Tom Potter East Suffolk reporter firstname.lastname@example.org @TomPotterEADT Fly-tipping costs Suffolk councils £640,000 to clear up over five years Yesterday, 15:11 Tom Potter Authorities in Suffolk have spent £640,000 having to clean up five years of illegally dumped rubbish – an average £47 for every case of fly-tipping from 2012 and 2017. More crashes result in serious injury, but death toll down over last year Yesterday, 05:30 Tom Potter More people have been seriously hurt on Suffolk roads over the last 12 months than in each of the five previous years, according to government figures. Police close knife-point village shop raid case in absence of suspect Thu, 17:44 Tom Potter Police have closed an armed robbery case after failing to identify a suspect. Hooligan table ranks Town supporters among best behaved in league Thu, 12:22 Tom Potter Ipswich Town supporters were among the best behaved fans in the Championship last season, according to a league table of bans for violence and disorder. Drug busts up a third as force seizes more crack than any outside the Met Wed, 09:11 Tom Potter Suffolk police seized a higher volume of crack cocaine than any force outside the Met last year, according to new figures. Harsher penalties come into force for assaulting an emergency worker Tue, 16:31 Tom Potter Suffolk’s emergency services have welcomed the introduction of a law designed to provide better protection for staff. Crown court date for Kearon Braybrook to answer nine Ipswich burglary charges Tue, 08:29 Tom Potter A man accused of nine Ipswich burglaries will answer charges before a judge next month. Careless driving death caused widow’s family ‘so much grief and pain’ Mon, 19:30 Tom Potter A woman who killed an 80-year-old great-grandmother in a head-on car crash has been ordered to carry out unpaid work. Woman, 22, accused of causing teenage passenger’s death by careless driving on road to Ipswich Mon, 12:58 Tom Potter A woman has appeared in court charged with causing the death by careless driving of a front seat passenger in her car. Petition calls on PM to halt plans for pigeon cull in Ipswich Sunday, November 11, 2018 Tom Potter A petition has called on Ipswich’s MP and the Prime Minister to intervene on plans for a pigeon cull on the town’s Waterfront. Eco-vehicles double in Suffolk but remain only fraction of total on roads Sunday, November 11, 2018 Tom Potter Ownership of plug-in and ultra low emission vehicles has doubled across Suffolk in the last two years – but the figure remains a fraction of overall registrations. ‘Fortunate no one was hurt’ as car park arson engulfed six vehicles Sunday, November 11, 2018 Tom Potter Police believe six separate fires were deliberately set in a car park underneath a Chelmsford block of flats. Crowds gather in solemn Remembrance at village’s newly dedicated war memorial Sunday, November 11, 2018 Tom Potter Serving military personnel joined crowds in the shadow of a newly unveiled war memorial to remember the fallen. Armed police swoop on house as man refuses to leave Sunday, November 11, 2018 Tom Potter Essex police officers were involved in a stand-off with a man in a house in Braintree. Three men arrested following reported brawl outside Ipswich pub Sunday, November 11, 2018 Tom Potter Three men were arrested following a reported brawl outside an Ipswich pub on Saturday evening. Police reserves as share of overall funding almost halved in seven years Sunday, November 11, 2018 Tom Potter Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) says he is undaunted by the constabulary’s budget reserves falling to almost half their level in 2011. Dairy firm fined £32,000 after yoghurt machine part crushed worker’s toe Sunday, November 11, 2018 Tom Potter A Suffolk dairy company has been fined for breaching equipment regulations after an employee’s toe was crushed by unguarded machinery. Extreme pornography ‘in plain sight’ on chat room pervert’s computer Friday, November 9, 2018 Tom Potter A Suffolk pervert could be facing jail after uploading sick images of children online – under the pseudonym ‘bbyboy’. Essex rape and sexual violence support centres to get £27k annual boost Thursday, November 8, 2018 Tom Potter Essex has become one of five pilot areas to be given greater control over funding for sexual violence services. Cigarette butt DNA fits homeless housebreaker ‘seeking night’s shelter’ Thursday, November 8, 2018 Tom Potter A rough sleeper is back behind bars after breaking into the home of an elderly Ipswich couple while freed from jail on licence. Police ability to meet demand in question as arrests fall 57% Thursday, November 8, 2018 Tom Potter Arrests by Suffolk police have plummeted almost 60% in nine years despite rising crime. Man denies breaking into Suffolk museum and stealing artefacts Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Tom Potter A 56-year-old man has been accused of stealing almost £22,000 worth of artefacts – some considered irreplaceable – from a Suffolk museum dedicated to local history. Fatal crash amputee wishes she died and taxi passenger survived, court hears Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Tom Potter A woman who lost her leg in a head-on collision which killed a blind taxi passenger has been fined for causing her death by careless driving. Boy racer told ‘next time it’ll be loaded’ by man holding shotgun to his face Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Tom Potter A Suffolk man has avoided jail for pointing an unloaded shotgun at a boy racer’s face and declaring “next time, it’ll be loaded”. Colchester man denies rape at University of Essex student halls Monday, November 5, 2018 Tom Potter A Colchester man has denied raping a woman in her 20s at Essex University’s student halls. Man due in court charged with nine Ipswich burglaries Monday, November 5, 2018 Tom Potter A 32-year-old man has been accused of carrying out nine burglaries across Ipswich – including three alleged raids in one night at a primary school, church centre and business. HGV driver loses licence after riding motorcycle at 131mph along A12 Saturday, November 3, 2018 Tom Potter An “off-the-scale” speeder has been banned from the road for riding his motorcycle at 131mph on the A12 near Woodbridge. Rising annual cost of housing prisoners at Suffolk jails Saturday, November 3, 2018 Tom Potter The rising cost of housing prisoners at Suffolk jails has been revealed in new Ministry of Justice figures. Rabbits, pigs and poultry find new homes after smallholder prosecuted Friday, November 2, 2018 Tom Potter Almost 100 animals have been adopted or are set to find new homes after leaving a chaotic Suffolk smallholding. Mother of flour and egg attacker apologises for her son’s behaviour Thursday, November 1, 2018 Tom Potter A teenager whose photo of a vulnerable woman caked in flour and eggs caused condemnation could face jail for his part in the “despicable attack”.