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A man has been arrested after at least one person was struck by a car in a Norwich hit and run.

Police have condemned a dog owner who left their pet alone in a car during today’s stifling heat.

A disqualified driver has been caught with cloned number plates and a “retro” Slim Jim lock pick.

Police have carried out another successful Operation Gravity exercise, having secured a misuse of drugs notice for a flat in Pelham Road, Norwich.

A motorist was caught speeding at 120mph on the A11 in the early hours of this morning.

Four people have been arrested in connection with two high value shop thefts.

Youth gangs and drug violence have been described as “the biggest threat without question facing Suffolk”.

Police have issued a CCTV image of a man they would like to identify after a phone was stolen from outside a Morrisons supermarket in Norwich.

Officers are appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Shipdham last night.

A former Olympic showjumper who used pig’s blood to write lewd messages inside a Tory peer’s house after he cheated on her has said she has no regrets.

A man has been arrested in connection with multiple vehicle break-ins.

Police have released a description of a distraction burglary suspect.

Eight vehicles - including an Audi RS4 and a BMW - have been broken into at a Norwich car park.

Norfolk has seen a big rise in stalking, harassment and sexual offences - partly because technology is enabling people to 
track the movements of their victims, a charity boss said.

Police have thanked the public after a tip-off led to a knife being taken off Norwich’s streets.

The disappearance of a woman has prompted police to appeal to the public for help in finding her.

Two people have been arrested after running away following a crash in Gorleston.

The owner of a popular seaside attraction says he is “devastated” after it was stolen from its storage facility.

A Swaffham man has been handed a two-year criminal behaviour order for persistent anti-social behaviour offences.

Police in Great Yarmouth have seized two rottweilers after a cyclist was bitten and some children were reported to have been chased by them.

Violent attacks, sex offences and burglaries in Norfolk are all on the increase according to the latest figures.

A man will be sentenced next week after admitting theft and robbery offences.

Police have seized a terrifying haul of weapons during a drugs raid in King’s Lynn.

Officers are asking for witnesses to come forward following the burglary of a popular seaside attraction.

A 35-year-old man arrested after a man was threatened with an axe in a Norwich park has been charged.

Police dog Toby will be getting some extra treats after a successful drugs bust.

Police arrested two suspected shoplifters andd recovered goods including spirits and designer clothing.

A popular seaside attraction has been stolen.

Norman Lamb MP will meet with the acting governor of HMP Norwich to raise his concerns about a “damning” report which says the prison is failing to support ex-offenders as they return to the community.

Six blackmail investigations have been launched in Norfolk and Suffolk after people were threatened via email that explicit videos of them would be released.

Two people have been charged in connection with burglaries in Breckland.

Courts

A man who confronted the occupants of a car that narrowly missed him and pulled a knife on the passenger has been jailed.

A judge warned parents of the dangers of sleeping with their young babies after he jailed a Sprowston couple, who after drinking and taking cocaine, woke up to find their seven-week-old son dead in their bed.

Two men and a woman who tortured a vulnerable Suffolk man by throwing darts at him and setting light to his hair with lighter fluid have been locked up for a total of seven-and-a-half years.

An exhausted mother drank cider and took recreational drugs before falling asleep on a sofa with her four week old son only to wake up to find him dead, a court heard.

A van driver who caused the death of a cyclist has been jailed for six years and given a five year driving ban

A former Norfolk teacher has been jailed after defrauding a national education charity of more than £180,000 over a seven year period.

A man involved in a stormy relationship with his former partner broke her finger in a row and then in another argument slammed her arm in a window, a court heard.

The former chief executive of an addiction treatment provider has appeared in court charged with committing fraud by paying for car insurance and gym memberships from company funds.

A man and woman have appeared in court charged in connection with a £19,000 benefits fraud in Great Yarmouth.

A 19-year-old who admitted drug driving twice in little over a month has been banned from the roads for 18 months.

Closing Suffolk magistrates’ courts has “undermined” the justice system, a report claims.

A carer who cashed £2,300 in cheques from a 96-year-old with dementia and “stuck it under her bed” has avoided prison after a court heard she had become a hoarder after the death of her son.

A former Olympic showjumper used pig’s blood to daub lewd messages inside a Tory peer’s house after she found he had cheated on her, a court has heard.

A civilian member of staff at Wayland jail was caught trying to smuggle drugs into the prison hidden in a cheese roll, a court heard.

A diabetic man punched his wife and threatened to kill her after she woke him up to check he had injected himself with insulin, a court has heard.

A cyclist crashed into a parked car in Norwich following an argument with a driver who had accelerated after him, sounding his horn, a court heard.

A man without a full licence crashed into a roundabout after falling asleep at the wheel hours after a flight from India, a court heard.

A jealous and controlling woman, who stabbed her ex-partner five times because he took too long doing his Christmas shopping, has been given an extended 18 year sentence.

A woman is to stand trial after a dog injured a man while being dangerously out of control.

Police have charged a 30-year-old man in connection with a theft of a motorhome in Great Yarmouth.

A thief posed as a customer looking for the perfect engagement ring before stealing the whole tray worth £25,000 from a Diss jewellers and making his getaway on a mountain bike, a court was told.

A 23-year-old has appeared in court charged with murdering Lowestoft man Scott Tarrant.

An intruder sparked fears of a full-blown terror attack at Norwich International Airport after managing to gain access to a secure part of the site where he attacked two workers and threatened to have a bomb on board a lorry, a court heard.

A vulnerable man was beaten “black and blue” in his Great Yarmouth home and blackmailed into handing over his bank card which was used to withdraw £40, a court heard.

A Suffolk man and woman are set to stand trial together for charges related to a string of alleged burglaries across the county.

A Norfolk fraudster sold thousands of TV set-top boxes to customers across the UK allowing them to illegally watch Sky.

A prisoner jailed for unprovoked knife attacks on two teenagers has admitted attacking a prison officer.

A woman has been handed a two-year order banning her from parts of Norwich city centre, because of her persistent anti-social behaviour offences.

A teenager forced to sell drugs from a Great Yarmouth flat to pay off a drugs debt has been given 15 months custody.

A prisoner was discovered with the drug Spice and a mobile phone in his Wayland jail cell, a court heard.

A man who headbutted a former serviceman in the face after he tried to intervene in an argument between him and a former partner has been jailed for 32 months.

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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