A lifeboat crew ferried police across a river to make an arrest in a Norfolk Broads Village.

Officers called in teams from Hemsby Lifeboat and Winterton Coastguard to help them reach two men involved in an altercation near the Broads.

The incident took place in Lower Street, Horning at 10.26pm last Friday.

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Hemsby Lifeboat crews helped transport police across the River Bure, where they were able to reach the two men after an incident.

One of the men was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm (GBH) and taken to Great Yarmouth Police Station before being released with no further action being taken.

After multiple hours around the small Broads village the crews from Hemsby and the coast guard were stood down in early Saturday morning. 

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On Facebook Hemsby lifeboat said: "The joint efforts of these organisations highlight their commitment to working together in addressing emergencies on the Norfolk Broads.  

"We must continue to do all we can to battle against the challenges we face with coastal erosion to ensure we are able to continue to support the community and other emergency services at Sea and on the Norfolk Broads."

This comes a week after the lifeboat crews were forced out of their station by the sea after coastal erosion has continued to cause havoc on the Norfolk coastline.