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Jackie Thomson and her husband, Makunda Raj Shrestha, with one of their empty Nepal Schools Trust Earthquake Appeal tins after they were burgled whilst out at a fundraiser. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Burglars plundered the home of a Norwich couple who were out hosting a charity night for Nepal earthquake victims.

A man who went missing from Thorpe St Andrew more than a week ago has been found.

NCFC v Middlesbrough at Wembley play off final
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Seven men were arrested after an altercation at a pub near Wembley after Norwich City’s 2-0 win over Middlesbrough in the play-off final.

Thieves repeatedly targeted a property in Hopton - breaking in three times in one week.

The park off Peterson Road, Norwich.

Police have confirmed they are investigating allegations of an attempted abduction of a child in Norwich.

A Dereham woman has been charged with a driving offence after an illegal rave in Lincolnshire.

The A134 closed for an hour and several homes had to be evacuated after a fence fire which threatened to spread to a number of propane cylinders.

Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

A 38-year-old man is appearing at court this morning charged with three counts of burglary after breaking into three homes and stealing items including frozen foods.

Thieves stole money, alcohol and goblets from a property in Walcott.

Vandals have scratched the paintwork of a Mercedes and Subaru in Thetford.

Conservatives David Bowman (left) and council leader James Waters both retained their seats on Forest Heath District Council

The Leader of Forest Heath District Council has been re-elected unanimously, and a new look Cabinet selected at its first meeting since the election.

Picture: Ian Burt

A woman in her 70s had her bag snatched while in Great Yarmouth.

Lynsey Childs at the bungalow where her speedway riding father Tony Childs used to live. Two sentimental speedway bikes and race leathers have been stolen. She's pictured looking at a photo album of Tony's racing heyday.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The daughter of a former speedway star is distraught after her father’s treasured bikes and rare racing jackets were stolen from his home.

Thieves stole money, alcohol and goblets from a property in Walcott.

Hundreds of pounds in cash, goblets, a beer mug, alcohol bottles, tableware and cutlery were stolen during a burglary in a coastal village.

A dog walker was threatened at knifepoint by a man demanding money in a north Norfolk village on Sunday.

Radio 1 Big Weekend at Earlham Park, Norwich. Ben Howard on stage.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Four people were thrown out of Earlham Park, while 23 more were handed dispersal orders, during Radio 1’s Big Weekend.

Radio 1 Big Weekend at Earlham Park, Norwich. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Radio 1’s Big Weekend was a largely peaceful event, with just eight people arrested over the two days.

Picture: Ian Burt

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man missing from Thorpe St Andrew area of Norwich.

A 19-year-old man has admitted intending to supply cocaine and cannabis in Norwich.

Police are concerned about the welfare of Jeff Spicer, who has not been seen since last night

Police appealing for help tracing a missing 53-year-old man have found him in Leiston

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters in Norfolk had a mixed night after rescuing a child locked in a car, a trapped dog, a person from the water as well as attending some road crashes.

A marsh harrier. Photo: Mali Halls

Conservationists have matched the £1,000 reward offered by the EDP to catch the thief who stole a marsh harrier’s eggs.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

He remains in a serious but stable condition following the incident in Outwell, near Wisbech last night.

Norfolk Constabulary vehicle.

Police are hunting a bald man following two incidents of indecent exposure in Norwich.

Matthew Broomfield. PIC: Submitted by Norfolk Police.

Workers at a McDonald’s in Norwich were left “petrified” and fearing they would be shot after being tied up by a robber who held up the restaurant with a handgun, a court has heard.

Norfolk Constabulary vehicle.

A bomb disposal unit was called out on Thursday after a Second World War hand grenade was found at a house.

Great Yarmouth College marine engineering lecturer pictured with staff and students who are transforming the bus for TLC, that has been vandalised, setting their good work back. Photo: Steve Adams

A charity group has been left saddened after vandals attacked its double-decker bus that is set to become a mobile outreach centre.

Five people are in hospital this morning following suspected drug overdoses in Bury St Edmunds last night.

Norfolk Constabulary police vehicle. Picture: James Bass.

An elderly couple in Barningham, near Thetford, have been left extremely distressed after they were targeted by distraction burglars who stole cash and jewellery.

Aylsham Pavilion.  PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Broadland district council are working to take preventative measures to help put a stop to vandalism at Aylsham recreation ground.

Alan Aylward, also known as Alan Ward, of Asilo Eglwyswrn, Crymych, Dyfdd, Wales, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court to be sentenced for the rape of two young girls, both aged under 14, and a number of indecent assaults against two other young girls.

A 59-year-old man who previously lived in Lowestoft has been jailed for 20 years after being found guilty of 10 sexual offences against four victims, police have said.

Norfolk police. Picture: James Bass.

A teenager was punched to the ground and cut with a knife when he was robbed by three men in Great Yarmouth.

Courts

Judge Peter Jacobs. Photo: Steve Adams

A conman who fleeced a foreign worker he met on a building site and a woman he met online of about £1,540, has been jailed for 12 months.

Mark Monk of Monk Plant Hire. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A Norfolk plant hire business and its director have been fined for storing up to 37 times more waste than permitted.

A flare is let off during the first leg of the Championship play-off semi-final at Ipswich Towns Portman Road ground.

A Norwich City season ticket holder has pleaded guilty to letting off a flare during the first leg of the Championship play-off semi-final at Ipswich Town’s Portman Road ground.

David Hennessy arrives at Maidstone Crown Court where he was found guilty of abusing boys at the now-defunct Swaylands School in Kent. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

A married ex-Royal Navy member has been jailed for 12 years for historical sexual abuse at a school.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A man with mental health problems, who tied up a 15 year -old boy and told him he could watch him “fry” when he tried to electrocute himself, has been given a nine month suspended sentence and ordered to get the treatment he needs.

Lloyd Thornton was jailed for 42 months for sex offences. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

The former manager of a Great Yarmouth hotel was jailed for 42 months for groping four young women after making inappropriate sexual comments to them.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A 29 year-old man who acted as a courier to bring heroin from London with a street value of more than £10,000 to sell on the streets of Norwich has been jailed for 28 months.

David Hennessy arrives at Maidstone Crown Court where he was found guilty of abusing boys at the now-defunct Swaylands School in Kent. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Three men, including one from near King’s Lynn, have been found guilty of historical sexual abuse at a school for vulnerable boys over a period of more than 30 years.

A driver who veered onto the wrong side of the road causing a three-vehicle accident which killed a grandfather-of-five avoided an immediate jail term and was given a suspended sentence.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

An Albanian drugs gang, who made thousands of pounds by helping organise the wholesale distribution of cocaine in Norwich, have been ordered to pay back more than £26,000 of their ill-gotten gains or face more time behind bars.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A leading Norfolk owl conservationist, who has dedicated his life to the helping with breeding programmes, found himself in court after he “cut corners” to save cash and provided wrong paperwork with a pair of Tawny owls he sold.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A fertiliser company whose worker was crushed to death by a wheel of his tractor have been ordered to pay nearly £100,000 in fines and costs after admitting breaching health and safety regulations.

Damage caused to the Wildman pub in an arson attack.

A judge has told of his astonishment that a Polish criminal sentenced to be deported a year ago remained in Norfolk and went on to savagely attack two NHS workers.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A man accused of firing a shotgun at his ex-partner was cleared by a Norwich Crown Court jury of all charges.

A Good Samaritan who intervened after seeing a man hit a woman suffered a badly broken leg after falling to the ground while the two men were scuffling, a court heard.

The man failed to attend Norwich Crown Court this morning. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A man who failed to attend court in Norwich this morning has been arrested after chase on foot with officers.

Hair left behind after the break-in at the British Heart Foundation in Wisbech.

A burglar who broke into two charity shops and had a haircut while inside has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A man claims his ex-partner falsely accused him of firing a shotgun at her to get him arrested, a trial heard.

Hemsby

There will be no retrial of two men who were accused of beating up their friend after a joyride through a Hemsby holiday park, prosecutors have said.

Generic care home pic - posed pic.

A carer who stole cash from vulnerable residents then lied on her CV to get work at other care homes has been spared jail.

Douro House off Douro Place where a flat has been shut down after antisocial behaviour.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A nightmare neighbour has been evicted from his problem flat, bringing three years of hell for residents to an end.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

An aircraft mechanic suffered an “ongoing disability” after a teenager attacked him at a nightclub, a court heard.

Photographic evidence from investigation showing obstructed fire exit, overcrowded stock room and rat droppings.

A pound shop has been fined and charged more than £46,000 after a series of environmental health breaches, including a rat infestation and blocking a fire exit.

Hemsby

The trial of two men accused of beating up their friend after a joyride through a Hemsby holiday park has collapsed.

A landscaper who illegally dumped garden waste and paving slabs in Thetford Forest must pay more than £2,800, after an eagle-eyed council officer spotted him months after the event.

Stephen Hunt in the box. Photo: Gregg Brown

Ipswich Town footballer Stephen Hunt is so “focused” on the club’s play-off preparations that he was unable to attend court for a speeding offence yesterday.

The man failed to attend Norwich Crown Court this morning. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A woman told a jury how she feared for her life when her ex-partner allegedly fired four shotgun rounds at her.

Graham Dacre

Businessman Graham Dacre said he was “not bitter” despite being a target for Norfolk’s biggest ever fraud and said he was pleased court proceedings are finally over after the last confiscation hearing against one of the conmen.

Chris Houson, from Norfolk, forced an elderly woman to dive into a hedge as he sped through London.

A banned driver from Norfolk who left a 10-mile trail of destruction through London in a terrifying 45-minute police chase was yesterday jailed for two years.

The devastated church hall at St Anne, Earlham that was set on fire. Photo: Steve Adams

A 16-year-old has been found guilty of arson, after a court heard how the teenager started a fire which destroyed a church hall.

Michael Laws, 53, of Rosely Close, Hellesdon.

A suicidal man whose heart stopped after he was Tasered by police was then hauled before the courts for his actions.

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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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