom Potter A drink-driver failed a breath test after being seen pulling away from a Suffolk pub on Christmas Eve. Drunk threatened to stab doorman for refusing entry to Ipswich venue Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Tom Potter A man who threatened to stab a doorman for refusing him entry to a nightclub has been ordered to carry out community service. Video: Former Stowmarket UKIP councillor Stephen Searle in court charged with murder of wife Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Tom Potter A former UKIP councillor is due to appear before a judge for the first time tomorrow morning after being charged with his wife’s murder. Firefighters’ six-hour effort to remove ring from man’s genitals Monday, January 1, 2018 Tom Potter Firefighters spent six hours providing assistance in removing a sex toy from a man’s reproductive organ. Neighbours describe drama of armed siege on Pinewood housing estate Monday, January 1, 2018 Tom Potter Armed police swarmed on an Ipswich street following reports of a man carrying an axe and damaging property. Updated: Arrest made after armed police in stand-off with ‘axe’ man in Skylark Lane, Ipswich Monday, January 1, 2018 Tom Potter An arrest has been after armed police were involved in a stand-off with a man carrying an axe at a property in Ipswich. Bariatric patient freed by fire crew after becoming stuck between bed and wardrobe Monday, January 1, 2018 Tom Potter Firefighters were called to an address in a west Suffolk village to help free a man who was trapped between a bed and wardrobe. Cable fault leaves more than 200 without power in Woodbridge Monday, January 1, 2018 Tom Potter An underground cable fault has left 216 UK Power Networks customers without electricity in the Woodbridge area. Video: Dry, bright, chilly start to 2018 – turning windy by evening Monday, January 1, 2018 Tom Potter Met Office weather forecasters are predicting a chilly start to 2018, with sunshine and blustery showers for many. Baby Lenny enters world with two pushes in front seat of car on roadside Monday, January 1, 2018 Tom Potter This punctual little newborn couldn’t wait to get to hospital for his due date – arriving rather too promptly at the side of a Suffolk road. Calls to Suffolk police up 40% on busy New Year’s Eve Monday, January 1, 2018 Tom Potter Police received 40% more 999 calls than average on one of the busiest nights of the year for emergency services in Suffolk. Free range egg firm and pesto producer named as food award finalists Monday, January 1, 2018 Tom Potter A free range egg company and a handmade sauce producer are in the running for an annual award. Updated: Police granted extra time to question suspect - believed to be former UKIP councillor Stephen Searle - in connection with woman’s murder Sunday, December 31, 2017 Tom Potter A former UKIP county councillor and parliamentary candidate is understood to have been arrested on suspicion of killing his wife in Stowmarket. Updated: Police rule out suspicious circumstances in Carlton Colville man’s ‘sudden death’ Sunday, December 31, 2017 Tom Potter Police have ruled out any suspicious circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a man, believed to be in his 70s, in Carlton Colville, near Lowestoft. Amelia Gower, 14, missing from home in Great Waldingfield since Saturday Sunday, December 31, 2017 Tom Potter Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 14-year-old girl from Great Waldingfield.