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Two Essex escort workers were kept under guard in their living room after a gang of men armed with stun guns burst into their flat, it has been alleged.

A burglar was spotted prowling around an Ipswich home by the owner after he was alerted to the break-in by a phone app, a court heard.

A man who attacked a woman in a church in Hadleigh has been jailed for 20 months.

A 16-year-old boy who owed thousands of pounds to a county lines drug dealing gang was forced to come to Ipswich to sell drugs, a court heard.

A 77-year-old former driving instructor who conned a father and son out of more than £20,000 after persuading them to put their money in a bogus investment scheme has been given an absolute discharge after a court heard she has dementia.

An Ipswich pharmacist who stole medication worth more than £4,000 while working at Stowmarket health centre will be sentenced next week.

A Suffolk man who claimed he found a pepper-spray in a skip has been given a suspended prison sentence.

A 27-year-old man who caused life-changing injuries to an Ipswich schoolboy after hitting him with his car during a police chase is expected to receive a “significant” jail term when he is sentenced next month.

A Colchester man accused of murdering a rough sleeper asked if he had been arrested because he had been in the Army, a court has heard.

A Colchester man who punched his former partner in the face and bit her on the back has been jailed for 15 months.

A former Ipswich man accused of sexually assaulting two schoolgirls two decades ago has been jailed for 11 years.

A confiscation hearing for a prolific burglar who stole property worth £290,000 during break-ins at 35 houses in west Suffolk has been adjourned until next year.

The blood of a Colchester rough sleeper was found on the clothing and footwear of two men and a woman accused of murdering him, a court has heard.

A banned driver whose car ended up on its roof in a front garden after hitting two parked cars and a garage during a police chase has been jailed for 12 months.

A Sudbury shopkeeper who sold hundreds of packets of illegal cigarettes at knock down prices has walked free from court after a judge decided not to send him straight to prison.

A homeless Colchester man who suffered more than 70 wounds was four times the drink-drive limit when he died, a murder trial has heard.

A Felixstowe man who slashed a nurse’s hand with a knife at a doctors’ surgery causing a deep cut which needed 11 stitches has been jailed for two years.

A homeless man who “rammed” another man’s head into a brick wall during a mugging in Ipswich has been jailed for 44 months.

A Suffolk man will be sentenced in December after admitting careless driving on the A11.

A man jailed for his part in a “despicable con” which fleeced a 75-year-old Ipswich widow of her life savings has been ordered to pay her £4,675.

Two men and a woman accused of murdering a Colchester man were arrested in a flat after police forced their way into the property, a court has heard.

A seventh defendant has appeared at Ipswich Crown Court charged with the murder of Tavis Spencer-Atkins

A judge has asked for an explanation from the Crown Prosecution Service as to why a man found with a “huge” amount of cannabis was only charged with possessing the drug and not a more serious offence.

A drunk scaffolder who was driving a stolen work van threw a drink can out out of the window and made a “V” sign at police officers during a chase on the A11 in Suffolk, a court has heard.

A drug dealer who stabbed a man in the arm in an Ipswich flat causing a cut which needed 11 stitches has been jailed for eight years.

A resident of a Suffolk block of flats accused of starting a fire outside a neighbour’s front door has been cleared by a jury.

The trial of a man accused of murdering a 52-year-old in Colchester has been given a provisional date in February next year.

A teenager who sexually assaulted a woman in Bury St Edmunds is facing a custodial sentence when he is sentenced next week.

A former Bury St Edmunds man accused of sexually assaulting three schoolgirls more than two decades ago has been cleared by a jury.

The trial of an Ipswich man accused of burglary at a house in Barham will take place in January next year.

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