The trial of a former UKIP councillor accused of murdering his wife has told a court he didn't mean to deliberately kill her.Read the full story ›
A second man has been arrested in connection with a rape in Stowmarket over the Easter weekend.Read the full story ›
Police are urging people in Stowmarket to be vigilant while out at night after a 19-year-old woman was raped in the town over the weekend.Read the full story ›
Police in Suffolk have arrested a man on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman in Stowmarket.
Police were called to an address in The Brickfields at 10.20pm on Saturday 30 December where a woman, believed to be aged in her 60s, was discovered unresponsive.
Paramedics were called to the scene but the woman was declared deceased at the scene.
Suffolk police say the death is being treated as suspicious and cordon is in place at the property as officers carry out an investigation.
There is a Christmas tree for every day of the year at Stowmarket's Christmas Tree Festival. 365 of them are on show until January 6.Read the full story ›
A military veteran from Stowmarket says he's been left saddened after a coat with his war medals was taken on Remembrance Sunday.Read the full story ›
A woman has captured the 'sonic boom' that was felt by many underneath the Stansted flight path.
Angela Welham-Hagan caught the noise on her dashcam outside her house in Stowmarket.
RAF fighter jets scrambled to escort a Luton bound flight into Stansted airport yesterday morning.
The passenger plane was escorted to Stansted after reports of a security alert on board.
Essex Police later said nothing suspicious was found on the plane.
A 29-year-old man from Suffolk has been jailed for 18 years for raping three woman.
Carl Tarigha, from Stowmarket, was found guilty at Ipswich Crown Court.
Tarigha’s crimes took place over a period of 10 months between the autumn of 2015 and summer of 2016.
The attacks took place in Harwich, Essex and at his flat in Stowmarket. His victims were aged 18, 19 and 26.
PC Penny Howell said: "Carl Tarigha is a sexual predator who subjected his victims to cold, calculated and violent attacks, not only raping them but inflicting other physical assaults on them, whether it was pinning them down, slapping them, or pulling their hair. He also threatened to kill one of the victims."
Tarigha was sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment, with an additional four years on licence. He was told he will serve a minimum term of 12 years in jail.
A teenager has been charged following an armed robbery in Stowmarket in Suffolk.
Police were called to a shop on Ipswich Street on Sunday morning after a man - wielding what was thought to be a small axe - demanded cash from staff.
An 18-year-old man has been charged with robbery and a drugs offence.
A second teenager who was also arrested has been released on bail.
A man's been detained under the Mental Health Act after firing a BB gun at members of the public in Stowmarket last night.
Officers were called at around 6.50pm, yesterday Friday 10 March to reports of a window being damaged at a property on Union Street West.
Moments later police were called to an incident on Navigation Approach in which a member of the public reported that a man had fired a weapon at their car.
Police were then called to Gun Cotton Way, after reports that a man driving a van had discharged a weapon at another vehicle
No one was injured and police have recovered a BB gun, which is believed to have been used in all of the incidents.
The 33-year-old, from Stowmarket, was arrested on suspicion of discharging a firearm in a public place, criminal damage and driving a vehicle whilst disqualified. He's since been bailed.