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Hannah Witheridge and David Miller

Defence lawyers at the Koh Tao murder trial believe the UK authorities may never have confirmed who owned a mobile phone, cited by Thai police as linking two Burmese migrant workers to the crimes.

Police are appealing for witnesses. Picture: PA/Joe Giddens

A man suffered a fractured cheekbone after he was attacked in Great Yarmouth.

Police are appealing for information. Picture: James Bass

Thieves stole money from a car while it was parked in Gorleston.

Police are appealing for information. Picture: James Bass

The white stone angel, which measured approximately 3.5 ft tall, was taken from a grave in Outwell Cemetery.

Hannah Witheridge and David Miller

The Burmese men accused of the Koh Tao backpacker murders were not threatened or beaten to confess, says a senior Thai police officer, who was present at most of their interrogations.

Norfolk Constabulary vehicle.

Detectives are investigating an attempted robbery in Norwich.

Norfolk Constabulary vehicle.

A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with drug offences after police stopped a vehicle in the Thetford area last night.

Jane Hale from Chesterton Humberts in Norwich. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A former town council clerk has been found guilty of stealing £2,500 from a council charity account.

Police at the scene of the attack in London Road South, Pakefield

The jury in the trial of two men accused of being involved in a plot to throw acid over a 22-year-old Suffolk beautician is expected to retire to consider its verdicts next week.

£2,000 worth of lead has been stolen from the roof of St Peter's Church, Merton. Pictured is church warden Carol Haggett. Picture: Ian Burt

A historic church which has been twice ravaged by roof raiders has received a welcome boost after a heritage group donated funds towards repairing the damage.

Fire fighters and police attended a straw bale blaze on the outskirts of Dereham. Photo: Norfolk police/ @DCODarrenTaylor

More than 30 straw bales were torched in a suspected arson on the outskirts of Dereham.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service

Fire fighters were called after three people got “accidentally locked in a room” in Chedgrave, the service has said.

Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.

Thai Police have confirmed the two defendants in the Koh Tao murder trial did not have any legal representation when they were confessing to the killings of Norfolk student Hannah Witheridge and fellow British backpacker David Miller.

Officers have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a theft in Norwich.

Police have launched a CCTV appeal after a wheelchair was stolen from a Norwich shopping centre.

Suffolk Police have issued four CCTV images of the two men they would like to speak to in conncetion with the incidents. Photo: Suffolk Police

Police have issued CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to after the theft of £200 worth of food from Co-op in Lowestoft

East of England ambulance control centre in Norwich.   Photo: Bill Smith

The region’s ambulance service has urged people to be careful ahead of this August bank holiday.

Police on the scene of the collision on the Newmarket Road/Daniels Road roundabaout, Norwich. Photo : Steve Adams

Police have charged a 21-year-old following a dramatic car chase through part of Norwich.

A woman has been charged after police discovered hundreds of cannabis plants at a house in Norwich.

One of the stolen paintings. Picture: Submitted.

A family is appealing to thieves who broke into an elderly woman’s home to return her paintings.

A snare. Police are warning about setting them after a dog was killed.

Police have issued a warning about using snares following the death of a dog near North Walsham.

Alison Parker and Adam Ward who were shot dead during a broadcast for Virginia TV station WDBJ7 TV. Photo: Twitter/@WDBJ7

A disgruntled employee who killed two journalists during a live broadcast in Virginia has killed himself, according to US media.

Fly-tipped waste, including door panels, parcel shelves, bumpers, trim, a petrol tank and lights, found in a field in East Somerton

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is appealing for information to help catch those who dumped a large quantity of old car parts in a field in East Somerton.

Police on the scene of the collision on the Newmarket Road/Daniels Road roundabaout, Norwich. Photo : Steve Adams

Witnesses have described a dramatic chase through part of Norwich, which ended with a police car involved in a crash with a suspected stolen car on a busy roundabout.

Norfolk Police.  Picture: James Bass.

Norfolk Police are targeting learner drivers in a new road safety campaign by asking driving instructors to give extra training to their pupils.

A woman has been moved from her home in Wisbech after she was allegedly drug raped by her neighbour.

Norfolk and Suffolk Police at the scene of an unlicensed music event. Picture: James Bass

Police are urging members of the public and landowners across Norfolk to report suspicious activity during the August bank holiday weekend as they try to crack down on illegal raves.

Police are issuing CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to following a number of distraction thefts at shops and restaurants in Norfolk.

Police have released CCTV after a series of distraction thefts in Norfolk where cashiers are tricked into handing over large amounts of cash.

A motorist is said to have fainted at the wheel of her car before a crashing into a lamp post in Earlham today.

Detectives have charged a 69-year-old man with a series of sex offences which allegedly took place in the 70s, 80s and 90s.

A man in his 50s has been taken to hospital after he collapsed in his car.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the Folly Grove area of King’s Lynn last week.

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A house on Kirkley Run, Lowestoft remains cordoned off  after the body of a man was found.

A 53-year-old Lowestoft woman has pleaded not guilty to murdering her 89-year-old father.

Hannah Witheridge and David Miller

Defence lawyers at the Koh Tao murder trial believe the UK authorities may never have confirmed who owned a mobile phone, cited by Thai police as linking two Burmese migrant workers to the crimes.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A man, who grew cannabis to get cash after he lost his job as a bus driver, has been jailed for six months and had £710 cash confiscated.

Police at the scene of the alleged attack.

A Suffolk man has denied “recruiting” a man to throw acid over his former girlfriend after she ended their six year relationship.

Hannah Witheridge and David Miller

The men accused of the murder of two British tourists, including one from Great Yarmouth, on the island of Koh Tao in Thailand have failed in a High Court bid in London to gain access to a confidential report prepared by the Metropolitan Police.

Police at the scene of the alleged attack.

A man who says he was paid £500 to throw acid in a 22-year-old beautician’s face in Lowestoft has told a court he had feared for his life if he did not carry out the attack.

Police at the scene of the attack in London Road South, Pakefield

A man who was allegedly paid to throw acid over a 22-year-old woman by her ex-boyfriend was threatened that his girlfriend would be “cut up” if he didn’t carry out the attack, a court has heard.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A man who bit a chunk from the lower lip of a student he attacked in a Norwich nightspot has been jailed for three years.

Hannah Witheridge, picture released by her family.

The defence team in the Koh Tao murder trial has dramatically reversed its demands to retest the DNA found on the body of Norfolk student Hannah Witheridge, and said they “don’t need it any more.”

Police, staff and witnesses at Winsor Bishop after the robbery.

Six men have admitted carrying out a “professionally planned” robbery at Winsor Bishop jewellers, in Norwich

Hannah Witheridge

A cellmate of the men accused of murdering Hannah Witheridge and David Miller on the Thai island of Koh Tao last September says he saw injuries on the body of one of the suspects following his interrogation by police.

Henry Bett has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.

A Norfolk man who killed a woman with his tractor has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.

Police at the scene of the attack.

A heroin addict accused of being involved in a plot to throw acid over a Lowestoft beautician was seen repeatedly filling a plastic bottle with water allegedly to dilute the acid shortly before the attack, a court has heard.

Dereham Baptist Church, which was broken into last month. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Three men have admitted taking part in a burglary in which goods worth £4,200 were stolen from a church.

Norfolk Police.  Picture: James Bass.

A man who downloaded child pornography on his computer equipment has been warned he could be jailed when he is sentenced next month.

Hannah Witheridge and David Miller

Thai police used two translators with a very poor grasp of the Thai language to assist in the interrogation of the Burmese suspects accused of raping and murdering Norfolk student Hannah Witheridge and killing her Jersey backpacker David Miller

An aerial view of the basin at Thorpe Island, where enforcement action is being taken. Picture: The Broads Authority.

The Broads Authority could take out a court injunction against a landowner in the Norfolk Broads.

King's Lynn Magistrates' Court. Picture: Ian Burt.

All are charged with committing acts “outraging public decency” on Sunday, August 2.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A motorist who attacked another driver with an iron bar in a road rage attack, at Stalham, has been warned he faces a lengthy jail term.

Police at the scene of the alleged attack.

A Suffolk man who allegedly paid for someone to throw acid over his ex-girlfriend has been described as jealous and controlling by her best friend. Aimee Roberts told a jury at Ipswich Crown Court that several months before the acid attack, Adele Bellis said Anthony Riley had locked her in his house and hit her in the face.

A large police cordon around the Tesco Extra store in Great Yarmouth.

Picture: James Bass

A man has appeared in court charged with making a bomb threat to Great Yarmouth’s Tesco store.

Supporters along with 13 members of activist group Plane Stupid outside Uxbridge Magistrates Court before they appeared in court accused of taking part in a demonstration that saw delays and flights grounded at Heathrow Airport. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

A Norwich woman is among 13 climate change activists who staged a protest minutes before appearing in court accused of taking part in a demonstration that saw delays and flights grounded at Heathrow Airport.

Roy and Jacqueline Delph. Salters Lode, Downham market. Picture: Steve Williams.

A frail grandfather who was jailed for having an antique shotgun in his car is today free and reunited with his wife.

Recent picture of Amanda Jacobs who was killed in accident on the A47 Acle straight.

A judge has sentenced a death crash driver to 30 months in prison despite an emotional plea for leniency from the partner of the passenger who lost her life.

Herbie Hide.

Former world heavyweight champion Herbie Hide is seeking leave to appeal against drug convictions linked to the so-called Fake Sheikh’s newspaper stories.

Hannah Witheridge, picture released by her family.

A Thai solicitor has said he was present when a Burmese man admitted killing Norfolk student Hannah Witheridge and Jersey backpacker David Miller.

Police at the scene of the attack.

A Lowestoft woman has described seeing smoke coming from her body after she was doused in acid while waiting at a bus stop.

Hannah Witheridge

There have been extraordinary scenes in the Thai courtroom hearing the murder trial of Norfolk student Hannah Witheridge, and David Miller from Jersey.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A man and woman have both been cleared of possession of an imitation firearm after the prosecution offered no evidence in the case.

Police at the scene of the attack on London Road South, Pakefield.

A Lowestoft man hatched a plan to “horrifically disfigure” his ex-girlfriend first by having her stabbed in the mouth and later doused in sulphuric acid in Lowestoft, a court has heard.

Emergency services at the scene of a coach crash on the A10 near Hilgay - A coach turns up to take children away from the area. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A driver has admitted dangerous driving after his coach carrying 42 schoolchildren crashed into a ditch off the A10 in Norfolk when he fell asleep at the wheel.

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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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