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A 53-year-old man has been reported by police after a cannabis farm was found at a Norfolk property.

A teenager has been arrested after allegedly walking around Norwich city centre with a firearm.

The emergency services were called to reports of a dog attack in Great Yarmouth.

A police investigation has been launched into allegations of child grooming after two primary school pupils were approached by men on social media.

A flurry of overdoses in 24 hours has sparked fears that an unusually-potent batch of heroin is being pushed on Norfolk’s streets.

Train operator Greater Anglia is warning people to stay safe following an increase in trespassing on train tracks.

Two men who were involved in a £47,000 armed robbery at a Beccles jewellers have been jailed for a total of more than 17 years.

Armed police officers are continuing to patrol a number of key locations across Norfolk, including Great Yarmouth, in a bid to boost security and reassure the public in the aftermath of the Manchester terror attack.

“A dreadful, appalling and evil crime” - and it is happening on our doorstep.

A solidarity event will take place in King’s Lynn town centre to remember the victims of the Manchester attack.

A number of cast iron bollards have been stolen from the driveway of a north Norfolk pub.

A collection box was damaged and money was stolen from inside it at Norwich’s Roman Catholic cathedral.

Police have charged a man with drink driving after a car crashed into three vehicles in a Norfolk village.

Arsonists are believed to be behind two fires on Norwich’s historic Mousehold Heath.

A Blofield glazier has spoken of his relief after being cleared of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Fraud and mistakes on benefit claims are costing a council £1.8m a year.

A hacker calling himself His Royal Gingerness has admitted two cyber-attacks on the websites of an airport and a hospital.

A police raid in southern Romania has exposed how vulnerable women are smuggled across Europe to be prostitutes in Norwich.

A Blofield glazier accused of causing serious injury by dangerous driving has been found not guilty.

Do you know this man? Police want a word with him a bike theft.

Police are hunting two robbers after a man was attacked in Downham Market today.

A woman was fined £200 after her rubbish was illegally dumped by a doorstep waste collector.

Police have released CCTV footage in a bid to track down a man after an attempted shop robbery in Norwich.

New flower beds have been planted around Norwich this week, with flowers that have been grown by students with learning disabilities from City College Norwich.

A man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after crashing into three vehicles in a Norfolk village.

Norwich solicitors has announced their long term community support for Norfolk youth charity, MAP.

Police have confirmed they are treating an incident which left Notre Dame caretaker Roy Money with severe head injuries as a suspected assault.

The former head of the British Army has said people should feel reassured by the presence of soldiers on the nation’s streets in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena bombing.

Aggressive beggars operating in Norwich’s city centre are to be targeted as part of a new crackdown after the public voted to make it a police priority.

Shoppers in Norwich will see heightened security in the city as armed police are deployed across Norfolk as part of a county-wide operation to reassure the public following the Manchester terror attack.

A man suffered serious facial injuries in an incident in King’s Lynn.

Courts

A south Norfolk abattoir, which had its licence to slaughter animals suspended while it was under investigation, has failed in its bid to be allowed to kill again.

A shoe was used as a weapon during a drunken mass brawl in the centre of Norwich that saw two women grappling on the ground, a court heard.

Six traffickers who transported heroin and crack cocaine from London and Norwich and supplied to more than 270 dealers in the city have been jailed for a total of 42 years.

A company director responsible for health and safety failings which led to four Suffolk men being crushed to death has been spared prison.

A 22-year-old woman shouted she would not pay fines and compensation after she admitted kicking a female police officer.

A pensioner has been fined for not cleaning up after her dog.

A jury hearing the trial of a Blofield glazier accused of causing serious injury by dangerous driving when part of a sheet of glass sheared off and smashed into another car has heard closing speeches.

A town pub’s kitchen can no longer be used to serve food to the public after a court heard of mould and filthy conditions there.

A cleaner who sent a letter warning Norwich City Football Club that there would be a bomb at a match has been handed a 12-month community order.

Two companies involved with the death of four men from Suffolk crushed to death six years ago in Great Yarmouth are due to sentenced today.

A man has been jailed for controlling and coercive behaviour of his ex-partner after fitting a tracker in a car and secretly recording conversations from a device in the sofa.

A man who was found with drugs concealed in his underpants just days after going to prison has been jailed for two years.

A woman and her daughter suffered life-changing injuries when part of a large sheet of glass smashed into the windscreen of their Rover 75 on the Acle Straight, a court heard.

Four men have appeared in court charged in connection with lead theft from church roofs in Ingworth and Baconsthorpe.

A man has been banned from entering a seaside town centre for ‘persistently begging’.

A Norwich man has called on judges to reveal details of his decade-long family court battle with an ex-partner over access to their child.

An 18-year-old London gang member forced a vulnerable drug user to let him use her Norwich flat to deal crack and heroin, a court heard.

A south Norfolk abattoir must wait until next week to discover whether an appeal against its licence being revoked has been successful.

A 27-year-old man agreed to transport a stolen 4x4 and caravan after being offered £200, a court was told.

A south Norfolk abattoir is challenging the decision of the food safety regulator to revoke its licence to slaughter animals.

A 24-year-old man has been given 160 hours unpaid work after he admitted assaulting a police officer and obstructing another.

A 52-year-old man who caused a head-on crash on the A140 at Horsham St Faith has been given a suspended prison sentence.

A man will appear before magistrates this morning charged after a police operation near King’s Lynn.

A man has been found guilty of drug dealing and failing to supply his mobile phone pin to police, but a Norwich Crown Court jury is still considering a charge of whether he helped an alleged killer.

A jury hearing the trial of a man accused of stabbing to death a Norwich man has resumed its deliberations.

Three men have been jailed for a total of 10 years and seven months for selling fake DVDs following a successful investigation by Suffolk Trading Standards.

A paedophile jailed for 22 years for sexual offences against children – including the abuse of a seven year old girl whilst a teenage girl of 17 filmed it - has had his sentence increased to 26 years.

A man stabbed his friend eight times causing a punctured lung after falling out over a discarded cigarette.

A man who burgled the Norwich sheltered home of an 85-year-old pensioner as she slept in her bed has been jailed for 20 months.

A Dereham man has been jailed for a minimum of 28 years for murdering a pensioner in his own home in a “savage” attack that caused 100 separate injuries.

A jury hearing the trial of a man accused of stabbing to death a Norwich man hase been sent home after retiring to consider its verdict.

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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