Lowestoft Crime

Yesterday, 16:04

Motorists are being urged to keep their vehicles secure and to remove valuable items following a spate of van break-ins.

A cannabis factory including around 100 plants has been discovered in a house in Lowestoft.


A driver speeding at a shocking 140mph on the A14 in Suffolk during the coronavirus lockdown has been branded as “utterly irresponsible”.


An iron table and chairs were stolen from the back garden of a home.

Hedge trimmers and building equipment were among the items stolen during a garage burglary.

Witnesses are being sought after a car was stolen from a busy street.


Police have insisted they will continue to do more to crack down on domestic abuse after receiving an increase in the number of reports.

The escalating level fraud in Suffolk has been laid bare by figures which show victims in the county were cheated out of an eye-watering £26.5million in just one year.

Two men have been jailed for their roles in an “organised and highly sophisticated” conspiracy to steal more than £1m worth of Mercedes Sprinter vans.

A rise in the number of warnings handed out for cannabis use has been attributed to significant investment in proactive policing.

Police are searching for a mystery man who asked a woman in her 70s for money then attempted to steal her purse in a town centre.

A “devastated” family have slammed thieves who stole two guinea pigs and their hutch from a garden overnight.

A victims reported malicious messages being sent and a Pokémon Facebook group were threatened by someone claiming to be a hit man as reports of abuse over social media rose again.

A woman has been charged with robbery after allegedly threatening a shopkeeper with a knife and stealing alcohol.


Fifty cannabis plants have been seized by the police after an illegal outdoor grow was discovered on the Suffolk coast.

A police chief has voiced “real concern” about flocks of people descending on the coast this bank holiday weekend in light of the recent easing of coronavirus lockdown measures.

A mother-of-two who suffered months of domestic abuse culminating in a horrific attack where she feared for her life has spoken out about her experiences.

Two large gatherings of people had to be dispersed from the same area following reports of barbecues and outdoor parties.


An NHS worker, a full-time mother and furloughed staff are some of the dozens of special constables keeping Suffolk safe during lockdown.

A domestic abuser has been jailed for two years for an attack which left his former partner with a dislocated shoulder.

A man who has admitted possessing class A drugs with intent to supply has had his case adjourned,

A 33-year-old man has been jailed for 20 weeks after he fled from a burglary in a stolen car while banned from driving,

An alleged drink driver believed to be involved in drug dealing and found with a knife and baseball bat was arrested on the A47 on Friday night.

In his latest column, Suffolk Constabulary chief constable STEVE JUPP praises the public’s efforts in adhering to lockdown restrictions - but says there is more work to be done yet.


A keyworker whose car erupted into flames is urgently appealing for witnesses to come forward.

A London woman has been charged with breaching lockdown restrictions and communication offences in a Suffolk market town.

Lockdown has eased by what have been described as “baby steps” this week. So what can and can’t you now do? New guidance has been issued to officers by the Police Chiefs’ Council and the College of Policing.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Police have arrested a man who was wanted in connection with numerous offences, including coercive and controlling behaviour.

The easing of lockdown restrictions is not a green light to go back to normality, Norfolk’s chief constable has warned.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

A large gathering of people was dispersed from a popular Suffolk beach over the bank holiday weekend.


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