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Police are appealing for witnesses after a driver to failed stop when they were involved in a collision with an eleven-year-old girl.

Police are calling on witnesses for information after two teenagers were attacked while playing in a park.

Police are set to flood officers into Norwich parks this summer to make them safe for residents and identify "high harm" areas.

Crack cocaine and heroin thought to be worth £5,000 alongside thousands in cash have been recovered during a Norwich drugs bust.

A surge in police recruitment is contributing to pressures on the 999 system, as roads officers are being called on to attend emergencies.

Police are appealing for witnesses and footage after a man lunged at a teenager in Swaffham.

Police in Great Yarmouth have released CCTV images of a man they want to identify following a stabbing last month.

Police are investigating after reports a man and a woman asked a teenage boy to get in their car as he was walking home.

CCTV images have been released of a man police would like to speak to in connection to an assault on a cyclist.

Hate crimes reported in Great Yarmouth have been declining.

Police are appealing for help to identify a man following a theft in Norwich.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs and motoring offences following a police pursuit.

Police are appealing for information after vandals smashed windows and caused damage to a village community centre and social club.

A man from the Fens who stalked and harassed his former partner has been jailed for more than three years.

A woman and two men arrested in connection with a violent betting shop robbery in Norwich remain under investigation.

Police are continuing to investigate a terrifying knife attack in Norwich almost five months after it occurred.

Police are investigating a report of a serious sexual assault at the Latitude Festival in Henham.

Three motorists have been caught driving between 91mph and 97mph on the A11 in less than an hour and a half.

Officers have warned motorists to keep the racing on the track after a motorcyclist was caught going up to 115mph on the A11.

A man suspected of stealing a car in another part of the UK has been arrested in Norfolk.

Another driver has been arrested after failing a roadside drugs test - just days after Norfolk police revealed they are now arresting almost as many people for drug-driving as drink-driving.

The number of times people were caught carrying weapons in Norfolk has risen by almost 50pc in one year - the highest increase in the country.

A woman has described how her elderly grandparents refused to believe their carer, who they had built up trust in, had stolen from their savings.

A thief is still at large after a number of rare bird eggs were stolen at a Norfolk beach, sparking outrage from a conservation charity.

Police have said an investigation into a double stabbing near to Norwich railway remains open with inquiries ongoing.

Police are continuing to investigate after a teenage boy was stabbed and stamped on in a gang attack near Norwich.

Five people arrested following a rave in west Norfolk remain under investigation while inquiries continue.

A convicted rapist who has gone on the run could be in Norfolk, warn detectives who are investigating a potential sighting of him in the county.

A man arrested in connection with a sex assault in the car park of a former supermarket in Norwich will have no further action taken against him, police have confirmed.

Police are are continuing to investigate after a pupil was found in possession of two knives at a Norfolk high school.

Courts

An elderly driver who crashed into a car on a petrol station forecourt and injured a motorist who had been refuelling was due to appear in court.

A 30-year-old man charged with driving without due care and attention after the tractor he was driving crashed into a car in front has not appeared in court.

A man and a boy have appeared in court after police uncovered and dismantled a £1m cannabis factory hidden behind closed doors at a Norfolk industrial estate.

A Norfolk sex offender admitted breaching the terms of his court order and making indecent photographs of a child when he appeared at Norwich Crown Court.

A man is set to go on trial after he denied dangerous driving after crashing into the wall of a Norwich health centre following a police chase.

A 20-year-old man has admitted being concerned in the supply of heroin and cocaine on the streets of Great Yarmouth.

A man due to go on trial charged with the burglary of a Swaffham care home and stealing jewellery of an 88-year-old woman, has had his case adjourned.

A man 'glorified' hare coursing as he filmed his dogs chasing and savaging the animals on his phone.

A 26-year-old county lines drug dealer from Liverpool who had a shotgun hidden in a house in Norwich has been jailed for six years for his part in a "lucrative" drug-dealing enterprise.

A rapist convicted of attacking a woman in King's Lynn as she was walking home alone is facing a "substantial" jail term.

Two women involved in running a cannabis factory in West Norfolk have been ordered to pay back just £385 - most of which will be raised by selling cars for scrap.

A Norwich Crown Court jury hearing the trial of a man accused of raping a woman as she walked home alone after a night out in King's Lynn, has been sent out to consider its verdict.

A man accused of murder has been remanded in custody after appearing in court.

An 81-year-old man accused of murdering his wife at a care home in Costessey could stand trial next year.

An 81-year-old man accused of murdering his wife at a care home is due in court in Norwich today (Thursday).

A man has admitted a string of offences involving causing a danger to road users by throwing rocks at vehicles driving on the Norfolk-Suffolk border and is asking for 86 similar offences to be taken into consideration.

Charges are to be dropped against a 65-year-old woman, whose partner was found growing around 700 cannabis plants in an outbuilding, near Swaffham.

An 81-year-old man has appeared in court after being charged with the murder of his wife.

A man will appear in court this morning charged with murdering his wife at a care home on the edge of Norwich.

A former Norfolk magistrate pointed a rifle at a tenant and called him a racist name when he attempted to retrieve his belongings, a court heard.

A woman is to stand trial after she denied assaulting ambulance workers.

A care worker who stole cash from an elderly couple was caught after police carried out a sting using a covert camera in their home.

A young woman was raped in an alleyway by a stranger as she walked home alone after a night out in King's Lynn, a court heard.

A former Norfolk magistrate and his son attacked a tenant with a hockey stick and a hammer and were racially abusive to him, a court has heard.

A teenager caught dealing drugs in the St Benedict's area, of Norwich, was found with more than £250 worth of crack cocaine and heroin hidden in his underpants, a court heard.

A supply teacher caught speeding on the A47 has argued that a driving ban would cause Norfolk school children to face exceptional hardship.

A Norwich grandmother who a judge urged to retire from crime was back in court one day after she admitted a string of shop thefts.

A widow's hope of having the remains of her dead husband and daughter moved from a grave in a Warwickshire to Norfolk, where she now lives, have been dashed by Church of England red tape.

A thief who targeted nine shops as part of a three-month crime spree in Norwich has been ordered to pay back more than £900 in compensation.

A post mortem has revealed a teenager who passed away after being assaulted died from head injuries.

A man was found with an axe taped to his stomach while in prison, a court has heard.

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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