Tom Potter Share Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. East Suffolk reporter email@example.com @TomPotterEADT Ipswich Town player ‘set bad example to fans’ by driving twice speed limit Friday, March 22, 2019 Tom Potter Ipswich Town footballer Jordan Roberts has been hit with six penalty points on his licence for driving at more than twice the speed limit near the club’s Portman Road ground. Court orders removal of travellers after almost four months in village Friday, March 22, 2019 Tom Potter A group of travellers have been kicked off land at the entrance to a Suffolk village after setting up camp almost four months ago. Ipswich man denies breaking into hospital and stealing computers Friday, March 22, 2019 Tom Potter A man has appeared in court accused of breaking into Ipswich Hospital and stealing two computers worth £1,000. Police officers must declare relationships with fellow officers Thursday, March 21, 2019 Tom Potter Auditors have recommended Suffolk police officers fill out a standard form for disclosing a relationship at work. Increased demand for life-saving heroin antidote Thursday, March 21, 2019 Tom Potter Distribution of an opioid overdose antidote credited with saving lives has increased tenfold in Suffolk. Chelsea footballer added to line-up for ‘exciting’ community tournament Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Tom Potter An ex-footballer who blazed a trail as Chelsea’s first black player will be appearing at an inaugural community event in Ipswich next month. Expert blames shifting crime priorities for resurgence in metal theft Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Tom Potter A former police chief inspector, who spearheaded a national crime crackdown, has blamed rising levels of metal theft on changing enforcement priorities. Fresh Instagram account opened in killer’s name hours after first blocked Monday, March 18, 2019 Tom Potter A second Instagram account launched under the identity of a convicted murderer has been removed from the social media site. ‘Perfect storm’ of officer and budget cuts blamed for rising knife crime Monday, March 18, 2019 Tom Potter The words of murdered teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens’ mother highlight a growing urgency to end rising levels of knife crime. Education is way out of drug-related crime Monday, March 18, 2019 Tom Potter A reformed gangster who survived seven stabbings and nearly lost a leg to drugs believes many of today’s safeguarding policies should be consigned to a drawer and forgotten about. Video Tavis killer was still updating Instagram from his prison cell Sunday, March 17, 2019 Tom Potter Prison chiefs have launched an urgent probe into how a murderer was able to use social media from his jail cell while on trial for killing an Ipswich teenager. Violence still a threat as police continue to tackle gang problem Sunday, March 17, 2019 Tom Potter Ipswich’s policing commander has condemned gang culture for robbing childhoods and sending lives spiralling out of control. Moment diver pulled knife from Ipswich river after murder of Tavis Spencer-Aitkens Friday, March 15, 2019 Tom Potter This is the moment police divers retrieved a knife from the River Gipping, eight days after Tavis Spencer-Aitkens was stabbed to death in Packard Avenue on June 2 last year. Video Teenager cries in dock as jury convicts him of Tavis murder Friday, March 15, 2019 Tom Potter The final defendant in the Tavis Spencer-Aitkens trial has been convicted of murder. Video WATCH: Killers Kyreis Davies and Isaac Calver in JBlock music videos Friday, March 15, 2019 Tom Potter During the trial of six men accused of killing Tavis Spencer-Aitkens, the media was prohibited from linking to music videos produced by members of the JBlock gang under the name YTBYTN. Video The events leading up to the death of Tavis Spencer-Aitkens Friday, March 15, 2019 Tom Potter The murder of Tavis Spencer-Aitkens, according to prosecutors, was the result of a bitter rivalry between the JBlock gang from the Jubilee Park area of Ipswich and the Neno gang, from the Nacton area of Ipswich. First pictures of pair convicted of murdering Tavis Spencer-Aitkens Friday, March 15, 2019 Tom Potter These are the faces of two young men found guilty of murdering Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens. Breaking Further verdicts in Tavis trial as one cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter Thursday, March 14, 2019 Tom Potter Jurors have returned with more verdicts in the Tavis Spencer-Aitkens murder trial - clearing one of the defendants of murder but finding him guilty of manslaughter. Huntsman guilty of fox kill and assaulting ‘sab’ activist on Suffolk estate Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Tom Potter A career huntsman has been convicted of killing a fox for sport, in what is thought to be a landmark case for Suffolk. Huntsman takes stand to turn blame for fox death on group of saboteurs Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Tom Potter A huntsman accused of illegally pursuing a fox has blamed activists for causing the animal’s death in Suffolk woodland. Restraining order prohibits Suffolk builder from ever trading again Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Tom Potter A Suffolk builder has agreed to stop trading until further notice in return for a waiver from prosecution for fraud. Pair on trial accused of illegal fox hunting and assaulting saboteur Monday, March 11, 2019 Tom Potter Two men have gone on trial for allegedly assaulting a hunt saboteur after a fox was killed by hounds on a Suffolk estate. Psychological disorders account for almost one third of police sickness Friday, March 8, 2019 Tom Potter One day in every working month was lost to police officer sickness last year – as psychological disorders accounted for a third of absence within Suffolk’s force. Ipswich man accused of arson after fires at restaurant and acupuncture centre Friday, March 8, 2019 Tom Potter An Ipswich man has been charged with two counts of arson following fires at a acupuncture centre and a Turkish restaurant. Drink-driver crashed after travelling less than half a mile to buy alcohol Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Tom Potter A drink-driver who crashed into a building after stocking up on alcohol at her local shop has been banned from the road for two years. ‘Nottingham knockers’ reported in another Suffolk town Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Tom Potter Residents of a Suffolk town are being warned off buying from ‘Nottingham knockers’ following local reports of unwelcome house calls. Professional gambler craps out with second driving while disqualified conviction Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Tom Potter A professional gambler, who staked his freedom on driving while disqualified, has been convicted of the offence for a second time. How to avoid costume casualties on World Book Day Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Tom Potter With children across the county dressing up for World Book Day this week, parents and carers are being offered some advice on ensuring costumes are free from hazards. What’s wrong with this plug? Felixstowe hoverboard shipment fails safety checks on sight Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Tom Potter A shipment of hoverboards has been detained at the Port of Felixstowe. ‘Careless and stupid’ drink and drug driver caused three-car smash Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Tom Potter A drink and drug fuelled driver whose dangerous manoeuvring caused a three-car collision could face imprisonment next month.