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 Man arrested after reports of fight outside Suffolk hotel 12:45 Tom Potter Police arrested a man on suspicion of affray following reports of a fight outside a Suffolk hotel. Police not complacent despite sharp decline in scrap metal theft 05:30 Tom Potter A sharp decline in metal theft has been cautiously welcomed by police, who recognise opportunists could strike at any moment as markets fluctuate. Second man faces no further action over pub car park stabbing Yesterday, 08:00 Tom Potter A second man will face no further action following his arrest in connection with a stabbing in Bury St Edmunds last October. Man who racially abused guard claims 'friends of all types of nationality' Yesterday, 06:00 Tom Potter A Suffolk man has been ordered to compensate the security guard he racially abused after being kicked out of job centre for acting threateningly towards another member of staff. Fire service, ambulance and police called to two vehicle crash on village road Saturday, January 25, 2020 Tom Potter A man suffered a suspected broken leg and a woman is thought to have sustained a lower back injury in a collision between two cars on a village road. Tesco recalls baby food amid jar tampering concerns Saturday, January 25, 2020 Tom Potter Supermarket giant Tesco is recalling 15 varieties of baby food following concerns that some jars have been tampered with. Scout group minibus thief surprised by police at door of hotel room Saturday, January 25, 2020 Tom Potter A prolific criminal has been jailed for committing a string of offences across Suffolk and Essex over a period of two years. Expansion protestors urge airport owners to resist appealing refusal Saturday, January 25, 2020 Tom Potter Campaigners against expansion of Stansted Airport have urged the group behind proposals to resist appealing recent refusal of planning permission. Social media use in jail will be punished, says minister after killer post Saturday, January 25, 2020 Tom Potter Justice leaders insist the use of mobile phones in prison will be rooted out and punished after the appearance of 'appalling' social media posts in the name of jailed Ipswich killers. Boy charged with Ipswich knife-point robbery and charity shop burglary Friday, January 24, 2020 Tom Potter A 16-year-old boy has been charged with robbing another teenager at knife-point and burgling a charity shop in Ipswich. Prisons holding Ipswich gangs to get X-ray scanners and phone-blocking tech Friday, January 24, 2020 Tom Potter Two prisons holding members of Ipswich gangs are among 16 'challenging' jails to get tough security measures as part of the government's crackdown on crime behind bars. Continued rise in knife crime across Suffolk and Essex Thursday, January 23, 2020 Tom Potter Violent knife offences reached record levels in Suffolk and continued to rise in Essex, according to the latest crime statistics. 'Tax man' scammers threaten to cancel National Insurance number Thursday, January 23, 2020 Tom Potter Consumer rights officials have urged people to be aware of scam phone calls claiming to be from the Inland Revenue. Police to receive almost £5m in extra government funding for coming year Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Tom Potter Police commissioner Tim Passmore has assured taxpayers he will spend their money wisely as police gain almost £5million in extra government funding for the forthcoming financial year. Absent minded pub goer 'forgot' he was carrying knuckle duster in pocket Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Tom Potter A jailed shoplifter's stay in prison has been extended after he emerged from his cell to admit taking a knuckle duster to an Ipswich pub. More than 200 arrests in drugs crackdown across Ipswich area Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Tom Potter Police took more than 3,000 wraps of crack and heroin off the street and seized more than £40,000 of dishonestly made cash in the Ipswich area last year. Man accused of five burglary offences on same day in adjoining Ipswich streets Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Tom Potter A 21-year-old man has been accused of burglary offences at five Ipswich properties in close proximity on the same day. A14 CLOSED as jack-knifed lorry over Orwell Bridge causes traffic chaos Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Tom Potter There is gridlock across Ipswich after police closed a stretch of the A14 near the Orwell Bridge following a collision between two HGVs. Frosty morning for Suffolk as overnight temperatures plummet Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Tom Potter Suffolk woke to frosty conditions this morning as sub-zero temperatures crept in overnight. Drink-driver returns seven months later to receive drug-driving ban Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Tom Potter A convicted drink-driver was called back to court after blood tests showed he also had drugs in his system at the time. Nine remain on bail as police continue Norwich Road brawl investigation Monday, January 20, 2020 Tom Potter Nine people remain on bail as police continue investigating a fight in Ipswich last November. Man accused of wielding baseball bat with knife screwed to end Monday, January 20, 2020 Tom Potter A man has been accused of publicly wielding a baseball bat with a knife attached to the end by screws. Man used CD rack to beat neighbour until he lost consciousness Monday, January 20, 2020 Tom Potter A Sudbury man has admitted using a CD rack to beat his neighbour until he lost consciousness - before lunging open-mouthed at a police officer who tried to arrest him. Dog owner in court after 'out-of-control' Alsatian bit and injured farmer Saturday, January 18, 2020 Tom Potter An 'absolutely devastated' dog owner has been ordered to pay £500 in compensation after her Alsatian sunk its teeth into a farmer's arm. Man accused of possessing extreme pornography and indecent images of children Saturday, January 18, 2020 Tom Potter A Suffolk man has been accused of possessing extreme pornography and indecent images of children. Drunken US airman found passed-out in car he drove on shredded tyre Saturday, January 18, 2020 Tom Potter A US airman was found slumped in the vomit-spattered front seat of a car he drove with a shredded tyre while drunk on tequila. Ipswich man caught with two knives and an axe in boot of vehicle Friday, January 17, 2020 Tom Potter An Ipswich man has appeared in court after police officers pulled over his car and found a kitchen knife, a Gurkha knife and an axe in the boot. Protests, marches and public demonstrations more than treble in year Friday, January 17, 2020 Tom Potter An increasing number of people took to the streets to support protests, marches and rallies last year, as the number of public demonstrations staged across Suffolk more than trebled. Drunk hospital visitor snatched laughing gas from ambulance at A&E Thursday, January 16, 2020 Tom Potter A heavily intoxicated hospital visitor tried to steal laughing gas from an ambulance occupied by paramedics and a patient. Pair jailed after being caught in the middle of burgling hair salon Thursday, January 16, 2020 Tom Potter Two men have been jailed for 18 weeks after being caught in the middle of burgling an Ipswich hair salon.