Simon Bailey

A Norfolk district councillor has proposed a radical step to combat the fears of its constituents over the loss of PCSOs in their area.

Police have identified five new people of interest after re-launching an appeal over the 25-year-old murder of a teenage girl in Norwich.

A high-ranking detective who played a key role in a deeply-flawed investigation into a police doctor’s sexual abuse of female officers is working as a senior manager in the force’s professional standards department, we can reveal today.

Proposals to axe all 150 Police Community Support Officer roles in Norfolk remain unchanged following a consultation.

Armed officers were deployed in Dereham after a man was suspected of being in possession of a firearm but it later turned out to be a BB gun.

Norfolk’s Chief Constable Simon Bailey says the nature of crime is changing fast - so police forces must change too.

The business case to axe all 150 of Norfolk’s police community support officers is sound, chief officers have insisted - after a challenge by the union which represents the under threat officers.

Since 2010 the government has slashed Norfolk Constabulary’s budget by an astonishing £30 million.

A former commander of the Metropolitan Police has criticised Norfolk police’s move to scrap its Police and Community Support Officers.

This Saturday marks the 33rd anniversary of the murder of Great Yarmouth man Peter Miller, who was stabbed to death at his family home.

Campaigners predicting policing will be undermined by the loss of 150 PCSOs from Norfolk Police have been targeting voters in Norwich North.

Dixon of Dock Green, a character in the hit BBC show which first aired more than 60 years ago, was to many people the embodiment of a typical community bobby.

Opinion: Someone reading this might have the tiny scrap of information that unlocks the 25-year mystery of who killed Natalie Pearman, says Nick Conrad.

A parish council is calling on the controversial decision to axe all of Norfolk’s Police Community Support Officers to be reversed

Norfolk’s chief constable has been “delighted” with the response to a new appeal into the murder of Natalie Pearman and insisted there is a “real opportunity” to solve it.

A conference aimed at tackling online child sexual abuse is to be held in Norwich.

Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner has apologised for his choice of words after he said he would not hire more PCSOs, even if he had “all the money in the world”.

Managing the Constabulary finances so that we can continue to deliver an excellent service despite increasing costs and a shrinking budget has been my priority throughout the development of our Norfolk 2020 proposals.

Tougher sentences for people who attack emergency service workers are today demanded by Norfolk’s chief constable and police commissioner.

Norwich has been codenamed “Moonshot City” as police deploy extra ANPR cameras to target criminals who prey on the vulnerable.

A board which works to safeguard children is hosting a two-day conference with experts to tackle child sexual abuse.

Members of the public will get the chance to quiz Norfolk’s chief constable and police and crime commissioner about plans to axe 150 PCSOs at a public meeting next week.

An investigation by this newspaper into the sexual abuse of female officers by a Norfolk police doctor and the force’s subsequent handling of the case has uncovered a series of fresh revelations.

A day of action is to be held following the launch of a campaign to try and defeat plans to scrap Police Community Support Officers in Norfolk.

Announcing the decision to cut PCSOs in Norfolk, Chief Constable Simon Bailey described a “radically changing face of crime”. Dominic Gilbert reports on the dramatic rise in violence and sexual offences as officer numbers decline.

The prime minister Theresa May visited Norwich this afternoon and addressed issues surrounding mental health, PCSOs, contaminated blood, Colman’s and Britvic, and universal credit.

The Mayors of Fakenham and Dereham have expressed concerns over proposals to overhaul policing across the county, which they say could lead to officers being detached from the communities they serve.

A police pledge to put in place an action plan which should stave off a repeat of Cromer’s violent August weekend has met a mixed reaction in the seaside town.

Norfolk’s police chief has pledged sweeping improvements following an investigation into the response to a weekend of violent disorder in Cromer which saw the town put on lockdown.

A former home secretary and Norwich MP has hit out at plans to axe all of Norfolk’s Police Community Support Officers – and called for the decision to be reversed.

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