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Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form, Bethel Street Norwich. Students were sent home after a bomb hoax. Photo : Steve Adams

Two Norwich schools which were evacuated yesterday amid a hoax bomb threat have reopened today.

Rikki Neave, Crime Watch,

The net is closing on the killers of six year-old Rikki Neave, police revealed today.

Marie Black. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A woman who was jailed for life 
after being convicted of sexual 
abuse of the “worst kind” against children is set to appeal both her conviction and sentence, it has emerged.

Police at Bonds Used Cars on Ber Street. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Mystery today surrounds a major police operation which saw officers swoop on a used car business in the city, and stay all day.

Police detectives are appealing for witnesses after someone forced access into a Cromer property.

Police were called to a property in Dickens Court at 10.35pm on Saturday 14 November 2015 following reports of a disturbance. Officers discovered Andrew McGowan who’d sustained serious injuries and sadly died at the scene.

Police officers investigating the murder of Great Yarmouth man Andrew McGowan have been given additional time to interview two males who are currently in custody.

Police at Bonds Used Cars on Ber Street. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Police have swooped on a used car business in Norwich, in an operation that has continued throughout the day.

The alleway between Chalk Hill Road and Aspland Road in Norwich where the attack took place. Image: Google Streetview

Muggers stole a man’s £600 watch and wallet after pushing him up against a wall in a Norwich alleyway.

Norfolk Constabulary vehicle.

Officers were called to reports of an alleged sexual assault on Bethel Street in Norwich this morning, but can’t find the victim.

A member of a Norwich drugs gang is due to be sentenced today after he handed himself in when his mother read in the EDP that he had failed to appear for the original hearing.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an assault at a nightclub in Norwich.

Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form, Bethel Street Norwich. Students were sent home after a bomb hoax. Photo : Steve Adams

The Hewett Academy and Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form College in Norwich were evacuated at lunchtime today because of a bomb hoax.

Wanted man has been arrested by police.

A 33-year-old man who was wanted by police has been arrested.

A van has been stolen

Suffolk police are urging motorists to ensure their vehicles are secured following the theft of a Ford Transit van in Denham, near Eye.

Drugs seized following Norwich drugs raid. PIC: Norfolk police.

More than 250 cannabis plants have been seized in a police raid in the Earlham area of Norwich.

Police in Norfolk and Suffolk have been targeting criminals on the roads.

Police have stopped several vehicles in Norfolk and Suffolk as part of a crackdown on criminals travelling through both counties.

Police Officer. Picture: Ian Burt

Residents in Hemsby and Caister have been targeted by a scam in recent weeks, where someone has claimed they are a police officer in order to try and extort money.

Disqualified drink driver is arrested in Wisbech

A disqualified drink driver was three times over the legal limit when he was stopped by police at 6.19am today.

Police make an arrest in Prince of Wales Road. Pic: Norfolk Constabulary.

Drug use is increasing on Norwich’s Prince of Wales Road, people who live nearby told a public meeting specially convened to discuss issues in the city’s night-time economy.

The police helicopter was dispatched again following reports of hare coursing in Ten Mile Bank, the same area of the Fens where six men were detained for allegedly participating in the activity.

Police are hoping to find the rightful owner of a stolen bicycle

Police have recovered a bicycle that was stolen last week, and are looking to reunite it with its rightful owner.

Andrew McGowan.

Two men were tonight arrested on suspicion of the murder of Yarmouth man Andrew McGowan.

A French police officer patrols at the Sacre Coeur basilica in Paris, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. Police have shut of an area in the town of Roubaix following a potential hostage situation. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

A group of armed men may have taken hostages in the northern French town of Roubaix, it is being reported.

Police say the plant was taken from the Fakenham industrial estate, when suspects gained entry to a secure compound via Smiths Lane.

Police Officer. Picture: Ian Burt

Detectives are appealing for information after money and jewellery were stolen in a burglary in Shipdham.

Norfolk Constabulary vehicle.

Police are now appealing for information after thefts from two cars in Gorleston at the end of October.

A man has been charged with charity box theft

A Dereham man has been charged in connection with a charity box theft from a bakery in the town.

Domestic violence reports in Norfolk and Suffolk have surged, new figures have revealed.

Police have appealed for witnesses after a man indecently exposed himself to a teenager.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A man has been charged with two robberies in Norwich last week.

Norfolk Constabulary vehicle.

A woman has had her bag snatched by a cyclist in Gorleston.


Paul Heddell. PIC: Norfolk police.

A woman lost part of her finger after a stun grenade she bought at a memorabilia stand from a Norfolk dealer exploded in her hand.

Adrian Herrmann leaving Norwich Crown Court. Photo : Steve Adams

A man who accidentally crushed a worker to death was spared jail after a judge heard evidence that his imprisonment may cause a string of dairy farms to go bust.

Police helping out in truancy sweep

The number of fines issued to parents whose children have failed to attend Suffolk schools has soared to more than 4,500 in the last year, new county council figures have revealed.

Top row (left to right): Jason Colman was sentenced to three years and nine months imprisonment; Jacqueline Dunne was sentenced to three years and nine months imprisonment. Bottom row (left to right): Jeanette Wise was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment; Paul Mason was sentenced to 26 months imprisonment; Wandile Mirazi was sentenced to five years imprisonment. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

A man who admitted his part in the supply of class A drugs in Norwich and Great Yarmouth has been sentenced to five years detention.

Novi Sad Friendship Bridge over the Wensum in Norwich; Photo: Bill Smith;

A drugs gang has been locked up for a total of 16 years after a lengthy undercover police operation.

Brandon Rodney-Lawrence. Picture: NORFOLK CONSTABULARY

A Norwich drugs gang has been locked up for more than 16 years after a lengthy police operation in the heart of Norwich.

Manav Arora has been jailed for two years.

A doctor who sexually assaulted a male patient on a ward at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has been jailed for two years.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Four hospital chefs have been cleared of racially harassing a colleague after a jury took less than 40 minutes to find them not guilty.

Security guards escort Mazher Mahmood (right) as he leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in London on Friday. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The undercover reporter known as the Fake Sheikh has appeared in court charged with conspiring to pervert the course of justice.

Photo: Steve Adams

A drink-driver crashed her car into a set of traffic lights while her daughter was on the back seat, a court heard.

Crest on the wall ourtside King's Lynn magistrates / crown court

A running argument between two brothers on a railway track just before a train was due to leave could have had fatal consequences, a court heard.

A 42-year-old man who was caught up in a brawl involving 12 people was cleared of inflicting grievous bodily harm on Jamie Penn and assault causing actual bodily harm to Sean Smyth.

A man has told a court how he was at the scene of both a fight in a pub and a mass brawl which ended in a supermarket.

A Norwich estate agent cleared of raping a 53-year-old woman has spoken of his delight at his acquittal and described the 15 months since his arrest as “the worst of my life”.

An estate agent accused of raping a 53-year-old woman after meeting her outside a nightclub has denied slapping her so hard that it “took her breath away” during the alleged attack.

Raisins and rodent droppings found in 99p Stores in Great Yarmouth

99p Stores Limited was fined a total of £68,000 at Great Yarmouth Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning after being found guilty of breaching food safety and hygiene regulations in their Yarmouth store.

A Norwich estate agent accused of raping a 53-year-old woman after meeting her outside a Suffolk nightclub told police they had consensual sex, a court has heard.

A Big Issue seller who stole an armful of comic books and a shoplifter who stole shower gel for a wash are among those who have been hit with a criminal court charge in Norfolk, over which a top magistrate in the county has resigned.

Peter Holdroyd has resigned as a magistrate over a controversial new court charge, which he thinks is unfair and penalises the poorest in society.

Unfair, unjust and hitting the poorest in society – that is the verdict on the government’s new criminal courts charge from one of Norfolk’s most senior former magistrates.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A serving prisoner who attacked a fellow inmate with a pool cue has been jailed for 21 months.

Crest on the wall ourtside King's Lynn magistrates / crown court

A mother has begun a jail sentence for child neglect after she went to sleep following a night out and woke up next to the lifeless body of her seven-month-old daughter.

A man has appeared in court accused of a number of historic sex offences.

A gambler who smashed up a betting shop has been banned from the premises for 12 months.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A judge hearing the trial of an animal feed director, from Halesworth, who is alleged to have tried to cover up poor working practises following the death of a worker has been summing up the case and is expected to send out the jury later tomorrow.

Julian Myerscough at Ipswich Crown Court in 2010

A former criminal law lecturer who fled Ipswich Crown Court before being convicted of child pornography for the second time remains in a Republic of Ireland jail.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

An animal feed director, from Halesworth, said he believed a “well tried” safety system was in place at his company, despite the death of a worker, a court heard.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A man accused of taking part in an attack where a man was kicked to death outside a Great Yarmouth pub is to face a retrial.

Crest on the wall ourtside King's Lynn magistrates / crown court

A motorist has been jailed for eight months for chasing down a teenage cyclist in his car, and then leaving him lying on the ground unconscious.

A north Suffolk woman accused of dishonestly purchasing goods worth £35,000 on eBay using a PayPal account in someone else’s name has been convicted of fraud by a jury.

Crest on the wall ourtside King's Lynn magistrates / crown court

A 55-year-old man has been given a suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to affray and criminal damage to a property.

Bartram Mowers

An accountant who plundered more than £20,000 from a lawnmower firm has been jailed for 12 months.

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Peter Walsh

Crime Correspondent


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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