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A pharmacist who was jailed last year for stealing drugs to order while he was working at a Suffolk health centre has been ordered to repay his employers with money from his pension.

An Ipswich builder who kept "a small arsenal" of lethal weapons at his family home on behalf of drug dealers has been jailed for six years.

A Suffolk chef who was convicted by a jury of downloading indecent images of children last year downloaded a further 700 images during the police investigation, a court has heard.

A Colchester roofer who punched a man in the face breaking his jaw in two places has been spared prison by a judge to allow him to spend time with his terminally ill brother.

Pupils from an Ipswich primary school managed to overrule their rivals to win a top competition.

A Colchester roofer who punched a man in the face breaking his jaw in two places has been warned he is facing an immediate prison sentence when he is sentenced next week.

Abuse by 81-year-old former scout leader Peter Bradley included sex assaults on a young victim in a shop, and while a girl was watching the Disney Channel.

A former drug addict with an "appalling" criminal record has been told to apply the skills he picked up while in jail awaiting sentence for robbing a bookies.

An Essex docker has been cleared on one count of raping a woman - but could be retried on a second count after jurors were unable to reach a majority verdict.

A three-strike burglar has been told to expect jail after he admitted stealing a soft drink from an Ipswich bed and breakfast.

A woman's "truly exceptional" personal circumstances have kept her from going straight to prison for carrying a stun gun disguised as a mobile phone.

A brave Suffolk man who intervened in a ferocious attack on a schoolboy in a playground has received a £250 award out of public funds and a certificate commending his public spirited actions.

A judge denounced "epidemic levels" of knife crime as a teen was locked away after a stabbing outside an Ipswich restaurant.

A burglar who was part of a gang which carried out a number of nighttime raids at village stores in Suffolk has been jailed for 32 months.

A fraudster cheated the system to illegally sub-let her council home for her own "greedy profit" - and then bought it at a huge discount, a court heard.

Two teenagers who carried out a revenge stabbing in Colchester in which a 17-year-old youth suffered life threatening injuries have been detained for a total of 13 years.

An Ipswich man who sexually assaulted a schoolgirl has been jailed for four months.

The combined total of those jailed this weeks amounts to 23 years - take a look at why they are behind bars here.

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 woman has been handed a £1,000 fine for jumping a red light causing a crash in Ipswich which left a pedestrian with a fractured spine.

A Felixstowe man who wanted to have sex with the 11-year-old daughter of an undercover police woman who was posing as a 32-year-old mum in an internet chat room "sting" has been jailed for two years.

The case of a 28-year-old man from Eye who was charged with arson following a night-time fire in a flat complex in the town has been adjourned until next month to allow a psychiatric report to be prepared.

A man who brandished a "Rambo-style" knife at his brother during a bust-up on a garage forecourt had taken a cocktail of drink and drugs, a court has heard.

A persistent shoplifter has been banned from Ipswich town centre by a judge who branded him an "anti-social nuisance".

A former police officer who sexually assaulted a paramedic responding to a 999 call has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Take a look at what has been happening in Suffolk courts this week.

A 22-year-old Stowmarket man who carried out a "ferocious" attack on a 15-year-old boy who was left unconscious and covered in blood in a recreation ground has been jailed for nine years.

A man who punched and kicked a man in a late night attack in Bury St Edmunds has been jailed for 12 months by a judge who said that drunken violence would not be tolerated by the courts.

An Essex man who sexually assaulted a paramedic who responded to a 999 call has been warned that he is likely to be jailed when he is sentenced next month.

A half naked woman who kicked a police officer who tried to cover her with a blanket to protect her modesty has been jailed for nine months.

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