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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.

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.

Young boy accosted by van driver

A six-year-old boy has been accosted by a man who asked him to get into his van in Ipswich.

The child was approached in Beatty Road, Ipswich, at around 5.15pm on Saturday, Suffolk Police said.

The man, described as white, in his mid-30s, with short brown hair and with a tattoo on his left forearm, was driving a blue VW camper van with a white roof.


Man arrested in connection with carbon monoxide death

A man has been arrested and bailed in connection with the death of a woman in Ipswich in December.

Annette Coe was found collapsed in a property in St Edmunds Road on the evening of Wednesday 5th December. She was taken to Ipswich Hospital, where she later died.

A post mortem examination found that she died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Police and the Health and Safety Executive have been carrying out a joint investigation.

A 67-year-old man from Hadleigh was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence. He has since been released on police bail until 11th September.

More than £10,000 worth of goods stolen in burglary

Suffolk Police are appealing for witnesses after a house was broken into in Gazeley and a car and thousands of pounds worth of sound system equipment were stolen.

The incident occurred between 2pm Saturday 29 June and 3.30pm Sunday 30 June at an address in Needham Street.

A window was forced to gain entry and numerous items were stolen from inside including in excess of £8,000 worth of sound system equipment.

A blue Mini Cooper was stolen off the drive, but later recovered at around 8pm on Sunday 30 June in Ash Court, Red Lodge.

Anyone with information relating to the burglary or who believes they may have seen the stolen car, is asked to contact the Bury St Edmunds Priority Crime Team on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Judge assaulted during court hearing

A Judge has been assaulted by a member of the public during a hearing at Ipswich Crown Court.

A Suffolk Police spokeswoman confirmed that a man left the public gallery and attacked Judge John Devaux while the Court was sitting.

It happened shortly before 11:30 BST in courtroom two.

Judge Devaux didn't suffer serious injuries during the incident.

The man involved has since been restrained and is now being held in the court cells.

Police appeal after boy is stabbed

Police are appealing for information after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed in the stomach in Ipswich.

It happened in the Martinet Green area of Ipswich last night. Officers were called by the ambulance service just before 11.30pm, Friday 26 April.

Police say they'll be talking to the victim, who is currently in a stable condition at Ipswich Hospital with a wound to his stomach and wrist. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

A cordon has been put in place from Hunter Road onto the Green area while investigations go on.

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