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Prison officials were left embarrassed when the sentencing of a man who stabbed his brother had to be postponed because the wrong prisoner was brought from Norwich to Ipswich.

A 72-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an alleged assault in Great Yarmouth.

Paul Heiney filming for Secret Rivers in his Canadian-style canoe that has been stolen

Broadcaster Paul Heiney has made an appeal for thieves who stole one of his favourite boats from a Suffolk harbour to have a conscience and return it.

Suffolk Special Constabulary has teamed up with the Broads Authority to patrol the Suffolk Broads over the summer months. 

Picture: James Bass

High visibility patrols will be carried out along the Suffolk Broads over the summer months – thanks to a new link up between the Special Constabulary and the Broads Authority.

Norfolk Constabulary police vehicle. Picture: James Bass.

A man was arrested and two people were taken to hospital after a town centre assault early this morning.

Thieves have stolen cigarettes from a Tesco in Brandon

Police are appealing for information after a robber mugged a mother when she was walking in Sprowston with her child in a pushchair.

Damage to Eye Castle

A Suffolk authority has spoke of its disappointment after part of a castle it owned was damaged.

Norfolk Constabulary police vehicle. Picture: James Bass.

Police are investigating after a woman was assaulted during a robbery in Wisbech.

Major RTC on the westbound A47 near Thickthorn junction. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Police want to speak to the driver of a Skoda after a fatal crash between a car and a lorry on the A47 on Saturday.

The original Crimestoppers Logo as seen in the Great Yarmouth Mercury.

Picture: James Bass

An appeal to have the Crimestoppers logo on all Norfolk police vehicles has been turned down – because there isn’t room.

Knowland Grove items

A strange discovery in the woods has lead to a hunt for owners to reclaim their precious belongings.

Photo: Steve Adams

A BMW driver shouted abuse and ran a cyclist off the road in Gorleston.

A window and door of the vehicle were damaged while it was parked on the Buttlands.

Police were called to an incident in Saxlingham Nethergate on the evening of Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Photo: Fraser Rush

A man has been charged and three men bailed after police were called to a crash in a south Norfolk village.

Police vehicle emergency light.

A man was nearly punched and his car keys thrown into a field after a road rage incident on the A143 at Haddiscoe.

Fakenham Conservative Club, where Marshall worked as bar manager.

Martin Marshall, 53, of Queens Road in the town, has been charged with one count of theft by employee.

Detectives in Norwich are appealing for witnesses following a walk-in burglary in the north of the city.

Police say three men broke into a workshop on the main A148 Fakenham Road, before stealing between 30 and 40 catalytic converters.

They were clocked travelling at 64mph on a stretch of the B1454, where the limit is 30mph, during speed checks carried out on Tuesday night.

Police are looking for two men after an assault in the city centre on Monday evening.

Laser speed gun's view of motorists on the A47 dual carriageway Acle bypass
Photo: Bill Smith

A motorist has been caught driving at more than 60mph in a 30mph zone as Norfolk and Suffolk continue a campaign against speeding drivers.

Sex offender Michael Jerome. Picture: NORFOLK POLICE

A father whose schoolgirl daughter received a letter posted from jail by a serial sex offender says he is not satisfied with prison monitoring procedures.

Fly tipped rubbish in Lowestoft Road, Hopton on Sea

Fly-tippers have dumped fridges full of rubbish in a lay-by in Hopton-on-Sea.

Police are appealing for help to identify a man they wish to speak to in connection with a fraud incident in Norwich.

Police are appealing for help to identify a man they wish to speak to about a fraud in Norwich.

Police have released CCTV images of two women they want to speak to after a theft from a shop in Beccles.

Police have released CCTV images of two women they want to speak to after a theft from a shop in Beccles.

A woman and her dog were attacked by another dog in North Wootton, near King’s Lynn.

The approach to Harfreys roundabout in Gorleston. Photo: Google Streetview

A driver’s window was smashed after an object was thrown at their car on the A12 at Gorleston.

Dash cam footage of a Mercedes allegedly speeding on the A11 near Attleborough.

A man has captured footage that appears to show a Mercedes travelling at up to 120mph on the A11 near Attleborough.

Zoe Gregory court case. Vicky Francis and Holly Littlefield arrive at Norwich Magistrates Court. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A teenager who was arrested and held in custody for 10 hours after a teaching assistant sent an email from a pupil’s account threatening to blow up an academy near Norwich has described it as the scariest time of her life.

Mark Weber. PIC: Submitted  by Norfolk Police.

The head of a city school has condemned the “foolish” actions of a man who caused more than £150,000 worth of flood damage to computers and equipment after taking metal piping from the roof.

The house in Sculthorpe which was raided by police today.

A man and woman were taken away for questioning after officers searched a property in Moor Lane this morning.

Courts

Norfolk Constabulary vehicle.

A penniless man, banned by police from going back to his digs, has been jailed after going on a fraud spree around East Anglia.

Edward John Dolan.

The ringleader of a family gang, which kidnapped and tortured a couple they falsely accused of killing a widow, will serve an extra six weeks behind bars after a “hopeless” bid to get his jail term cut.

Ipswich Crown Court.

Four men and a woman accused of being involved in a nationwide fraud are due to stand trial in November after denying a string of charges.

A 19-year-old girl threatened to burn down a care home with everyone in it after getting the sack, a court heard.

The McDonald's on Haymarket in Norwich. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A man has pleaded guilty to a ‘gunpoint’ robbery at McDonald’s in Norwich.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A Norwich businessman behind a city mortgage company went on the run for 12 years after he was charged with theft of £2,000, a court heard.

Sex offender Michael Jerome. Picture: NORFOLK POLICE

A father whose schoolgirl daughter received a letter posted from jail by a serial sex offender says he is not satisfied with prison monitoring procedures.

John McKno

A former care worker at Kesgrave Hall school has appeared in court charged with 16 offences of sexual abuse dating back nearly 40 years.

Beach huts on Lowestoft promenade. Picture: James Bass

A 20-year-old man who broke into 55 beach huts on a Suffolk seaside town seafront has been sentenced to 20 months detention.

The McDonald's outlet in Brundall

A man, who triggered an armed stand-off with police after shutting himself inside a McDonald’s with two knives has been jailed for 18 months.

Tony Gilyead

A Norwich school’s business director, who was found dead on the A47, admitted to his wife just hours earlier that he had been having an affair.

Zoe Gregory court case. Zoe Gregory arrives at Norwich Magistrates Court.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A teaching assistant has admitted sending an email threatening to blow up the school near Norwich where she worked from a pupil’s account.

Eastgate House, Thorpe Road, where Norfolk Coroner's Court is situated in the ground floor. Picture: Denise Bradley

An inquest has been opened into the death of a 35-year-old Norwich woman.

Viv Bell beside the Costessey skate park, which has suffered an arson attack. Photo: Bill Smith

A teenager who set fire to bins at a play area in Costessey has been sentenced for arson.

Floral tributes at the scene of the fatal accident between Barford and Marlingford. Photo : Steve Adams

An inquest has been opened into the death of a young man killed in a car crash near Barford.

The McDonald's outlet in Brundall

A man who triggered an armed stand-off with police after shutting himself inside a McDonald’s with two knives had wanted officers to shoot him, a court has heard.

Andrew Hennells. Picture: Norfolk Police

A robber described as a “thoroughly dangerous man” who ‘hi-jacked’ a retired couple’s car after raiding a Tesco store has been jailed for four years.

CCTV images from Tesco captured during the incident. Picture: Norfolk Police

A man who robbed a King’s Lynn Tesco store in at knifepoint before hijacking a car has been jailed for four years.

Barry McCarthy. Picture: Norfolk Police

A husband has been convicted of murdering his estranged wife in a frenzied knife attack.

Courtroom Gavel

A man accused of biting off part of a man’s lip during a fight has claimed he was acting in self-defence.

Lorna McCarthy, of Sussex Road, Gorleston, died on September 28, 2014, aged 50.

The fate of Barry McCarthy who is accused of stabbing his wife to death, now rests in the hands of the jury.

Some of the 1,337 items of clothing and accessories seized by police from Christine Carriage'’s Bowthorpe home. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

A Norwich grandmother has narrowly escaped jail after police found 340 items of new clothing with the price tags still attached at her Bowthorpe bungalow.

Emergency services at the scene of the crash, between a lorry and a freight train at a level crossing in Railway Road, Downham Market,  on November 13 last year. Photo : Paul Tibbs

A lorry driver charged with dangerous driving after a crash at a level crossing in Downham Market is feared to have returned to Romania, after failing to show at court.

Lorna McCarthy, of Sussex Road, Gorleston, died on September 28, 2014, aged 50.

The prosecution in the trial of a husband accused of stabbing his estranged wife to death has started his closing speech to the jury.

Cameron Jerome of Norwich and Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Keiren Westwood in action during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich. 
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06/04/2015

A father of two who posted a racist comment about a Norwich city footballer on the club’s Facebook page has been fined by magistrates.

Lorna McCarthy, of Sussex Road, Gorleston, died on September 28, 2014, aged 50.

A husband accused of stabbing his estranged wife to death has apologised in court to her friends and family.

An accident has partially blocked the A1151 in Hoveton.

Norwich City FC ground at Carrow Road.
Picture: James Bass

A 30-year-old man has been charged with posting a racist comment on the Norwich City Football Club Facebook page on Sunday, March 1.

One fire engine was sent to the scene, as well as three ambulances

Three cars and a van were involved in a crash near Norwich International Airport which saw a pensioner taken to hospital.

Man ran up £24k debt on company credit card

A financial manager from west Suffolk who used his company credit card to join internet dating sites and buy flowers and jewellery, has been jailed for 15 months.

Lorna McCarthy, of Sussex Road, Gorleston, died on September 28, 2014, aged 50.

A husband accused of stabbing to death his estranged wife, after finding she had been on dating sites, told police he could not remember picking up the knife, and wanted to know why it happened.

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Peter Walsh

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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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