Radio 1 Big Weekend at Earlham Park, Norwich. 

Radio 1’s Big Weekend was a largely peaceful event, with just eight people arrested over the two days.

Police are concerned for the welfare of a missing man. Picture: Ian Burt

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man missing from Thorpe St Andrew area of Norwich.

A 19-year-old man has admitted intending to supply cocaine and cannabis in Norwich.

Police are concerned about the welfare of Jeff Spicer, who has not been seen since last night

Police appealing for help tracing a missing 53-year-old man have found him in Leiston

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters in Norfolk had a mixed night after rescuing a child locked in a car, a trapped dog, a person from the water as well as attending some road crashes.

A marsh harrier. Photo: Mali Halls

Conservationists have matched the £1,000 reward offered by the EDP to catch the thief who stole a marsh harrier’s eggs.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

He remains in a serious but stable condition following the incident in Outwell, near Wisbech last night.

Norfolk Constabulary vehicle.

Police are hunting a bald man following two incidents of indecent exposure in Norwich.

Matthew Broomfield. PIC: Submitted by Norfolk Police.

Workers at a McDonald’s in Norwich were left “petrified” and fearing they would be shot after being tied up by a robber who held up the restaurant with a handgun, a court has heard.

Norfolk Constabulary vehicle.

A bomb disposal unit was called out on Thursday after a Second World War hand grenade was found at a house.

Great Yarmouth College marine engineering lecturer pictured with staff and students who are transforming the bus for TLC, that has been vandalised, setting their good work back. Photo: Steve Adams

A charity group has been left saddened after vandals attacked its double-decker bus that is set to become a mobile outreach centre.

Five people are in hospital this morning following suspected drug overdoses in Bury St Edmunds last night.

Norfolk Constabulary police vehicle. Picture: James Bass.

An elderly couple in Barningham, near Thetford, have been left extremely distressed after they were targeted by distraction burglars who stole cash and jewellery.

Aylsham Pavilion.  PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Broadland district council are working to take preventative measures to help put a stop to vandalism at Aylsham recreation ground.

Alan Aylward, also known as Alan Ward, of Asilo Eglwyswrn, Crymych, Dyfdd, Wales, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court to be sentenced for the rape of two young girls, both aged under 14, and a number of indecent assaults against two other young girls.

A 59-year-old man who previously lived in Lowestoft has been jailed for 20 years after being found guilty of 10 sexual offences against four victims, police have said.

Norfolk police. Picture: James Bass.

A teenager was punched to the ground and cut with a knife when he was robbed by three men in Great Yarmouth.

The altercation took place at the Blue Boar Lane Tesco on Sunday. Picture: Ian Burt

A man was pushed to the ground injuring his wrist after an altercation with another man in the Tesco car park in Sprowston.

The altercation took place at the Blue Boar Lane Tesco on Sunday. Picture: Ian Burt

Police are appealing for information following an attempted burglary in Broome.

Norfolk Constabulary police vehicle. Picture: James Bass.

A woman who stabbed her former partner in the stomach following a row about his new girlfriend has been jailed.

Officers found more than 200 plants and “drug paraphernalia” at a house on the town’s Wells Road.

Rosie the Staffordshire bull terrier. Police are appealing for information after she was stolen following a break-in at her home in Great Yarmouth.

A pet dog has been reunited with her owners after going missing from her Great Yarmouth home.

The car that crashed into house in Hemming Way, Norwich on Friday night.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A woman who crashed into a three-storey town house in Norwich has admitted drink driving.

The crash in Garrison Road, Great Yarmouth. Picture by: Rob Colman

A man who deliberately knocked down two pedestrians near a Norfolk court has been jailed for six years.

The quadcopter.

Police have released images of an item of lost property in a bid to reunite it with their rightful owner.

Norfolk police. Picture: James Bass.

A man suffered cuts and bleeding after being hit on the head by a robber who stole his mobile phone and wallet - but managed to get the items back after he chased the offender.

Inside of the vault at the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit company which was robbed over the Easter weekend. Photo: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

Seven men have been arrested in connection with the Hatton Garden jewellery raid.

Three men who were caught red-handed unloading more than three million illegal cigarettes that had been hidden in air conditioning units, have been jailed for more than 11 years.

Three men who were caught unloading more than three million illegal cigarettes hidden in air conditioning units in Brandon, have been jailed for more than 11 years.

Some of the damage caused by vandals at North Walsham Junior School. Picture: SUBMITTED

Well-wishers gave up part of their Sunday and rallied round to clear up the mess after a second vandal attack at the federation of North Walsham Junior, Infant School and Nursery.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.

Police were called to Langley, near Loddon, following reports a man was seen in possession of an axe.


A 24-year-old is due in court today after a man suffered serious injuries in an attack in Great Yarmouth.

The ambulance which has been targeted at Heritage House

Staff at the Heritage House day care centre arrived for work this morning to find one of their three ambulances had been targeted overnight.


Lloyd Thornton was jailed for 42 months for sex offences. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

The former manager of a Great Yarmouth hotel was jailed for 42 months for groping four young women after making inappropriate sexual comments to them.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A 29 year-old man who acted as a courier to bring heroin from London with a street value of more than £10,000 to sell on the streets of Norwich has been jailed for 28 months.

David Hennessy arrives at Maidstone Crown Court where he was found guilty of abusing boys at the now-defunct Swaylands School in Kent. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Three men, including one from near King’s Lynn, have been found guilty of historical sexual abuse at a school for vulnerable boys over a period of more than 30 years.

A driver who veered onto the wrong side of the road causing a three-vehicle accident which killed a grandfather-of-five avoided an immediate jail term and was given a suspended sentence.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

An Albanian drugs gang, who made thousands of pounds by helping organise the wholesale distribution of cocaine in Norwich, have been ordered to pay back more than £26,000 of their ill-gotten gains or face more time behind bars.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A leading Norfolk owl conservationist, who has dedicated his life to the helping with breeding programmes, found himself in court after he “cut corners” to save cash and provided wrong paperwork with a pair of Tawny owls he sold.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A fertiliser company whose worker was crushed to death by a wheel of his tractor have been ordered to pay nearly £100,000 in fines and costs after admitting breaching health and safety regulations.

Damage caused to the Wildman pub in an arson attack.

A judge has told of his astonishment that a Polish criminal sentenced to be deported a year ago remained in Norfolk and went on to savagely attack two NHS workers.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A man accused of firing a shotgun at his ex-partner was cleared by a Norwich Crown Court jury of all charges.

A Good Samaritan who intervened after seeing a man hit a woman suffered a badly broken leg after falling to the ground while the two men were scuffling, a court heard.

The man failed to attend Norwich Crown Court this morning. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A man who failed to attend court in Norwich this morning has been arrested after chase on foot with officers.

Hair left behind after the break-in at the British Heart Foundation in Wisbech.

A burglar who broke into two charity shops and had a haircut while inside has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A man claims his ex-partner falsely accused him of firing a shotgun at her to get him arrested, a trial heard.


There will be no retrial of two men who were accused of beating up their friend after a joyride through a Hemsby holiday park, prosecutors have said.

Generic care home pic - posed pic.

A carer who stole cash from vulnerable residents then lied on her CV to get work at other care homes has been spared jail.

Douro House off Douro Place where a flat has been shut down after antisocial behaviour.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A nightmare neighbour has been evicted from his problem flat, bringing three years of hell for residents to an end.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

An aircraft mechanic suffered an “ongoing disability” after a teenager attacked him at a nightclub, a court heard.

Photographic evidence from investigation showing obstructed fire exit, overcrowded stock room and rat droppings.

A pound shop has been fined and charged more than £46,000 after a series of environmental health breaches, including a rat infestation and blocking a fire exit.


The trial of two men accused of beating up their friend after a joyride through a Hemsby holiday park has collapsed.

A landscaper who illegally dumped garden waste and paving slabs in Thetford Forest must pay more than £2,800, after an eagle-eyed council officer spotted him months after the event.

Stephen Hunt in the box. Photo: Gregg Brown

Ipswich Town footballer Stephen Hunt is so “focused” on the club’s play-off preparations that he was unable to attend court for a speeding offence yesterday.

The man failed to attend Norwich Crown Court this morning. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A woman told a jury how she feared for her life when her ex-partner allegedly fired four shotgun rounds at her.

Graham Dacre

Businessman Graham Dacre said he was “not bitter” despite being a target for Norfolk’s biggest ever fraud and said he was pleased court proceedings are finally over after the last confiscation hearing against one of the conmen.

Chris Houson, from Norfolk, forced an elderly woman to dive into a hedge as he sped through London.

A banned driver from Norfolk who left a 10-mile trail of destruction through London in a terrifying 45-minute police chase was yesterday jailed for two years.

The devastated church hall at St Anne, Earlham that was set on fire. Photo: Steve Adams

A 16-year-old has been found guilty of arson, after a court heard how the teenager started a fire which destroyed a church hall.

Michael Laws, 53, of Rosely Close, Hellesdon.

A suicidal man whose heart stopped after he was Tasered by police was then hauled before the courts for his actions.

Marie Black, left, on her way to Norwich Crown Court with co-defendants Carol Stadler and Anthony Stadler. They, along with seven others deny sexual abuse of children. Photo : Antony Kelly

A child sex abuse trial was today shown a video interview with a primary school-aged girl who is one of five alleged victims.

Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Smoking in his van and then giving an incorrect address has cost a delivery driver £805 in fines and costs in the first prosecution of its kind in Great Yarmouth.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

Two illegal immigrants involved in tending plants at two Norwich cannabis factories, capable of producing a “significant” amount of cannabis worth thousands of pounds have been jailed and are facing deportation.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A 43 year-old man has been jailed for 56 months after he sexually groomed a young girl starting when she was just nine or 10.

Barry McCarthy

A husband who murdered his estranged wife as she lay in bed has been sentenced to life in prison.

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Peter Walsh

Crime Correspondent


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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