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Police have released a CCTV image after a woman was touched inappropriately in a Tesco store.

A man got out of his car and hit a woman walking down a country road in the face before getting back in his vehicle and reversing into her.

A teenager has been seriously injured after suffering a knife wound to the chest in an attack close to the centre of Norwich.

A man has been charged in King’s Lynn in connection with a number of Class A drug offences.

Police will be carrying out extra patrols in King’s Lynn town centre over the coming weeks to address concerns from the public about anti-social behaviour.

A woman has temporarily lost sight in one eye after a “noxious” substance was thrown in her face in a Bury St Edmunds pub.

A woman who was temporarily blinded after two men threw a noxious liquid at her in a west Suffolk pub has described her attackers as “animals”.

A cyclist who suffered a broken shoulder and broken ribs when he was knocked off his bike by a 72-year-old motorist had to drag himself to safety after he was “abandoned” by the driver who left the scene.

A driver stopped by police in Norwich was found to have no licence or insurance and had seven people in their car.

It was buy one get one free for police in Diss tonight, after seizing two motorcycles.

Two police officers were spat at after they were called to a domestic incident in Thetford on Sunday evening.

A Suffolk acid attack victim is demanding tighter regulations and tougher punishments after a woman was temporarily blinded when two men threw a “noxious substance” in her face.

An inquest has opened into the death of a prisoner at HMP Bure in Badersfield.

Cash was stolen from a business in Wymondham in an overnight raid.

A 23-year-old man will appear in court this morning charged in connection with a firearm offence following an incident on Friday night.

People who brandish imitation guns are risking their lives, at a time when armed police are on heightened alert because of terror attacks, according to Norwich’s policing commander.

Police are reminding people to be aware of telephone scams following reports this week that a number of residents have been contacted by a caller claiming to be from the tax office, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

A nightclub manager has said Norwich’s Prince of Wales Road is safe and open for business after a man was arrested with an imitation firearm on Friday.

A man remains in custody after armed police swooped on Norwich’s clubland to make an arrest after reports a gun had been pointed at people.

The RSPCA has released shocking photos highlighting the barbarity of snare traps after a badger was found in excruciating pain.

A community in Norwich has said they are “angry and fed up” with rising crime after a neighbour’s car was mistakenly destroyed by vigilantes targeting a registered child sex offender.

A teenager who was found guilty of being involved in a brutal mob attack on a 15-year-old boy in Chapelfield Gardens has been spared custody.

Officers are patrolling city buses after “mindless” vandals have hurled bricks and stones at the vehicles over the recent weeks in the Earlham area.

Police are appealing for help to hunt a woman who is wanted in Norwich on recall to prison.

Two boys from London have been arrested in Norwich on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs.

A neighbour has expressed their shock at the discovery of a cache of weapons including four guns and a grenade on a Norwich estate as the occupant of the address used to take her bins out.

A man caught speeding at 154mph on the A11 was the fastest recorded driver in the country last year.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the burglary of a number of power tools from a property in Lowestoft.

Firearms and a grenade have been found at an address in Norwich following a police incident.

Courts

A man has been jailed for two years after falsely claiming he had been kidnapped at knife point in Norwich.

A woman who admitted having caused a five car crash on the A47 has been fined.

A man has admitted dangerous driving and causing grievous bodily harm after a hit and run in Norwich which left a victim with serious leg and head injuries.

A man who had an imitation handgun outside a Norwich nightclub has appeared in court.

A motorist who consumed a cocktail of drugs before causing a crash on a Suffolk road which left a woman with “life-changing injuries” has been jailed for 28 months.

A trusted administrator of a Norfolk social club who stole more than £30,000 has been jailed for 12 months and made to promise to keep away from the club in future.

A disgruntled employee who hatched a plan to burn down his former workplace, causing more than £230,000 in damage and loss of business, has been jailed for six years.

A man has admitted affray and possession of a sword in Cromer town centre when he appeared for a brief hearing at Norwich Crown Court.

An engineer accused of sexually assaulting a woman during a visit to her home to repair her tumble dryer has been cleared by a jury.

A fraudster, who had been wanted by Norfolk police after fleeing to Spain, admitted conning his victims out of £21,000 on Thursday - four years after committing the crimes.

A 35-year-old woman who groomed a young boy for sex has been jailed for five-and-a-half years and placed on the sex offenders’ register for life.

A man accused of being involved in an attack which left a Lowestoft man with serious head injuries has denied being present when the alleged assault took place.

The owner of a Norfolk publishing company has received a suspended prison sentence for pocketing more than £10,000 from his employees’ tax contributions.

A man who damaged a window of a Norwich butcher’s shop has been told he has to pay £300 compensation after magistrates ruled his motive for the attack was not racial.

A 50-year-old man attempted to groom young girls online for sex and get them to send him explicit photos of themselves, a court heard.

Two serial burglars who stole thousands of pounds of jewellery and shotguns from homes across the country have been jailed for a combined total of more than 13 years.

A motorist who drove dangerously in Norwich was told by a judge it was fortunate no one was seriously injured by his driving.

A former Norfolk police officer who had been jailed for his involvement in the theft of high value 7th century coins has been ordered to repay £15,000.

A strong cannabis smell led police to carry out a raid at a Norwich address where they found three cannabis plants and seedlings growing in a bedroom, a court heard.

A shoplifter with a “horrendous record” crept into HMV, in Chapelfield shopping centre by climbing under a partly open shutter and stole nearly £90 worth of DVDs, a court heard.

A drink driver who crashed his car into a ditch at Welborne, in Norfolk, has been given a £550 fine and 16 month driving ban.

The 8th Baronet of Hethel died after consuming a drug, an inquest heard.

A man whose body was found in a river died as a result of an accident, an inquest heard.

A teenager suffered a “horrific” wound to his shoulder, which needed 18 stitches, after being slashed with a meat cleaver during a late night attack in Lowestoft, a court has heard.

A former lecturer who escaped to Ireland after being convicted of having indecent images of children has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.

A former lecturer who escaped to Ireland after being convicted of having indecent images of children has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.

A civilian member of staff at Wayland Prison charged in connection with drug offences after a stop and search at the prison has had his case sent to Norwich Crown Court.

A former lecturer who escaped to Ireland after being convicted of having indecent images of children has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.

A drink driver who swapped seats with a passenger during a high speed police chase has been jailed for eight months.

A man who installed an iron gate which fell on a grandmother and crushed her to death has been found guilty of her manslaughter by gross negligence and warned he faces jail.

An economics student who abandoned her cat in a cage for nearly a month while visiting China could be disqualified from keeping animals.

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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