Beccles and Bungay Crime

Yesterday, 15:59
Ipswich Crown Court

A former Suffolk sea cadet instructor who was given a suspended prison sentence after he had sex with a 15-year-old girl has been locked up for six months after he broke a court order banning him from having unsupervised contact with any other young girls.

Police chiefs in Suffolk are to review their financial situations after Norfolk Constabulary announced the biggest shake-up in its history.

Tim Passmore

Four men have been arrested on suspicion of attempting to smuggle 19 illegal migrants from Europe into Southwold.

Suffolk Police

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner discussed budget cuts, cyber crime and the number of serious sexual offences across the county in a public meeting in Lowestoft last week.

Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner has hailed the drink-driving limit for saving thousands of lives in the last 50 years.

An acid attack victim has branded the proposed punishments for those found in possession of a corrosive substance as “pathetic”.

Police are appealing for help to identify a mobility scooter user who caused actual bodily harm to an elderly woman in Lowestoft.

Many drivers in Britain would like the drink-drive limit lowered, according to new research.

Business owners are being reminded to review their security following two burglaries at cafés in the town last week.

Suffolk Constabulary’s ability to tackle crime and protect residents is now in “serious jeopardy” after years of unfair government funding, Tim Passmore warned.

A woman was kicked and punched while she lay on the floor after she was set upon by a trio of women in Bungay.

Police are reminding people to be aware of telephone scams following reports this week that a number of residents have been contacted by a caller claiming to be from the tax office, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

Police are appealing for information following an incident of indecent exposure in Worlingham, near Beccles.

Suffolk Police

Proactive policing by a special task force has yielded three arrests.

Armed officers will be deployed across Norfolk over the coming days as the UK terror threat is raised to its highest level.

Norfolk Police

With almost 2,500 reported scams in the past three years in Norfolk, experts have now shared their top tips on how to avoid them.

Four people appeared in court following an attempted murder and aggravated burglary in Lowestoft.


A motorist was assaulted and robbed in the middle of a country road after he came across a car stopped in the carriageway.

Suffolk Police

Proposals to bring Suffolk’s police and fire services together under a single administration have been dropped after a £75,000 report said it was not clear there would be any benefits.

Tim Passmore

Police are equipping frontline officers with 21st Century technology to enable them to work more efficiently.

The victim of a violent graveside assault may have injured her attacker before he fled from the scene in a Suffolk cemetery. It is thought she and the suspect were strangers, but were visiting the same grave in Halesworth Cemetery when the knife attack took place at 6.15pm on Saturday.

A former detective has had his sentence increased to 11 months by the Court of Appeal.

A woman was assaulted with a knife as she tended to grave in a cemetery in Halesworth over the weekend.

Suffolk has seen a sharp spike in serious sexual assaults and domestic violence reports over the past year – but the number of cases police are solving is falling, according to new figures.

Can you spot them? Road policing officers have urged motorists to “be safe and been seen” while travelling at night after a motorcyclist was stopped for riding with no lights while wearing dark clothes.

A number of dogs, including puppies, have been seized and placed into care after the RSPCA and Norfolk Police raided a suspected puppy farm in Thurlton.

Norfolk Police

Speeding drivers will be targeted as part of a week-long enforcement campaign in Suffolk.

Tim Passmore

A knife amnesty to highlight the dangers of carrying bladed weapons saw 705 items handed in across Suffolk – with the largest number in Bury St Edmunds.

A Bungay builder who ran into his next door neighbour’s house and attacked him with a kitchen knife after hearing voices in his head has been jailed for seven years and four months.

A court summons has been served to a 50-year-old man in relation to the hit and run incident in which 42-year-old Shane Lay was killed.

Addenbrooke's Hospital

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