Tom Potter East Suffolk reporter firstname.lastname@example.org @TomPotterEADT Teenage boys’ sexual assault claims refuted by accused Ipswich man Yesterday, 17:04 Tom Potter Two teenage boys have been accused of making up claims they were sexually assaulted by an Ipswich bar manager. Knife crime cautions and convictions climb to eight-year high in county Saturday, September 22, 2018 Tom Potter Cautions and convictions for knife crime in Suffolk last year reached their highest levels since 2010. One in 50 fraud reports end in police charge or summons, figures reveal Friday, September 21, 2018 Tom Potter About one in every 50 reports of fraud resulted in police charging a suspect in Suffolk last year, according to new figures. Six-month ban for van driver caught speeding seven times along A12 Friday, September 21, 2018 Tom Potter An Ipswich van driver has been banned from the road after being caught speeding along the A12 on seven occasions in a month. Teenager in court to face Bury St Edmunds attempted rape charge Friday, September 21, 2018 Tom Potter A teenager has appeared in court accused of attempting to rape a woman in Bury St Edmunds. More reports of ‘Nottingham Knockers’ targeting Suffolk households Friday, September 21, 2018 Tom Potter More reports of doorstep callers selling household products and claiming to belong to a rehabilitation scheme have been made in parts of Suffolk. Animal ban after Staffies found ‘chronically undernourished’ Thursday, September 20, 2018 Tom Potter An Ipswich man has been banned from keeping animals after his two dogs were found emaciated and chronically undernourished. WARNING DISTRESSING CONTENT – Man admits neglect and incompetence after rabbits put down Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Tom Potter A Suffolk smallholder has admitted neglecting rabbits – found in such a poor state they were euthanised that day. Empower Suffolk hub aims to enhance knowledge of coercive control Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Tom Potter An information and support hub has been set up to enhance understanding and treatment of emotional and psychological abuse. ‘Changing way society talks is first step to breaking suicide stigma’ Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Tom Potter The founder of a peer support group for those bereaved by suicide has urged people to think carefully about language used to discuss the subject. ‘Keep dogs and cars’ call as hare coursing reports more than double Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Tom Potter Tougher punishment for hare coursers is being called for after reports of the crime more than doubled in a year across Suffolk. Convenience store boss admits trading illegal cigarettes and tobacco Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Tom Potter A Suffolk shop owner could face a custodial sentence for allowing the sale of illegal cigarettes and tobacco at knock-down prices. Drink-driving wine shop boss crashed car after private tasting party Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Tom Potter A Felixstowe wine merchant crashed his car while three-and-a-half times the drink-driving limit following an evening tasting session. Housing firm and sales boss deny hiding plans for play area on estate Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Tom Potter A Suffolk housing developer has denied misleading house buyers by omitting plans for a children’s play area on a large green space. April ‘fool’ sent to jail for 80th offence of driving while disqualified Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Tom Potter A kitchen porter has been jailed after being caught driving for the 80th time while disqualified. Missing child case every eight hours in Suffolk during first half of year Monday, September 10, 2018 Tom Potter More detailed analysis of missing children cases has been commissioned as figures showed police dealt with more than 1,500 in the first six months of the year. Suffolk man denies ransacking woman’s flat and stealing underwear Monday, September 10, 2018 Tom Potter A man has denied stealing underwear and other clothing from a woman’s flat in Ipswich. Video: Two arrested after Land Rover and cash machine left at scene of Co-op ram-raid Monday, September 10, 2018 Tom Potter These pictures show the aftermath of a ram-raid in Kessingland. ‘Police on verge of crisis’, says superintendents association chief Monday, September 10, 2018 Tom Potter Policing stands on the brink of crisis in many areas, according to the head of a body representing senior officers. Fewer victims support charges for domestic and serious sexual offences Monday, September 10, 2018 Tom Potter More than half of domestic crime victims withdrew support for charges over the last year. Man falls from multi-storey car park in Lowestoft Monday, September 10, 2018 Tom Potter A man was injured in a fall from a multi-storey car park in Lowestoft. Help for bereaved as Suffolk marks Suicide Prevention Day Monday, September 10, 2018 Tom Potter Bereavement is just the start of grief for the two-thirds of people more likely to make an attempt on their own life following the death by suicide of a loved one. Road closed after large fire at derelict building in Haverhill Monday, September 10, 2018 Tom Potter Police closed a road in Haverhill after a large fire broke out in a derelict building. Rural buy-to-let property at risk of exploitation by ‘sub-human’ crime gangs Saturday, September 8, 2018 Tom Potter Rental owners are being warned their properties could be at risk from urban drug dealers moving into rural Suffolk. Meet the staff and volunteers being honoured on Emergency Services Day Saturday, September 8, 2018 Tom Potter Tomorrow marks the UK’s first Emergency Services Day. Constables’ run helps boost hospital’s breast care unit appeal total Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Tom Potter A cancer care charity appeal is continuing to bloom – with a little cultivation from two Suffolk police officers. ‘I’m losing money all the time’ – shopkeeper keeps door locked after thefts Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Tom Potter An Ipswich shopkeeper who began locking his doors in response to repeated thefts has again been the target of crime. Man, 20, remains on bail following arrest in Tavis Spencer Aitkens murder probe Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Tom Potter A 20-year-old man arrested in connection with the murder of Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer Aitkens remains on bail. Fingerprint of Sudbury bank bomb hoax accused found on device Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Tom Potter A man accused of participating in a bomb hoax claims he knew nothing of the scare until seeing Sudbury town centre closed off. Suspended sentence for man caught with almost 800 child porn images Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Tom Potter A Suffolk man has been handed a suspended jail term after being caught with almost 800 indecent images of children on his computer.