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There are delays for Greater Anglia passengers tonight on the Norwich to London rail line. Photo: Sonya Duncan

Rail passengers travelling between Norwich and London this evening have experienced delays and disruption following a points failure.

A cannabis factory has been discovered in Thetford. Picture Twitter/C/InspPaulWheatley

A cannabis factory has been discovered in Thetford.

Norwich City V Ipswich Town derby at Carrow Road in 2015. Police hold back Norwich fans. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Hundreds of police officers are to be on the streets of the city on Sunday due to the East Anglian derby.

Suffolk had the most unanswered 999 calls of any police force in the country, according to the figures. Photo: Tim Ockenden/PA.

People seeking emergency help abandon more 999 calls to police in Suffolk than anywhere else in the country, according to figures.

Police have charged a man for the possession of an offensive weapon in a public place. PHOTO: Denise Bradley

A 23-year-old man has been charged after a homemade flamethrower was found discarded near a children’s park in Norwich.

(Picture: Denise Bradley)

Police are appealing for witnesses following two burglaries in Spixworth and Coltishall at the weekend.

Police were called to an incident on Watton Road, Shipdham.

A community remains in shock as a police investigation continues following the arrest of a man on suspicion of making threats to kill with a firearm.

Bread and milk have been stolen from a village store. Picture: Ian Burt

Bread and milk worth about £30 were stolen from outside a village store after an overnight delivery.

Norwich City V Ipswich Town derby game at Carrow Road in 2015. Ipswich fans arrive. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Extra roads could be closed in the city this weekend as police finalise their plans for the East Anglian derby.

Five teenagers have been arrested in connection with offensive graffiti in Long Stratton. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Five teenagers have been arrested in connection with far-right and anti-Semitic graffiti which was sprayed on shop windows in Long Stratton.

Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A person has been left injured following a crash involving two cars in Norwich this morning.

Danny Scott Grey

Police are appealing for help to trace a man who is wanted after failing to appear at court.

(Picture: Denise Bradley)

A man armed with a firearm has been arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill in an incident in a village near Dereham.

Police, including armed units, were called to an address in Watton Road, Shipdham shortly after 9.40am on Friday following reports a man had made verbal threats to another man.

Norwich City players support Red Nose Day 2017. Left to right, Michael McGovern, Wes Hoolahan, Russell Martin, Ben Godfrey and Matt Jarvis. Photo: NCFC

Five Norwich City players took a break from training last week to don red noses in support of Red Nose Day 2017.

The latest public search for Corrie McKeague at Barton Mills. Andy King (Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue) talking with Nicola Urquhart.
Picture: PHIL MORLEY

The latest public search for RAF Honington serviceman Corrie McKeague has now concluded at Barton Mills.

Holdalls found washed up on Hopton beach near Great Yarmouth, containing around 360 kilos of cocaine. Picture: NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY/PA WIRE

A drug trade expert has suggested that the huge cocaine haul found on two Norfolk beaches could have been dropped from a plane in a panic.

Glass on the pitch at Myers Playing Field, Swaffham. Photo: Swaffham Town FC

Mindless vandals today stand accused of putting sportsmen and women at risk after they left broken glass on a Norfolk playing field.

Police cordon off Coral on Quebec Road in Norwich. PHOTO: Supplied

Good Samaritans rushed to the aid of a man seriously assaulted on a Norwich street in broad daylight this morning

Police have charged a man for the possession of an offensive weapon in a public place. PHOTO: Denise Bradley

A police probe has been launched after far-right and anti-Semitic graffiti was sprayed at a Long Stratton shopping centre.

Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Fifteen new cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) were recorded in Norfolk in the last year, new figures have revealed.

The RSPCA was called on Friday (February 17) by members of the public who spotted around 1,000 little chicks running around Crowland, near Peterborough. They had been dumped in a field.PHOTO: RSPCA

Hundreds of one-day-old chicks have been founded dumped in a field in Cambridgeshire

Picture: Archant.

Police are appealing for information after a man exposed himself in front of a female victim whilst riding his bike in King’s Lynn.

Police search for Corrie McKeague last year in Barton Mills on the A11. Picture: GREGG BROWN

A planned landfill site search in Cambridgeshire for missing RAF Honington serviceman Corrie McKeague has been delayed as the site is not yet safe to access.

Burglar

Burglars are being hunted by police after hitting three west Suffolk properties in one hour – however, the criminals failed to steal anything of worth.

Police have charged a man for the possession of an offensive weapon in a public place. PHOTO: Denise Bradley

Detectives are trying to contact the writer of a letter sent to Downham Market police station.

Picture PA Wire.

Police are appealing for witnesses following an altercation at a car park in Costessey.

Pontins holiday park in Pakefield. Picture: Archant.

Investigations are continuing today after a father-of-three died following a suspected fight at a holiday park in Lowestoft.

Holdalls found washed up on Hopton beach near Great Yarmouth, containing around 360 kilos of cocaine. Picture: NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY/PA WIRE

Extra officers from the National Crime Agency remain in position along the east coast of Norfolk a week after £50m worth of cocaine washed up on beaches.

A man has admitted fly-tipping in Lowestoft. Picture: Archant.

A man has been ordered to pay £300 after he admitted dumping a mattress and curtains on private land in Lowestoft.

A cruel gang exploited a vulnerable drug addict after taking over his home and making his addiction worse by giving him drugs.

Picture: Archant.

Police can confirm they have identified a woman sought in connection with an incident of theft in Costessey.

Courts

Steve Coakley outside King's Lynn Magistrates Court. Picture: Ian Burt

A former employee of RAF Marham has admitted stealing the waste aviation fuel from Tornado jets to use in his own vehicles.

Norwich Crown Court
picture by Adrian Judd
for EDP

Two men were involved in an armed robbery on a Norwich convenience store in which a terrified female worker had an imitation firearm pointed at her stomach, and was forced to hand over more than £900 in cash, a court heard.

Sidney Fillery outside High Court during hearing in his damages bid against the Met Police. 

Image by Paul Keogh

A former detective who spent four months in jail after he was accused of corruption in a notorious murder inquiry has won a substantial compensation payout.

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

A man who conned three elderly women into sponsoring him for a non-existent charity bike ride has been ordered to pay the money back.

Peter and Sylvia Stuart. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE

A 75-year-old Suffolk man who was allegedly murdered by an Essex factory worker died after being stabbed in the chest and back nine times, a court has heard.

Norwich Crown Court
picture by Adrian Judd
for EDP

A Norwich woman “kicked off”, spat in the face of a police officer and tried to bite him, a court heard.

Sergejs Zorins has been jailed for seven years. Picture Cambridgeshire Police

A violent man from Wisbech has been jailed for seven years after pleading guilty to grievous bodily harm and actual bodily harm.

Police search the home of Peter and Sylvia Stuart in Mill Lane, Weybread.  Picture: NICK BUTCHER

A credit card belonging to a murdered 69-year-old Suffolk woman was used to withdraw cash in Essex the day after she was last seen alive, a court has heard.

Beacon House in Ipswich where the inquest was held. Picture: Jason Noble

An 81-year-old man who took his own life by setting his car on fire in Eye had been struggling to cope following the death of his wife two years previously, an inquest has heard.

Lisa Walsh pictured in 2014 at Norwich Crown Court.
Photo by Simon Finlay.

A Norfolk dog breeder, who duped unsuspecting pet owners out of more than £171,000 by falsely claiming puppies she sold were Kennel Club registered, has been ordered to pay just £1 at a confiscation hearing, after a court heard she now has no assets and was living in a caravan.

(Picture: Nick Ansell/PA)

A Norwich motorist will be sentenced next month after she admitted causing the death of a woman by careless driving following a multiple vehicle crash on the A17 in Lincolnshire.

Coastal erosion takes its toll on cliffs at Thorpeness, to the south of Sizewell.

The inquest into a man who died after the cliffs at Thorpeness collapsed onto him has opened in Ipswich this morning.

Norwich Crown Court
picture by Adrian Judd
for EDP

A trusted worker, who stole thousands of pounds from a newsagents to fund her gambling addiction to scratchcards, has been ordered to pay back £58,800, or face going back to jail for a further 15 months.

Steven Adams was jailed for 6 years for inciting sexual activity with girls under 16. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

A “determined sexual predator” who groomed four teenage girls for sex has been jailed for six years and put on the sex offenders register for life.

A drink driver smashes a large hole in a stone wall - 15 century outbuilding, Stanstead. Picture Contributed

A hole was punched into the side of a 15th-century building when a Norwich drink-driver more than four times the alcohol limit ploughed into it.

Joshua Igbokei. Picture: Norfolk Police

Two London men have been jailed for a total of 11 years for their involvement in the supply of drugs on the streets of Norwich.

The body of 69-year-old Brian Heed was found in Boyd Avenue on Sunday afternoon. Picture: Ian Burt

A man charged in connection with the murder of a 69-year-old man in Toftwood appeared at Norwich Crown Court.

Suffolk police officers search the home of Peter and Sylvia Stuart in Mill Lane, Weybread. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

A neighbour of a Suffolk couple who were allegedly murdered by a former asylum seeker found no signs of a disturbance when he looked round their home after their daughter became concerned about them, a court has heard.

A body was found at a property on Boyd Avenue, Toftwood. Picture: Ian Burt

A man was in court today to face a murder charge after a body was found in a house in Toftwood, Dereham.

Norwich Crown Court
picture by Adrian Judd
for EDP

A 66 year-old man, said by a judge to have “lined his own pockets” after he falsely claimed nearly £40,000 benefits, has been given a seven month suspended jail sentence.

Norwich Crown Court
picture by Adrian Judd
for EDP

A serving prisoner, who carried out two separate attacks on prison officers leaving them both with permanent injuries, has been jailed for life.

Ipswich Crown Court.

A man who fractured a man’s jaw when he punched him in the face during an argument at a Suffolk pub has been jailed for 12 months.

Peter and Sylvia Stuart

DNA from a Suffolk couple allegedly murdered by a former asylum seeker was found in the car that he abandoned in Dover before fleeing the country, it has been alleged.



Police and Forensic Services carrying out a detailed search of the property and gardens on Holmesdale Road, Brundall, following their find of a large number of firearms. Picture: STEVE ADAMS

A man was warned he faced jail after he admitted firearms offences following the police seizure of a large number of weapons from a Norfolk home.

Norwich Crown Court
picture by Adrian Judd
for EDP

A company admitted a breach in health and safety regulations following the death of a 21 year-old man, who died while cleaning out a grain silo.

Peter and Sylvia Stuart

A former asylum seeker with gambling debts murdered a Suffolk couple he had been told were millionaires, it has been alleged.

A12 (Picture: Sarah Lucy Brown)

The A12 – which runs from east London to Great Yarmouth – has lost part of its mileage due to improvement works.

Ipswich Crown Court.

A customer at a Suffolk pub suffered a broken jaw after being punched in the face during an argument with another customer, it has been alleged.

Peter and Sylvia Stuart. Picture Suffolk Constabulary

A man accused of the murder of a husband and wife from a Suffolk village is due to appear in court.

Norwich Crown Court
picture by Adrian Judd
for EDP

A woman, who broke into a home on Christmas Eve while the occupants were asleep, has been jailed for 18 months by a judge, who called the offence “mean.”

Just some of the criminals jailed in Norfolk's courts in January. Picture Norfolk Police

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

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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