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Police are hoping to track down a man after a handbag was stolen from a Norwich bar.

A former analyst who left threatening and offensive voicemail messages has been handed a restraining order.

A drink-driver has avoided jail after crashing into a vehicle and running off.

Six members of the Norwich Extinction Rebellion branch will stand trial next year after denying charges related to protests in London earlier this year.

A woman has described hearing a "death scream", like something from a film, coming from a flat where a man was strangled, a court has heard.

Police are planning to up the stakes in the battle against hare coursing - by seizing hundreds of dogs.

A week after police issued a fresh warning over bus lane abuse, motorists are still flouting the rules close to two Norwich schools.

This is the moment a man is caught on camera vaulting the gates of a closed level crossing and running across railway tracks in front of a train.

A man falsely accused his lodger of stealing £10 of drugs from him just before he was strangled, a court has heard.

A man in his 70s died in police custody after he became unwell.

A Norwich city councillor and five other people from the city are due in court in London today after the Extinction Rebellion protests.

Over one hundred cannabis plants have been discovered in Norfolk.

Witnesses are being sought as a suspicious blaze is being treated as arson.

A mother who launched a mental health charity following her son's death has hit out at thieves who stole a charity tin from his "resting place".

Witnesses are being sought after a pedestrian and a Landrover Discovery were involved in a collision.

The trial of a man accused of the murder of a 39-year-old who was attacked in a Norwich flat is set to begin on Tuesday.

Vigilante groups today defended their work exposing paedophiles after a top Norfolk police officer warned they were putting child abuse investigations at risk.

A man has been arrested for attempting to smuggle drugs into Norwich prison.

A flatbed trailer worth around £5,000 has been stolen from a property in north Norfolk.

A woman who stole £9,500 from her disabled brother to fund her own home improvements will be ordered to repay as much as she can afford today.

A dad who sparked a major police hunt when he went on the run from a Norwich hospital will be sentenced today.

A business owner whose "trusted" employee stole £30,000 of stock has said the company has been "devastated" by the thefts.

Rail services between Norwich and London have been disrupted after a person was hit by a train at Stratford.

A suspected hit and run driver who is believed to have run over a cyclist has been arrested on the A11.

A number of Norfolk murders remain unsolved to this day. Do you know anything that could help the police make a crucial breakthrough?

A person who threatened to kill a member of the public because they were angry at Norwich City Council and another who said they would bomb City Hall are among dozens of people banned from council buildings this year.

A drink driver who went the wrong way around a roundabout and another who was on the wrong side of the road were arrested by police.

Police seized a number of cars, plus a motorbike ridden on pavements by a 14-year-old, during a crackdown on vehicles with no insurance.

A police pursuit in Norwich has led to a driver being charged with failing to stop for officers and for having no insurance.

A village's roundabout has been destroyed by a 4x4 driver branded "a mindless idiot" by angry residents.

Find out what Halloween looks like on Prince of Wales Road in Norwich.

Courts

A former mountain guide dragged a woman along a car park with his car door after being caught drink-driving, a court heard.

A former analyst who left threatening and offensive voicemail messages has been handed a restraining order.

A drink-driver has avoided jail after crashing into a vehicle and running off.

Six members of the Norwich Extinction Rebellion branch will stand trial next year after denying charges related to protests in London earlier this year.

A teenager has been fined after being caught with £100 of cannabis in a village.

A roofer who drove his partner's car illegally has been fined.

A man has gone on trial for the murder of a 39-year-old man in a Norwich flat.

A man found growing around 700 cannabis plants in an outbuilding, near Swaffham, has had his hearing to claw back cash adjourned.

A man has been found not guilty of stabbing, strangling and raping a woman.

A pregnant woman armed with a baseball bat with a knife strapped to the end was caught on camera after she threatened a restaurant worker.

A woman who stole £9,500 from her disabled brother to fund her own home improvements has had her hearing to claw back cash adjourned.

The trial of a man accused of the murder of a 39-year-old who was attacked in a Norwich flat is set to begin on Tuesday.

A man is due to appear in court next month in connection with an arson incident in Lowestoft.

The jury in the trial of a former Norfolk magistrate and his son accused of attacking a former tenant with a hammer and a hockey stick during a dispute over his belongings has been discharged for a second time.

A man has admitted possessing more than 200 expanding bullets.

A woman who stole £9,500 from her disabled brother to fund her own home improvements will be ordered to repay as much as she can afford today.

A dad who sparked a major police hunt when he went on the run from a Norwich hospital will be sentenced today.

A business owner whose "trusted" employee stole £30,000 of stock has said the company has been "devastated" by the thefts.

A man who drove at speed at cars belonging to his two brothers and later attempted to ram a police car has been given a suspended prison sentence.

A three-year-old boy was beaten and "manhandled" while tethered to a set of railings by a harness in Wymondham.

Five men are due to appear in court today (Friday) on drugs charges linked to the death of a teenager in Wymondham.

A man has been charged with possession with intent to supply following an alleged drug deal.

A drug dealer was caught with more than £2,000 of heroin and crack in his pants after "acting suspiciously in some trees".

A man who stole £30,000-worth of stock from his former employers had his confiscation hearing to claw back cash adjourned as he was not told he was due in court.

A ''relentless woman'' made her neighbours ''feel they were in a goldfish bowl'' by deliberately pointing a security camera directly into their home, a court heard.

A mixed-race soldier who claims he was forced from his job after being compared to Scaramanga's henchman Nick Nack by a comrade is suing the MoD for £100,000.

A woman remains in hospital in a stable condition after she was attacked at her home.

An inquest into the death of a 25-year-old by the side of the road in Thetford will open this morning.

A man accused of the murder of a 39-year-old in a Norwich flat is due back in court today.

A man who admitted stealing £30,000 worth of stock from his former employers is due to appear back in court today.

An illegal rave was a birthday party which had to be moved at short notice, a court was told.

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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