Tom Potter Share Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. East Suffolk reporter firstname.lastname@example.org @TomPotterEADT Charge for non-urgent calls to police 101 number scrapped Yesterday, 14:07 Tom Potter Non-urgent calls to police will be free of charge from now on – after the government scrapped a 15p fee in place since the service was rolled out almost a decade ago. Mystery still surrounds baby’s death, 36 years after burial in village Mon, 07:30 Tom Potter Thirty-six years ago today, residents of a village outside Ipswich gathered for the laying to rest of an unknown baby. Drop in empty homes pleasing, but thousands still remain vacant Mon, 05:30 Tom Potter Suffolk appears to have bucked a national trend by cutting back the number of long-term vacant homes across the county. Suffolk adapts to life in ‘lockdown’ over first weekend of restrictions Sunday, March 29, 2020 Tom Potter People in Suffolk have been adapting to the first weekend of sweeping measures to restrict unnecessary movement and prevent the further spread of coronavirus. Children investigated for sexual offences could be victims too, say police Sunday, March 29, 2020 Tom Potter Alarming figures have revealed children as young as two being investigated for sexual offences in Suffolk. Growing number of men coming forward to report domestic abuse to police Saturday, March 28, 2020 Tom Potter Rising numbers of men are reporting domestic abuse to police in Suffolk. Majority listening, say police, but rules may be enforced if ignored Friday, March 27, 2020 Tom Potter Police have thanked the ‘vast majority’ for heeding advice on reducing the spread of COVID-19 – but warn officers may enforce new powers against anyone putting others at risk. Suffolk Magistrates’ Court given ‘priority’ status to remain open Friday, March 27, 2020 Tom Potter Suffolk Magistrates’ Court will be one of 158 priority court and tribunal buildings to remain open for essential face-to-face hearings from Monday. Warning to public over coronavirus related financial scams Thursday, March 26, 2020 Tom Potter Members of the public are being warned to be extra vigilant and wary of financial scams connected to coronavirus. Criminal courts only handling ‘urgent work’ due to coronavirus Thursday, March 26, 2020 Tom Potter Criminal courts have resorted to handling only urgent work as the nation continues to combat the spread of coronavirus. Video Death crash trucker’s ‘mindless’ behaviour exposed by dashcam Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Tom Potter Police have called a truck driver’s behaviour moments after fatally injuring a cyclist ‘truly shocking. Children of separated parents allowed to move between homes during lockdown Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Tom Potter Children of separated parents will be able to move between households during coronavirus restrictions, the government has confirmed, following concerns about the potential significant impact on families. Death crash lorry driver jailed for 40 months Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Tom Potter A lorry driver distracted by his phone before a fatal collision with a cyclist has been jailed for 40 months. Soprano’s special show for Ipswich retirement home residents Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Tom Potter A Suffolk soprano lifted the spirits of retirement home residents by staging a self-isolation friendly operatic performance. Legal experts on rights of shop staff concerned about COVID-19 impact Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Tom Potter As supermarkets serve a critical role in the COVID-19 crisis, we explore the rights of workers fearful of turning up to work and being exposed to the virus. Prisons ban visitors in effort to combat coronavirus Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Tom Potter Prisons across England and Wales will be closed to visitors from today as the government ramps up efforts to prevent the further spread of coronavirus. ‘We’re here for you’ – charity ensures support continues for survivors Monday, March 23, 2020 Tom Potter A support service for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse has praised staff for ensuring its more than 200 users can continue to receive help. Jury trials suspended in effort to prevent coronavirus spread Monday, March 23, 2020 Tom Potter All new jury trials will be halted in an effort to prevent further spread of coronavirus. BMW driver who ignored 23 speeding letters hit with £15k fine and 138 points Saturday, March 21, 2020 Tom Potter An Ipswich man has been fined £15,000 and hit with 138 points for failing to identify who was driving a car suspected of speeding along the same road on more than 20 occasions. American born motorist caused head-on crash in Suffolk village Friday, March 20, 2020 Tom Potter An American born driver has been disqualified for driving on the wrong side of a road and causing a head-on crash. Trio charged in connection with Ipswich heroin and cocaine supply conspiracy Thursday, March 19, 2020 Tom Potter Three men have been accused of conspiring to supply heroin and cocaine in Ipswich over a period of more than a year. Man charged with murder 40 years after Ipswich student’s death Thursday, March 19, 2020 Tom Potter An 79-year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of a doctor and former Ipswich student more than 40 years ago. Threatening behaviour lands convict back in jail just days after release Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Tom Potter An Ipswich man was returned to jail for threatening support service staff just three days after being set free. Drug user tried to trade in stolen primary school musical instrument Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Tom Potter A man has been jailed after trying to exchange a stolen musical instrument for drug money. Four charged with evasion of duty after 190,000 cigarettes seized Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Tom Potter Four men have been charged with fraudulent evasion of excise duty following the seizure of 190,000 cigarettes and about 215kg of tobacco in Ipswich and Colchester. Man with van paid duo to remove waste later found dumped by road Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Tom Potter A self-employed waste collector who paid two strangers to finish his job has been fined after piles of rubble were found dumped at the side of a Suffolk road. Police ‘doing everything’ to maintain service level amid coronavirus spread Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Tom Potter Police have issued a message of reassurance amid the coronavirus outbreak – vowing to do everything to maintain levels of service expected by the public. Property firm allegedly ran three illegal houses in multiple occupation Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Tom Potter A property manager has been accused of running three unlicensed houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) in Ipswich. Appeal for witnesses to A12 crash which left woman concussed and three children hurt Friday, March 13, 2020 Tom Potter Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed, or has dashcam footage of a collision which left a woman with concussion and three children with minor injuries. Teaching to move online as university takes steps to curb spread of virus Friday, March 13, 2020 Tom Potter The University of Suffolk and University of Essex have shared plans to protect the health of staff and students amid the spread of coronavirus.