Tom Potter East Suffolk reporter firstname.lastname@example.org @TomPotterEADT Abandoned car reports more than double across county in last two years Friday, March 16, 2018 Tom Potter Reports of cars abandoned around Suffolk more than doubled in the last two years, according to research. Video: Jail for dog owner who tried to bribe bite victim before threat of violence Friday, March 16, 2018 Tom Potter A Suffolk man has been jailed for threatening the victim of a dog attack after failing to bribe him into dropping the charges. Conference of students and professionals to hear from abuse gang lawyer Thursday, March 15, 2018 Tom Potter A prosecutor who helped bring the Rochdale sex trafficking gang to justice will address police, education, health and legal experts on how to better protect vulnerable people from harm in Suffolk. Ipswich woman wakes to find burglar in her bedroom at 4.30am Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Tom Potter A woman awoke in the early hours of the morning to find a burglar in her bedroom. Attempted murder probe continues into Essex garden fire Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Tom Potter Police have launched an attempted murder investigation following a garden fire in Essex. Video: Dry and bright day ahead – but snow may return this weekend Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Tom Potter A dry and bright day of weather has been predicted for our region, but southeasterly winds are likely to strengthen by afternoon – especially around the coast. Video: ‘An extraordinary man whose legacy will live on’ – Professor Stephen Hawking dies at 76 Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Tom Potter One of the greatest scientific minds of our time, Professor Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. Train fault and crew absence blamed for London line morning cancellations Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Tom Potter A train fault and lack of available staff caused cancellations on trains to and from London this morning. Early morning A12 closure follows car fire on southbound carriageway in Essex Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Tom Potter A car fire caused severe traffic disruption on a stretch of the A12 in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Sex assault case ‘fated from day one’ as lawyer decries troubles with technology Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Tom Potter A sex assault trial has been put on hold after a prosecutor pulled out of the hearing in the face of persistent technology issues. Wedding videographer’s computer use monitored after child porn sentence Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Tom Potter A wedding videographer’s computer use will be monitored for the next five years following his sentencing for possession of child pornography. Biker ‘may never walk again’ after wrong-way collision on roundabout Monday, March 12, 2018 Tom Potter A woman has admitted causing a crash which left a motorcyclist in hospital for a year – and still unable to walk – by driving in the wrong direction on a roundabout. Haverhill man charged with intent to supply more than £10k of ecstasy and cannabis Monday, March 12, 2018 Tom Potter A Suffolk man has appeared in court charged with possession with intent to supply more than £10,000 worth of drugs. Commissioner supports more control of prisoner supervision and reform Monday, March 12, 2018 Tom Potter Suffolk’s crime commissioner has backed calls for broader powers to oversee supervision and reform of offenders. ‘Totally repugnant’ crimes detected after Essex woman’s iCloud photos plastered online Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Tom Potter A man has been jailed for 34 months after hacking into more than 270 iCloud accounts, stealing sensitive images, and posting them online. Springlands Way closed in Sudbury after car and lorry collide Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Tom Potter A road was closed in Sudbury following a collision between a car and a lorry this morning. Cloudy and wet start to Wednesday – turning drier and brighter by afternoon Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Tom Potter Wednesday gets off to a wet and overcast start – but the grey skies should break for sunny spells later. Manager of social club in Ipswich accused of sexually assaulting two teenagers Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Tom Potter A manager of Gresham’s Sports and Social Club on the outskirts of Ipswich has been accused of sexually assaulting two male teenagers. Roof thatcher collided with marked police car while ‘extremely drunk’ Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Tom Potter A Suffolk roof thatcher has been banned from the road for driving while “extremely drunk” and colliding with an oncoming police car. Grandfather failed to use signal phone before train collided with Jaguar at Melton crossing Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Tom Potter A retired teacher has admitted endangering a train by failing to heed warning signs at a crossing. Drink-driver shopped by McDonald’s staff after 5am stop at Suffolk drive-through Monday, March 5, 2018 Tom Potter A hungry drink-driver was shopped by fast food chain staff who suspected him of being over the limit. ‘It started as a cat’ – Suffolk man’s giant bunny sculpture puts other snowmen in shade Sunday, March 4, 2018 Tom Potter We’ve all seen snowmen dotting the landscape over the last few days – but few of us have caught sight of a ‘snow bunny’ until now. Snow Heroes leapt to rescue of stranded ambulance and saved villagers from going hungry Sunday, March 4, 2018 Tom Potter A pair of Snow Heroes have been recognised for leaping to the aid of the community. Should chewing gum manufacturers be forced to pay for cleaning up streets? Sunday, March 4, 2018 Tom Potter Chewing gum companies could be forced to pay for cleaning up the streets if a campaign gets government approval. ‘Check before you travel’, urge rail operators as trains still threatened by weather disruption Sunday, March 4, 2018 Tom Potter Greater Anglia has urged its customers to check before travelling by train today, as services remain subject to delay, cancellation and alterations. Milder weather on the way but low cloud makes for murky outlook Sunday, March 4, 2018 Tom Potter Forecasters predict milder weather for Sunday but low cloud will obscure much chance of sunshine until tomorrow. Elation for Woodbridge as Drummer Boy statue makes welcome return Saturday, March 3, 2018 Tom Potter Cheers rang out around a town’s market square for the permanent return of a treasured statue. Ipswich to Lowestoft line closed – and no replacement bus – due to severe weather Saturday, March 3, 2018 Tom Potter The Ipswich to Lowestoft rail line has been closed due to severe weather. Homes evacuated as Essex and Suffolk fire crews take on large car workshop blaze near Manningtree Saturday, March 3, 2018 Tom Potter People were asked to leave their homes as fire took hold of four remote outbuildings used as car repair workshops near Manningtree. Floods across Suffolk in wake of Storm Emma – while Essex school flooded by burst pipe Saturday, March 3, 2018 Tom Potter Firefighters were kept busy with calls to floods on roads across Suffolk overnight, while a school in Clacton was left badly damaged after a pipe burst.