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A teenager faced a terrifying ordeal as he was beaten with a baseball bat by two balaclava-clad robbers as he walked home alone.

A 33-year-old man has been arrested after a car was stolen from a garage and later left by the side of the A149 in Catfield.

A man who was on the run from police has been found.

Police are appealing for help from members of the public to help trace a wanted man.

A man has been convicted over the killing of a victim who was left with more than 65 stab wounds.

A 17-year-old boy was attacked with a baseball bat during a late night robbery.

Two cars have been vandalised in what police are treating as a hate crime attack.

Callous thieves have stolen festive lights from three public Christmas trees in Cromer.

A woman has been arrested on the suspicion of drug-driving and possession of a class A drug after the car she was believed to be driving crashed into a home in Gorleston.

A 24-year-old has been charged with intent to supply a Class A drug in Norwich.

A motorist in Norwich has been arrested after being found to be twice the drink drive limit.

An 81-year-old shopkeeper who was assaulted as he tackled a robber on Magdalen Street has had extra security installed at the store where he has worked for decades.

A teenager has been arrested in connection with a sexual assault in King’s Lynn after a woman was grabbed inappropriately and knocked to the floor.

A suspected cocaine and heroin dealer is still missing, eight months after he failed to turn up for the third day of his crown court trial.

Police say they are looking to identify three men in relation an incident in Great Yarmouth in which a man was stabbed.

Detectives are keen to trace potential witnesses to a sex attack that took place in King’s Lynn at the weekend.

A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual grooming.

A man accused of a city centre crime spree threatened to “snap” the necks of police officers after being arrested and said he would “like the opportunity to blow up a police station”.

The managing director of a Suffolk haulage firm has received a driving ban for speeding on the A11.

Police are appealing for help from members of the public to help trace a wanted man.

Police are appealing for help to identify two men after a shop worker was assaulted during a robbery in Norwich.

The hunt to find a new chief executive for Suffolk County Council is set to resume at the end of this month, after an attempt to recruit for the role failed last year despite a £32,000 campaign.

A spike in burglaries reported in Suffolk is being taken very seriously by detectives, a police chief warned, as he revealed 100 households were raided in December alone.

A motorist who was clocked driving at 90mph on the A47 near Norwich with his one-year-old child in the back said he was in a hurry - as he needed to change his baby’s nappy.

Both Hollesley Bay prisoners who absconded have been arrested

A busy Hellesdon Road was closed for about an hour following a crash involving two cars.

A motorist who has been driving without insurance since last year has had his car seized.

Police are hunting a sex attacker after a woman was grabbed, knocked to the floor and assaulted in King’s Lynn.

A father has told how he rushed to the aid of a young victim of a suspected stabbing in Great Yarmouth.

A district councillor has questioned how many people have to die before changes to speed limits will be implemented in Dereham.

The second prisoner from Hollesley Bay who absconded on Saturday has been arrested in Sussex, police have said.

Courts

A jury was shown dramatic footage of a victim wrestling with a man who robbed him at a Norwich cashpoint.

A neighbourly dispute led to a woman sticking a used sanitary towel on her neighbour’s door, a court has heard.

A man has been jailed after he pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods in relation to a string of burglaries in Norwich and Diss.

A 24-year-old has apologised for driving across several gardens in Sprowston after losing control of his car.

A 20-year-old man admitted to driving a car whilst six times the drug drive limit.

An 86-year-old has avoided a driving ban after telling magistrates how vital his car was to him.

A mother whose son was allegedly sexually abused by a former teacher from Wymondham and his harpist girlfriend told a trial she had been “naive” and “stupid”.

A factory worker has described how a man accused of a city centre crime spree had been shouting he was a “gangster” who could do anything before stealing a mobile phone.

A brave husband wrestled an intruder to the ground and held him captive until police arrived after the burglar sneaked into the couple’s bedroom in the dead of night.

A “violent” man who assaulted and threatened to stab the mother of his son and sent her a string of “vile” text messages has been jailed for three years.

Four women have been found not guilty of assaulting and causing actual bodily harm to a woman on a night out in Lowestoft.

A 23-year-old Norwich landscaper who was found dead in his den in the family’s back garden intended to end his life, an inquest heard.

A former teacher from Wymondham and his then-girlfriend, a world-renowned harpist, have been accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy in the 1980s, a trial has heard.

The inquest into the death of a man at a Besthorpe hire firm has been adjourned for another review hearing.

A man has been jailed for three years for dealing crack cocaine in Great Yarmouth.

A woman has pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of Class A and Class B drugs in the Great Yarmouth area.

A woman has been banned from keeping animals for five years after she abandoned her two cats when she moved house.

A 20-year-old Beccles man, who was found in possession of cocaine and cannabis, claims he was asked to look after the drugs after getting into debt with drug dealers, a court has heard.

A 35-year-old man is to stand trial after denying sexual grooming offences.

A man has been fined after he was caught speeding past swans in a boat on the River Wensum.

Inquests could be held in a historic Grade II-listed building in Norwich from next month.

A man was arrested after he was found slumped in his car and three times over the drink drive limit, a court has heard.

A man has been fined more than £1,000 after he crashed into a wall whilst three times over the drink drive limit.

A man used threatening behaviour against school teachers and launched a foul-mouthed tirade in front of children, a court heard.

A “persistent” burglar, who smashed his way into a Norwich home and stole more than £2000 worth of jewellery has been jailed for 28 months.

A Caister woman has been banned from contacting her neighbour, in the hope of repairing a rift between two feuding families.

Health concerns have delayed the trial of a 23-year-old man accused of sex attacks on four women in Norwich.

A woman will appear in court today for breaching a Criminal Behaviour Order by begging.

Here is our monthly look back at some of the criminals from Norfolk and Waveney who were jailed in December.

A world-renowned harpist who has played for the Queen and several prime ministers is on trial along with her former Norfolk partner accused of sexually abusing a schoolboy.

A 23-year-old man “marauded” around Norwich carrying out sex attacks on four women, one of which he brutally raped after dragging her into an alleyway, a court heard.

Annabelle Dickson

Peter Walsh

Crime Correspondent

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Peter's job involves chasing down crime stories across Norfolk and parts of Suffolk, covering courts and preparing backgrounders for trials. Peter also monitors the performance of key organisations like police forces, police and crime commissioners, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and prisons, including HMP Norwich.

He also looks to raise awareness of issues affecting victims in the county.

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