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A man claimed he was pressurised into becoming involved in a cannabis growing operation in Breckland, which had a potential street value of more than £70,000, a court heard.

A 69-year-old man who groomed a 15-year-old girl to meet up for sex was caught out when his phone messages were intercepted by a parent of the victim, a court heard.

Three years ago an explosion tore through a Norwich factory, killing two men.

His illegal waste site made an estimated £233,000, but operator Mark Fuller has been allowed to pay back just £1 of that figure.

A judge has described “open gang warfare” in Norwich prison as he jailed a phone smuggler for four months.

A 16-year-old teenager involved in a knifepoint street robbery of a 12-year-old boy in Great Yarmouth was given a stark warning by a judge, who told him he could turn his back on crime or face becoming “an old lag.”

A burglar was caught eating a yoghurt and wearing the home owner’s slippers at a home in Wickhampton after walking 21 miles across Norfolk in search of food and clothing.

A man who has committed a string of city robberies going back at least 16 years threatened a terrified shop assistant with an imitation gun in an armed hold-up at a Co-op store, a court heard.

A cannabis dealer who claimed she was just a “custodian” of the drugs has escaped prison after a court heard she now works as a gardener for Norwich City Council.

The case of a man accused of the murder of 48-year-old David Hastings on June 23 in a stabbing at Rose Lane car park in Norwich has been delayed for medical reports.

Several thousand pounds worth of money discovered during a drugs investigation has been seized by Norfolk Police.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a criminal who smuggled mobile phones and sim cards into a prison.

The jury deliberating a charge of death by careless driving against a 91-year-old have been discharged after reaching an impasse.

Here is our monthly look back at some of the criminals who were jailed in Norfolk courts in July.

A “hapless” drug addict has been jailed for three years after being caught selling £15 worth of heroin to an undercover officer in Norwich.

A teenager has been charged after an attack which saw a man slashed across the neck with a knife.

A man has appeared in court charged with the manslaughter of a man at a skip hire firm in Besthorpe.

Four teenagers have been the first cohort of dozens of dealers to be sentenced after a six-month undercover operation targeting the “evil trade” of Class A drugs in Norwich.

A jury in the trial of an elderly driver accused of causing the death of his travelling companion in a crash on the A47 have been sent home for the night after failing to reach a verdict.

A convicted sex offender admitted being found with a string of indecent images of children and breaching a court order put in place to prevent his future offending.

A man has appeared in court charged with a robbery at Mundesley post office earlier this year.

A jury hearing the trial of an elderly driver accused of causing the death of his travelling companion in a crash on the A47 have been sent out to consider its verdict.

A man who threatened the son of the owner of the Mustard Pot pub in Whinburgh with two knives while off his medication was stopped with a “kick to the pelvic area”, a court has heard.

A mother who allowed her son to use the family home to set up a cannabis growing operation has been ordered to pay back almost £5,000.

An elderly driver accused of causing the death of his travelling companion in a crash on the A47 said he could not say whether he lost consciousness or fell asleep at the wheel.

An elderly driver caused the death of his travelling companion when he drifted onto the wrong side of the A47 and collided with two oncoming vehicles, a court heard.

A London dealer who used a Gorleston address to peddle drugs hid 250 wraps of heroin and crack cocaine in his body, a court heard.

A shop worker who sold counterfeit illegal tobacco has been ordered to pay back more than £14,000 from the sale of his house.

A banned Norwich motorist described as a “menace” put a police officer in fear after he started reversing his car towards him, a court heard.

A man has been jailed for more than two years for supplying Class A drugs in Great Yarmouth.

A 26 year-old man charged with an attempted robbery appeared at Norwich Magistrates Court.

A crackdown on rural crime to combat rising burglaries and thefts at farms has led to seven arrests in Breckland and West Norfolk.

A dealer involved in a car chase with police swallowed more than 100 wraps of cocaine and heroin worth more than £1,200 in a desperate bid to get away, a court heard.

A former police officer told how his retirement dreams lay in tatters after being duped out of £30,000 of his life savings by a fraudster who wormed his way into his family.

A 72-year-old man subjected a young girl to a catalogue of sexual assaults that she will “never recover from”, a court heard.

Families of two men killed in a factory explosion three years ago have said they are “disgusted” after the company responsible was fined £145,000 for safety breaches.

A woman stabbed her lodger in the neck and heart in a drunken row and his life was only saved by the “astonishing” skill of medical staff, a court heard.

A carer stole a bank card from a vulnerable elderly stroke victim and siphoned £13,000 from his bank account, a court has heard.

A woman who tried to smuggle drugs and a mobile phone into Norwich prison hidden in a hair scrunchie was caught red-handed by a drug detection dog, a court heard.

A man from London has denied conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine in Norfolk.

A violent criminal “shamed Norwich” by robbing a Danish visitor who had come to Norwich to take part in a football tournament, a judge said.

Two men have been warned they face lengthy jail terms after they were convicted of three counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

A Norwich student still has flashbacks after being threatened with a bottle and robbed in a terrifying incident.

A 36-year-old man has appeared in court in connection with a series of vehicle break-ins at a Norwich car park.

A judge warned parents of the dangers of sleeping with their young babies after he jailed a Sprowston couple, who after drinking and taking cocaine, woke up to find their seven-week-old son dead in their bed.

A van driver who caused the death of a cyclist has been jailed for six years and given a five year driving ban

A man will be sentenced next week after admitting theft and robbery offences.

A man involved in a stormy relationship with his former partner broke her finger in a row and then in another argument slammed her arm in a window, a court heard.

A man who threatened to “smash” a taxi driver’s face in if he did not hand over the keys after being charged a £12 fare has been jailed.

A civilian member of staff at Wayland jail was caught trying to smuggle drugs into the prison hidden in a cheese roll, a court heard.

As debts rise, a record number of people are taking out court judgements to try to get their money back. But what happens when the court orders are not satisfied? Luke Powell reports.

A jealous and controlling woman, who stabbed her ex-partner five times because he took too long doing his Christmas shopping, has been given an extended 18 year sentence.

Police have charged a 30-year-old man in connection with a theft of a motorhome in Great Yarmouth.

An intruder sparked fears of a full-blown terror attack at Norwich International Airport after managing to gain access to a secure part of the site where he attacked two workers and threatened to have a bomb on board a lorry, a court heard.

A vulnerable man was beaten “black and blue” in his Great Yarmouth home and blackmailed into handing over his bank card which was used to withdraw £40, a court heard.

A coroner will wait the outcome of criminal proceedings before deciding whether to hold an inquest into the death of a cyclist at Bawsey near King’s Lynn.

A Norfolk fraudster sold thousands of TV set-top boxes to customers across the UK allowing them to illegally watch Sky.

A teenager forced to sell drugs from a Great Yarmouth flat to pay off a drugs debt has been given 15 months custody.

A prisoner was discovered with the drug Spice and a mobile phone in his Wayland jail cell, a court heard.

Here is our monthly look back at some of the criminals who were jailed in Norfolk courts in June.

A woman who stole almost £4,000 from a lifeboat charity has been given an eight-month suspended jail sentence.

A man was snared by paedophile hunters while trying to meet a child at Great Yarmouth Library, a court heard.

A burglar who stole £640 cash from a Downham Market home after losing his job later handed himself in to police, a court heard.

A burglar twice targeted the same Norwich office block, stealing items worth more than £3,000.

An arsonist who started a series of devastating fires in Fakenham over a three day period has been jailed for 16 months.

A judge said it was sad to see a young man have his hopes dashed of joining the Army after he was given a suspended jail term for a drug offence in Norwich.

Fifteen drug dealers arrested in an undercover police investigation pleaded guilty to charges involving the supply of heroin and cocaine on the streets of Norwich.

The heartbroken friends of a homeless man who was stabbed to death at Rose Lane car park at the weekend have told of their grief at the loss.

A man faces jail after he admitted carrying out a robbery at a bar on Prince of Wales Road, in Norwich, and assaulting a male and a female police officer.

A 22-year-old has appeared in court after he was charged with the murder of a 48-year-old in Norwich.

The murder of a man in Norwich is not being linked to “county lines” or “organised crime gangs”, according to a Norwich police chief.

The murder of a man in Norwich is not being linked to “county lines” or “organised crime gangs”, according to a Norwich police chief.

A shoplifter was caught out by his distinctive camouflage gear, a court heard.

A 22-year-old has appeared in court charged with the murder of a man in Norwich.

A van driver was warned he faces jail after he was convicted of causing the death by dangerous driving of a cyclist at Bawsey, near King’s Lynn.

A dangerous knife man with a “worrying preoccupation with weapons” has been jailed for 15 years after two “totally unprovoked” knife attacks on teenagers in Norwich.

A judge said taxi drivers deserve the protection of the courts after he jailed a fare dodger, who pulled a knife on a driver after refusing to pay for his journey.

A daughter who stole more than £26,000 from her elderly parents leaving their care home bills unpaid had her hearing to claw back cash adjourned for further inquiries into what, if any, assets she might hold.

A woman who admitted she had “blown” her last chance to get help for her long-standing drug addiction was jailed after going on a crime spree.

A “callous and calculated” London drug dealer who came to Norfolk after being stabbed in 2016 has been jailed for eight years after establishing a “substantial drug dealing enterprise” in Norwich and Great Yarmouth.

A thief stole a tray of engagement rings worth £25,000 from a Diss jewellers and got away on a mountain bike, a court heard.

A fraudster who used stolen bank cards to try to obtain hundreds of pounds worth of goods went on the run for almost two years before he was finally tracked down living in Lithuania, a court heard.

A former police officer turned fraudster will have to pay almost £200,000 to his victims who have been waiting for years to get their money back.

A man has been arrested and appeared in court after police were called to concerns about an animal - and discovered loaded firearms, ammunition and cannabis plants.

A care worker was caught taking advantage and kissing an 80-year-old pensioner with Alzheimer’s by one of his work colleagues, a court heard.

A north Norfolk man who had sex chats online with a girl he thought was 13 was tracked down by self-styled paedophile hunters who turned up on his doorstep, a court heard.

A man used his car as a weapon and reversed into his former partner, leaving her lying injured on a roadside verge, a court heard.

As three teenagers admitted a total of 18 drug dealing offences in Norwich a lawyer has said convicting drug runners only acts as “cutting off the head of a hydra”.

A 43-year-old Norwich man has been charged in connection with a burglary and fraud.

A judge warned a man, who punched his ex-wife’s new partner, that unless he stopped drinking he was going to lead a miserable life.

A vigilante group travelled to Norwich to confront a suspected paedophile on his doorstep, a court heard.

A drug dealer who targeted Great Yarmouth is due to appear for sentencing at Norwich Crown Court.

The director of Norwich company Harford Attachments has admitted two health and safety breaches over an explosion and fire at a factory which killed of two of his employees.

It was a brief holiday romance on an idyllic Mediterranean island that was a welcome distraction for a recently widowed Norfolk woman.

A judge highlighted the dangers of drug dealers carrying “ugly” weapons as he sentenced two teenagers arrested in Great Yarmouth as part of a week of action against county line drug dealing networks.

A man who tried to smuggle mobile phones and sim cards into Norwich prison admitted to police he had been offered £300 to do so.

A finance director who diverted £12,000 of company money into his personal account has been ordered to pay £1,003 to compensate his former business partner.

She was just eight when she was raped and sexually assaulted multiple times more than 20 years ago - and today she has described how her “evil” abuser has “robbed” her of ever being happy.

A woman who stole almost £4,000 from a life-saving charity is awaiting what her punishment will be from a crown court after her case was adjourned for sentencing.

A Norwich man has been jailed after being found guilty of a number of child sex offences, including rape, dating back more than two decades.

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