A man has been jailed after admitting head-butting, punching and threatening to kill police officers during a weekend of what was branded “shocking violence”.

Police have issued a CCTV image of a woman they would like to identify after a shower was stolen from a shop in Norwich.

A new £250,000 taskforce has been set up to stop drug gangs grooming vulnerable children to work for them in Norfolk.

A court has heard that a loss of self-control could have contributed to the murder of a Norwich woman in a neighbour’s flat.

A purse, an iPhone and a handbag were stolen from a car after thieves smashed two windows to break in.

A pair of men who tried to steal lead from churches in two Norfolk villages have got off without jail time.

A man threatened a staff member with a knife before making off with cash from the till at a convenience shop in Hopton.

Witnesses are being sought after a man indecently exposed himself to children in an alleyway and a woman as she made her way home.

The government has refreshed its advice on county lines drug gangs, including its signs that a young person may be involved.

A national charity is helping young people to spot the signs of peer-on-peer abuse following thousands of counselling sessions.

A driver who was stopped by police for having a defective headlight ended up in custody after he was subsequently charged with drink driving.

Gangs have opened up a new front in the war on drugs - recruiting children who have been taken into care.

The number of complaints recorded by Norfolk Constabulary has increased by 11 per cent, according to new statistics.

Police are hoping to track down two men after CDs were stolen from a shop in Norwich.

Police have verbally warned a man after he reportedly ate food left in tribute at a memorial for a popular Norwich nightclub owner.

A persistent burglar has been sent to prison after a quick-thinking neighbour spotted a crime taking place, followed the crook in her car and took his photo.

Police in Great Yarmouth are still trying to find a suspect who took part in an alleged robbery involving a samurai sword at the town’s main Tesco store.

Police are targeting people who use their mobile phones behind the wheel in a week-long enforcement campaign.

A property in Dereham was significantly damaged when two bottles of black paint were thrown through its window on Friday August 31.

Police have arrested two people after a car crashed into two parked cars on Southtown Road in Great Yarmouth.

People in the Cromer area can quiz Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Lorne Green and Chief Constable Simon Bailey at a special Q&A session.

A police car was rammed during a pursuit in King’s Lynn.

Four people arrested in connection with a robbery in Norwich have been charged.

Police are hoping to track down a man after a fight in Norwich.

A mother has spoken of her horror after her nine-year-old child picked up a hypodermic needle in a Norwich park.

A Great Yarmouth man has been charged with possession of cocaine.

Six Norfolk police officers were assaulted overnight, with some spat at and headbutted, the chairman of the county’s police federation has said.

An independent police conduct investigation, which was launched after a man died following an arrest at a holiday park, is “almost complete”.

Two police crackdowns in Norfolk caught people speeding, using mobile phones while behind the wheel and driving cars with defective tyres.

Two men have been arrested after the theft of a boat’s marine outboard engine in north Norfolk.

There were thumbs up from farmers as police launched this winter’s operation against hare coursing.


A man has been jailed after admitting head-butting, punching and threatening to kill police officers during a weekend of what was branded “shocking violence”.

A drug addict who sold crack cocaine to an undercover police officer has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.

A persistent burglar head butted a police officer and knocked him to the floor in an attempt to resist arrest, a Norwich court heard.

The inquest into the death of a seven-week-old baby from Sprowston has been adjourned while further information is gathered.

A court has heard how the brain damage suffered as a child by a man accused of murdering a woman at a flat in Norwich could impact on his “self control”.

One of Norfolk’s “most wanted” has been given two years behind bars and is the 32nd defendant to be sentenced as part of the blitz on drug dealing on the streets of Norwich.

A court has heard how a man accused of murdering a woman at a flat in Norwich will not be giving evidence during his trial.

A persistent burglar has been sent to prison after a quick-thinking neighbour spotted a crime taking place, followed the crook in her car and took his photo.

A “mean” thief befriended a Norwich pensioner and then took her bankcards stealing more than £200 from her, a court heard.

A daughter, who stole more than £26,000 from her elderly parents leaving their care home bills unpaid has been ordered to pay back more than £6000, after already repaying the bulk of the cash she took.

A love-struck woman with an eight-year obsession with a clergyman breached a banning order by bombarding him with 87 letters in just three months, a court heard.

A landlord was handed a custodial sentence and £4,000 bill after he pleaded guilty to gas safety offences.

A “prolific offender” who stole a mobile phone and £70 in cash has been given two years custody.

The twin brother of a Norwich drug user who was brutally murdered by a London dealer has been jailed for supplying heroin.

New rules introducing tougher sentences for anyone convicted of assaulting an emergency service worker are to become law today.

A man accused of murder asked his friend to help to get rid of a body and burn his flat, a court heard.

A Suffolk man who pulled out a knife in a busy street and held it above his head as he approached a man who was out with his family has been jailed for 22 weeks.

A man accused of murder ended up with his “foot on fire” as he tried to burn a bit of blood-soaked carpet in his friend’s garden, a court heard.

A man in a Superman t-shirt was caught selling drugs to an undercover officer as part of a blitz on drug-dealing in Norwich, a court heard.

A jury has today heard a dramatic 999 recording of a father telling how there was a “seriously injured or even dead” woman in his son’s flat.

A kitchen porter has been jailed after being caught driving for the 80th time while disqualified.

A woman found dead in a Norwich flat had been hit repeatedly to the head with a hammer after it is thought she expressed concerns about loud music being played by a neighbour, a court has heard.

A thief who stole an honesty box containing £20 from the sale of garden produce has left the owner feeling disappointed but determined to carry on serving his customers, who he considers as friends, a court heard.

A Bowthorpe man was caught with wraps of cocaine and heroin worth £480 and carrying a hunting knife, which a judge described as an “ugly weapon.”

When police stopped and searched a van in Thetford it led officers to discover cannabis with a potential street value of more than £6,000, a court heard.

A vulnerable disabled man, who allowed his Norwich flat to be used as a base to peddle drugs, is the latest caught during a blitz on drug-dealing in the city.

Police found cocaine and heroin with a street value of about £10,000 when they searched a car in Norwich, a court heard.

A Lowestoft woman obtained benefits of £60,000 after failing to inform the authorities that she owned a property in Spain, it has been alleged.

A man has been charged by police with arson and burglary after a Great Yarmouth business was broken into and set on fire.

A prison worker who smuggled contraband for a convicted murderer she was having a relationship with has been jailed.

Victims said the horror of what they experienced at St George’s School in Norfolk and Suffolk still lives with them 40 years later.

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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