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A man's body has been found at a property in the Broads area.

Councils have seen a huge rise in large-scale fly tipping over the last decade as organised gangs try to make "a quick buck" from illegal waste clearing services.

A dog walker has described how he bravely leapt into action and used a wooden post to try and fend off two men who were trying to steal a bag from a man they had attacked and threatened to stab.

A 95-year-old woman is fighting for her life after she was assaulted in a care home by another resident.

Police have cordoned off part of Norwich city centre, after a man was found with serious injuries.

A man is wanted in connection with a "serious" stabbing incident which resulted in a man being hospitalised.

Rogue traders branded "ruthless" by police have conned elderly homeowners out of thousands of pounds after offering repairs - in some cases to homes they had just damaged.

Police have called off the hunt for a thief who stole from a number cars.

The owners of a shop which has been broken into twice in less than a month have spoken of the devastating impact thefts are having on their business.

Pub chain JD Wetherspoons has confirmed staff in one of its Norwich venues are now wearing body cameras, after a rise in violence and crime against them.

Householders are being warned about a group of people operating across the area following a series of unwanted house calls.

Neighbours have told of hearing screams and seeing a man run into the road with blood pouring from his head following an early hours attack in Great Yarmouth.

Prosecco, toilet roll and cash were among the items stolen in a spate of break-ins in a west Norfolk town.

A man in his 40s was seriously injured after being hit with a metal bar in a case of mistaken identity.

Witnesses are being sought after a mountain bike was stolen from outside a salon.

A charity shop which lost its Christmas trade after being ravaged by an arson attack last year is back open for business.

A woman was attacked by a man in broad daylight while trying to stop him from stealing a handbag from an elderly woman.

A jealous and controlling man shaved his terrified partner's head in front of her nine-year-old son to "make her unattractive to other men".

A troubled teenager narrowly avoided custody following an emotional appeal to magistrates from a retired RAF officer in the public gallery.

A Filipino nurse has said he was "on the verge of tears" after being racially abused on a bus over the coronavirus outbreak.

A prolific former gang member has told Norfolk parents to "get their head out of the clouds" and watch what their children are doing as he raises awareness of the danger of crime.

A builder and the owner of a house have suffered a setback after more than £2,000 worth of tools were stolen during a break-in.

A man caught carrying two knives and banging on windows on a Norwich estate has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

The lead from a town centre church has been stolen.

A terrified cocaine user was caught by police when they raided his flat and found his supplier trying to flush drugs down the toilet.

Two teenagers have admitted carrying out a pair of city centre robberies that happened in the space of a few minutes.

A woman who attacked her ex-partner with a carving knife, lap top computer and mop handle after he ended their relationship has been jailed.

A Norfolk police officer will face an internal disciplinary hearing despite being cleared of 16 driving offences.

A shopkeeper in his 70s bravely battled with a hooded man during a late night attempted robbery.

A visitor to Holt library stole a purse containing cash.

Police have moved quickly to deter vigilantism after social media posts suggested people were considering patrolling their town with baseball bats.

Courts

Two teenage boys suffered fractured skulls after "goading" a woman to drive off while they were sitting on the boot of her car.

A financial adviser is due to appear in court on Friday accused of defrauding clients and his employer of £300,000.

A landlord who was jailed after two teens died of carbon monoxide poisoning in one of his homes has been fined £20,000 after another of his properties was branded as "dangerous".

A drunk driver led police on a chase down the A47 then refused to give a breath test - despite being unable to walk without being held up.

A woman whose gardens were feared to be a haven for rats has been ordered to pay the costs of clearing piles of household waste.

An "angry" and "heavily drunk" man who urinated on a hospital toilet door has been fined for harassing staff.

A prolific shoplifter banned from many Great Yarmouth stores spat in the face of a store manager who tried to stop her stealing.

A troubled teenager narrowly avoided custody following an emotional appeal to magistrates from a retired RAF officer in the public gallery.

A woman denied pushing her friend down stairs and claimed to police they had not argued over a cancelled holiday insisting it was all "done and dusted."

The trial of a man accused of causing grievous bodily harm will take place later this year.

A police officer accused of abusing his position to "force through rush hour traffic" at up to 122mph on a personal errand has been cleared of 16 driving offences.

A woman accused of pushing her friend down stairs did not reply when the victim's daughter sent a Facebook message letting her know she had just died, a court heard.

An inquest is due to take place into the death of a man who was discovered in a Norfolk church yard.

A businessman accused of defrauding creditors could also face money laundering charges, a court heard on Monday.

A businessman is due in court on Monday morning accused of defrauding creditors.

A 58-year-old man exploited his "position of trust" to steal more than £20,000 from his partner's elderly mother.

A 65-year-old man had his gun licence revoked after weapons were found at a house belonging to his son who was involved in the production of cannabis.

A man denied trying to steal from an amusement arcade in Great Yarmouth and from family-owned Potters Resort, in Hopton.

The trial of a Suffolk motorist accused of driving dangerously on a number of roads in Suffolk will take place in July.

A 32-year-old woman died after her car hit a tree, an inquest has heard.

A home improvement company and one of its salesmen were cleared on Friday of using high pressure sales tactics against a customer.

A convicted stalker with a Mickey Mouse tattoo who sparked a manhunt when he went on the run has to serve another six months behind bars.

A drink-driver mounted a kerb on the wrong side of the road and almost hit a pedestrian - with two children in the back of her car.

The career of a Suffolk-based RAF serviceman, who punched a 72-year-old man's head like a "boxing ball at a funfair" during an unprovoked attack in Bury St Edmunds, is in ruins after he was jailed for 15 months.

A Lowestoft man accused of driving two drug dealers around the town in his car has been cleared by a jury.

A woman accused of killing her friend by pushing her down a flight of stairs told a witness to lie about what happened, a court has heard.

A woman accused of pushing her friend down a flight of stairs in a fall-out over a cancelled Moroccan trip said afterwards: "Shall I do a runner?" a court heard.

A housing developer has been fined £3,000 for cutting down trees in a conservation area.

A home improvement company salesman has denied deliberately misleading a customer into an order by telling him his conservatory roof would collapse under heavy snowfall.

A woman pushed her friend down a flight of stairs leaving her with fatal head injuries after they fell out over a planned holiday to Morocco, a court heard.

A driver was given a one-year ban after swerving into a cyclist on one of Norfolk's roads - but critics say the sentence should have been much harsher.

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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