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Spate of burglary and car crime in Ipswich

There's been 300 burglaries and car crimes in Ipswich over the last eight weeks.

It includes at least 48 burglaries, six attempted burglaries, 105 thefts from cars and 131 vehicles have been vandalised.

Police are warning residents to think about security as many of the burglaries happened when doors or windows were left unlocked or open.

It's thought most of the crimes are being committed by a small number of persistent offenders.

“People should make sure their house is as secure as possible. If they are at home during the day, they should look out for their neighbours’ property and call us if they see anything suspicious".

– Ipswich Police

In many of the burglaries, jewellery was taken. Ipswich police are asking anyone offered jewellery for sale in suspicious circumstances to contact them

Bury St Edmunds: Police appeal for witnesses after spate of car vandalism

Police are appealing for witnesses after 16 cars were vandalised between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning in Bury St Edmunds.

Most of the vehicles had their bodywork scratched, some had offensive words written on them.

One car had a window scratched, and another had a wing mirror damaged.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to contact PC Paul Fox at Suffolk Police, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

UK's largest pumpkin touring Ipswich

What's being hailed as the UK's largest pumpkin has been touring Ipswich.

The giant pumpkin in Ipswich Credit: ITV Anglia

Weighing the same as a small car the proud owners are enjoying showing off what they say is the UK's largest heavyweight pumpkin, it weighs in at 1,884lb

The pumpkin is so large it had to be carried on a trailer Credit: ITV Anglia

Plans for the road trip were nearly scrapped when the giant fruit wouldn't fit in any vehicles so it's being transported on a trailer

The pumpkin travelled through Ipswich Credit: ITV Anglia

After the tour it will be carved by artist Janie Pirie in Suffolk and then it'll be on show at Jimmy's Farm and the seeds are expected to be harvested by owners Thompson and Morgan for next year.

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Next year marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta

Next year marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. Sealed in 1215, it provided the foundations on which British laws and principles are based.

The barons of England are reported to have met in Bury St Edmunds. They swore an oath at the alter of the abbey that would later force the king to accept what would become one of the most famous documents in history.

To commemorate the event, a team of embroiders has been tasked with designing and creating a twelve panel tapestry.

English Heritage money to help 'At risk' buildings

Denver Mill, Norfolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

A selection of historic buildings from across the east are to be preserved thanks to money from English Heritage.

74 new sites in the East of England have been added to the At Risk Register.

Denver Mill, near Downham Market in Norfolk is on the at risk list. The building is suffering from sever damp which is threatening its structure.

A number of town centre buildings in Wisbech will also receive money for repairs, along with the Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome in Essex and a grade one listed church in Bedfordshire, the St Peter and All Saints in Battlesden.

Police release e-fit of suffolk charity shop theft suspect

Police e-fit of charity shop suspect Credit: Suffolk Constabulary

Police have released an e-fit of a man accused of robbing a woman in her 70s outside a charity shop in Suffolk. The woman, who volunteers at the shop was putting the day's takings away when a man grabbed the bag of money. He then pushed her over causing her injuries to her hip.

If you recognise the man from the e-fit likeness or have any information that could help police, please call PC Colin Shelton at Ipswich Police on 101, quoting reference number IE/14/3085 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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