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Residents are getting tough on speeding in their communities by rapidly increasing the number of warning letters they send to drivers who flout the law, statistics have revealed.

A knife was held to a cashier’s throat for the sake of a few hundred pounds during an armed robbery at a service station.

Police in Norfolk recorded almost 700 sexual offences against children last year according to figures obtained by the NSPCC.

A two vehicle blaze in Gorleston over the weekend was set deliberately, it has emerged.

Police are warning motorists to remain vigilant after thieves targeted cars at beauty spots in north Norfolk at the weekend.

An allegation of a serious sexual assault in the grounds of a church has been withdrawn.

A man suffered facial injuries after being attacked in his home in North Walsham.

You are out driving and you spot someone wearing high-vis holding a speed radar by the side of the road. What do you do?

Vulnerable women at risk of committing crime in Norfolk are to benefit from targeted support to help turn their lives around following a funding boost.

A driver clocked doing 100mph by traffic cops suffered a panic attack when they showed him how fast he’d been going.

People living close to one of Norwich’s most recognisable landmarks whose lives have been blighted by drug dealers are hoping a police crackdown will end their misery.

A man was caught inhaling butane gas the day after he was released from prison for an earlier breach of a criminal behaviour order imposed to stop him doing it.

A large samurai-like knife was confiscated in Great Yarmouth town centre.

A man has been bailed after being arrested following an armed incident in Cromer.

A resident in Reepham was puzzled when she spotted a white transit van parked on the driveway on Thursday.

As a search continues at a landfill site in Milton in Cambridgeshire, police are confirming that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be working alongside officers investigating Corrie McKeague’s disappearance.

In the months since RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague went missing after a night out in Bury St Edmunds, very little information has come to light.

Police have arrested Steven Shearn who was wanted in Norwich.

Operation Gravity not only targets the most serious offenders involved in dealing and transporting Class A drugs into and around Norfolk, it also works with partners to protect those most vulnerable to drug abuse and exploitation.

The terrorist who carried out the Westminster attack served time in a Norfolk prison and had a string of criminal convictions.

The Norfolk MP in charge of Britain’s policing has heralded the “phenomenal heroism and bravery” of our emergency services.

Firefighters were called to help free a child who had become locked in a car in Attleborough.

The terror attack on Westminster might demonstrate the worst in human nature but it has prompted random acts of kindness which show people at their very best.

Religious leaders in Norfolk have united in condemnation of the suspected terror attack at Westminster.

Police arrested six people in Norwich yesterday in their latest attempt to combat possession and distribution of Class A drugs in Norfolk as part of Operation Gravity.

Policing plans in Norfolk and Suffolk are being reviewed following the suspected terror attack at Westminster.

Fire has destroyed the kitchen and ceiling of a flat above a fast food restaurant in Norwich.

Officers from Norfolk Constabulary have been left “shocked and saddened” by the death of Pc Keith Palmer who was killed in a suspected terror attack in Westminster.

More than 22 police officers raided three Norwich homes yesterday as they attempt to rid the region of Class A drugs and stamp out gangs from London preying on vulnerable people in the area.

Six people were arrested when police raided three alleged drug hotspots in Norwich yesterday morning in connection with Operation Gravity.

Work is underway this week to install signs for a new 50mph limit along the A146 Trowse bypass with the new speed limit coming into force from next week.

Courts

A woman passed on her “heartfelt sympathy” to the family of a 78-year-old man after she was cleared of causing his death in a three-vehicle crash.

A restaurateur has been disqualified from driving for 18 months after being caught speeding 10 times in six weeks, including eight times on the Orwell Bridge.

A man who grabbed a petrol station worker and threatened to break his fingers if he did not hand over cash has been spared an immediate prison sentence.

A jury has gone out in the trial of a driver, who is alleged to have drifted onto the wrong side of the road after a “momentary lapse” and killed a 78-year-old man in a collision.

A woman accused of causing a crash in which a 78-year-old man died told a jury she was “devastated” about what happened.

A carer for a terminally ill man, who stole his bank card and used it to withdraw nearly £3,000 from his account, has been given a suspended prison sentence.

A 35-year-old plumber has been given a six-month suspended prison sentence for burgling the home of a customer.

A woman accused of causing a crash in which a 78-year-old man died told police she could not remember doing anything wrong before the collision.

A Lowestoft couple who set up a cannabis factory in their bungalow have been given prison sentences totalling 50 months.

A “momentary lapse” caused a driver to drift onto the wrong side of the road and kill a 78-year-old man in a collision, a court heard.

A teenager today denied firearms offences when he appeared at Norwich Crown Court.

A champion vintage sidecar racer had £11,000 stolen from him by a man who pretended to be his friend, Norwich Crown Court heard.

A drink driver was helped by members of the public after he lost control of his car and crashed down an embankment.

A “ruthless” killer who murdered Suffolk couple Peter and Sylvia Stuart will have to serve at least 35 years of a life sentence.

A Mercedes driver alleged to have been caught speeding 10 times in six weeks – including eight occasions on the Orwell Bridge in Ipswich – is to appear in court.

A drunken man grabbed a police officer round the throat as he was driving him to hospital, and fractured his jaw, a court heard.

The family of a murdered Suffolk couple have condemned the man who killed the couple as a “twisted individual”.

Today Ali Qazimaj has been found guilty of double murder following the deaths of Peter and Sylvia Stuart, of Weybread, last summer.

The jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering Suffolk couple Peter and Sylvia Stuart has retired to consider its verdicts.

Villagers told of their shock as Welsh began his sentence.

Staff and volunteers at a Bungay community transport service have been left shocked after two of their vehicles were damaged.

A former police officer convicted of possessing and making indecent images of children, was back in court after breaching his order, by sending two text messages to a teenage girl.

A company was today fined £50,000 after a man suffocated while working in a grain silo on his father’s farm.

A 29-year-old man was due to appear before magistrates after being charged in connection with an armed robbery.

A 13-year-old who raped a younger boy out of curiosity after watching pornography on the Internet has been given a two-year youth rehabilitation order.

A Sunday school teacher who caused the death of a pensioner in Lincolnshire when she drifted on to the wrong side of the road has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Two men involved in drug dealing in Great Yarmouth have been given jail terms totalling more than nine years.

A shortage of volunteers to dispense justice in Suffolk has led to an appeal for help, with the number of magistrates declining after courts in Bury St Edmunds and Lowestoft were closed.

A young man, whose life has been blighted by tragedy, crashed into gravestones while over the drink drive limit - and then drove away.

A car park in the centre of Halesworth is due to be closed next week while work is carried out to alleviate a problem with flooding.

A firm has been ordered to pay £100,000 after a 16-year-old boy in its care drowned on a trip to Bawsey Pits.

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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