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Police in Essex are hunting for two man after a man in his 30s from Norwich was stabbed in Chelmsford.

The pitter patter of tiny paws can once again be heard in the home haunted by the death of seven-month-old Benji.

A man was arrested by on-beat police after he was found carrying a knife with a blade more than three inches long.

Two people have been sentenced under the Hunting Act in relation to hare coursing close to Titchwell, near Hunstanton.

A man scared off a pair of burglars after he saw them in his house.

A 25-year-old man has been charged with robbery after trouble flared in Lowestoft.

Police are urging people to be vigilant after a spate of burglaries in the Roydon area over the last two weeks.

A motorcyclist was clocked doing 110mph on the A47 at Gorleston as week-long police campaign to target speeders continues.

A man has been handed a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) banning him from having an open container of alcohol in Norwich for two years.

An attacker opened fire with an automatic weapon on police in the centre of Paris, killing one officer and wounding another before he was shot and killed.

The Catholic Church has admitted it should have taken “more robust action” against a former Norwich priest jailed for sexually abusing a vulnerable teenage boy at a children’s home.

A London drug dealer with a large knife was spotted in the flat of a man on the night before he was stabbed to death, a court heard.

Four pedigree dachshunds were stolen in a raid on a breeder.

Investigations are continuing today after a man was attacked with a stick in a busy Norwich shop.

Householders in north Norfolk are urged to be vigilant after police received a number of reports of cold callers across the district in the last few days.

A driver had his car seized just three weeks after passing his test.

Thieves used a 4x4 vehicle to steal a cash machine from a petrol station in Great Barton.

Police have confirmed there is no criminal case to answer regarding the death of a 34-year-old who died in August last year.

Shelves loaded with stock were sent flying as a man was attacked with a stick during “mayhem” in a busy city shop.

Police officers investigating the disappearance of a 52-year-old man last seen in Norfolk are today continuing enquiries.

A taxi firm targeted in three arson attacks has urged anyone with information to come forward.

A pensioner suffered injuries to his ribs in an attempted robbery in the centre of Norwich.

People who live in Southwold, and visitors to the coastal town, are being invited to a crime reduction event next week.

The driver of this Nissan Note probably wishes he’d made a closer note of the speed limit.

Norfolk Police are appealing for information following an assault in Norwich.

A man who subjected his former partner to prolonged periods of violence and psychological abuse has been jailed for three years.

Drug gangs operating in the region are sexually exploiting vulnerable missing children.

Wheelie bins, a shed and hedges were set alight in a series of arson attacks in the Mile Cross area of Norwich over the Easter weekend.

A driver was caught doing more than double the speed limit in a Norfolk village as police begun a week-long campaign to target speeders.

Police are hunting a man who assaulted a boy in King’s Lynn.

Courts

A 22-year-old Lowestoft man is due to appear at court on Monday charged with possession of a bladed article and possession of cannabis after police stopped a vehicle in the town.

An 81-year-old man has been sent to prison for four years after pleading guilty to the repeated sexual abuse of a child.

A woman who was a passenger in a car when its driver targeted three men in a hit-and-run told police she was “so sorry” over what happened but had no control over events.

A retired scrap metal dealer escaped jail after a court heard he had an illegally-held rifle and stash of ammunition.

Five people have been given suspended sentences following a mass brawl on a Norwich estate.

A Home Office pathologist revealed that Steve Stannard died after he suffered two fatal stab wounds to the heart, one of which would have required “severe” force to inflict.

A motorcyclist carrying a pillion passenger at more than 100mph had no licence, no insurance, no MOT, a bald back tyre and a driving ban.

A man will appear in court this morning charged in connection with a serious collision which happened on the A140 near Norwich.

A lorry driver has been jailed for 18 months after the steam engine he was carrying on the back of his vehicle crashed into a bus, causing serious injuries to six people.

A lorry driver from Great Yarmouth has been jailed for 18 months after a steam engine on the back of his truck crashed into a bus, seriously injuring six people.

A woman who was a passenger in a car when its driver targeted three men in a hit and run has denied she encouraged or assisted him to do so.

A man who cleaned his 82-year-old grandmother’s bank account out of £11,000 to fund his gambling addiction has been given a suspended jail term.

The twin brother of a Norwich man allegedly killed by a London drug dealer told a court how he thought police had carried out a drugs raid at his flat only to discover they had attended as his brother had been fatally stabbed.

A man has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Norwich mother-of-two Kerri McAuley.

The twin brother of a Norwich man stabbed to death by a London drug dealer told a court how he was “not happy” their flat was being used as a base from which to sell drugs.

A Norwich man was stabbed to death by a London drug dealer who was using his flat as a base, Norwich Crown Court has heard.

An arrest warrant has been issued for a man allegedly involved in a snatch and grab at a Southwold jeweller’s during which he is said to have stolen stock valued at £8,700.

A hare courser has become the first in Norfolk to be given a criminal behaviour order.

A man who fly-tipped a bed and three bags of rubbish has been fined.

A dishonest carer with a gambling habit who stole war medals, cash and jewellery from elderly clients was caught after police installed a covert camera in the home of one of her victims, a court has heard.

A banned driver who tried to escape police officers by jumping into a river after a high speed chase over seven miles has been jailed for 16 months.

A bus driver who groomed and sexually abused a 15-year-old girl has been jailed four-and-half years and placed on the sex offenders’ register for life.

Father and son Ipswich Town fans Warren and Owen Thomas have both received long bans from football matches after invading the pitch during a Carrow Road derby.

A man died in a road collision after passing through a slip road he should not have been using, an inquest has heard.

A shop owner who paid a third party to dispose of some rubbish has been fined after a large amount of his store’s rubbish was found dumped in a lay-by.

A teacher whose computer memory stick containing a massive cache of porn was found on a classroom floor by a pupil has been given the green light to carry on teaching.

A 55 year-old Cromer woman has been warned she could face jail after she admitted unlawfully wounding a man on Christmas Day.

A former parish councillor has been jailed for 18 months for possessing indecent images and attempting to incite children to engage in sexual activity.

A trusted volunteer who stole cash meant for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has been ordered to pay back £1,705 to the charity as compensation.

A man has denied the murder of a 69-year-old man in Toftwood, when he appeared at a hearing at Norwich Crown Court.

Police have charged three men in connection with supplying drugs between London and Great Yarmouth.

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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