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Drink-drive campaign nets 200 drunk and drugged drivers in Norfolk and Suffolk

Nearly 200 motorists were caught drink driving in Norfolk and Suffolk in June 2015 while 26 drivers failed roadside drug tests. Credit: John Giles / PA

A summer crackdown on driving under the influence of drink and drugs in Norfolk and Suffolk has caught more than 200 illegal drivers.

Nearly 200 motorists were caught drink driving during June 2015 while 26 drivers failed roadside drug tests. In total, more than 2,000 drivers were stopped during the campaign.

During the month-long campaign 116 motorists provided positive breath tests for alcohol in Suffolk and 78 in Norfolk, with three people in Norfolk and 23 in Suffolk failing roadside drug tests.

"This summer was the first campaign where we have used the new-drug testing kits to detect cocaine and cannabis.

"Twenty-six motorists tested positive for either cannabis or cocaine during the campaign and I want to get the message out there, especially to younger drivers, that if you are driving under the influence of drugs there’s a good chance you will be caught."

– Chief Inspector Chris Spinks, Head of Roads Policing in Norfolk and Suffolk

In last year’s summer campaign 143 people provided positive tests in Norfolk while 145 failed in Suffolk.

E-fit released after 7-year-old boy approached

E-fit of the suspect Credit: Suffolk Police

Suffolk Police has released an E-Fit of a man they want to speak to after a 7-year-old boy was approached in Haverhill.

The incident happened at about 3pm on Sunday 13th April in Linton Place.

The child was playing outside when a man came up to him and asked him to follow him, which the boy refused to do, the man asked him a further three times.

The man is described as white, of slim build, about 5’6’’ to 5’8’’ tall and in his early 50s, he had short, cropped grey hair, he wore a thin black coat with grey jeans.

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Suffolk police in illegal rave warning

Suffolk police is warning of a zero-tolerance approach on raves Credit: PA

Suffolk Police is planning extra patrols in a crack down on illegal raves over the New Year period.

The force has said it will adopt a zero-tolerance approach and is asking people to report suspicious behavior and to look out for signs of unlicensed events taking place.

Officers find it much harder to shut down a rave once it has already started so they say the force is trying to take preventative action.

Suffolk Police see drop in Halloween anti-social behaviour reports

Suffolk Police say they saw a drop in the amount of ASB reports this Halloween. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Suffolk Police say they saw a drop in the amount of reports of anti-social behaviour this Halloween compared to last year.

They received 81 reports of ASB, which is a 9% drop from 2012 when 89 reports were received.

It's a considerable decrease from 2011 when 158 reports were recorded.

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Suffolk Police launch Halloween campaign

Suffolk Police are starting a campaign to remind parents and children to stay safe and out of trouble. Credit: Suffolk Police

Halloween is just around the corner and Suffolk Police are starting a campaign to remind parents and children to stay safe and out of trouble.

They've released a series of posters, including one that can be displayed if you don't want to be visited by trick or treaters.

Police officers to trial cameras

Police officers across Ipswich will be trialling the use of body worn video cameras. Credit: ITV Anglia

Police officers across Ipswich will be trialling the use of body worn video cameras for the next three months to assess the potential benefits of the device.

The cameras, seen here being used by Norfolk Police, will allow officers in the town to record crimes that are about to, or are happening in real time.

Monster Trucks Live

A Red Dragon monster truck in action Credit: ITV

Some of Europe's biggest trucks are converging on the village of Barrow near Bury St Edmunds today for the Monster Trucks Live event.

Around 4 thousand people are expected to watch the car crushers put on a show at Suffolk Academy, where they will ride over a variety of vehicles. Each one of the car crushers' wheels weighs in at a third of a ton.

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