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A Norfolk man is among a gang who have been jailed for a total of 90 years after being involved in the biggest conspiracy to cultivate cannabis ever uncovered in the UK.

Police Scotland’s chief constable Phil Gormley is being investigated for misconduct following a complaint.

Norfolk police are working with forces outside the county as they continue their search for ram raiders who remain at large.

The owner of a Norwich butcher’s targeted in a hate crime attack has told how he has been left scared and feeling like he wants to go back home.

Thieves broke into a car at a Norwich beauty spot while the owners walked their dog.

Police have released a CCTV image of a woman following a burglary at a home in Norwich.

A man has been charged with a series of offences after a car collided with a telegraph pole during a police pursuit.

One of Britain’s most notorious killers who spent time on the run in Norfolk after committing three murders is to be featured on a new TV documentary.

A 50-year-old Wisbech man arrested in connection with a fatal road traffic collision in Mendlesham has been charged.

The A47 is closed in both directions near East Winch and a man has been arrested after a car collided with another car and a telegraph pole during a police pursuit.

A mum-of-three has released CCTV footage appearing to show a burglary outside of her home.

Witnesses are being sought after a blue Jaguar car came off the A12, near Southwold, and collided with a tree.

A woman has broken her ankle in three places and is undergoing surgery after attempting to defend her chihuahua from a dog attack.

A prisoner reportedly shouted “this is for Allah” and then cut a guard and injured another inmate with a blade in HMP Wayland.

Two men are due to appear in court for breaching a Criminal Behaviour Order as police continue to crackdown on anti-social behaviour in Norwich city centre.

Police could have missed the opportunity to catch ram raiders red handed after failing to take immediate action after being called by a witness who saw the criminals at work.

Four arrests have been made in connection with a break-in which left a 77-year-old widow traumatised.

The chief executive of a social enterprise has urged police to work with services available for society’s most vulnerable as officers crack down on aggressive begging and anti-social behaviour in Norwich city centre.

Police have pledged to reclaim Norwich’s Haymarket area from aggressive street begging and anti-social behaviour as they ramp up a crackdown during the summer holidays.

Police have issued a fresh reminder for people to ‘lock up and lock away’ their agricultural equipment and machinery as the busy farming season continues.

A 24-year-old man has been charged with driving without insurance and a licence following an incident in Norwich.

People living in two Norfolk villages have voted in favour of their respective neighbourhood plans.

Police have halted filling in the landfill cell where they believe the body of missing RAF man Corrie McKeague is located.

Ram-raiders have struck in north Norfolk for the second time in a week.

Families and friends of young and vulnerable people, groomed into runners for city drug dealers, are being asked to report the abuse.

Stalham residents have been left devastated after burglars stole jewellery as well as virtually worthless items from an address in Moor Lane

Police are appealing for witnesses after jewellery was stolen in a burglary in Whissonsett.

Police are appealing for help from the public to trace a wanted Norwich man.

A watch belonging to a man who died after falling from a pick-up truck in Bradwell was stolen in a burglary just days before his death.

The family of missing man Corrie McKeague believe a criminal investigation should take place if he is not found by police searching landfill for the RAF gunner.

Police are seeking witnesses after a man was assaulted in Lowestoft.

Courts

A grocery shop owner has been ordered to pay more than £10,750 after he admitted selling illicit tobacco products from under the counter.

One of two youths on trial after a terrifying attack in city park has said he was not involved in the incident and cannot remember which of his friends were.

A 48-year-old people smuggler who tried to help six illegal immigrants enter Britain through Suffolk has been jailed for four years.

A woman who was handed a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) banning her from having an open container of alcohol in Norwich for three years has been jailed.

A man arrested for persistently begging as part of a police crackdown on anti-social behaviour in Norwich city centre has had his case adjourned by magistrates.

A teen who witnessed a terrifying group attack on a 15-year-old boy in Chapelfield Gardens, which left him with his ear sliced in two, claimed it had been a “little fight” and could not remember much about the incident.

A 43-year-old man who was charged with murder after a body was found at a house in Cumberland Avenue in Bury St Edmunds last week has been remanded in custody.

Two teens took part in a terrifying group attack on a 15-year-old boy in Chapelfield Gardens, which left him with his ear sliced in two, a court heard.

A man has been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH) after trouble flared in Lowestoft.

A fugitive’s battle to evade justice despite already spending two years behind bars in Ireland has been described as “farcical” by an MP.

A Bramford motorcyclist, who has admitted causing the death of his pillion passenger through dangerous driving by having a defective rear tyre, has been warned he could be jailed.

A “high risk” sex offender who raped a 15-year-old girl in Norwich woodland has been jailed for seven and half years and placed on the sex offender’s register for life.

A woman has admitted wounding a man with a knife inflicting a serious chest injury following an incident in Watson Grove, in Norwich.

A man has been cleared of raping and sexually assaulting a woman in a car park of a city hotel after she had earlier been refused entry to a nightclub for failing a breath test.

A woman has admitted one count of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm after a stabbing in a Norwich flat.

A 43-year-old man and his 19-year-old nephew have appeared in court for a second time today charged with the murder of Nick Rogers following an attack at Wymondham’s Morrisons supermarket and could face trial in December.

A jury has been sent out to consider rape charges against a 24-year-old Luton man following an incident in a car park off Prince of Wales Road in Norwich.

A candidate suspended by the Liberal Democrats after being charged with fraud is still standing for the party at a by-election on Thursday - because his suspension came too late.

A man suffered a fractured cheekbone after being punched in the face when he tried to act as peacemaker in an argument outside a hotel, a court heard.

A man accused of raping and sexually assaulting a woman in a car park of a city hotel told police she consented to sex with him, Norwich Crown Court heard.

Two fairground workers have appeared in court charged with the manslaughter of a “bright, beautiful and most loving little girl” who died when a bouncy castle she was playing on blew away.

A Liberal Democrat candidate for an upcoming by-election in North Walsham was suspended from the local party on Tuesday evening.

Thugs convicted over an attack that left a rival football fan unable to walk or talk have been jailed for total of more than 42 years.

Twelve men have today received jail sentences totalling 42 years and four months for their parts in an attack which left Mildenhall man Simon Dobbin with catastrophic life-changing injuries.

Two London based dealers who took over a vulnerable addict’s King’s Lynn home as a base to peddle drugs have been jailed for a total of nine and half years.

A former police officer who was jailed after carrying out a series of frauds across Norfolk’s building trade totalling £1m, has appealed against one of his convictions, it has emerged.

The trial of a man accused of possessing an imitation firearm in Lowestoft will take place in October.

A 24-year-old Lowestoft man, who attacked a teenager with a meat cleaver, will be sentenced in September after a psychiatric report has been prepared on him.

Thirteen men have been convicted following a violent disturbance that left Mildenhall man Simon Dobbin permanently brain damaged.

A man who sent a lewd photo of himself and sexual messages to a 14-year-old girl asked the victim to delete the material as he did not want to get into trouble, a court heard.

A Swaffham man jailed for 11 years for drugs offences was back in court for a confiscation hearing and ordered to pay back more than £6.000.

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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