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A woman who stole almost £4,000 from a life-saving charity is awaiting what her punishment will be from a crown court after her case was adjourned for sentencing.

Norwich North MP Chloe Smith has said she was “shocked” to hear that police are investigating alleged electoral fraud around the nomination paper for a Conservative candidate in the city council elections.

Police are continuing to investigate allegations of election fraud around Norwich City Council’s elections, with one of the men arrested yesterday released with no further action to be taken.

An ambulance responding to a serious assault was crashed into at the scene by a suspected drink-driver.

Police have launched a number of appeals after several jewellery burglaries have taken place across Norfolk in recent weeks.

During three mornings this week 34 alleged drug dealers have come before a judge with no advocate as barristers refuse to take on new legal aid work in protest against Ministry of Justice cuts.

A swan was found dead in a Great Yarmouth park after being shot in the neck.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit election fraud around this month’s Norwich City Council elections.

Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in a Norwich car park last night.

Police have seized a baseball bat and cannabis after a disturbance in King’s Lynn.

The cases of more than 30 alleged drug dealers are being derailed for weeks as barristers take strike action over cuts to fees paid in legal aid.

Egg collectors have been warned to “think twice” before targeting wild bird nests in Norfolk.

It took Russell Wright’s parents five decades to build up their wealth, running businesses in north Norfolk.

A 17-year-old from Great Witchingham who appeared in court charged with multiple drug offences without legal representation has been bailed back to Norfolk.

Police are appealing for help to trace a man who is wanted in Norwich.

A man has been arrested after stolen bank cards were used in Norwich.

The owner of a phone shop in Norwich which was burgled over the weekend has spoken of his shock following the £2,000 raid.

A wildlife charity says the seizure of around 5,000 wild bird eggs from a Norfolk home is the largest of its kind in 10 years.

A man in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after police and fire services were called to a crash in Blyford.

Police were filmed breaking up an illegal rave in riot gear on Saturday in the third such event this month.

Victims of domestic abuse have been urged to come forward and take part in the government’s consultation on a new Domestic Abuse Bill.

An MP has demanded answers from police over how they plan to fight drug use in Norwich, days after a tent filled with used syringes was found in the city centre.

It is a tiny patch of land perched on the cliffs beside an idyllic coastal path at West Runton.

Around 5,000 wild bird eggs have been seized from a man’s home in the Broadland area.

A man who was carrying a knife on the streets of Costessey has been arrested.

Police are hunting a man wanted in the Norwich area.

Police are asking for information following a burglary in a small mid Norfolk village.

A 38-year-old man has been jailed after admitting stealing lead from a building site in north Norfolk.

A man has been arrested after police found he was carrying a weapon and a stash of drugs.

Police have found a teenage girl who went missing from Lowestoft on Friday, May 18.

Police say they are “keeping an open mind” on whether two sexual assaults in Lowestoft are linked.

Courts

A Norwich man has been jailed after being found guilty of a number of child sex offences, including rape, dating back more than two decades.

A man has been cleared of charges of raping a 40-year-old woman he met online.

The sentencing of a man convicted of pointing a loaded firearm at his ex-girlfriend and her mother when they came to his house to collect some belongings has been adjourned until July.

Two men from London arrested for drug dealing in Norwich as part of a police crackdown admitted possessing cocaine and heroin with intent to supply after one of them supplied an undercover officer.

Witnesses say they heard a ‘screech and a thump’ moments before a collision in Bungay which killed a 42-year-old man, a court has heard.

A tiny patch of land has become the centre of a major village row - with a landowner and parish council at loggerheads over who owns it.

During three mornings this week 34 alleged drug dealers have come before a judge with no advocate as barristers refuse to take on new legal aid work in protest against Ministry of Justice cuts.

A man accused of raping a 40-year-old woman he met online has decided not to give evidence in his trial.

The cases of more than 30 alleged drug dealers are being derailed for weeks as barristers take strike action over cuts to fees paid in legal aid.

A 17-year-old from Great Witchingham who appeared in court charged with multiple drug offences without legal representation has been bailed back to Norfolk.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man charged with multiple offences in Norwich city centre.

A man accused of raping a 40-year-old woman he met on the Plenty of Fish dating website has decided not to give evidence in his trial.

A Norwich man had his special birthday celebration ruined when he discovered his home had been burgled while he was away with his wife, a court heard.

A woman told a jury how she was raped by a man she met on the Plenty of Fish dating website.

A man has appeared at Norwich Crown Court in connection with drug offences, in Gorleston.

A family who waited two-and-a-half years to see the man who raped their mother jailed say they felt “completely let down” until the sentence.

A rapist who assaulted a vulnerable woman in her own home was finally jailed today - after years of court delays.

A man helped a burglar escape justice by burning important evidence then went on the run for more than nine months and evaded capture by living in a tent in Dereham, a court heard.

A teenager was caught on a “one-off mission” delivering cocaine and heroin to the streets of King’s Lynn, a court heard.

A man missed being best man at his friend’s wedding and had to cancel a holiday after having his jaw broken in an assault outside a Thetford nightclub, a court heard.

A former Norfolk Police diversity manager and volunteer presenter at a Norwich community radio station has been cleared of fraud in a dramatic twist during his trial.

A company director has admitted his firm operated an illegal waste activity on rural land for nearly two years.

A young homeless man who “the system is failing” has been allowed to keep his dogs despite one biting two people in Norwich.

A Norwich beggar has been spared the threat of prison after magistrates refused to approve a criminal behaviour order (CBO).

Former Norwich City youth coach “Kit” Carson is to stand trial accused of the historical sexual abuse of boys aged under 16.

A former Norfolk Constabulary employee and volunteer community radio station presenter has gone on trial for fraud over obtaining press passes for festivals.

A son armed with a knife said he would slit his father’s throat if he did not take him to Great Yarmouth after threatening to kill his mother’s new partner.

Betting shop staff hit the panic alarm when a former employee strolled into a branch of Betfred and began hurling sweets to protest his dismissal.

Two men from Essex have been charged with attempting to steal lead roofing from Norfolk churches.

A care worker has admitted a sexual offence involving a person with a mental disorder when he appeared at Norwich Crown Court.

A man and woman admitted a blackmail charge when they appeared at Norwich Crown Court just before they were due to stand trial.

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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