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Andrea's Beat

PC Andrea Honeywood When a forum to relay police local 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.
th 21 Jan


 - 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.
Phone – Call 101
th 15 Jan


 - 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
Phone – Call 101
th 24 Dec


 - 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
Phone – Call 101
mo 30 Nov


 - 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


 - 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 25 Nov


 - Gold vintage saddle ring found
Saddle Ring found in BecclesSuffolk Police are appealing for help in locating the owner of a gold ring found in Beccles.  The gold ring is described as a vintage saddle design and was found by officers from the Sentinel team in the town on Monday 23 November.
Anyone who recognises the ring described or who has any information to assist is asked to contact PC Richard Sievers via the Suffolk Police website or via 101 quoting reference number 37/68097/20.
Phone – Call 101
we 18 Nov


 – 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
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.
tu 17 Nov


- - Theft of Gas Cylinders
Police are appealing for information after the theft of gas cylinders.  Sometime between 6pm Thursday 12th November and 8.15am Monday 16th November, someone has cut the padlock off a cage located on Station Road Framlingham.  Two 47kg gas cylinders were stolen from within the cage. If you have any information about this incident please contact Suffolk Police quoting crime reference 37/66442/20
Phone – Call 101
we 28 Oct
Distraction Thefts of Mobiles
Police are reminding customer facing staff to keep their phones secure at all times after receiving seven reports of ‘distraction thefts’ since the start of October.  The offenders will enter a premises with a customer reception area such as a hairdressers or hotel and distract staff by asking for help or directions and waving papers around.   They will then take the phone from the reception desk/counter whilst the member of staff is distracted.
Phone: Call 101
th 8 Oct


 - dog incident witness appeal
Police are appealing for information following a dog incident in Southwold.  On Saturday 19 September, the victim was walking his dog along the public footpath over the golf course when his dog was attacked by another dog, described as a light grey lurcher or greyhound type dog, which was off the lead.  The dogs were separated following an intervention, and neither dog was injured in the incident.  The other dog owner reportedly threatened the victim after he was asked to put his dog on a lead.
Police would like to speak to the dog owner, who is described as a white man in his 70s or 80s, with thinning grey hair He was wearing a green quilted gilet jacket, jeans and carried a varnished walking stick.  Anyone with any information about this incident or who may be able to assist is asked to contact the Police quoting reference number 37/54720/20.
Phone: Call 101
th 19 Dec
Charsfield – Mercedes colliding with horse failed to stop
Police are appealing for witnesses after a vehicle failed to stop following a collision in Charsfield.  The incident occurred shortly after 3.35pm today, Thursday 19 December, on the B1078, Ipswich Road.  A 19-year-old female horse rider was walking with her horse at the side of the road when they were involved in a collision with a car, described as being a blue/silver Mercedes.  The driver of the car did not stop at the scene to exchange details.
As a result of the incident, the horse rider sustained minor injuries and the horse was believed to be uninjured.  Officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or directly after it, or anyone who may have captured any dash-cam footage of a silver/blue vehicle travelling between Wickham Market and Otley this afternoon.
Anyone with any information should contact the Roads and Armed Policing Team by quoting CAD 255 of today, Thursday 19 December.
Phone: call 101
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