Just some of the people jailed in Norfolk in April.

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

Parents have been reassured about the safety of their children after a former school worker admitted possessing indecent images of children.

Chris Harding MBE

An outgoing police boss received an £147,000 payout for retiring when a new structure was introduced in 2013, our investigation can reveal.

Chloe Carter, 15, has been found safe and well.

A missing teenager has been found safe and well after a fortnight.

Floral tributes left outside Thurston Community College.

Hundreds of people have paid tribute to a 13-year-old Suffolk boy after he was shot with an air rifle and tragically killed.

A photo of the rider's bike. Photo: Norfolk Police/@NSRoadsPolicing Twitter

A motorbike rider was caught by a traffic officer doing a wheelie and driving at 100mph down the Acle Straight.

A photo of the knife which was consficated on Sunday.  Photo: Norfolk Police/@GYarmouthPolice Twitter

A woman has avoided jail after she pleaded guilty to carrying a knife on a busy shopping street in Great Yarmouth.

Police are investigating the incidents. Photo: Library

Residents are being urged to keep their sheds secure after 17 break-ins over the bank holiday weekend in Great Yarmouth.

Library image of a UK Power Networks engineer. Photo: Ciaran McCrickard Photography.

A van has crashed into a pole carrying overhead electricity cables in Caister.

Fire at a bungalow on Earlham Green Lane, Norwich. PIC: Peter Walsh.

Neighbours have described dramatic scenes as firefighters battled to bring a blaze at a fire-ravaged bungalow under control on Sunday.

Picture: Ian Burt

A further person has been arrested in connection with the investigation into alleged data theft from TalkTalk.

Prince of Wales Road at night. Picture: Denise Bradley

The pressures of tackling anti-social behaviour in Norwich’s clubland have today been put in the spotlight after a man was arrested for kicking and spitting at a policewoman.

Two teenagers have been arrested following the death of a 14 year old boy after an incident at an address in Thurston.

Friends of a 13-year-old schoolboy from Thurston who died after being shot with an air rifle have paid tribute.

Norfolk Police. Picture: Ian Burt

Residents living in the Cromer area are being invited to meet with their local police community support officer.

Two teenagers have been arrested following the death of a 14 year old boy after an incident at an address in Thurston.

A peaceful Suffolk village is tonight in shock after the death of a 14-year-old boy from gunshot wounds.

Sergiusz Meges who was killed in St Stephen's underpass in Norwich. Photo: The Peoples' Picnic/Facebook

The search for answers over the death of a homeless man in Norwich is continuing today, after police revealed no further action will be taken against two men arrested on suspicion of murder.

Norwich Prison governor Will Styles . Photo : Steve Adams

A new documentary is set to lift the lid on life behind bars at Norwich prison.

Steve Gaskin, a former inspector at Scotland Yard, who has been advising the TV programme makers of Silent Witness on proper CSI techniques, pictured in a mock up crime scene in Taverham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

It is a television series which takes viewers behind the scenes of forensic investigations into gruesome - though fictional - crimes.

Norfolk Police. Picture: Ian Burt

Officers from Great Yarmouth Police Station have charged a 32-year-old woman with three counts of theft.

Alfie Holland-Pengelly, 8, who was bitten by a dog whilst playing on Fearns Field in Cromer on Sunday 24th April, and is now scared to go back there. He's pictured with his mum Jayne Holland. 


A worried mum has reiterated calls for a children’s play area to be fenced off to keep dogs out after her son was allegedly attacked.

Lorne Green is the Conservative Party candidate standing in Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner elections in May 2016.

After the low turnout in the last Police and Crime Commissioner elections, candidates have been striving to gain a high profile, however one is being outshone on social media by his dog.

Norfolk Police. Picture: Ian Burt

A man has been arrested on suspicion of theft, after trying to escape police - on a bicycle.

Scrumpy the pony was stolen from his field in Reepham. Picture: Supplied

A family is appealing for help in finding their much-loved pony who was taken from his field near Reepham.

Watton Sports Centre has been hit by fire for the second time in eight months. Pictured is centre manager Lisa Savage. Picture: Ian Burt

Two teenage boys have been arrested in connection with a string of suspected arson attacks in Watton, including a huge straw bale fire and a blaze which destroyed a dugout at a sports centre.

A police car heading out to an emergency. Picture: Matthew Usher

Officers are appealing for witnesses to an altercation in Fakenham on Saturday.

Police Officers. Picture: James Bass.

Four men were arrested for drug driving and seven vehicles were seized by officers after a police operation in Lowestoft on Wednesday.

Police are appealing for witnesses. Picture: Ian Burt

A Playstation 4, games and money were stolen from a Costessy house after suspects gained entry via a ground floor window.

Do you recognise your Police and Crime Commissioner?

Mustard TV take a picture of Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Bett out on to the streets of Norwich to see how many people know who he is.

Do you know this man? Police appealing for witnesses.

Police have issued a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to after some food items were stolen from a Tesco store in Norwich

Wisbech murder victim Laraine Maria Rayner

The victim has been identified as mother-of-three Laraine Maria Rayner, who lived in Mill Road, Wisbech.


Peter Marko pictured in 2012

A Norwich jury today cleared the boss of an electrical appliance company of six counts of fraud.

Eastgate House, Thorpe Road, where the Coroner's Court is situated in the ground floor. Picture: Denise Bradley

Inquests due to be held at Norfolk Coroner’s Court in Norwich on Tuesday and Wednesday have been moved to another location following flooding at the court.

Mitchell Childs and Ruby Spink - the 11 month old toddler who died in Great Yarmouth

A man jailed for murdering his girlfriend’s 11-month-old baby has lost a bid for an early chance of release after a judge heard of the havoc he has caused in prison.

Stalham Radio's Peter Marko pictured in 2012

A company boss accused of defrauding his staff by not passing on their pension contributions has denied any wrong doing and claims he acted in their best interests while he was trying to keep the business afloat.

Norwich Crown Court
picture by Adrian Judd
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A company boss has been cleared of one fraud charge he faced after the prosecution offered no evidence.

Bury Magistrates Court.

A cosy night in choosing a wedding playlist went awry when the soon-to-be groom took his partner’s car and crashed it into a tree, a court has heard.

Cash Converters on St Benedicts Street. Photo: Steve Adams

Two brothers have been jailed for 30 months each after they were convicted of carrying out a raid on a city shop in which £47,000 worth of watches and jewellery were stolen.

Darnell Meade

A 61-year-old north Suffolk van driver has appeared in court to be charged in connection with the death of a 19-year-old motorcyclist near Ipswich.

John Storey.

A wanted man drove at a police officer and on the wrong side of city roads during a chase, a court has heard.

Glyn Jones, former Norfolk teacher at Norwich Crown Court. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

A former Norfolk teacher is to stand trial accused of historical sex offences.

Brynn Keane, 24, led the police on a chase of almost two miles from the A149 into Heacham High Street.

A driver who crashed into a school minibus while fleeing from police is today starting an 18-month prison sentence.

Paul Williams, from Dereham, who survived the Hillsborough Disaster. PHOTO; Matthew Usher

A Dereham man, who survived the Hillsborough tragedy which claimed the lives of 96 football fans in 1989, has spoken of his “absolute relief” at today’s verdicts which found that they were “unlawfully killed” and none of the supporters who were at the game were to blame.

Cash Converters on St Benedicts Street. Photo: Steve Adams

A man denied that he and his brother were involved in a raid on a city centre shop in which a large haul of watches and jewellery were stolen.

Marie Black. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A woman who was jailed for life after being convicted of sexual abuse “of the worst kind” has launched a fresh bid to her conviction and sentence overturned after an initial appeal bid was rejected, it has emerged.

Norfolk Constabulary vehicle.

A Norwich man has been cleared of raping two women he met on an internet dating site, but was convicted of one count of sex assault on one of the women.

A Norfolk woman’s death three days after her mother called a health care company pleading for help has been called a “shocking incident” by a high court judge.

A drink driver was allegedly six times the legal limit in Norfolk. Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

A woman pleaded guilty in court to being nearly six times the drink-drive limit when she was stopped by police, on the A149 near King’s Lynn.

PA Library photo dated 12/7/01 The Scales of Justice on top of the Old Bailey, London.

A man who walked into a police station and confessed to a robbery at a Lowestoft petrol station six years earlier gave the money he stole to charity, a court has heard.

PA Library photo dated 12/7/01 The Scales of Justice on top of the Old Bailey, London.

Two brothers used bolt croppers to force their way into a city centre shop and steal a huge haul of jewellery and watches, a court heard.

Norwich Crown Court
picture by Adrian Judd
for EDP

A jury hearing the case of a man accused of raping two women he met on an internet dating site has been sent home for the weekend.

Lowestoft Magistrates Court.  Picture: James Bass

A woman was “screaming like a banshee” as she bit and spat at police officers and knocked out a man’s filling in a frenzied attack in a Walberswick pub, a court was told.

James Fairweather

A teenager who was obsessed with killers including the Yorkshire Ripper has been found guilty of murdering two strangers in frenzied attacks.

An off duty special constable followed the driver along the A47 and called 999. Photo: Steve Adams

Paul Layden was four times the legal drink drive limit when he was breathalysed after crashing his car on an A47 slip road at Swaffham, a court heard today.

A Suffolk doctor accused of sexually assaulting a woman has been cleared of two of the four allegations against him.

Chelsea Harvey arriving at Lincoln Crown Courts

A Dereham woman who tried to ram through a police roadblock preventing access to an illegal rave struck a police officer and drove on with him on the bonnet of her car, a court heard.

Norwich Crown Court
picture by Adrian Judd
for EDP

A woman told a jury how she was raped by a man she met on an internet dating site.

Alyshia Newton (left) and Victor Chokor.

A woman jailed after persuading a man to sexually assault an unconscious female has had her sentence shortened.

The  Wetherspoons in the Corn Exchange in Bury St Edmunds

A Suffolk man told last night how he chased a burglar out of his house, through the streets - and then bought him a pint.

Hugh O'Neill

How many more victims? How could this happen? Just two of the questions being demanded of police bosses today after a former force doctor was jailed for indecently assaulting 13 female officers and cadets over a 10 year period.

Ipswich Crown Court

A Suffolk doctor accused of sexually assaulting a woman admitted he had a sex addiction, it has been alleged.

Hugh ONeill has been sentenced to three years after admitting indecently assaulting 13 officers and cadets over the course of a decade.

A disgraced former GP and police doctor has today been sentenced to three years after admitting indecently assaulting 13 officers and cadets over the course of a decade.

Annabelle Dickson

Peter Walsh

Crime Correspondent


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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