Tom Potter East Suffolk reporter email@example.com @TomPotterEADT Elite group of candidates taking next step on path to becoming detective Thu, 17:40 Tom Potter From more than 2,000 hopefuls, a select group of just 18 were deemed suitable to become a Suffolk police detective. Why failing to declare your nationality in court could land you in jail Wed, 10:56 Tom Potter A new law requiring court defendants to declare their nationality has alarmed racial equality campaigners. ‘No immediate plans to move police HQ’ despite potential for housing Wed, 07:45 Tom Potter Suffolk’s crime commissioner has declared no immediate plan to move police headquarters, despite the site being earmarked for housing. Ipswich grandad’s sex assault left shop worker victim in need of therapy Tue, 16:36 Tom Potter A shop assistant quit her job and now fears unfamiliar men after being sexually assaulted by an 80-year-old grandad at work. Bury St Edmunds man, 70, denies historic abuse of teenage girls over 10 years Mon, 19:00 Tom Potter A 70-year-old Suffolk man has denied abusing two girls over a period of 10 years. Four now set to stand trial in connection with Dean Stansby murder Mon, 16:56 Tom Potter Three men charged in connection with the murder of a Trimley father-of-five will join a fourth on trial at Ipswich Crown Court. Ten weeks to have your say on new settlements planned for north Essex Mon, 07:45 Tom Potter Consultation has begun on plans for three new ‘garden villages’ which could deliver up to 43,000 homes to north Essex. Communities gather for Remembrance services to remember the fallen Sunday, November 12, 2017 Tom Potter ‘At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them’. Churchgoers arrive for Remembrance service to find roof stripped of lead Saturday, November 11, 2017 Tom Potter A Remembrance Day service was marred by the discovery that thieves had stripped lead from the roof of a village church, causing inestimable damage. Driver and passenger freed from car on its side in Wilby Saturday, November 11, 2017 Tom Potter Two people were helped from the wreckage of an overturned car by firefighters. Video: Police launch gun amnesty in bid to keep weapons away from criminals Friday, November 10, 2017 Tom Potter Police across the region are launching a two-week amnesty on the surrender of guns. Police meeting demand despite ‘penny-wringing’ pressure on budgets Thursday, November 9, 2017 Tom Potter Police have been praised for managing to keep Suffolk safe in the face of financial constraints. To catch a coward – police persist in hunt for handbag snatcher Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Tom Potter Police continue to scour CCTV in an effort to identify a suspect for the violent mugging of a 79-year-old woman in Ipswich. Garden centre flats proposal hangs on affordable housing payout Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Tom Potter A bid to turn garden centre land into 24 flats will hinge on developers making a proper contribution to more affordable housing. Elsa the kitten ‘part of the family’ for Colchester police officer who gave her a home Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Tom Potter An abandoned kitten has been given a new home by a Colchester police officer. Duo remain in custody facing GBH charges after man suffers stab wounds Monday, November 6, 2017 Tom Potter Two men charged in connection with an attack on a homeless man, left with stab wounds to the torso and a vital organ, have been remanded in custody following their first hearing. Housing estate left with ‘nothing to show’ for £10k public art handout Friday, November 3, 2017 Tom Potter Housing estate residents have accused authorities of ‘frittering away’ £10,000 they wanted to fund a public work of art. Video: Young poets honoured for creative writing at second award ceremony Thursday, November 2, 2017 Tom Potter Two dozen young laureates were rewarded for their literary talents at the final ceremony of an annual writing contest. Playing field fence’s kaleidoscopic makeover pleases (almost) everyone Thursday, November 2, 2017 Tom Potter A playing field fence was given a colourful makeover by volunteers aiming to complete 1,000 hours of service to their community. Video: Ode to Deben uncovers hidden depths and basks in river’s tranquil beauty Thursday, November 2, 2017 Tom Potter A feature-length documentary will be premiered on the side of the river it eulogises. Cooker cause of kitchen fire in Holbrook Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Tom Potter Two people took refuge in the garden of a property in Holbrook after a fire broke out in the kitchen this morning. Minister rules council was right to decide bid for homes on land it sold Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Tom Potter Government officials have ruled that a district council was at liberty to determine a proposal for new housing on land it sold to a developer. ‘Despicable’ robber jailed for another violent theft in Lowestoft Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Tom Potter A violent thief, jailed for ripping jewellery from the neck of a woman in a wheelchair, is back behind bars for violently robbing a deaf man he had known since childhood. Image released after man’s jaw broken in assault on Colchester street Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Tom Potter Police have released a CCTV image of a man wanted in connection with an assault in Colchester. Suspicious white Citroen Berlingo seen on farms amid rural crime spate Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Tom Potter Police have released an image of a van following a series of burglaries in rural Suffolk. Man, 29, appears in court over A12 crash at Kelvedon, as woman fights for life in hospital Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Tom Potter A man has been charged following a serious collision which left a woman with life-threatening injuries. Forty Halloween related incidents recorded by police overnight – but not one arrest Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Tom Potter Police recorded 40 Halloween related incidents last night, but not a single arrest was made in connection with the celebrations. Eight dead as van mows down cyclists and pedestrians in New York. Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Tom Potter A man in a rented van mowed down cyclists and pedestrians in New York killing eight people in what the city’s mayor called “a particularly cowardly act of terror”. Frosty reception for Bloor Homes at meeting over forthcoming major road closure Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Tom Potter Housing developers were last night accused of potentially ‘ruining lives and business’ with the planned four-month closure of a ‘major arterial road’. One lane of A12 reopens following serious Kelvedon crash which left woman in hospital and man in custody Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Tom Potter One lane on the A12 northbound has now reopened after a serious collision at Kelvedon this morning.