Tom Potter East Suffolk reporter email@example.com @TomPotterEADT Tougher punishment for abusers a ‘huge step’ but societal shift still needed Monday, July 9, 2018 Tom Potter A domestic abuse campaigner has welcomed tougher penalties to address the long-term psychological and financial harm on victims and their families. Pair set for crown court trial on charges linked to string of alleged raids Monday, July 9, 2018 Tom Potter A Suffolk man and woman are set to stand trial together for charges related to a string of alleged burglaries across the county. Need a break from the heat? Milder weather (and maybe rain) this week Monday, July 9, 2018 Tom Potter Suffolk is set for a slight dip in temperatures compared to the last few days of stifling heat. BP apology after motorists unable to pay for fuel at filling stations Monday, July 9, 2018 Tom Potter BP has launched an investigation after motorists were left unable to pay for fuel at filling stations across the UK. Trial of former UKIP councillor to begin following wife’s death Monday, July 9, 2018 Tom Potter A Suffolk man accused of killing his wife is due to stand trial this week. ‘What a shambles’ – region’s Euro MP calls for PM to follow Brexit Secretary and quit Monday, July 9, 2018 Tom Potter A Labour Euro MP for the East of England has called for the Prime Minister to resign after Brexit Secretary David Davis stood down last night. More donors than ever – but still a shortage as 40 await organs in Suffolk Monday, July 9, 2018 Tom Potter More people are giving lifesaving organs after their deaths than ever before, new figures have revealed, with a donor signing up every fortnight in Suffolk. Thousands enjoy Indian Summer Mela at Christchurch Park Sunday, July 8, 2018 Tom Potter An annual open-air festival sparkled in the sun for its crystal anniversary in Ipswich at the weekend. Lapsed addict caught in tent with money from convenience store till Sunday, July 8, 2018 Tom Potter A lapsed drug addict has been jailed after being caught with cash stolen from a convenience store till. Busy night for police after England’s World Cup quarter-final win Sunday, July 8, 2018 Tom Potter Police in Essex dealt with hundreds of incidents in the early hours of the morning following England’s World Cup quarter-final victory. Murder probe launched after man fatally stabbed in Lowestoft on Saturday night Sunday, July 8, 2018 Tom Potter A 23–year–old has been arrested following the death of a man in Lowestoft on Saturday last night. Lowestoft woman found safe and well after disappearance Sunday, July 8, 2018 Tom Potter Police have announced that Lowestoft woman April Holdsworth has been found safe and well after being reported missing on Saturday. England’s World Cup quarter-final countdown: Kick-off time, where to watch, safety advice Saturday, July 7, 2018 Tom Potter Millions of football fans will be glued to televisions this afternoon as England look to secure their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years. Essex Police adopts rainbow crest in celebration of Pride Saturday, July 7, 2018 Tom Potter Essex Police has shown its support for the LGBT+ community by adding the rainbow flag to its crest for the day. Heatwave intensifies as weekend temperatures set to soar Saturday, July 7, 2018 Tom Potter Suffolk is braced for another two days of scorching temperatures as forecasters predict highs of up to 31C for our region. Speeding driver keeps licence after clocking 118mph on A12 Friday, July 6, 2018 Tom Potter A forklift truck operator has been allowed to keep his licence after driving a Vauxhall Astra at almost 120mph along the A12. Extra officers on duty for England’s World Cup quarter-final Thursday, July 5, 2018 Tom Potter Suffolk police will deploy extra officers to deal with incidents of anti-social behaviour or criminality when England take on Sweden in the quarter-final of the World Cup on Saturday afternoon. ‘Every tear I cry, you are there’ – family’s moving tributes to tragic teen Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Tom Potter Draped in the Jamaican flag and carried by eight friends, Tavis Spencer-Aitkens’ coffin entered the church in which he and his twin brother were baptised. ‘Rest easy, baby boy’ – Floral tributes to Tavis Spencer-Aitkens ahead of Ipswich teenager’s funeral service Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Tom Potter Floral tributes lined an Ipswich funeral home on the morning of a service in memory of Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens. Dash cam appeal after pedestrian “thrown into side of van” and left with broken leg Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Tom Potter Police are appealing for witnesses to a road collision which left a pedestrian with a broken leg. Driver banned after being caught watching his iPad on the A12 Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Tom Potter A man from Clacton has been banned from driving and faces 200 hours of community service after being caught watching his iPad on the A12. Duo with knife and baseball bat get away after attacking home in Lowestoft Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Tom Potter Two males armed with a knife and a baseball bat are wanted for attacking a property in Lowestoft. July million-pound Premium Bonds winner from Suffolk Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Tom Potter This month’s million-pound Premium Bonds winner has been revealed to be from Suffolk. No further action against two arrested in connection with Tavis Spencer-Aitkens murder Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Tom Potter Two of eight people arrested in connection with the murder of Tavis Spencer-Aitkens will face no further police action. Firefighters tested to limits as Suffolk hit by five large open-air blazes within hours Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Tom Potter Dozens of fire crews from across Suffolk and beyond were called upon to tackle five large open-air fires which broke out in the space of a few hours on Tuesday. Updated: Eight people taken to hospital following collision between bus and lorry in Essex Monday, July 2, 2018 Tom Potter Police expect the A120 to be closed until the evening rush hour after a lorry collided with a bus carrying around 40 children. Sudbury man ‘sorry’ for screwdriver stand-off with Taser police officer Monday, July 2, 2018 Tom Potter A Sudbury man has apologised for causing a stand-off with police after arming himself with a screwdriver and putting an officer in fear of violence. Police step up summer patrols and road checks for ‘busiest season’ Monday, July 2, 2018 Tom Potter Police in Essex are braced for an increase on demand during the summer months – with more reports of drunken behaviour and missing people expected. Warning to beach goers after teens’ inflatable canoe runs into trouble off Felixstowe Monday, July 2, 2018 Tom Potter A pair of teenagers were given safety advice after rescuers were called to an inflatable canoe in trouble off Felixstowe. Police officer sacked after accessing force computer for personal purposes Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Tom Potter A Suffolk police officer has been sacked for abusing his position and misusing the force’s computer system for personal purposes.