Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 12°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Ipswich: Man charged with burglary after raid on town centre jeweller’s nets thousands of pounds worth of valuables

15:39 28 April 2014

The scene of the burglary at J.G. Andrews .

The scene of the burglary at J.G. Andrews .

A 49-year-old man has appeared before Ipswich magistrates charged with a burglary at a town centre jewellers in which items worth thousands of pounds were stolen.

John Harden, of Foundation Street in Ipswich, was arrested in the early hours of March 12 in connection with the break-in at J G Andrews in the Buttermarket around 3.30am.

During the smash-and-grab raid high value rings and Christening bracelets were taken along with other items.

Harden was initially questioned before being released on bail pending further enquiries.

He was charged with burglary on Friday night and remanded in custody before his appearance before South East Suffolk Magistrates Court on Saturday morning.

Harden’s case was committed to Ipswich Crown Court.

His next scheduled hearing is due to take place on Tuesday, May 13.

An East of England Ambulance Trust ambulance. Photograph Simon Parker

A car has overturned on Woodbridge Road close to Barclays Bank in Ipswich.

Suffolk and Norfolk police assistant chief constable Sarah Hamlin.

The assistant chief constable for Norfolk and Suffolk constabularies has announced her retirement in a series of Twitter posts which appear to criticise the police forces.

Drivers are being warned to leave early to avoid delays

Drivers in Chelmsford are being warned to expect delays around the Army and Navy roundabout after a collision damaged the traffic lights.

Norwich Crown Court

A former instructor for the Army Cadet Force has been jailed for sexually assaulting a teenage cadet on a training camp.

The Very Revd Martin Thrower

A senior Suffolk clergyman has been suspended by the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich after being arrested by police on suspicion of voyeurism.

Arrests made

Police believe metal poles may have been used in an assault which left six men with head injuries at a fairground in Walton-on-the-Naze last night.

Tim Passmore

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner has said society needs to help a troubled young woman who continually threatens to jump off a bridge from the A14.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24