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An illegal rave attended by hundreds of people in woodland between two Norfolk villages has been shut down by police.

A man is due to appear in court later this month having been charged with almost 30 sexual offences against child victims dating back almost two decades.

Police have reached the end of the line in terms of a probe investigating the theft of railway sleepers.

A drunk cyclist with defective front brakes left a woman in her 60s needing to go to hospital after he crashed into her at speed in Norwich, a court heard.

Investigations are continuing following a crash which saw a cyclist taken to hospital with a punctured lung.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of assault in Norfolk.

A scheme to protect families from becoming victims of burglary in Norwich is being rolled out in parts of the city following a cash injection from the government.

Investigations are continuing after trouble flared during a dispute between numerous people in the street.

Norfolk’s top police officer has said the force is committed to improving diversity and inclusion for all to provide a service “all our communities can have trust and confidence in”.

The hunt to trace a gang of young people who racially abused a man, before punching him and throwing a brick at him in an alleyway, has now been closed.

A man is due to appear in court in connection with a stabbing in Norfolk later this month.

An investigation into a sexual assault in a Norfolk park has been closed.

Investigations are continuing after cash and suspected drugs were seized following a police raid.

A teenager is to be sentenced later this year having admitted class A drugs offences.

A woman grabbed a knife off a would-be robber as he demanded money.

Police are on the hunt for a man who is accused of kicking a dog and assaulting two people that were walking it in Norwich.

A day of action targeting criminals on the roads saw more than 50 vehicles stopped by police.

A jury has taken less than two hours to find a woman guilty of manslaughter after she pushed her friend down the stairs following a row over a holiday to Morocco.

A man who behaved in a “grossly irresponsible way” after deliberately setting fire to his flat has received a suspended prison sentence.

The ex-wife of a clergyman conducted “an obsessive campaign” against him, repeatedly making false claims that he had abused their now grown-up son, the High Court has heard.

A mother has pleaded with thieves to return £400 worth of wrestling outfits belonging to her 14-year-old son after they were stolen from a pub car park.

Queuing due to social distancing has led to a rise in begging incidents which see people encouraged to go to cash points to withdraw money, police have said.

A man has been charged in connection with fraud offences after it is alleged he pocketed £127,000 from 19 victims who were encouraged to withdraw large amounts of money after he claimed to be a police officer.

A cleaner stole more than £2,000 from a woman in her 80s with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Thieves have stolen more than £34,000 worth of diesel in two separate raids on a business premises in King’s Lynn.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of drug offences following a series of raids in a coastal town.

Two Ukrainian men have been charged with immigration offences as part of an investigation into suspected people smuggling on the Suffolk coast.

A man who smashed a town centre shop window has been handed a community order and told to pay £100 in compensation.

A woman is to stand trial after she denied causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

A hearing to claw back ill-gotten gains from a self-styled lord and his partner has been adjourned so further electronic items can be examined to see if there are more hidden assets.

A speedboat and its trailer have been stolen under the cover of darkness.

Courts

A pensioner suffered a serious head injury after she collided with a cyclist riding the wrong way down a one-way street in Cromer, a court heard.

A cyclist who suffered serious injuries when she was hit by a bus on a pedestrian crossing has pleaded for the driver not to lose her job over the accident.

A teenager, who armed himself with a pellet gun and fired it at the door of flats in Lowestoft during a feud with a group of young men, has narrowly escaped a custodial sentence.

A disgraced former Labour MP who lives in Suffolk has been given a suspended prison sentence after a child sex abuse movie was found on his computer.

Two men who broke into a Suffolk floating museum and stole a rare piece of shipping equipment during a “stupid, drunken prank” have been given suspended prison sentences.

A former Labour MP currently living in Suffolk is due to learn his fate today (Friday, August 8) when he is sentenced at court making an indecent image of a child.

A man who moved to Norwich to escape his criminal past has been jailed for a year after assaulting two police officers.

The mother of TV star Caroline Flack has hit out at people who “pretended to love” her “kind, loyal” daughter before she died.

Norfolk TV star Caroline Flack took her own life because she feared the publicity after discovering she was definitely going to be prosecuted for assaulting her boyfriend, a coroner has ruled.

The mother of Norfolk TV star Caroline Flack has criticised a police decision to appeal against a caution for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend and push for her to stand trial.

The inquest into the death of Norfolk TV celebrity Caroline Flack has heard she was “seriously let down by the authorities” and “hounded” over her forthcoming trial in the weeks before she killed herself.

Two Ukrainian men have been charged with immigration offences as part of an investigation into suspected people smuggling on the Suffolk coast.

The mother of Norfolk television presenter Caroline Flack was threatened with arrest for speaking out over the treatment of her daughter, an inquest has heard.

A woman accused of pushing her friend down a flight of stairs has been described in court as having “no regard for human life”.

The inquest into the death of Norfolk TV celebrity Caroline Flack is due to resume today.

The trial of three men accused of being involved in a burglary at a flat in Lowestoft is expected to take place in November.

A man has been jailed for 10 weeks after a flat in Lowestoft was damaged and another man was assaulted.

A woman died after ingesting too much of a prescription drug, an inquest has heard.

A Norfolk solicitor has been struck off after transferring more than £29,000 from clients’ bank accounts to keep his company within its overdraft limit.

A woman facing charges of assaulting two police officers is to stand trial next month.

A woman accused of pushing her friend down a flight of stairs after a row over a cancelled holiday was said to be the reason the pair missed their flight - due to her loud and aggressive behaviour towards airport staff, a court heard.

A man who stole £430 cash from a vulnerable victim so he could fund his drug addiction has been given a last chance to make a new start.

A man has denied possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence in Norwich.

A man has been told to keep away from his neighbour after he threatened him with a claw hammer and poured lighter fuel over his motorbike in a row during lockdown, a court heard.

A woman sent naked pictures of a child to a man she met online and discussed involving the child in a sexual act, a court heard.

A retiring court usher has been looking back on 17 years of helping to keep the wheels of justice turn - with the standout memory the time a defendant ran from the courthouse and jumped in the River Bure.

A woman was jailed for nine and a half years after being convicted of trying to persuade hitmen to murder her ex-husband after he won a custody battle for their child.

A mother has been left “heartbroken” after her teenage son died after inhaling laughing gas, an inquest heard.

A drunken man broke a security guard’s nose at Center Parcs after headbutting him inside his holiday lodge.

A man has admitted the murder of his estranged wife.

A man from London charged in connection with supplying crack cocaine and heroin in Norwich has had his case adjourned so he can meet with his legal team.

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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