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Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A former paramedic with the region’s ambulance trust starts a 16-month jail-sentence today after pleading guilty to sexual offences against an underage child.

Max the dog. PIC: Submitted.

Earlier this year, a Norwich man avoided becoming another statistic when he fought off a would-be dog-napper in the street.

Mad About Dogs and Garden Show at The Royal Norfolk Showground. Photo: Steve Adams

Fears have been raised that thieves are targeting man’s best friend, after figures revealed that dog thefts in Norfolk have almost doubled in two years.

The Hotblack Store on Hotblack Road which had an attempted robbery. The person came into the shop threatening to ignite some petrol but quickly fled. Owner Yogarajah Krishnapillai who was working behind the till at the time.  Picture: James Bass

A brave shop owner who refused to hand over cash when a robber threatened to set him alight has spoken of his fear his assailant may strike elsewhere, with devastating consequences.

Hannah Witheridge and David Miller

The presence of a single blonde hair, clutched in the hand of Norfolk student Hannah Witheridge after her death on the island of Koh Tao in Thailand,

has proved that senior police officers gave contradictory evidence at her murder trial.

Some of the dvds seized in the Southwold raid by Suffolk trading standards officers

A Suffolk Trading Standards inquiry into an alleged pirate DVD network, which made around £700,000, has led to the arrests of five people in three counties.

Norfolk Constabulary vehicle.

Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery in Kings Lynn on Monday evening.

Norfolk Constabulary vehicle.

Thieves have taken cash from charity boxes, food and knives after a fish and chip shop was broken into.

A man and a woman were arrested near Thetford after a car was stopped on the A11.

Police are appealing for information after a digital radio and a tablet were among the items stolen from a burglary in the Fenland village last week.

The Sue Ryder charity shop in Grove Road, Norwich.

A charity has penned an open letter to thieves who burgled its Norwich store and stole £600.

The police cordon on Chapel Road in Attleborough. Picture: Kate Royall

A police cordon, put up after an unconscious man was found in an Attleborough road, has now been removed.

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.

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.

Courts

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A former paramedic with the region’s ambulance trust starts a 16-month jail-sentence today after pleading guilty to sexual offences against an underage child.

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

The jury in the trial of a jilted boyfriend accused of hatching a plan to “horrifically disfigure” his beautician ex-girlfriend has been sent home for the night.

Hannah Witheridge and David Miller

The presence of a single blonde hair, clutched in the hand of Norfolk student Hannah Witheridge after her death on the island of Koh Tao in Thailand,

has proved that senior police officers gave contradictory evidence at her murder trial.

Ipswich Crown Court. Photo: Gregg Brown/Library

A 22-year-old man from Lowestoft is due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court today charged with burglary and drugs offences.

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.

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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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