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Lowestoft Magistrates Court.

A doctor charged with sex offences denied counts of indecent assault and sexual assault in court.

Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

A 29-year-old man has gone missing from a seaside town.

Green's newsagents robbery. Shop keeper Kamalash Para who was held at knifepoint.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A Norwich shopkeeper chased a robber for more than 10-minutes this morning after being held up at knife-point.

CCTV image of Mohammed Labead's attack on PC Lee Wilson. Picture: Norfolk Police

Three Norfolk police officers were hurt in two separate incidents in the county on the same day which resulted in one of them being taken to hospital, it has emerged.

Andrew Thompson, who has been cleared of rape. Picture: Supplied

A man who has been cleared of rape charges has told how the claims made his life ‘a living hell’, costing him two jobs and putting his life on hold for 10 months.

A photo of Ian McMillan from two years ago.

Norfolk police has renewed an appeal to help find a missing 39-year-old man from Norwich.

Police have released a CCTV image after an incident at the Jet petrol station in Rose Lane in Norwich.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to after an incident at a Norwich petrol station.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to after a burglary in Terrace Walk in Norwich.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to after a burglary in Norwich.

Marie Black, 34 of Atkinson Close, Norwich, was found guilty of 23 offences including rape, conspiracy to rape and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

It was one of the most shocking child abuse cases to have ever taken place in Norfolk and now charity bosses have warned that they are having to help more and more youngsters.

A man has been arrested for assault after a road rage incident near Wymondham which left a woman with cuts to her legs, arms and nose.

James Cleeton

Police can confirm a 21-year-old man wanted on recall to prison has been arrested.

Police and crime commissioner Stephen Bett in the control room at Wymondham HQ. Photo: Bill Smith

Radical change is needed to stop police officer time being lost through having to deal with people with mental health issues, Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner has warned.

Police are appealing for information after two cars were damaged in Weybourne.

Police are appealing for help to identify a man following a theft in Norwich.

Police have launched a CCTV appeal after a thief stole a mobile phone from a mobility scooter in a Norwich shop.

Alanas Andriusis. PIC: Norfolk Constabulary.

A third member of an armed gang who burst into a Norwich jewellery store, leaving workers fearing for their lives and that a terrorist attack was taking place in the city, has been sentenced.

The spotlight fell on social worker Gail Barnard, pictured in 2004, during the case. Photo: EDP Library.

Even before the trial started, there were questions about some of the evidence due to be used – which placed the actions of Norfolk social workers in the spotlight.

Malcolm Clewer was just seconds away from having his account raided by scammers pretending to be from TalkTalk.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

When Malcolm Clewer put the phone down little did he know he had just prevented his savings from being stolen.

Marie Black. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

It is a quiet cul-de-sac and by all accounts Marie Black was a polite and friendly neighbour.

Detective chief inspector, Pete Hornby, reads the Norfolk police statement to the media at Norwich Crown Court regarding the Marie Black court case. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The senior investigating officer has revealed there are other “ongoing” investigations connected to the serious child abuse case, dubbed Operation Moccason.

Marie Black. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norfolk’s chief constable Simon Bailey has warned that the horrific abuse in the Marie Black is case, “some of the worst he has been made aware of”, is just the “tip of the iceberg”.

Marie Black. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Sex abuser Marie Black sobbed uncontrollably in the dock as the verdicts were delivered. She was heard saying: “I’ve been stitched up.”

Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

A 47-year-old man has been charged with a sexual offence which took place against a girl in the 1990s.

Clockwise from top left: Marie Black, Carol Stadler, Michael Rogers and Jason Adams.

Three people have been found guilty of being at the centre of a paedophile ring in Norwich and subjecting young children to sexual and physical abuse.

A man arrested following a burglary in Watton last week has been released on police bail.

A man needed hospital treatment for facial injuries after he was set upon in Fakenham.

Norfolk Constabulary police vehicle. Picture: James Bass.

A man was injured when he was attacked in Great Yarmouth.

The incident happened on Dereham Road. Photo: Ian Burt

The black Sirrus mountain bike was stolen from outside an address in Gayton Road, in Gaywood, on Friday afternoon,

Jo Hill took part in the Police Unity Tour. Photo: Pete Jessop

A Norfolk detective whose police officer husband was killed in a motorbike crash while riding to work has completed a 170-mile journey to help raise money for the families of others who have lost loved ones in the force.

BB gun seized in Wisbech

Police issued a warning after a child fired a BB gun in Wisbech Market Place on Saturday.

Police are due to get more powers to tackle street drinking

New police powers are to be rolled out across the entire borough in a bid to crack down on anti-social behaviour fuelled by drinking.

Courts

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A woman stole nearly £1000 while working as an assistant at Loddon post office after she panicked when she could not pay her rent, a court heard.

The devastated church hall at St Anne, Earlham that was set on fire. Insurance representative surveying the damage.Photo: Steve Adams

A teenage arsonist who set fire to a Norwich church hall, causing £210,000 of damage, has been spared a custodial sentence.

Marie Black. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Sex abuser Marie Black sobbed uncontrollably in the dock as the verdicts were delivered. She was heard saying: “I’ve been stitched up.”

Carlo Nash. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd.

Former Norwich City goalkeeper Carlo Nash has been cleared of stalking his ex-wife.

Clockwise from top left: Marie Black, Carol Stadler, Michael Rogers and Jason Adams.

Three people have been found guilty of being at the centre of a paedophile ring in Norwich and subjecting young children to sexual and physical abuse.

Ten people, including six women - are standing trial at Norwich Crown Court accused of subjecting young children to sexual and physical abuse over more than a decade.

A speeding motorist who smashed through a hedge before ending up overturned in a field near Halesworth, causing serious injuries to a 15-year-old passenger has been jailed for 21 months.

General view of Clippesby Church (St Peters)

Picture: James Bass

Church leaders have vowed they won’t be beaten by criminals after a burglar was jailed for targeting a string of rural places of worship.

SOS Bus on Prince of Wales Road, Norwich on a Saturday night.

A man found carrying two knives after he was spotted running from Prince of Wales Road, in Norwich, has been given a two year ban from going to the area at night.

Norfolk Police had to call the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team from Colchester Garrison to Thetford

Police have charged an 18-year-old man in connection with an armed robbery in King’s Lynn yesterday.

Mildenhall Stadium, West Row.

Mildenhall Stadium “could close” after Supreme Court judges ordered the owners to pay nearly £500,000 in costs.

The name change was introduced in January in a bid to bring in more visitors - despite the area not legally becoming a national park.

A legal challenge to quash the rebranding of the Broads has been refused.

Hannah Witheridge, picture released by her family.

The defence lawyers representing the alleged killers of Norfolk student Hannah Witheridge believe they may yet get to retest the crucial forensic evidence presently linking their clients to her murder.

Mark Coleman who left blood at the home of his victim has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

A burglar who left blood at the home of his victim has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

The jury in the long-running Norwich sex abuse trial have been sent home for the night.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A long-established construction company has been cleared of any breach in health and safety regulations after one of its workers was injured while working on the demolition of chicken sheds at an Old Buckenham farm,

David Tuohy.

A former headmaster of a Norfolk boarding school who drowned himself in the Thames after being convicted of historic sex offences had already attempted suicide once before that same month, an inquest heard.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A convicted sex offender, who breached his court order by contacting a 12 year-old girl on Facebook, has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

Barry Joy and Daniel Timbers. Photo credit: Norfolk Constabulary/PA Wire

The two workers killed in the explosion at a Norwich industrial unit died from the effects of fire and fumes, the coroner for Norfolk has said.

Marie Black (left) on her way to Norwich Crown Court. Photo : Antony Kelly

The jury in a long-running Norwich sex-abuse trial will resume deliberations today after being sent out to consider its verdicts.

Henry Bett, seen right, with his father Stephen Bett, who now serves as Norfolk's independent Police and Crime Commissioner arrive at Huntingdon Law Courts in Cambridgeshire on Monday July 6. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA

A farmer has been found guilty of killing a woman in a crash while driving a tractor on a country road in Norfolk.

Lee Jones (Left) and Sebastian Yellowe (Right)

Two men who attacked and robbed a pensioner, leaving him for dead, have been jailed for a total of 25 years.

Marie Black, left on her way to Norwich Crown Court with co-defendants Carol and Anthony Stadler. They, along with seven others deny sexual abuse of children. Photo : Antony Kelly

The jury in a long-running sex abuse trial has been sent out to consider its verdicts.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A long-established construction company has gone on trial for an alleged health and safety breach after a labourer was seriously injured, while working on the demolition of chicken sheds at an Old Buckenham farm,

Two Myanmar migrant workers Zaw Lin, front  and Win Zaw Htun, behind,  arrive at  Samui provincial court in Suratthani province, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Ten months after two British tourists were killed on a Thai resort island, prosecutors were scheduled to call their first witnesses Wednesday in a case seen as a test of Thailand's justice system..
(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

The trial of two men accused of killing Norfolk student Hannah Witheridge is this week expected to focus on the arrest and interrogation of the two Burmese suspects.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A man who sexually assaulted a 15 year-old girl has been jailed for four years and placed on the sex offender’s register for life by a judge who said he posed a danger to young women.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A man who walked into a Lowestoft flat and stole an £800 laptop which he later sold for just £20 has been jailed for 13 weeks and ordered to pay £900 costs.

John Dobson. Photo: Steve Adams

Another victory for people power has been claimed after a small parish council succeeded in blocking development of a controversial affordable housing development on a field at the edge of their village.

PA NEWS PHOTO 14/8/92; THE SCALES OF JUSTICE ON TOP OF THE OLD BAILEY IN LONDON

A man who took a machete into a Downham Market pub told police afterwards that he thought it was all right – as it was tucked down his trousers.

Paul Reed found guilty of two counts of indecent assault and three charges of rape. To be sentenced at Norwich Crown Court on June 4.

A King’s Lynn man who sexually abused a young girl for at least six years has been handed an 18-year prison sentence.

John Dobson. Photo: Steve Adams

Old Hunstanton Parish Council has won a stunning victory at London’s High Court.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A prolific Norwich shoplifter, who was said to be unable to resist stealing items when using self-service checkouts, has been jailed for 22 months.

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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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