Lowestoft Crime

Yesterday, 14:04

Businesses and shop owners are being urged to remain vigilant and to check all bank notes following a series of incidents in Suffolk and Norfolk where counterfeit Scottish notes have been used.

Threats of police knocking on her door left a 61-year-old woman "scared and frightened" during a scam phone call which lasted more than an hour.

A man accused of causing grievous bodily harm with intent will face a trial later this year.

Two men on a mountain bike are being sought by police after damage was caused to cars parked on a street.


Witnesses are being sought after two hybrid bikes and an electric drill were among the items stolen in a burglary.

An investigation into the death of a 95-year-old woman who died after a care home assault will continue after a post mortem examination proved inconclusive.

Suffolk police launched a controversial new scheme in 2017 to recruit and train detectives without the requirement of having two years' experience of working as beat officers in uniform. A new crop of 16 recruits have now started their training and Michael Steward visited police headquarters to find out more.

Cautious Suffolk residents were quick to report scammers claiming to be from a payment protection insurance (PPI) claims company.

No further action will be taken against a man arrested in connection with a serious sexual assault at the Latitude Festival, it has emerged,

A MP has expressed concerns that a significant increase in "violent, criminal and antisocial behaviour" across his constituency is leaving residents fearing reprisals if they contact the police.

Police have thanked the public for their help after a missing teenage girl from Lowestoft was found safe.

A woman has died from injuries after being attacked with a walking stick in her bedroom at a care home.

Councils have seen a huge rise in large-scale fly tipping over the last decade as organised gangs try to make "a quick buck" from illegal waste clearing services.

Householders are being warned about a group of people operating across the area following a series of unwanted house calls.

Witnesses are being sought after a mountain bike was stolen from outside a salon.

A shopkeeper in his 70s bravely battled with a hooded man during a late night attempted robbery.

Police have moved quickly to deter vigilantism after social media posts suggested people were considering patrolling their town with baseball bats.

A man who breached a court order is wanted by police.

Information is being sought after a custom made motorbike was stolen during an overnight theft.

A moped rider failed to stop for officers following a police pursuit through a town.

Witnesses are being sought after two vans were damaged overnight.

Information is being sought after a motorbike was stolen in an early morning theft.


Lollipop ladies and men in Suffolk are to be equipped with body cameras to catch "unacceptable" drivers who fail to stop for kids crossing the road.

Suffolk County Council

Motorists are being urged not to leave any valuables in their vehicles after a van was broken into and a Samsung Galaxy tablet was stolen.


No further action will be taken against a man accused of attacking a 70-year-old village businessman.

Lollipop ladies and men in Suffolk are to be equipped with body cameras to catch "unacceptable" drivers who fail to stop for kids crossing the road.

Suffolk County Council

Witnesses are being sought after a man exposed himself to a teenage girl in an alleyway.


A home improvement company salesman has denied deliberately misleading a customer into an order by telling him his conservatory roof would collapse under heavy snowfall.

Two men have been fined more than £600 after being found guilty of throwing cigarette butts from their cars.

Witnesses are being sought after tyres were damaged on two vehicles parked in a street.


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