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Ben and Catroina Staff outside King's Lynn Court. Mr Staff has been found guilty of fraud. His wife, a police officer with Norfolk Constabulary, was cleared of money laundering. Picture: Ian Burt

The victims of a £1m conman today describe how the former Norfolk police officer almost ruined a new business and led to some of the hardest days of their lives.

Sheringham mayor David Gooch and Norfolk Constabulary's District Commander for North Norfolk and Broadland, Superintendent Stuart Gunn.

Sheringham mayor David Gooch praised Norfolk Constabulary for its policing of the area - and then warned he wouldn’t like to see it change.

Norfolk Constabulary are investifation a number of allegations of abuse in youth football. Picture: James Bass.

Police in Norfolk are now investigating “a number of allegations of abuse” within youth football in the county, it has emerged today.

Generic image of a police officer from the Norfolk Constabulary. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Gold jewellery and hundreds of pounds raised for charity were among the items snatched by burglars from a couple’s home.

Magdalen Street, Norwich. Photo: Bill Smith

A man was taken to hospital after a falling from a ladder in Norwich this afternoon.

Ben and Catroina Staff outside King's Lynn Court. Mr Staff has been found guilty of fraud. His wife, a police officer with Norfolk Constabulary, was cleared of money laundering. Picture: Ian Burt

The full details of a £1m fraud carried out by a disgraced former police officer can today be revealed for the first time.

Channel 4 handout photo of Stinson Hunter. Picture Richard Ansett/Channel 4.

Stinson Hunter, who featured in Channel 4 documentary The Paedophile Hunter, posed as a teenage girl online.

Police have appealed for information. Picture James Bass

Police say a property on Manor Drive was broken into between between 4.30pm on Friday, December 2 and 10am the next day.

Police stock image. Picture James Bass

Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Norwich.

Norfolk police sign on vehicle. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary in Thetford.

Southwold Mayoral Chains

A coastal town mayor has appealed to the public for help following a burglary that saw historical mayoral chains being stolen.

Taxi driver Paul Duddell, from Norwich, who was hit by another motorist.

Calls have been made for better enforcement of the city’s taxi ranks after one driver was allegedly hit by a member of the public.

Norwich Magistrates Court. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A motorist who was caught doing 100mph by an unmarked police car he had overtaken has been given a driving ban.

63 Granville Road, Great Yarmouth, which has been closed up by court order.

A house believed to be the centre of drug-taking was today closed up by police following a court order.

Generic police signs. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A man in his late teens was taken to hospital after a serious assault in King’s Lynn.

Police have appealed for information. Picture James Bass

Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Taverham which happened at the weekend.

Domestic Abuse Awareness Week pavement stencils vandalised on Rouen Road, Norwich.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Victims of abuse have today hit out at vandals who splattered white paint over messages on the pavement which highlight the issue of domestic violence.

The maximum sentence for dangerous driving could be increased. Picture: Denise Bradley

Plans to jail killer drivers for life have today been given the full backing of the families of victims of road crashes in Norfolk.

Ashok Kumar Singh at Norwich Crown Court. Picture: Staff photographer

A Norwich doctor has today spoken of his relief after being cleared of a series of sex assaults against patients and said he now wanted to try and put the nightmare of the past two years behind him.

Police have appealed for information.  Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Heartless thieves have stolen a mobility scooter in North Walsham.

Police have appealed for information. Picture James Bass

Cash and jewellery have been stolen from a home in Hoveton following a break-in.

Dancer, one of the horses removed from Rainbow Meadows Animal Sanctuary (Picture: Ian Burt)

Animal sanctuary owner William Hand has been banned from keeping horses for life after “prolonged neglect” which left a herd of 20 emaciated and starving.

Police have appealed for information. Picture James Bass

Thousands of pounds worth of jewellery has been stolen during a burglary in Cringleford.

£18,000 worth of cannabis has been found in a property in Fakenham.

Police officers have confiscated more than £18,000 worth of cannabis from a property in Fakenham.

The maximum sentence for dangerous driving could be increased. Picture: Denise Bradley

Three boxes containing family trinkets have been stolen from a house in Thetford.

Norfolk police during their summer drink drive campaign stopping motorists on the Newmarket Road. Pc Dave Reed prepares to breathylise a motorist. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

‘Drink driving is not worth the risk’ – that’s the message from Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies today as both forces launch their Christmas campaigns.

Norfolk police.  Picture: James Bass.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a group of teenagers were chased by two men in the Mile Cross area.

The victim has left a newly purchased computer game in the restaurant. When they have contacted Burger King to see if it has been handed it has become apparent that someone has stolen the game. Photo: Norfolk Police

The police have released a CCTV image of a woman they would like to speak to after a theft from Burger King.

Rosary Road in Norwich. Picture: Archant

“It’s like warfare on our streets” - this was the claim from residents living in the area around Rosary Road, when a public meeting was held yesterday evening to discuss issues with sex workers and drug dealing.

The Sea-Breeze Club on Commercial road, Lowestoft.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A man suffered life-threatening injuries after he was hit around the head with a beer barrel as shouting and screaming onlookers raced for cover.

Four men have been arrested on suspicion of hare coursing.  Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Four men have been arrested by police following an allegation of hare coursing in Wortham, near Diss.

Courts

Ben and Catroina Staff outside King's Lynn Court. Mr Staff has been found guilty of fraud. His wife, a police officer with Norfolk Constabulary, was cleared of money laundering. Picture: Ian Burt

The victims of a £1m conman today describe how the former Norfolk police officer almost ruined a new business and led to some of the hardest days of their lives.

Meadow Stores and car park in North Wootton: Picture: Ian Burt

A court has ruled that a reversing motorist caused an elderly woman to fall to the ground, causing the injuries that she later died from.

Ben and Catroina Staff outside King's Lynn Court. Mr Staff has been found guilty of fraud. His wife, a police officer with Norfolk Constabulary, was cleared of money laundering. Picture: Ian Burt

The full details of a £1m fraud carried out by a disgraced former police officer can today be revealed for the first time.

Norwich Crown Court sign. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A man has denied raping a woman he met on a night out in Prince of Wales Road, in Norwich.

Norwich Crown Court sign. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A man has been jailed for trying to smuggle a mobile phone and cannabis into a Norfolk prison.

Sergeant Julian Ditcham breathalyzes a motorist

A leading national campaign group has called for a Suffolk motorist’s licence to be taken away indefinitely after he admitted drink-driving for the sixth time.

Dean Burtenshaw outside King's Lynn Magistrates Court. Picture: Ian Burt

A fraudster who targeted elderly women, including one with dementia, to collect fake sponsorship money has been told to expect a prison term.

Some of the criminals jailed in Norfolk in November. Picture Norfolk Police

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

Ashok Kumar Singh at Norwich Crown Court. Picture: Staff photographer

A jury hearing the trial of a Norwich doctor accused of sexually assaulting four female patients has been sent home for the night after failing to reach any verdicts.

Norwich Crown Court sign. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A woman’s attempted knifepoint robbery of a pensioner, at a Hoveton cashpoint, was foiled after she was tackled by the brave victim helped by members of the public, a court heard.

A Norfolk and Suffolk NHS trust has been fined £366,000 for health and safety failings. Photo: Ian Burt

A Norfolk and Suffolk NHS trust has been fined £366,000 for health and safety failings after a 78-year-old patient was found drowned in a bath on a hospital ward.

Ashok Kumar Singh at Norwich Crown Court. Picture: Staff photographer

A Norwich doctor denied sexually assaulting any female patients and said that he only carried out “necessary and clinical” examinations.

John Burnley: Picture: Cambs police

A man who raped an underage girl three times has been jailed for 14 years.

Vicarage Street car park in North Walsham at which a hit and run occurred.   Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A woman charged in connection with a hit-and-run incident in North Walsham appeared in court today (Thursday).

Ten Bell Court, Norwich where police officer Jo McCormack  was attacked by a dog. Photo : Steve Adams

A man, whose nine stone dog bit a woman police officer in a terrifying attack leaving her needing 24 stitches to her arm, said he was “terribly sorry” and described it as “an accident waiting to happen.”

Ashok Kumar Singh at Norwich Crown Court. Picture: Staff photographer

A Norwich doctor accused of a series of sexual assaults put a stethoscope on a patient’s breast to listen to her chest during an appointment, a court has heard.

A car salesman and mechanic has lost his licence after being found guilty of driving while using a mobile phone.

A father-of-four has kept his licence after admitting driving offences that led to a crash with a bus.

Norwich Crown Court
picture by Adrian Judd
for EDP

A Norfolk man, who carried out a campaign of sex abuse on a young girl, has been jailed for 24 years

Marcous Webster was jailed for 18 months for being concerned in the supply of cannabis. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

A man has been jailed 18 months after he crashed a van at the A47, near Blofield, only for police to turn up and find a cannabis haul with a street value of more than £106,000 hidden in the back.

Winifred Goldstone. Picture: Helen Radcliffe

A 77-year-old woman from Norfolk with asbestos-related terminal cancer has been awarded compensation from her employers after the high court ruled she was exposed to asbestos dust during her work as a funeral arranger.

Joel Lawson (left) and Mark Lintott. Picture: Cambridgeshire Police

Two men who killed a Pizza Hut delivery driver then “laughed and joked” as they ate the stolen pizzas have been jailed for a total of 22 years.

Norwich Crown Court
picture by Adrian Judd
for EDP

A carer who was abusive to elderly dementia sufferers has been jailed for nine months after being exposed by a whistleblower.

Stephen and Susan Robson. Picture: ROBSON FAMILY

It was a dream holiday to the exotic Dominican Republic, which turned into a nightmare.

Police launched a murder enquiry after the death of Steve Stannard (inset) in Bowers Avenue in Norwich. Picture: Ian Burt

A man has appeared in court after being charged with the murder of a man who was stabbed to death in Norwich.

Ten people, including six women - are standing trial at Norwich Crown Court accused of subjecting young children to sexual and physical abuse over more than a decade.

A Great Yarmouth pensioner charged with murdering his ex-partner’s toddler son almost 50 years ago has “exceptionally” been granted bail.

A 17-year-old boy has admitted seven hacking offences linked to the TalkTalk data breach in October 2015.  Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

A 17-year-old boy from Norwich has admitted seven hacking offences linked to the TalkTalk data breach in October 2015.

Norwich Crown Court
picture by Adrian Judd
for EDP

A man, who carried out a “campaign of abuse” on a young girl, has been jailed for 12 years and placed on the sex offender’s register for life.

A man was fined after crashing into a wall on his tractor. Picture: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

A 59-year-old farmer has been fined £215 after crashing a tractor into a brick-and-flint wall, which was destroyed.

Chapelfield Gardens.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

An 18-year-old man has been remanded in custody to await a Crown Court appearance in connection with an assault on two children in Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich.

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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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