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A Colchester man who raped and sexually assaulted a schoolboy while he was babysitting for him two decades ago has been jailed for eight years.

A 51-year-old mother-of-two who stole more than £14,000 from her former employer over a period of six years has walked free from court after a judge decided not to send her straight to prison.

A 23-year-old burglar has been handed a 10-year jail term after leaving a 93-year-old woman covered in glass during a break-in at her home.

A company which operates a Suffolk care home has denied breaching health and safety regulations in relation to the hoisting of residents at Chilton Croft in Sudbury.

A 33-year-old man who brandished a toy gun and and an axe when he tried to rob a Colchester post office has been jailed for three years and four months.

A Felixstowe man who downloaded nearly 40,000 indecent images of children has been jailed for 16 months.

A burglar with a history of crime in Poland has been jailed after a string of burglaries in east Suffolk.

A 69-year-old man from Colchester has been spared jail after being found guilty of three counts of making indecent images of children.

A Suffolk horse box dealer who sold vehicles that had “clocked” mileages has walked free from court after a judge decided not to send him straight to prison.

A drug-addicted shoplifter was able to walk out of Ipswich’s John Lewis five times in six weeks with high-value items before being caught, a court heard.

A former secretary of the Gipping Angling Preservation Society has admitted defrauding the organisation of nearly £10,000.

A man who was caught selling drugs at a Suffolk music festival has been jailed for three years.

A man has been jailed for robbing a convenience store in Ipswich at knifepoint and making off with more than £700 in cash.

A “mean” Colchester man who stole from friends and workmates to fund his drug habit has been jailed for ten months.

A businessman has been spared prison after admitting filming up women’s skirts in supermarkets and making indecent images of children.

A Sudbury man accused of sexually assaulting a woman who had fallen asleep after taking strong painkillers has been convicted by a jury.

Two men who were involved in robberies at a post office and a bookmakers in Ipswich have today been locked up for a total of 24 years.

A Trimley St Martin woman who cut her partner with a knife during a row has walked free from court after a judge decided not to send her straight to prison.

An Essex sales assistant accused of having sex with a 12-year-old schoolgirl who went to his shop to buy sweets is likely to be jailed after being found guilty by a jury.

A Mildenhall man who sexually assaulted a teenager after attending a house party has been jailed for 42 months.

A mentally ill Felixstowe man who was pulled from a car by police officers after it caught fire has been made the subject of an interim hospital order.

A drunk woman who crashed her car into a tree and injured a child passenger after a police chase in the Sudbury area has walked free from court after a judge decided not to send her to prison.

A father stabbed by his son more than 30 times during a row about a printer has asked a court for a restraining order banning all contact between them to be reinstated.

Exactly 100 days ago today alleged murder victim Sylvia Stuart was listed as missing from the home she shared on the Suffolk/Norfolk border with her husband Peter.

Frightened passengers in a car which was driven at speeds of up to 60mph by an Ipswich man before it crashed into a tree were crying and begging him to slow down, a court has heard.

Police were able to clear up 13 burglaries after an Ipswich man wrote a letter from prison saying he wanted to “wipe the slate clean”, a court has heard.

A prison worker who formed an inappropriate relationship with an inmate at a Suffolk prison and provided him with a mobile phone has walked free from court after a judge decided not to send her straight to prison.

A motorist involved in a crash on the A14 in which a teenager died will live with the “huge remorse” for the rest of his life, a court has heard.

An Ipswich man who claimed he was taken over by an evil force when he carried out a violent attack on his partner which left her bedroom “looking like a scene from a horror movie” has been warned by a judge that he is facing a lengthy jail term.

The director of a Suffolk building company will be sentenced in July after admitting 18 offences of fraud.

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