Suffolk Constabulary

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    Video caption: Black man stopped by Ipswich police says view of equality 'shattered'

    Falil Onikoyi was stopped alongside his wife and asked to provide ID by police officers.

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    Video caption: Daughter 'scared' by police spat with black couple

    Maja Antoine's parents were approached by two officers asking for their details and a quarrel ensued.

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    Video caption: Suffolk Police officer says black woman 'jumped on bandwagon'

    Maja Antoine filmed the exchange outside her parents' house in Ipswich.

  4. Womans coughs in face of police officer

    A 39-year-old woman has been charged with coughing at a police officer in Newmarket and attempted robbery.

    On Thursday morning, a 19-year-old woman was walking along The Avenue, when another woman grabbed her bag which was across her shoulder.

    A brief struggle ensued, which resulted in the victim falling to the floor, but she managed to keep hold of the bag and get away from the offender.

    A woman was later arrested and coughed in the face of a police officer claiming she had coronavirus, said Suffolk Police.

    The accused is due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court later this month.

  5. Number of customers at drive-thru cafe put police 'at risk'

    Pete Cooper

    BBC News

    The Suffolk branch of the Police Federation said an influx of people to a Costa Coffee in Ipswich that reopened at the weekend was putting the police "at risk".

    The cafe at the Euro Retail Park was one of 17 Costa branches which reopened across the UK for drive-thru customers only.

    Suffolk Chief Constable Steve Jupp said the number of people at the site "caused a big issue" for police, and came at a time when two large neighbouring supermarkets were also busy.

    Costa coffee

    The Costa was later shut by staff because of the long queues.

    Darren Harris, chairman of the Police Federation in Suffolk, said: "The public's action is putting my members at risk by having to interact with more members of the public than they necessarily need to."

    While not illegal, he added that it was not "a reasonable thing to do" to drive to get a take-away coffee.

    A spokeswoman for Costa Coffee said safety was their "number one priority".

    She said the drive-thru cafes were meant for "key workers on essential journeys" and that other branches had been open offering delivery for other customers.

    The branch in east Ipswich is due to reopen later this week.

  6. Police chief calls flouters' actions 'unbelievable'

    Steve Jupp

    The chief constable of Suffolk labelled the actions of a small minority of people ignoring coronavirus restrictions at the weekend as "unbelievable".

    Steve Jupp said a couple of officers were coughed or spat at, one was assaulted and another was bitten by a dog when they went to break up street parties.

    "By and large Suffolk communities have been sticking to the advice, but there have been a few extremes," he said.

    Mr Jupp said it was "unbelievable" and the wider community would be "disappointed" that some people still think "it's alright to travel to friends' houses to have a party, to have a street barbecue, just to push the limits of common sense".

  7. Driver training under way to help front line ambulances

    Emergency services

    More than 130 student paramedics, community first responders, military personnel and other new recruits at the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAS) are receiving specialist driver training to help them support the front-line services.

    The six-week training, offered by the police and fire service in Suffolk, will teach people to drive patient transport service vehicles.

    Des Pooley, lead for driving training at Suffolk Police, said: "We are looking to train at least 132 people to drive ambulances in the next six weeks and this valuable, practical work is already successfully underway.

    Marcus Bailey, chief operating officer with EEAS, said: "Covid-19 represents an unprecedented challenge and we truly appreciate the fantastic support we have received."

  8. Police thank public for homemade pictures and posters

    Police in Suffolk have had their briefing room brightened up, thanks to pictures and posters sent in by young people.

    Officers in Ipswich said they might need a new notice board, though...

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