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Corrie McKeague in his RAF uniform. Picture submitted to Archant.

Dogs, search and rescue teams and members of the public combed a vast area of woodland, forest and farmland around Barton Mills today as the hunt for Corrie McKeague continues.

Lorin LaFave was a speaker at the conference. Picture: Mustard TV

The mother of a 14-year-old boy who was murdered by someone he met online gave a presentation at cyber-crime conference.

The scene at Vale Green where police responded to a disorder

A heavy police presence descended on Vale Green in Mile Cross on Friday evening responding to a disorder within one of the flats.

The Greenstone pub in Dereham.

Firefighters have been praised for tackling a small blaze at a pub in Dereham.

Motoring organisations are warning drivers not to play Pokemon Go on their phones at the wheel. Photo: PA

A man playing Pokemon Go while behind the wheel was one of 25 drivers caught using their phones during a police road check which lasted just an hour and a quarter.

Norfolks newly-elected PCC, Lorne Green, highlighting the work of the voluntary sector as he is officially sworn in for a four-year term 
Lorne made  his formal Declaration of Office at the Safe Haven Project on Prince of Wales Road in Norwich. Photo : Steve Adams

Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner has pledged to protect the county “world heritage” as more arrests have been made in the fight against lead thefts.

BBC Radio Norfolk presenter and EDP columnist, Nick Conrad, who drove in reverse between cones whilst talking on the phone hands free, to show how distracting it is compared to driving without being on the phone, as part of the Hands Off campaign. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

As part of our Hands Off campaign to get drivers off their phones, Nick Conrad tried his hand at driving whilst using his mobile phone to test the dangers it poses.

THE FORMER CAFE OF CONVICTED PAEDOPHILE ROY REYNOLDS

Detectives have offered reassurance to the victims of sexual abuse that the police will bring offenders to justice.

Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A man has been arrested after 22 cannabis plants were found in Rackheath.

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fail-to-stop collision in which a three-year-old boy suffered a broken leg.

Suffolk police. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

A 17-year-old boy has been charged in connection with a robbery in Lowestoft.

Drivers can expect delays this morning. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

An hour was added to drivers’ journeys on Friday morning after a lane was closed heading into Norwich.

Norfolk Police Sergeant Chris Harris.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Police stopped 25 drivers who were using their mobile phones behind the wheel in just over an hour.

Police have launched Operation Gravity in response to a worrying rise in stabbings in Norfolk. Photo: Antony Kelly

Crime levels in Norfolk have surged by almost 4pc with a big increase in the number of violent offences recorded which have increased to an extra 42 a week, according to new police figures.

Police have arrested three people at HMP Norwich. Picture: ARCHANT

Three people have been arrested at HMP Norwich after bringing illicit items into the prison.

Library image. Photo: Dave Thompson/PA

A man is receiving treatment in hospital for “multiple wounds” after a suspected stabbing in Great Yarmouth.

Car with damage near to rear wheel arch, parked on Gipsy Lane, Norwich. PIC: Peter Walsh

A woman who has only had her car for a few weeks since passing her driving test is one of seven motorists to have had their vehicles damaged in a wrecking spree.

A BP machine has been stolen from School Lane Surgery in Thetford. Practice manager Carly Bassett and staff member Anabela Rodriguez. Picture by Bethany Whymark

A surgery is considering forking out for CCTV after its patients’ blood pressure machine was stolen.

Carl Windsor has been jailed for six years. Picture Lancashire Police

A “devious, sinister man” who claimed to be a paedophile hunter was actually a child abuser, a court has heard.

Police carrying out checks during a drink drive campaign. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The “menace” of drug-driving is today revealed after a surge in the number of people caught during the Christmas campaign.

Three masked men forced their way into a home in Mile Cross last week and threatened the couple before making off with hundreds of pounds of savings.

Police carrying out checks during a drink drive campaign. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

More than 200 drivers across Norfolk and Suffolk gave positive readings after breathalyser tests during the Christmas drink drive campaign.

A Police dog searching a flat at Springbank for Operation Gravity after suspected drugs users. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Police have had a “fantastic” response to a plea for help in tackling the drug trade in Norfolk as they warn escalating violence could spill out into the community.

Police have arrested three people at HMP Norwich. Picture: ARCHANT

Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward after seven cars were damaged in Earlham over the weekend.

Corrie McKeague and April Oliver. Photo courtesy of April Oliver

The mother of missing RAF Honington gunner Corrie McKeague has told “vile” haters to leave her son’s girlfriend and private life alone.

Norfolk Police. DENISE BRADLEY

Police are appealing for witnesses following road rage altercation on Unthank Road in Norwich on Monday.

Police are appealing for information following a burglary which happened in Norwich last week.

Aurimas Linkauskas was jailed for 6 years for aggravated burglary. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

A crowbar-wielding burglar has been jailed for six years after he threatened to hurt a woman if she left the confines of her bedroom.

Colin Waterfield at Norwich Crown Court.
Picture: Staff photographer

An apology has been issued to victims of sexual abuse who were “let down” following a decision more than 20 years ago not to prosecute a man who is today starting a 21-year jail term.

Firefighters tackled a caravan fire. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Arsonists are believed to have started a caravan fire in King’s Lynn.

The stolen Lotus. Picture: DAVID CARR

A high-performance Lotus racing car worth £50,000 was stolen from the car park at Dunston Hall Hotel when its Belgian owner was staying there before returning home.

Courts

Norwich Magistrates Court. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A man tried to run from police when he was found carrying a lock knife and a small amount of cannabis for his personal use, a court heard.

Eastgate House on Thorpe road, Norwich, home of the Norfolk Coroner's office. Photo by Simon Finlay

An inquest has opened into the death of a young apprentice engineer who was found hanged.

Bawsey Pits, near King's Lynn. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Support workers who had been on trial accused of failing to take care of a teenager who drowned at Bawsey Pits, near King’s Lynn, have been found not guilty.

Ipswich Magistrates Court on Elm Street.

An uninsured Suffolk driver who sparked a five-hour full-scale police search after fleeing a crash scene and then lied to an officer has been given a community order.

Michelle White has been jailed for four years. Picture Norfolk Police

A drug dealer from the Thetford area has started her four year sentence behind bars for committing a string of drug related offences.

Colin Waterfield has been jailed for 21 years. Picture Norfolk Police

A Norwich pensioner has today been jailed for 21 years in prison after he was convicted of a string of historical sexual offences against nine victims.

Bawsey Pits, near King's Lynn. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A support worker who failed to look after a teenage boy who drowned in his care was “set up” by the company he worked for, a court heard.

Norwich Crown Court. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A man has told a crown court jury how he was forced to touch the naked breasts of one of the women who allegedly abused him as a boy.

Vanda Cawley.
Picture: SIMON FINLAY.

A support worker told a court there did not seem to be any danger when two teenage boys waded in the water at a west Norfolk beauty spot.

Chris Skinner, farmer from High Ash farm Caistor St Edmund. Photo: Steve Adams

A respected farming conservationist and broadcaster Chris Skinner told a court he was abandoning his appeal to get his shotgun licence back from Norfolk police after a judge called for a “compromise” to be reached.

Bawsey Pits, near King's Lynn. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A support worker told a court it was “horrible” having to deal with the knowledge that a teenage boy in his care drowned at Bawsey Pits, near King’s Lynn.

A man from Mundford has been sentenced for fly-tipping on Forestry Commission land near Brandon. Picture by Forest Heath District Council

A Norfolk man who dumped an array of rubbish on Forestry Commission land has been successfully prosecuted for fly-tipping.

Bawsey Pits, near King's Lynn. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Two support workers who failed to look after a boy in their care who drowned, were near a ‘No swimming sign’ when it happened, a court heard.

Norwich Crown Court
picture by Adrian Judd
for EDP

A Dereham man who sexually assaulted a teenager and sent indecent images of himself has been given a two year suspended sentence and placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years.

The JustGiving page set up by Kerri's friends has so far raised over £9000. Picture: Screengrab/JustGiving

A man charged with the murder of a Norwich mother of two is expected to stand trial later this year.

Bawsey Pits, near King's Lynn. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A care home manager did not read the swimming risk assessment form for a teenager who drowned at Bawsey Pits, near King’s Lynn, a court was told.

Philip Jones, also known as Philip Flaherty, in 2009.

A sex offender drawn into the “web of abuse” involving Norwich paedophile Roy Reynolds in the 1990s, has been given a two year suspended jail term.

Burglar Joseph Sharpe, 32, of Langley Walk in Norwich, has been jailed for three years. Picture by Norfolk Police.

A man has been jailed for three years after admitting to three burglaries on the grounds of the University of East Anglia.

Victor Goodrum pictured at a Christmas event in 2013. Photo: Archant

A Norwich man wept in the dock as he was sentenced to six years in prison after admitting a string of sex offences against young boys.

Norwich Crown Court. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A woman was given a four-month jail sentence, suspended for 12 months, after admitting she over claimed on her tax credits.

ROY REYNOLDS

A man who 18 years ago was described as a “career paedophile” has been sentenced to 16 months in jail after fresh allegations came to light.

Bawsey Pits, near King's Lynn. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Umar Balogun, 16, drowned whilst on a trip to a former sand quarry on July 16, 2013, accompanied by support workers Vanda Cawley and Kevin Roweth.

The court at King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt.

Two care workers deny failing to take reasonable care of a teenager who drowned at a Norfolk beauty spot.

Norwich Magistrates Court. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A bus driver has pleaded not guilty to careless driving which ended up with a pedestrian receiving minor injuries.

A teenager has appeared in court charged with firearms offences after an incident in a small Norfolk village.

Paul Barton was sentenced to three years in prison. Picture Norfolk Police

A homeless man who tried to drag a terrified nine year old girl playing in a Norwich park into a wooded area has been jailed three years in what a judge described as “every parents nightmare.”

Stephen Muncaster (Picture: Submitted)

A 47-year-old man from West Norfolk was caught on CCTV shooting his wife in the head with a shotgun, an inquest in Norwich heard today.

Steven Stannard pictured in 2014. Picture: Denise Bradley

A man is to stand trial for the murder of a 37-year-old man who was stabbed to death in Norwich.

Ben Staff outside King's Lynn Court. Photo: Picture: Ian Burt

A victim of policeman turned conman Ben Staff today describes how the fraudster cost him his family’s financial future.

Ben Staff outside King's Lynn Court. Photo: Picture: Ian Burt

A former police officer began a four-and-a-half-year prison sentence on Tuesday after carrying out a series of frauds across Norfolk’s building trade totalling £1m.

Just some of the criminals jailed in December. Picture Norfolk Police

Here is our monthly look back at some of the criminals jailed in Norfolk and Suffolk courts in December.

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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