Tom Potter East Suffolk reporter firstname.lastname@example.org @TomPotterEADT Public vigilance urged to help free modern slaves from ‘atrocious crime’ Thursday, May 17, 2018 Tom Potter Police are urging people to look for the signs of modern slavery after it was claimed that forced labour thrived in every town. Demand rising as more victims report serious sexual offences and rape Thursday, May 17, 2018 Tom Potter Almost half of serious domestic sex offences (SSO) and rapes are reported more than a week after taking place – creating “huge frustrations” and challenges around evidence collection. Dog owner ‘should have known’ confining collies would cause suffering Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Tom Potter A care service manager has been banned from owning another dog for three years, after one of his collies died as a result of being kept in a horsebox in 29C heat. Horsebox ‘hot as oven’, witnesses tell riding event dog death trial Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Tom Potter Witnesses have described the ‘oven-like’ heat of a horsebox, where a dog was allegedly caused suffering that led to its death, at a Suffolk endurance racing event. Who’s the richest person in East Anglia...and how much has ITFC owner added to his fortune? Monday, May 14, 2018 Tom Potter Ipswich Town boss Marcus Evans added £35 million to his fortune in the last year, according to an annual list of the UK’s wealthiest people. Three year bans as two drug-drivers fail to learn from previous offences Monday, May 14, 2018 Tom Potter A Suffolk man has been banned from the road for three years after getting behind the wheel while 14 times the legal driving limit for ketamine – a horse tranquilliser. Encouraging view from top of Winerack as work develops on building Monday, May 14, 2018 Tom Potter Developers met dignitaries atop Ipswich’s until-recently abandoned ‘Winerack’ building to celebrate the unblocking of a stalled regeneration project. Five fire crews called to tackle blaze in Bucklesham barn containing farming machinery Sunday, May 13, 2018 Tom Potter Firefighters from five Suffolk stations were called to a farm near Ipswich after a barn containing machinery went up in flames. Who’s the richest person in East Anglia...and how much has ITFC owner added to his fortune? Sunday, May 13, 2018 Tom Potter Ipswich Town boss Marcus Evans added £35 million to his fortune in the last year, according to an annual list of the UK’s wealthiest people. Serial killer Dennis Nilsen dies in prison, aged 72 Sunday, May 13, 2018 Tom Potter One of Britain’s most infamous serial killers has died behind bars at the age of 72. Two-and-a-half year ban, unpaid work and £620 bill for breath test snub Sunday, May 13, 2018 Tom Potter A man who refused to be breathalysed after being found in the back seat of his car has been banned from driving until September 2020. Motorway grinds to halt after dozen horses escape from field Sunday, May 13, 2018 Tom Potter Motorists were stuck for hours after a dozen horses strayed onto a stretch of the M11 last night. Showers predicted as rain spreads to Suffolk from the south this afternoon Saturday, May 12, 2018 Tom Potter A bright start to the weekend’s weather looks set to be replaced by falling temperatures and rain this evening. Motorcyclist clocked travelling at 131mph along A12 near Woodbridge Saturday, May 12, 2018 Tom Potter Police clocked a motorcyclist travelling at 131mph along the A12 at Wickham Market, near Woodbridge. Sible Hedingham shooting mansion on sale for £2m Saturday, May 12, 2018 Tom Potter An Essex mansion has gone up for sale – two years after it was the focus of media attention following the shooting of its millionaire businessman owner. Rail lines reopen following track inspection between Stowmarket and Diss Saturday, May 12, 2018 Tom Potter Rail services are returning to normal between Stowmarket and Diss, following delays and alterations while an inspection of the track took place. Woodbridge to host one of largest exhibitions and sales of work by Suffolk RAF pilot turned artist Saturday, May 12, 2018 Tom Potter A selection of 80 paintings by a Suffolk RAF pilot turned artist will be going on display in Woodbridge next month. Virtual Violence seminar examines how digital world facilitates abuse Thursday, May 10, 2018 Tom Potter The harrowing effects of online abuse were laid bare by expert speakers from across the country during a Virtual Violence seminar at the University of Suffolk. Need a licence to ride a scooter? One Ipswich man found out the hard way Thursday, May 10, 2018 Tom Potter An Ipswich man has been banned from the road after riding what he thought was ‘a kid’s toy’ while over the cannabis limit and without a proper licence. London teen fined after disturbance that led to dispersal zone in town Thursday, May 10, 2018 Tom Potter A London teenager has been fined for his involvement in a disturbance that led to a dispersal zone being drawn around part of Colchester town centre. Angry job seeker threw wet missiles at police cell camera after arrest for assault Thursday, May 10, 2018 Tom Potter A Kesgrave man took aim at a police cell camera with paper soaked in toilet water following his arrest for assaulting a job centre guard. Police pair supported by 20 colleagues for cancer suites charity challenge Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Tom Potter A group of women from Suffolk Constabulary raised awareness of breast cancer – and almost £1,500 for charity – by taking part in this year’s Alton Water Run. Two Wattisham soldiers accused of lying to police about car crash in Needham Market Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Tom Potter Two Suffolk based soldiers have been charged with perverting the course of justice after allegedly making false statements to police in relation to a road collision. Prisoner accused of throwing cup of urine over guard Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Tom Potter A man will appear at crown court next month accused of throwing urine over a prison guard. Weight loss didn’t just change our lives – it may have saved them Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Tom Potter For slimmers Anna Thomason and Alison Gardiner, losing weight proved to be about much more than dropping dress sizes. Bank holiday Monday scorcher smashes record held for almost 20 years Monday, May 7, 2018 Tom Potter Suffolk luxuriated in some of the hottest temperatures in the country as previous records were smashed for the early May bank holiday Monday. Fresh appeal hope for pair convicted of ‘Essex Boys’ gangland murders Friday, May 4, 2018 Tom Potter Lawyers for two men convicted of an infamous triple gangland murder are making a fresh attempt to clear their names. Almost 40% reduction in number of people stopped and searched by police across Suffolk Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Tom Potter Stop and search powers have been labelled “a blunt tool” when exerted without good intelligence and reasonable grounds, as figures revealed an almost 40% fall in use by police. ‘Excellent’ project tackles youth crime Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Tom Potter A project aimed at transforming young lives while cutting crime has been praised for its ‘excellent’ work addressing re-offending. Date set for Woodbridge Methodist Church lead theft trial Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Tom Potter The trial of a man accused of stealing lead from the roof of a Suffolk church will take place in July.