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Andrea's Beat


PC Andrea Honeywood When a forum to relay local police reports was started in another place near the coast's community police officer was PC Andrea Honeywood.  Andrea retired in 2007 but we keep the title Andrea's BeatIn an emergency always dial 999.

fr 10 Dec

Suffolk ConstabularyContinuing a theme in Woodbridge earlier this week a shed burglary, security advice for your shed can be found here.

we 8 Dec

Suffolk ConstabularyYesterday between around 3:30am to 4:15am possibly three intruders gained entry to a business on Framlingham Road Dennington by ... more here

tu 25 May

Woodbridge  - Two Attempted Burglaries

In Hall Farm Close Woodbridge around 2:40am Saturday 22 May the victim reports someone was repeatedly hitting their front door as if trying to gain entry.  Crime number: 37/27253/21.

The previous incident is being linked to an attempted burglary on Cumberland Street Monday 24 May.  At about 6.20pm the victim was at the rear of her property when she heard someone using force to try and enter via the front door.  The victim opened the door after five minutes but didn't see anyone in the street.  Crime number 37/27258/21.

Phone – Call 101

fr 21 May

Tunstall and Iken  - Shed Burglaries

Officers are appealing for witnesses following two separate incidents where sheds were entered overnight between 8pm Monday 17th May and 7am Tuesday 18th May.

Unknown person(s) have gained entry to an insecure shed in a rear garden of a property on Hocket Crescent in Tunstall.  Three boxes containing swimming pools and a container of petrol were stolen crime reference 25855/21

Three sheds located on Snape Road Iken were entered, with one of those sheds having a padlock forced off.  A search was made, although nothing has been reported stolen crime reference 25924/21

Phone – Call 101

we 12 May

Marlesford - £24,000 worth of GPS stolen from vehicles

Police are appealing for witnesses after a high value theft from rural vehicles in Marlesford.  It took place at some point between Thursday 6 May at 5.30pm and Monday 10 May at 8.25am at a business premises on Main Road.  At some point up to four rural vehicles had their GPS systems removed along with the pods on the roofs, totalling around £24,000 worth of goods stolen.

Sgt Brian Calver said: From our initial investigations these offenders are willing to go to great lengths to get what they want.  Those responsible for this offence had a high degree of knowledge of how to access the site and how to access the units without any keys.  I’d urge farmers, land owners and businesses that supply the equipment to stay vigilant to any suspicious activity.

Enquiries are on-going and anyone with information should contact Suffolk police, quoting crime reference 37/23991/21.

Phone – Call 101

tu 27 Apr

Hoxne - Arrest after three arson incidents

Police have arrested a man in his 40s after three incidents of arson not endangering life, in Hoxne.  The most recent incident took place in the very early hours of Friday 23 April off Green Street in the village.  Police were called at 1:00am to reports of a suspicious fire at an unused farm building.

An earlier incident took place in the very early hours of Saturday 17 April, off Low Street, near to the Swann Inn public house. Sometime between 00:45am and 1:30am it was reported that the boundary garden hedges and fencing of a property had been set alight.

The following day, Sunday 18 April, a second incident of arson was reported in the same location and took place at around the same time.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene on all three occasions and quickly extinguished the fires. Nobody was reported to have been injured in either incident.

Police arrested a man in his 40s on 23 April, on suspicious of criminal damage and arson not endangering life.  He was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre to be questioned and was subsequently bailed to return to police on 14 May 2021, whilst enquires continue.

Witnesses or anybody with any information, or any drivers who may have relevant dash-cam footage are asked to contact Eye Safer Neighbourhood Team quoting reference 20367/21

Email - eye.snt@suffolk.police.ukk

Phone – Call 101

we 7 Apr

Pettistree - Overnight burglary near Walnut Lane

Sometime between 8pm on Wednesday 31 March and 8am on Thursday 1 April offender/s forced entry to a shed at a property near Walnuts Lane in Pettistree and stole a ride-on mower.  It is thought that a vehicle and possibly a trailer would have been needed to transport the mower.  Police are asking that anybody who witnessed the incident or who saw a suspicious vehicle at the relevant time to contact officers quoting reference 16257/21.

Email – Neil.Langworthy@suffolk.police.uk

Phone – Call 101

sa 13 Mar

Martlesham - Attempted theft of a defibrillator

The incident occurred at around 5.20pm on Saturday 27 February at St Michael’s and All Angels Church, The Drift, Martlesham Heath.  Four males were seen to damage the defibrillator cabinet located on the side of the church by smashing the window in the unit and then attempting to pull the defibrillator out.  They then walked away in the direction of The Square.

The four suspects are described as white, all aged approximately 15-16 years-old and of average build between 5ft 7in and 5ft 10in tall. T hey were all wearing tops with hoods up, three of them in dark clothing and the fourth wearing a grey tracksuit and all were wearing face masks.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Woodbridge Safer Neighbourhood Team, quoting reference: 9876/21.

Email – Wendy.Pritchard1@suffolk.pnn.police.uk

Phone – Call 101

mo 3 Mar

Lowestoft - 17 year old Michael Fotis missing for weeks

Police are appealing for assistance to trace a missing teenager from Lowestoft.  17- year- old Michael Fotis was last seen on 2 February 2021 in Lowestoft.  Michael is described as white, slim build, 5 feet 8 inches tall with black hair. He may be wearing a grey and black tracksuit and black and red Nike trainers with a JD sports carrier bag.  He has links to Leicestershire, Scotland, Norfolk and Suffolk and is known to use public transport.

UPDATE Friday 5 March 2021

Michael Fotis was reported missing on 2 February from Lowestoft and was located yesterday evening (Wednesday 4 March) in Scotland.  Police would like to thank the media and public for their help with this appeal.

su 28 Feb

Lowestoft - Driver failed to stop after knocking woman cyclist off

Police are appealing for witnesses after a vehicle failed to stop following a collision in Lowestoft.  The incident occurred at around 9.15pm on Friday 11 February in Lime Avenue, directly outside the Persimmon Homes site office.  A woman was riding a bicycle from the direction of Sands Lane, when a white vehicle clipped the bike’s rear wheel from behind and caused the cyclist to fall off and hit her head. The cyclist attended hospital to be checked over the following day after feeling unwell, but did not sustain any serious injuries.

Officers are trying to trace the vehicle involved, which failed to stop following the collision.  Any witnesses, or anyone who was driving in the area at the time and has a dashcam in their vehicle, is asked to contact Lowestoft Safer Neighbourhood Team quoting reference: CAD 179 of 12 February.

Email – Christopher.Pallett@suffolk.pnn.police.uk

Phone: – Call 101

sa 13 Feb

Felixstowe - Defibrillator vandalised for the third time

Police are appealing for witnesses after a defibrillator unit was vandalised in Felixstowe.  The incident occurred Thursday 11 February, to the unit outside the public toilets in Sea Road.  The unit lens was cracked, which is suspected to have been caused by somebody hitting it.

This is the third time in two years the unit has sustained damage – on the previous occasion in October last year the glass front was smashed.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information about this incident, is asked to contact the Crime Coordination Centre, quoting reference: 7137/21

EmailI – Sally.King@suffolk.pnn.police.uk

Phone: – Call 101

sa 6 Feb

Framlingham - iPhone 11s stolen in two different distraction thefts

Police are issuing a CCTV image of a woman they would like to speak to in connection with two incidents in Framlingham.Woman in in Well Close Square Framlingham

The first incident occurred at around 4pm on Wednesday 16 December 2020 at The Retreat Beauty Salon in Well Close Square.  A woman entered the salon and asked for a nail appointment before distracting a member of staff and then stealing their iPhone 11 mobile phone.

A further incident occurred a short time later on the same day at No10 Lash and Beauty Lounge in Market Hill.  A woman entered the salon and stole an iPhone 11 Pro Max mobile phone after distracting a member of staff.

The woman is described as white and had long black curly hair. She was wearing jeans and a white fluffy coat.  She spoke in a different language, possibly Italian and gave her name as Maria.  Officers would like to speak to the woman pictured in the CCTV image about the incidents as she may be able to help with the investigation.  Anyone who believes they recognise the woman or have any information about these incidents is asked to contact Suffolk police, quoting crime reference: 37/72957/20 (The Retreat Beauty Salon) or 37/72951/20 (No 10 Lash and Beauty Lounge).

Email: - James.Feist@suffolk.police.uk

Phone: – call 101

sa 30 Jan

Gedgrave - Two pregnant sheep killed

Police are appealing for witnesses and reminding dog owners to keep their pets under control, after sheep were killed in Gedgrave near Orford.  The incident occurred at some time between Thursday 21 January and yesterday, Wednesday 27 January, in a field near to the river wall.  Two pregnant ewes were attacked and killed in a suspected dog attack. As a result officers remind dog walkers to ensure they keep they their pets under control when walking through fields with livestock.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Rural Crime Team, quoting reference: 4327/21.

Email – Kevin.Stollery@suffolk.pnn.police.uk

Phone – Call 101

th 21 Jan

Friston - Livestock worried by two dogs

Police are appealing for witnesses or information following an incident in Friston.  The incident occurred at around 3.10pm on Tuesday 12 January in a field near Aldeburgh Road.  Two dogs were running loose and entered a large flock of pregnant ewes, causing some of them to fall over and be distressed.

Police are reminding dog owners to take appropriate steps to keep their pets under control as they are responsible for them and their conduct when out walking.

Email – Colin.Taylor@suffolk.pnn.police.uk

Phone – Call 101

th 15 Jan

Saxmundham - Lunchtime burglar disturbed by householder

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a burglary in Saxmundham.  The incident occurred between 1.25pm and 2.05pm on Wednesday 13 January at a property in Beech Road.  The occupant left their home and upon returning, they reported seeing a person dressed in black in the hallway. The occupant shouted as they entered but the person ran out of the back door and climbed over the garden fence.

It isn’t believed that anything was stolen and no damage was caused.  Anyone with any information about this incident or who saw anything suspicious should contact Suffolk police, quoting crime reference number: 37/2092/21

Email – Lee.Millard@suffolk.police.uk

Phone – Call 101

th 24 Dec

Worlingworth - Community Centre Burglary

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a burglary in Worlingworth.  The incident occurred at some point between Monday 21 December and Tuesday 22 December at Worlingworth Community Centre in Shop Street.

At some point during the dates stated, unknown suspect/s forced entry into a store room in the community centre and once inside, a ride on lawn mower was stolen.  Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the lawn mower being pushed across the field and then taken away in a vehicle.

Anyone with information about this incident or who may have seen anything suspicious is asked to contact Suffolk police, quoting reference 37/74103/20

Email – Sally.Brash@suffolk.police.uk

Phone – Call 101

mo 30 Nov

Hacheston - Collision witness appeal

Police are appealing for witnesses following a two-vehicle collision in Hacheston.  On Tuesday 24 November at 5.30pm police were called to a collision on the B1116 at the junction with Easton Lane, involving a red Toyota MR2 and a black Yamaha motorcycle.  The car was travelling towards Hacheston on Easton Lane and the motorcycle was travelling northbound on The Street on the B1116 towards Framlingham.  The male teenage motorcycle rider suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

The Toyota driver a man in his 50s was arrested on suspicion of drug driving and has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.  The road was closed for recovery of the vehicles and reopened at 10.50pm.  Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the collision or who may have any dash cam footage.

Witnesses should contact PC Kelly Milton at Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference number 293 of 24 November.

fr 27 Nov

Lowestoft - Chelsea Lance missing person appeal

Chelsea LancePolice are appealing for assistance in locating a missing woman from Lowestoft.  22-year-old Chelsea Lance was reported missing yesterday evening Thursday 26 November after missing a medical appointment.  Chelsea is described as 4 feet 10 inches tall with straight brown hair and is pregnant.

Police are concerned for her welfare and would like to locate her as quickly as possible.  Anyone with any information about Chelsea’s whereabouts should contact Lowestoft Police on 101.

UPDATE Saturday 28 November 2020

Chelsea Lance found safe and well in Lowestoft yesterday afternoon Friday 27 November.

we 18 Nov

Holton – Nine arrests made following assaults and affray

Nine people have been arrested following an incident in Holton, near Halesworth.  Police were called at around 10.20pm last night, Monday 16 November, to reports of an altercation involving several people in Orchard Valley.  One group of suspects is reported to have travelled to the address in a people carrier, some of whom were brandishing weapons including baseball bats.  A fight has ensued outside a house in the street, during which one man was struck to the head with a baseball bat and another man sustained knife wounds to his arms.  Officers arrived in the village shortly after being called and located a suspect vehicle and another car which was believed to be linked to this incident..

Nine people – all from the wider Halesworth area - were subsequently arrested in connection with this incident as follows:  Five men: aged 46; 26; 23; 21 and 18; a 24-year-old woman; and a 15-year-old boy; were all arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm, possession of an offensive weapon, and affray.

A 29-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy were both arrested on suspicion of affray.  Two of the men who were arrested were taken to hospital for treatment, but one has since been discharged, so eight of the suspects are now currently in police custody for questioning.  One man remains in hospital for treatment to deep lacerations on his arms. 

Detectives are linking this incident to a report of an earlier altercation yesterday evening, which occurred in Blythburgh at around 6pm, where two teenage boys are alleged to have had a fight.

Inspector Mark Jackson, Local Policing Commander for Halesworth, said: "We understand that an incident of this nature may cause some concern in a small village like Holton, but I would like to reassure local residents that we believe this to be entirely contained to the parties involved and as such there is no threat to the wider community.”

Anyone with information about these incidents, is asked to contact East CID at Lowestoft Police Station, quoting reference: 66620/20

Email – EastCID@suffolk.pnn.police.uk

Phone – Call 101


UPDATE Thursday 19 November 2020

The eight people taken into police custody for questioning have now been released on bail pending further enquiries, as follows:

Four men: aged 26, 23, 21 and 18; a 24-year-old woman; and a 15-year-old boy; who were all arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm, possession of an offensive weapon, and affray; have all been bailed until Friday 11 December.

A 29-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy, who were both arrested on suspicion of affray; both bailed until Monday 14 December.

A 46-year-old man who was also arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm, possession of an offensive weapon, and affray, currently remains in hospital and so has been de-arrested at this stage and will be formally questioned at a later date.

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