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The man convicted of the brutal murder of his former partner Kerri McAuley is to have his appeal against sentence heard later this month, it has emerged.

A 15-year-old girl was grabbed by a man in one of Great Yarmouth’s historic rows.

A man who was arrested after a spate of crimes committed against elderly women has been released under investigation.

A King Charles spaniel was set upon and killed by four other dogs in Foulsham, near Dereham.

A man has been charged after a number of incidents in Stoke Ferry earlier this week.

An alleyway could be gated off 
to stop people using Great Yarmouth’s historic town wall 
as a toilet.

An elderly man remains in hospital after suffering serious head injuries in a collision in Cromer town centre.

A man has been arrested by detectives investigating nine crimes where elderly people in Norwich have had their bags snatched by a bicycle riding robber.

It not only blights the landscape of one of the most beautiful parts of Norfolk, but costs taxpayers more than £60,000 per year to clear up.

She was a caring, fun loving girl with a heart of gold who was killed in the most horrific way imaginable.

The family of Kerri McAuley who was brutally murdered by serial abuser Joe Storey have called on you to help raise £10,000 to help other victims in her memory.

As the nation prepared to honour the fallen, a thief was robbing remembrance.

Police believe an elderly man, who was found with a number of serious injuries in Lowestoft, was hit by a vehicle which failed to stop.

Police are appealing for help to trace a woman who is wanted in Norwich.

Police have released CCTV footage of a robbery in Norwich where a man on a bike pulled a woman in her 70s to the ground and stole her bag.

The hunt is still on for a beloved community collared dove that has gone missing in a South Norfolk village.

A man wanted by police in Norwich has been arrested.

An alleyway could be gated off 
to stop people using Great Yarmouth’s historic town wall 
as a toilet.

A number of burglaries in the Breckland area in which jewellery and cash were stolen may be linked, police have said.

Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner has apologised for his choice of words after he said he would not hire more PCSOs, even if he had “all the money in the world”.

A “despicable” criminal who has been snatching bags from elderly people in Norwich while riding a bicycle has struck five more times.

A Great Yarmouth man is accused of murdering his young stepson by swinging him round by the ankles and smashing his head into a fireplace, a court has heard.

This is the Great Yarmouth man accused of murdering his stepson 50 years ago.

Norwich City striker Cameron Jerome is to appear in court having been charged with a number of driving offences, including using a mobile phone at the wheel.

Managing the Constabulary finances so that we can continue to deliver an excellent service despite increasing costs and a shrinking budget has been my priority throughout the development of our Norfolk 2020 proposals.

Police are appealing for information following a burglary in which power tools were stolen in Saham Toney, near Watton.

Two men were arrested and a stolen shotgun was recovered after a police pursuit in Downham Market.

The group responsible for an affray on a Norwich estate involving dogs and makeshift weapons have all been sentenced as the final defendant appeared before Norwich Crown Court on Monday.

Tougher sentences for people who attack emergency service workers are today demanded by Norfolk’s chief constable and police commissioner.

Hundreds of drugs, including Spice, knives and phones have been confiscated in Norfolk and Suffolk prisons, amid a surge in the amount of contraband being found.

Courts

A man deliberately drove his Audi at three men as they crossed a city centre street, throwing one of them into air and leaving him with life-changing injuries, a court heard.

The case of a former soldier from Cringleford accused of the murder of an 83-year old dog walker has been adjourned at Norwich Crown Court.

A Norfolk vicar has appeared in court charged with possessing indecent images of children and extreme pornography.

A 59-year-old man has denied sexual offences against chickens and stealing female underwear from a washing line.

Great Yarmouth man David Dearlove has heard a head injury which killed his toddler stepson was more likely to have been caused by him being swung against a fireplace than him falling out of bed.

A former treasurer of a pre-school group who stole nearly £32,000 to pay off her debts escaped an immediate jail term for the sake of her young family

A Suffolk pub landlord accused of threatening to kill his wife during a New Year’s Day row has been cleared by a jury.

A couple who died after their car ploughed into a lorry have been named.

A Great Yarmouth man accused of murdering his stepson almost 50 years ago tried to give the little boy the kiss of life, a jury has been told.

A man accused of murdering 83-year-old dog walker Peter Wrighton in woodland near East Harling could enter a plea to the charge tomorrow.

An inmate in a jail has appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of two male prison officers.

A man accused of murdering 83-year-old dog walker Peter Wrighton in woodland near East Harling could enter a plea to the charge tomorrow.

A Great Yarmouth man was accused in court by his step son of swinging his baby brother by the ankles and cracking his head on a fireplace.

A Great Yarmouth man is accused of murdering his young stepson by swinging him round by the ankles and smashing his head into a fireplace, a court has heard.

A burglar who disrupted a funeral after breaking into a church and helped himself to cakes has had his jail term cut on appeal.

A tractor driver who caused the death of a ‘much-loved’ mother-of-four in a head-on crash has failed to get his jail term cut on appeal.

A man who indecently touched a girl nearly two decades ago when he was a schoolboy has been given an eight month suspended prison sentence.

A grieving family are still holding police partly responsible for the death of a teenager whose car hit a tree while he was being tailed by officers.

A young woman whose jaw was broken by a convicted rapist whose advances she rejected said she now feels ‘safe’, after a judge jailed her attacker.

A trusted book keeper who “systematically” stole about £145,000 from a popular sewing and craft shop based at Taverham nursery and country shopping centre has been jailed for two years.

A man who punched a woman in Norwich leaving her needing three metal plates in in her fractured jaw has been given a seven-and-a-half-year extended sentence by a judge who said he posed a “danger” to women.

An internet troll who made a number of chilling death threats against the administrator of an online Norfolk Broads forum has been handed a restraining order.

A man drowned his Staffordshire bull terrier in a river after wrapping her legs in a rucksack so she was unable to swim to safety, a court heard.

A Suffolk man accused of raping and assaulting two women he met on the Plenty of Fish dating website has been cleared of raping one of the women.

A “thoroughly dishonest” Norfolk conman tricked six horseowners he met on Facebook out of £27,000, a court heard.

A “thoroughly dishonest” Norfolk conman tricked six horseowners he met on Facebook out of £27,000, a court heard.

A thief was involved in two “professional” gangs which stripped lead worth more than £100,000 from roofs of rural Norfolk churches leaving one church in danger of closing its doors after more than 800 years.

A Suffolk woman accused of throwing a heart-shaped vase at her partner causing a cut to his arm during a Valentine’s Day row has been convicted by a jury.

A 43-year-old man had enjoyed a day out with his family the day before he was found dead in his home, an inquest heard.

Mystery surrounds the death of a 68-year-old man who was found dead in his caravan, an inquest heard.

An 80-year-old March woman has been jailed for a year after holding her Jack Russell up to a five-year-old girl’s face who was then attacked.

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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