Beccles and Bungay Crime

Yesterday, 09:30

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.

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A man has been released under police investigation following an allegation of sexual assault in Lowestoft.

A man has been charged with drink driving after crashing into a set of traffic lights in Hellesdon.


A man has been arrested after an incident at Beccles Yacht Station in which a fight broke out and boats were damaged.

Suffolk police

Police were called in the early hours of this morning following reports that a 21-year-old woman had been sexually assaulted on an area of Lowestoft beach.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering 83-year-old Peter Wrighton.

Norfolk police

Farmers’ leaders fear there will be an increase in hare coursing after the harvest.

A year’s hard work was undone in an instant for an aspiring young farmer, after his two prized rams were stolen from their pens.

A pensioner has been charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol following a collision in Beccles.

Suffolk Police

A warning has been issued to motorists in Lowestoft following a spate of vehicle crime in the town.

The number of children arrested by Suffolk Police has fallen by 77pc in the last six years, according to figures published today.

A leading public health charity has called for more investment in substance misuse prevention, after deaths related to drugs in the region soared.

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A year’s hard work was undone in an instant for an aspiring young farmer, after his two prized rams were stolen from their pens.

Norfolk police

A man being hunted by police for breaching the terms of his licence has been apprehended.

Norfolk Police

Witnesses are being sought after a blue Jaguar car came off the A12, near Southwold, and collided with a tree.

Suffolk Police

A watch belonging to a man who died after falling from a pick-up truck in Bradwell was stolen in a burglary just days before his death.


Suffolk remains one of the safest counties, despite seeing a small rise in the number of recorded crime, according to new figures.

Tim Passmore

Scores of aspiring sleuths descended on Suffolk Police headquarters to investigate what it takes to become a detective.

Suffolk’s police federation is urging the Government to change the law to protect officers responding to 999 calls, or those involved in pursuits, from potential prosecutions.

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Thirty-three motorists out of the 280 breathalysed in Suffolk during the summer drink drive campaign provided a positive test.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked with an unknown substance in Beccles.

More than 1,000 members of the public have started applying to become a detective in Suffolk just a week after police launched a fast-track recruitment scheme.

A new initiative has been launched by Suffolk Constabulary, as they unveil “an innovative” scheme to recruit detectives from the general public.

Tim Passmore

Every day at least one illegal firearm on average is taken off the streets of Norfolk as figures reveal thousands of weapons were seized by police.

A 51-year-old man who defrauded a Lowestoft charity out of more than £200,000 has been jailed for four-and-a-half-years.

A roads policing officer has warned driving offences known as the fatal four are “really not worth the risk” after catching one driver far over the drink driving limit, and another travelling at more than 120mph.

A man accused of raping a woman after a night out in Lowestoft has claimed she told him she wanted a “threesome”, a court has heard.

The RSPB and Suffolk Police are appealing for information after an East Anglian nesting colony of one of Britain’s rarest breeding seabirds was raided by egg thieves.

Suffolk Police

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Yesterday, 15:04

A man has been charged following an incident at Beccles Yacht Station in which a fight broke out and boats were damaged.

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Wed, 16:05

Young gymnasts have proudly returned home with more than 60 medals after competing in the Special Olympics GB National Games.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

AS actors in Beccles prepare for the opening night of their new musical production, a Hollywood well-wisher has put pen to paper to settle their pre-show nerves.

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Yesterday, 12:25

The car park at Beccles Common will be temporarily closed next week while repair work is carried out.

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Wed, 11:06

A frustrated commuter is trying to take rail operator Greater Anglia to court after suffering a catalogue of delays on his daily journey on the East Suffolk line.

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