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The identity of a 57-year-old man stabbed to death in Wymondham has been revealed.

Police have revealed 151 knives were deposited into a town’s knife amnesty bin during a week-long crackdown.

Witnesses are being sought after a motorbike was stolen from a driveway.

Police investigating a pair of alleged accostings have said the incidents did not take place.

Emergency services were called to a city centre bridge in the early hours of Monday morning following a hoax call.

Police, a drone and dogs are involved in an “ongoing operation” in Great Yarmouth.

A man wanted by Norfolk police on recall to prison after breaching the terms of his licence has been arrested about 200 miles away.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a car was found burning in a Norfolk village.

Security has been stepped up at a medieval church which was vandalised last month.

A murder probe has been launched after a 67 year old man was stabbed to death at a Wymondham estate.

Robbers ambushed and attacked a woman before stealing her car in a Norfolk town.

A woman in her 60s has been arrested and a man taken to hospital after a serious assault at a Wymondham home.

Cans of an unidentified substance have been left at a woodland spot.

What happens when you find out your husband of almost 20 years has been looking at indecent images of children? A 58-year-old wife and mother from Dereham describes the devastation that follows the arrest.

A man, who was driving his family to a wedding in Suffolk, allegedly told police he was 17 years old when he was stopped at the road side.

More than 1,000 arrests in the fight against the drug trade has had no impact on the supply in Norwich. DOMINIC GILBERT reports.

A man who ‘wanted to ram a police car’ has been arrested for stealing a car and driving it while unfit through drink and drugs.

A former history teacher and UEA graduate has told a court she felt she had “nothing to lose” by falling into the world of drugs.

Police have arrested two people after finding a cannabis factory worth in the region of £100,000.

Armed robbers have targeted three shops in Norwich this month, threatening staff with weapons including an axe and a knife.

A man who was arrested following a climate change protest at a council meeting in Norwich is to go on trial.

A meeting to discuss a recent run of anti-social behaviour in a town has been held.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of theft after two cars were broken into in north Norfolk.

People in a Norfolk town say they are in shock following an attack in which robbers pinned down a woman and robbed her.

A man accused of the manslaughter of a worker who died after becoming trapped in machinery said it had not registered with him there should have been safety guards on the equipment.

A report of a “suspicious man” that later turned out to be a false alarm sparked panic at a Gorleston school, with rooms going into lockdown, armed police dispatched to the scene and anxious parents gathering at the gates.

More than 1.2 million illegal cigarettes have been seized in Norfolk over the past year - and worried watchdogs have pledged to target the criminals supplying the tobacco.

Police have appealed to the public for help to find a wanted man.

A large quantity of cash and cannabis has been seized by police in Norwich.

A motorist has been caught speeding in King’s Lynn.

Courts

The jury in the trial involving a London gang accused of flooding Great Yarmouth with heroin and cocaine has been sent out again to consider its verdicts.

A lorry driver is due to go on trial today accused of causing the death of a man by dangerous driving.

What happens when you find out your husband of almost 20 years has been looking at indecent images of children? A 58-year-old wife and mother from Dereham describes the devastation that follows the arrest.

Take a look at what has been happening in Norwich Crown Court this week.

A former history teacher and UEA graduate has told a court she felt she had “nothing to lose” by falling into the world of drugs.

Two firms have admitted breaching their health and safety duties in connection with an incident where a swimmer was pulled unconscious from a pool at a north Norfolk holiday park.

A burglar ransacking a Norwich home just three days before Christmas was captured when the brave owners rugby tackled him and repeatedly hit him with a frying pan until police arrived, a court heard.

Two men involved in a Great Yarmouth boxing match appeared at a Norwich court today charged with alleged health and safety failings after a young boxer died following his first fight.

A man has been charged in connection with a number of burglaries in the Downham Market area.

A Norwich courtroom was forced to close after a woman falsely claimed she had been in contact with anthrax.

Postmasters who were accused of stealing from the Post Office have won a major legal victory.

A renowned Norfolk sculptor who installed a metal hand giving a “two-fingered salute” over his neighbour’s fence following a months-long dispute has been given a restraining order.

A top Norfolk lawyer will appear before a disciplinary tribunal accused of taking money from clients and two charities.

A brave Norwich woman stood in court to confront a Catholic priest and tell him ‘I hate you’ as he was jailed for ‘vile abuse’ of children in the 1970s.

A former Norwich City footballer has been ordered to do 140 hours of unpaid work after being found guilty of a city nightclub sex assault.

A former Norwich City footballer is due to be sentenced today after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman in a nightclub.

A son stole from his own family inheritance when he took £6,000 from his elderly mother with dementia, who he was caring for, a court heard.

The judge has started his summing up in the long-running trial involving a London gang which flooded Great Yarmouth with crack cocaine and heroin.

A man feared he would die when he was stabbed in the chest on Christmas Eve over a drugs debt, a court heard.

A man was stopped from leaping out of a moving car on the A47 by his partner following an argument over furniture, a court has heard.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man who failed to attend court after admitting possessing a knife in public and driving dangerously.

A luxury hotel has spoken out about the stay of a convicted fraudster who ran off without paying.

A man has appeared in court charged with a raft of offences in connection with the sale of thousands of counterfeit cigarettes.

A 38-year-old woman who ran off without paying for an overnight stay at a luxury hotel has escaped punishment, despite having an extensive history of similar offences, a court heard.

A drink-driver had been trying to escape his girlfriend after an argument, a court has heard.

A man who had been caught drink-driving did not want his girlfriend walking home late at night after dinner at his house, a court has heard.

Knives, tools and alcohol were among the thousands of banned items seized at Norfolk and Suffolk courts within a year.

A 19-year-old man who was caught carrying an ‘extremely dangerous-looking’ knife in his backpack has avoided jail.

A drunk man caused traffic chaos on Prince of Wales Road in Norwich by standing in the middle of the road to hunt for a taxi.

A Suffolk builder has agreed to stop trading until further notice in return for a waiver from prosecution for fraud.

A former chief executive of a Suffolk-based addiction treatment provider accused of fraud has been cleared after all the charges against him were dropped.

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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