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For the three university students fined £10,000 each after throwing a party in Norwich, the harsh financial lesson of falling foul of coronavirus guidelines may be the most memorable of their time studying.

The Conservative opposition at North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) has called for an “urgent” meeting about a police investigation into an allegation of financial irregularity at the authority.

A drunk man walked down the middle of a road in Norwich’s clubland with a scaffold pole, a court heard.

Detectives have been called in to investigate an allegation of financial irregularity at North Norfolk District Council (NNDC), we can reveal.

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after attacks at two butchers’ within a few days.

A woman was punched in the face during an attempted robbery in a town.

A man was airlifted to hospital after having suffered a cardiac arrest near Coltishall.

A pedestrian suffered two broken wrists after being knocked over by a motorist near the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, a court has heard.

Staff at a social centre for children with autism are rallying round after a keyworker’s bicycle was stolen while he was at work.

A man has appeared in court having been charged with attempted robbery and possession of an imitation firearm when a Norwich pharmacy was targeted.

A dog walker found a drunk, exposed man sitting on a bench in a park near a children’s play area.

A man has been charged with robbery and possession of an imitation firearm after a Norwich pharmacy was targeted.

Campers who left behind their rubbish in woodland have been fined and ordered to write a letter of apology.

A cat that went missing from a home has been found nearly three years later.

Special chief inspector James Spinks heads for the hills when he’s looking for hare coursers.

Watchdogs have warned people to beware of doorstep cold callers trying to sell household cleaning and Christmas products.

Neighbours were woken up and emergency services were called in when a box of fireworks was let off on a suburban street in Norwich in the middle of the night.

A pharmacist has described the terrifying moment when a man armed with what appeared to be a gun threatened him in an attempted robbery.

Six people have been prosecuted for misuse of blue badges meant for disabled people in Norfolk, while dozens more drivers have been sent warning letters.

A loophole which means drivers can be spared punishment for using mobile phones if they are taking a photo or playing a game will be closed, under plans announced by the government.

An animal charity has been left frustrated and upset after vandals targeted one of its vital rescue vans.

A man was grabbed around his neck in an attack which took place during a bus journey.

Four teenagers have been arrested following a stabbing earlier this week.

An 82-year-old man says he has not been able to sleep in weeks after being targeted in what he believes is a “high level” scam.

Police have arrested a man in his 20s after a woman was victim to a serious sexual assault in the city centre.

Police are trying to trace a wanted man who is believed to be in Lowestoft.

A man armed with an axe caused almost £5,000 worth of damage to a car following an earlier argument with the driver, a court has heard.

Police are keen to reunite items believed to have been stolen with their owners.

A man’s jaw is “half metal, half bone” after he was punched in the face by a Norfolk boxer in a town centre confrontation on New Year’s Day.

A teenager has avoided being locked up for causing a crash resulting from her ‘catastrophic’ decision to overtake traffic on a country road.

The stabbing of a teenager in a coastal town has left people living in the community “feeling unsafe”.

Courts

A couple whose dogs barked hundreds of times an hour will only be allowed to keep four of their whippets at a time - and must not breed puppies at home.

A man who has denied having a kitchen knife in Little Plumstead, is due to go on trial at Norwich Crown Court next year.

A 25-year-old man falsely claimed more than £12,000 in benefits while failing to declare he was also working, a court heard.

A Norfolk man accused of murdering a 22-year-old whose body was found in a river confessed to his mother that he had “held his head down under the water,” a court heard.

A Norfolk garage owner who supplied false number plates for a prolific burglary gang is to have his hearing to claw back cash put off until April next year.

A man has been charged with robbery and possession of an imitation firearm after a Norwich pharmacy was targeted.

Eating disorder patients are still facing gaps in support in the east, nearly eight years on from the death of a teenager with anorexia nervosa, an inquest heard.

Six people have been prosecuted for misuse of blue badges meant for disabled people in Norfolk, while dozens more drivers have been sent warning letters.

A van driver has been jailed for eight years and eight months for causing the deaths of two “amazing parents” after he fell asleep at the wheel following a night of drug-taking.

A driver in a crashed car, which had a smashed windscreen and faulty brakes, led police in a chase after refusing to stop, a court has heard.

A man took a BB gun to a brawl involving 15 people in Norwich, a court has heard.

A man co-accused with a Great Yarmouth man of the murder of an autistic man bragged to a friend that he had killed someone, a court has heard.

A teenager has avoided being locked up for causing a crash resulting from her ‘catastrophic’ decision to overtake traffic on a country road.

A man who armed himself with two knives was quickly talked down after going to a hotel to confront someone who upset him, a court heard.

Shocked residents tried to keep the peace when a “hysterical” woman brandished an axe at two men who had upset her, a court heard.

A Great Yarmouth man accused with three other people of murder attacked an autistic man whose body was discovered in a river in Ipswich, a court has heard.

A man charged with murder following the death of a 40-year-old man in Norwich has appeared in court.

A man has appeared in court accused of attacking someone with a knife in Norwich.

Three people have been fined a total of more than £1,300 for dog-fouling and fly-tipping offences.

A family has paid tribute to their 24-year-old son, who died following a car accident in north Norfolk.

A family has paid tribute to their 24-year-old son, who died following a car accident in north Norfolk.

A distraught woman watched in horror as the deputy manager of a north Norfolk care home tried to force-feed her frail grandfather with medication.

Here are some of the people who were jailed in Norfolk this week.

A dog owner said his nightmare was finally over after he was cleared of causing unnecessary suffering to his British bulldog Annie.

Backlogs in cases coming to Suffolk’s courts are “deeply worrying” according to the police and crime commissioner – with some victims and witnesses having to travel as far as Chelmsford to give evidence.

Norfolk boxer Eli Frankham, who was found with a shotgun disguised as a walking stick, claimed it belonged to his granny and later said he wanted to use it to shoot vermin.

The trial of a 79-year-old Suffolk man accused of attempted murder following a shooting a year ago has been listed next month after his barrister said it would be a “national disgrace” if he was kept waiting in custody for his trial until next year.

A doctor who treated an anorexic teenager after she collapsed at university told a coroner there would have been no mental health support available from her admission on a Friday evening until Monday morning.

A man who has never had a driving lesson stole his mum’s Land Rover to go and buy drugs - 13 years after his brother died in a car crash.

A man who assaulted a police officer and resisted arrest told interviewers he had “acted like an idiot”, and lashed out because was “het up”.

A Norfolk County Council worker who became involved in setting up a cannabis factory was described by a judge as a “Walter Mitty” character.

Peter Walsh

Peter Walsh

Crime Correspondent

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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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