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A car that has collided with the front of Tesco in Thetford

The police helicopter has been called in the hunt for a driver who crashed into the front of a Thetford supermarket and then fled the scene.

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A Norwich motorbike enthusiast has been left devastated after a collection of rare bikes - totalling more than £38,000 - were stolen from his garage on the outskirts of Norwich.

A man in his forties has been arrested for assaulting a frontline ambulance worker - despite attempts to treat him following a seizure.

Monty Ali's new restaurant in the former Old Mill pub in Saxlingham Thorpe.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

A Norfolk restaurant owner is trying to contact immigration officials after a raid saw two of his staff held for overstaying their visas.

Oscar Fitzgerald has been jailed for eight years after he raped a 12-year-old girl. Picture: Suffolk Police

A Lowestoft man has been jailed for eight years after he raped a 12-year-old girl he met online.

The police would like to speak to this man in connection with a Norwich assault.

Norwich Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an assault, which took place in the city on New Year’s Day.

Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

A 50-inch television was among the items stolen in a number of recent home burglaries in Lowestoft.

Ian Kiy is wanted by police after failing to appear at court.

Police are hunting a wanted man who is believed to be in the Norwich area after he failed to appear at court in relation to harassment offences.

Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

Police are appealing for information following a burglary in the Ketts Hill area of Norwich.

Police hunt wanted Norwich man Daryl Atkins  for recall to prison.

Police are hunting a wanted man who is thought to be in the Norwich area after he broke conditions of his prison release licence.

A Norfolk police car. Picture: Matthew Usher

Norfolk Police pulled over a mini-bus driver on the A47 on Wednesday afternoon after he was spotted using his mobile phone whilst driving a bus full of children.

Norfolk Constabulary vehicle.

Police have arrested two men after the Co-operative store in Market Place, Harleston was broken into at around 4am this morning.

Clifford Hayes was jailed after admitting two sexual offences on trains in one day. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

A man who had been banned from travelling by train has been jailed after he admitted committing sexual offences on two separate rail journeys in Norfolk on the same day.

Joseph Cornford was jailed for five years for possession of a prohibited weapon. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

A man is today starting a five year jail sentence after admitting possession of a prohibited weapon in the city’s clubland.

Two cars were torched and abandoned on Barnham Cross Common in Thetford.

Thetford Town Council is having to fork out hundreds of pounds to remove two torched cars from a local common.

Four of the men found guilty of false imprisonment in Thetford. Photo: Norfolk Constabulary/Archant

Four men were today found guilty of false imprisonment after a man was held in a van before being badly beaten and stripped naked.

Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Bett in the control room at Wymondham HQ. Photo: Bill Smith

Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner is calling on the business community to play its part in keeping the county safe – by breaking down barriers to employment for ex-offenders.

10.20am and drink driver in Wisbech crash arrested - he was four times over limit

A police officer described as “shocking” the result from a driver breathalysed in Wisbech today after a collision - the man was four times over the limit.

Thieves stole lead roofing from St Mary's Church in Combs. L-R Ann Cole,Reverend Chris Childs, Hayley Homyer.

A Norfolk detective has today described how a campaign to stop roof raiders from destroying our sacred church heritage is “working” but has called on the public “not to take their foot off the accelerator”.

An elderly man was threatened with an iron bar when his house was robbed on Thursday January 28.

An elderly man was threatened with an iron bar as thieves broke into his home and stole cash in Tipps End, near Welney.

Astley Primary School in Melton Constable has a new chicken coup. Pictured with pupils at the school are Ross Smith and Sharon Sands from Thaxter's in Holt. Picture: Ian Burt

Chickens whose coop was stolen have a new home thanks to a big hearted business.

Picture: Ian Burt

Jewellery and cash were stolen in a burglary in Toftwood on Monday.

Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

A man who fell down a flight of stairs in Thetford town centre has suffered facial injuries after an attacker then repeatedly hit him in the head.

File photo of a Norfolk Constabulary police car. Photo: Steve Adams

A serving Norfolk police officer could lose his job after he pleaded guilty to drink-driving.

Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

Three people, reported to be a woman and two children, have been found dead in a house in Allerton Bywater near Leeds, West Yorkshire Police said.

Just some of the criminals jailed in Norfolk courts in January.

Here is our monthly look back at some of the criminals jailed at Norwich and King’s Lynn crown courts in January.

Thetford Cricket Club suffered a break in during the autumn when groundskeeping equipment was stolen. They are hoping to raise enough money to replace the stolen items before the start of the new season.
L-R: John Mayes, President, Keith Greyson, Chairman, and Andy Gray, fundraising

A Thetford sports club is trying to get back on its feet in time for the new season after suffering £10,000 worth of thefts.

Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Bett in the control room at Wymondham HQ. Photo: Bill Smith

A proposed freeze in the share of council tax to pay for policing in Norfolk has been vetoed, after the chief constable and the county’s police and crime commissioner disagreed over the move.

Police closed off part of Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich

Three men are on the run after holding the occupants of a Chantry home at gunpoint last night.

Norfolk and Suffolk Police at the scene of an unlicensed music event in Aldeby.

 


Picture: James Bass

A man has been charged in connection with an unlicensed music event attended by around 500 people near Beccles last year.

Richard Neil Davison in one of the boats built at Crompton Marine Ltd

A Suffolk boatbuilder suspected of aiding an alleged £546million drug smuggling operation has been one of UK customs’ ‘most wanted’ since 2004.

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A credit controller for Anglian Home Improvement, who stole more than £250,000, which he used to treat his family, has been jailed for 28 months.

The truck rams a police car on a slip road on the A11.

A drug-addled dumper truck driver who led police on a carnage-strewn 37-mile chase across Norfolk and Suffolk has been sentenced to 14 months behind bars.

Mark Keepe and Dawn Jackson who were senteced at King's Lynn Magistrates court after two chihuahuas were killed by four dogs. Photo: Arhcant

A pair have appeared in court for failing to keep four dogs under control after two beloved pet Chihuahua-type dogs were attacked and killed in a King’s Lynn park.

Robert Billson, from Material Works (left), signs the contract with Brian Long back in 2012

Brian Long, Cabinet Member for Environment at West Norfolk Council, says the order was possible through the Operational Partnership Team, a collaboration between Norfolk Police and the council to tackle antisocial behaviour.

Four of the men found guilty of false imprisonment in Thetford. Photo: Norfolk Constabulary/Archant

Four men were today found guilty of false imprisonment after a man was held in a van before being badly beaten and stripped naked.

A 20 year-old man, who took advantage of a power failure to steal £200 from a pensioner living in a Norwich sheltered housing complex, has been given 50 weeks custody.

Two of the five men accused of involvement in kidnapping a man, in Thetford, have been found guilty of false imprisonment and assault, but the jury is still considering verdicts on other charges the men face.

Picture: James Bass.

A father-of-three has been jailed for 12 months after admitting three counts of child abduction.

The case was sent to Norwich Crown Court. Photo: PA

A Belton man has denied responsibility for a gas explosion at a home in Gorleston that caused a woman serious injuries.

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

Three men are due to appear in court following a police investigation into around 80 home burglaries across Suffolk and Norfolk.

The four men killed in the Claxton tragedy, clockwise from top left, Peter Johnson, Tom Hazelton, Adam Taylor and Dan Hazelton.

A prosecution arising from the deaths of four men on a construction site will be heard before a crown court judge.

Just some of the criminals jailed in Norfolk courts in January.

Here is our monthly look back at some of the criminals jailed at Norwich and King’s Lynn crown courts in January.

The judge has started his summing up in the trial of five men accused of involvement in kidnapping a man, in Thetford.

Ronald Ndombele was jailed for four years for possession of class A drugs with a street value of £4000.

Two dealers, who brought crack cocaine and heroin from London to peddle on the streets of Norwich, have been given sentences totalling seven years, four months.

Former Dragons' Den star Doug Richard leaves the Old Bailey in London. Photo: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

A former Dragons’ Den star who engaged in a role play with an under-age girl from Norwich has been cleared of child sex charges.

Jonathon Patient. PIC: Norfolk Constabulary.

A man who was part of a gang which attacked and robbed two men at knife point in Norwich has had his sentence increased by top judges.

The jury hearing the trial of five men accused of involvement in kidnapping a man in Thetford has been listening to closing speeches in the trial.

Man in court on fraud charge

The former treasurer of a Suffolk gymnastics club has appeared in court accused of defrauding it of £100,000.

Stephen McCafferty, from Thetford

A man from Thetford has pleaded guilty to a rape which took place in Bristol 35 years ago.

Charles Emery at Norwich Magistrates Court.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

“I would have just accepted an apology,” the victim of Charles Emery said after he was knocked off his bike during a Norwich cycle event.

Ken Wells.

A house father at a former Norfolk boarding school has been jailed for 12 years this afternoon after he was convicted of “abominable” sexual abuse on a former pupil.

Robert Beales appeared at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday, January 22, and was jailed for five years and eight months.

A 73-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman from Lowestoft have both been jailed for possession of heroin with intent to supply.

File photo of a cannabis farm.

A Norwich man has been warned he could be jailed after he admitted getting cannabis imported to the UK.

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The four men killed in the Claxton tragedy, clockwise from top left, Peter Johnson, Tom Hazelton, Adam Taylor and Dan Hazelton.

A director and three companies have been charged by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) with safety offences over the deaths of four Suffolk men who were killed when a steel structure collapsed on them in Great Yarmouth.

Norwich Crown Court.

A man, who robbed a long-term friend by snatching one of her gold necklaces has been jailed for 18 months by a judge who said it was a “particularly mean offence.”

Photo: PA

A father has been jailed for 24 weeks after he claimed nearly £30,000 in benefits for children who no longer lived with him.

Anglian Windows is part of the Anglian Home Group.

A Norwich glazing company has been fined £10,000 after an “entirely preventable” fall which left an employee in an induced coma.

Photo: Steve Adams

Three drink-drivers caught in Norwich included a mum on her way to collect her young children from school while she was more than three times the limit.

Kieran Hawkshaw attacked a woman before attempting to rape her in Norwich. He has been given a 14 year extended sentence with seven years in custody and seven years on licence.

A female jogger who helped prevent a rape in a Norwich street has been hailed as “courageous” by a crown court judge, as the attacker was jailed for seven years.

Kieran Hawkshaw attacked a woman before attempting to rape her in Norwich. He has been given a 14 year extended sentence with seven years in custody and seven years on licence.

A Norwich man who attacked a woman before attempting to rape her on Drayton Road in the city was jailed for seven years today.

One of the men accused of kidnapping a man in Thetford denied any involvement and claimed the allegation was an attempt to get him to pay over some money.

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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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