Lowestoft Crime

Thu, 11:47
Tim Passmore

An innovative new scheme aimed at reducing crime and keeping the town centre safe has launched in Lowestoft.

Ten people have been arrested, quantities of drugs were seized and around £7,000 in cash has been recovered during a week of action focused on targeting drug supply in Lowestoft.


A woman from Carlton Colville, who went missing earlier this morning, has been found safe and well.

Carlton Colville

The pitter patter of tiny paws can once again be heard in the home haunted by the death of seven-month-old Benji.

A 25-year-old man has been charged with robbery after trouble flared in Lowestoft.

Ipswich Crown Court

A motorcyclist was clocked doing 110mph on the A47 at Gorleston as week-long police campaign to target speeders continues.

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A churchwarden said she is “devastated” after vandals smashed windows at a Pakefield Church.

People who live in Southwold, and visitors to the coastal town, are being invited to a crime reduction event next week.


A drug addict was so desperate for cash that he stole meat from his mother’s freezer before trying to sell it to neighbours, a court has heard.

Norwich Magistrates Court

Suffolk Police are reminding residents to protect their homes against opportunistic thieves as the days become longer and warmer.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply in Lowestoft.

Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner has launched a fresh appeal for information into a crime he described as “evil incarnate”.

A family returned home to find their house had been ransacked by burglars who had drowned their seven-month-old puppy in a bath.

Three police officers face a criminal investigation after the death of a man at a holiday park.

Suffolk Police

A 21-year-old man is due to appear in court charged with burglary.

A Greater Anglia train driver has described the moment he witnessed children climb out of a carriage moving at 80mph, risking their lives as part of a dangerous craze sweeping the region.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape following an incident in Lowestoft.


A 53-year-old man who dragged a teenager into a driveway in Lowestoft on New Year’s Day has been jailed for three years.

Ipswich Crown Court

A 20-year-old man from Great Yarmouth has been remanded in custody this morning after being charged with the rape of a girl under 16 in a Lowestoft park, sexual grooming her and breaching a sexual harm prevention order. Christopher Neill, of Marsh Road, was arrested by Suffolk police officers on Monday after the girl reported that she had been raped in Fen Park on Sunday after meeting a man she had contact with on Facebook.

Suffolk police

The RSPCA received more calls from concerned people about animal cruelty and neglect across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire in 2016 compared with the previous year.


Britain is thought of as a nation of animal lovers but RSPCA figures reveal an increase in allegations of cruelty and neglect from Norfolk and Suffolk in 2016. SOPHIE WYLLIE reports on the issue.

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Police are seeking witnesses after two teenagers were assaulted in Lowestoft.

Lowestoft police

The terror attack on Westminster might demonstrate the worst in human nature but it has prompted random acts of kindness which show people at their very best.

Norfolk police

Religious leaders in Norfolk have united in condemnation of the suspected terror attack at Westminster.

West Norfolk

Policing plans in Norfolk and Suffolk are being reviewed following the suspected terror attack at Westminster.

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Officers from Norfolk Constabulary have been left “shocked and saddened” by the death of Pc Keith Palmer who was killed in a suspected terror attack in Westminster.


Seven people have been arrested in raids in London, Birmingham and elsewhere linked to the Westminster terror attack, police have revealed.

Theresa May

The police officer who died was named by Scotland Yard as Keith Palmer, a 48-year-old husband and father.

Four people have been killed as serving police officer PC Keith Palmer was stabbed and his attacker shot dead in a major “terrorist incident” at the Houses of Parliament.

Like the famous green benches of the House of Commons, the police are part of the fabric of Westminster.

House of Commons

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