Norwich Crown Court

Psychological tests have been ordered into a paedophile who was caught by a group of vigilantes while trying to meet a child at Great Yarmouth library.

A “high risk” offender who carried out sex attacks on four women and robbed three men in a four-hour crime spree has been jailed for life.

A judge warned that anyone using a blade to slash someone’s face must expect immediate custody after he jailed a woman for a knife attack, in Norwich, which left a young woman scarred for life.

A man from Swanton Morley has been given a six month prison sentence, suspended for a year, for downloading indecent images of children.

The NSPCC has condemned a Norfolk man who was sentenced to 16 years in jail at his retrial yesterday.

A rape victim’s four-year wait for justice is finally over with her attacker starting a 16-year jail sentence today.

A woman has described her fear after her ex-boyfriend pointed a gun at her face - and then at her mother - when she went to collect her belongings.

A man has been cleared of robbing a 75-year-old postmistress in an armed raid on a rural post office.

A man has denied pointing a loaded semi-automatic pistol at his ex-girlfriend and her mother when they came to collect belongings from his grandfather’s house in East Tuddenham, a court has heard.

A judge has praised the courage of a rape victim who was forced to come to court three times to give evidence against her abuser after his previous convictions were quashed.

A 91-year-old Norwich woman bravely fought off a robber by swinging her heavy shopping bag at him, a court heard.

A man has appeared in court following a knife attack, which happened on Great Yarmouth seafront.

A mother and son have both admitted their involvement in producing cannabis in a west Norfolk village.

An 18-year-old man has admitted being in possession of a significant amount of heroin and cocaine when he was arrested in Suffolk Square, in Norwich.

Several men have denied involvement in a conspiracy to carry out burglaries across five counties including Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

A teenage business studies student who was “forced” to come to Great Yarmouth and sell drugs to pay off a fictional debt has escaped jail.

A Sprowston couple have pleaded guilty to neglect following the death of their seven-week-old baby.

A man accused of robbing Surlingham Post Office told a jury he “would not condone someone doing that” to his local shop.

When Arlene and Garry Todd opened their pension statement in 2015 they thought there was a typo.

A large cannabis factory was literally sniffed out by an alert police officer with a keen sense of smell, a court heard.

A man arrested over the armed robbery of Surlingham Post Office was found hiding in a house in Cringleford after police initially went to the address to investigate a burglary, a jury heard.

An offender who targeted vulnerable elderly victims in Norwich admitted robbing a woman in her 90s close to a city medical practice.

Investors who lost pensions and life-savings when their money was moved to a high-risk scheme without their knowledge said today they felt betrayed by the two brothers behind the £17 million scam.

A terrified 75-year-old postmistress was threatened with a hand drill that she thought was a gun during a raid by two men on a rural post office, a court heard.

A 22-year-old who stole a bike while on a suspended prison sentence has avoided jail.

A disgraced Norfolk builder has pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud after failing to satisfactorily complete home improvement works he had been hired to do.

A man who admitted to possessing class A drugs with intent to supply in Norwich has had his sentencing postponed to next month.

A man armed with an imitation handgun burst into a rural Norfolk post office and robbed the postmistress of cash and postal orders, a court heard.

A 20-year-old Norwich man left a police officer needing physiotherapy when he resisted arrest, a court heard.

A 35-year-old man has admitted a string of sexual grooming offences when he appeared at Norwich Crown Court.

A high profile businessman dramatically withdrew his planned appeal against his conviction for breaching planning laws - after he was warned he could face paying even more in costs.

A homeless man who attempted to abduct an eight-year-old girl from a park has been released into the community.

A police officer who had his fingers broken has told his attacker to show some respect.

A couple have denied carrying out a robbery in Norfolk on New Year’s Eve in which a Vauxhall Astra was stolen in a car-jacking.

A retired RAF navigator was approached by a man of “eastern Mediterranean” appearance while walking in a Norfolk woodland on the day an 83-year-old was murdered, a court heard.

One member of a gang who stole nitrous oxide canisters meant for “life saving” surgery has been jailed for more than two years.

An 83-year-old dog walker was attacked from behind and murdered in a savage knife attack carried out by a man with a strong desire to kill strangers, a court was told today.

A 71-year-old has been found not guilty of committing grievous bodily harm and unlawful wounding against her older sister.

A jury has been sworn in to try a former soldier accused of murdering a dog walker in Norfolk woodland.

A “despicable” robber on a bike, who terrorised and robbed seven vulnerable elderly people around Norwich, has admitted to the 17-day crime spree.

The trial of a former soldier accused of murdering a dog walker in Norfolk woodlands is due to start today - about 120 miles away in Nottingham.

A burglar who targeted empty homes in North Norfolk to steal jewellery and valuables worth more than £40,000 was called a “menace” by a judge, who jailed him for four years.

A 50-year-old man has admitted a string of sexual grooming offences when he appeared at Norwich Crown Court.

An autistic man who keeps filming police has denied breaching his court order by making obscene gestures to two police officers.

A judge hit out at a man who tried to blame his ex-partner for him getting angry and throwing a knife and told him he had no one to blame but himself.

A spate of vicious knife attacks in Great Yarmouth has led to police promising a ramped up response over the weekend.

A man beat his former partner until she was black and blue after forcing his way into her home just before Christmas, a court heard.

A jailed drug dealer connected to a brutal murder has been ordered to give up his mobile phone.

A man has admitted to stabbing a resident at a YMCA housing complex.

A drug dealer who helped himself to over £33,000 worth of cocaine from a beach has been ordered to pay back £410.

A London drug dealer has been jailed for 32 months after staff at a Norwich school raised concerns about his behaviour to police.

A 33-year-old woman has appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of her lodger in Thetford.

Listening to the harrowing details of high-profile murder cases might seem like an unusual hobby to take up in retirement.

A man from London found carrying a three-inch knife and a number of blades when he was stopped by police on the A11, near Thickthorn, was told by a judge that he did not want to see him again in Norwich carrying weapons.

Two men went on a 12-hour crime spree in Norwich including robbing a shop at knifepoint and carrying out a late-night car-jacking in which the female driver was robbed of her keys and handbag.

A man has been jailed after admitting a string of sexual offences against children which took place over more than 30 years.

A judge said he hoped a biker who was clocked at speeds approaching 100mph on the A47 had not “written off” his chance of joining the armed forces by being convicted of dangerous driving.

A 22-year-old who stole a bike while on a suspended prison sentence has avoided jail.

Fears have been raised that victims of crime are being put through undue distress as the time courts take to deal with cases soars.

An alleged victim of historical sexual offences said she feels “enormous” frustration after waiting years to see her alleged abuser stand trial.

A man has been charged in connection with drug offences in Norwich.

A Norwich father who was caught dealing cannabis said he was doing it to raise money for Christmas presents for his family.

A King’s Lynn businessman was found to have adapted two upstairs rooms in his home to grow 64 cannabis plants, a court heard.

A shocked householder saw a car thief driving away in her son’s Ford Focus which had been stolen from the driveway of the family home in Bradwell, a court heard.

A man who prompted armed police to swoop on Norwich’s clubland after reports he had pointed a gun at people has been jailed.

A daughter raided the bank account of her vulnerable elderly mother stealing more than £22,000 rather than pay top-up fees needed for her care, a court heard.

A 20 year-old Norfolk supermarket worker feared for his life when confronted by a shoplifter firing what appeared to be a gun, a court heard.

A devastated mum says she hopes the thug whose deadly punch and kick killed her son when he attacked him at a Morrisons check-out “rots in jail” after he was handed an 11-year sentence.

Two men have appeared in court after they were charged following the discovery of a large cannabis factory in Tharston over the weekend.

A man who had been cleared of the murder of a man in a Wymondham supermarket was arrested on suspicion of being in contempt of court.

A 20-year-old who killed another man after he attacked him in a Wymondham supermarket has been sentenced to 11 years detention.

Two London drug dealers “invaded” the property of a vulnerable Norwich woman and used it as a base to sell cocaine and heroin, a court heard.

A review hearing has been held into the inquest of a man who died three years after being attacked with a metal bar.

A 91-year-old woman frightened off a pair of burglars as they tried to raid her home, a court heard.

A judge has spoken out about the growing number of cases of thefts from vulnerable older people after hearing how a woman stole more than £9,000 from an elderly Norwich pensioner she befriended.

A finance director who diverted £12,000 of company money into his personal account has been banned from holding a directorship for six years but escaped immediate jail.

A former music teacher has appeared in court charged with 16 counts of historic child sex offences.

Two armed would-be robbers who were fended off by a shopkeeper wielding a fold-up chair have been told to expect immediate jail.

A drug addict with 56 convictions for 137 offences “overdosed” when he found more than 100 wraps of Class A drugs and was arrested in hospital.

A predator who prowled the streets of Norwich “imposing his sexual will on a number of women” has been found guilty of a three-hour crime spree.

An autistic man who keeps filming police has been released from prison after a care plan was put in place to help him.

The jury hearing the trial of a man accused of a Norwich city centre crime spree has been sent home for the night.

The jury have been sent out to consider their verdicts in the trial of a man accused of a Norwich city centre crime spree.

The barrister of a man accused of carrying out sex attacks and robberies during a city centre crime spree claimed the prosecution had “shoehorned” what happened to try to fit the facts of the case.

A man is to appear at Norwich Crown Court charged with assaulting a Great Yarmouth-based police officer and breaking his fingers.

A man accused of carrying out sex attacks and robberies during a city centre crime spree has chosen not to give evidence in court.

A Norwich care assistant who used five different identities to fraudulently pocket more than £51,000 in tax has been spared jail.

A Norwich skateboarder who left school caretaker Roy Money in hospital for seven weeks has had his sentence cut by a third by senior judges who called his jail term “excessive”.

A man has appeared in court charged with wounding with intent after a stabbing incident at a YMCA housing complex.

A family today tells how court delays and the manipulation of the justice system by a man accused of a sex offence has led to two years of distress.

A suspected cocaine and heroin dealer is still missing, eight months after he failed to turn up for the third day of his crown court trial.

A man accused of a city centre crime spree threatened to “snap” the necks of police officers after being arrested and said he would “like the opportunity to blow up a police station”.

A factory worker has described how a man accused of a city centre crime spree had been shouting he was a “gangster” who could do anything before stealing a mobile phone.

A woman who is said to have been repeatedly raped after being grabbed in a Norwich park during a city crime spree has told a jury she had not agreed to take part.

A man has been jailed for three years for dealing crack cocaine in Great Yarmouth.

A 20-year-old man from London has been remanded in custody charged with possession with intent to supply Class A drugs in Norwich.

A woman has told how she was grabbed in a Norwich park before being repeatedly raped by a man accused of a city centre crime spree.

A 35-year-old man is to stand trial after denying sexual grooming offences.

A single mother dying of a brain tumour who “should not have been on the road” has been spared jail after killing a “bright and fun-loving” 21-year-old.

A care worker who bullied and abused “incredibly vulnerable” elderly people with dementia has been jailed for nine months.

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