Tom Potter Share Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. East Suffolk reporter firstname.lastname@example.org @TomPotterEADT Man with van paid duo to remove waste later found dumped by road Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Tom Potter A self-employed waste collector who paid two strangers to finish his job has been fined after piles of rubble were found dumped at the side of a Suffolk road. PPI scammers request Amazon vouchers to release bogus claims Thursday, February 20, 2020 Tom Potter Cautious Suffolk residents were quick to report scammers claiming to be from a payment protection insurance (PPI) claims company. Trio charged with £10k Scout hut burglary Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Tom Potter Two men and a teenage girl have appeared in court to answer burglary charges after more than £10,000 of archery and camping equipment was stolen from a Suffolk Scout hut. Police officer accused of speeding to beat traffic cleared of 16 charges Monday, February 10, 2020 Tom Potter A police officer accused of abusing his position to “force through rush hour traffic” at up to 122mph on a personal errand has been cleared of 16 driving offences. Drunken US airman found passed-out in car he drove on shredded tyre Saturday, January 18, 2020 Tom Potter A US airman was found slumped in the vomit-spattered front seat of a car he drove with a shredded tyre while drunk on tequila. Banned drink-driver caught over limit behind wheel of partner’s car Friday, December 13, 2019 Tom Potter A disqualified drink-driver has been jailed for taking his partner’s car without permission or insurance – and while over the limit. Two vehicles collide on bridge over river Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Tom Potter A road was blocked to traffic on Tuesday morning following a collision involving two vehicles. Drink-driver caught out by DNA after fleeing crash and lying to police Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Tom Potter A drink-driver ran from the scene of a collision and lied to police about who was behind the wheel. Man, 51, accused of sexual offences against children in Suffolk town Thursday, November 21, 2019 Tom Potter A man in his fifties has appeared in court charged with a number of child sex offences and possessing indecent images of children. ‘I still say it’s fishy’ – Hit-and-run mystery lives on six decades later Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Tom Potter A six decade old hit-and-run mystery has been revealed to be Suffolk’s oldest unsolved homicide case – but just who killed Ernest Whistlecraft on a rural village road in 1958? Van driver charged with lane-hogging offence on A14 Friday, November 1, 2019 Tom Potter A van driver has been accused of hogging the outside lane of the A14 for six miles before noticing he was being followed by a police car on blue lights and sirens. Suffolk man faces jail for assaulting four court security officers Friday, October 11, 2019 Tom Potter A Suffolk man assaulted four security officers while being led to a cell from the dock of a courtroom. Woman charged with causing two deaths by dangerous driving Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Tom Potter A woman has been charged with causing the death of two people by dangerous driving on a Suffolk road. 100mph McLaren driver thought officer in BMW was ‘out for a bit of sport’ Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Tom Potter A speeding sports car driver who thought a pursuing police officer was “out for a bit of sport” has been banned from the road for 21 days. Police reopen Vicky Hall murder investigation as new lead emerges after 20 years Thursday, September 19, 2019 Tom Potter Police have thrown open a 20-year-old cold case murder investigation after new information came to light. Rural crime down but organised gangs still a threat to countryside Sunday, September 8, 2019 Tom Potter New figures have revealed a decline in rural crime across Suffolk over the last three years. Twenty new officers to be in place by October, funded by tax increase Saturday, September 7, 2019 Tom Potter Police have revealed how the extra contributions of taxpayers has been spent since their share of household bills increased earlier this year. Suffolk man Robert Spendlove dishonestly claimed £8,361 in benefits Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Tom Potter A Suffolk man has admitted dishonestly claiming £8,361 in benefits over the course of 10 months. A12 crash driver sorry for putting friend’s father in hospital over Christmas Thursday, August 22, 2019 Tom Potter A careless driver, who put a motorcyclist in hospital last Christmas, later discovered the rider was a friend’s father. Police pledge action on abusers despite tenth of cases reaching court Monday, August 19, 2019 Tom Potter Police have promised to pursue convictions for domestic abusers in light of figures suggesting about one in 10 arrests result in charges for coercive control. Police accounts reveal £130k ‘golden goodbye’ to former employee Sunday, August 11, 2019 Tom Potter A Suffolk police employee received a redundancy package worth more than £130,000 in the last year, annual accounts have revealed.