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A raid at an internet firm which unfolded on CCTV in front of a helpless business owner after thieves had made “man-sized” holes in the roof has been closed.

A man suffered a broken nose and tooth after he was repeatedly punched and stamped upon in a violent attack in the early hours of the morning.

More victims are being given the chance to flee domestic abuse after two charities were granted vital funding to expand these services.

A police “superdog” has been praised by a distressed member of the public after helping to find her keys which had been lost on a rural walk.

A convicted robber threatened to stab a shop worker if he did not hand over cash just months after he had been released from prison for a shop raid, a court has heard.

A plea has been made to motorists not to put further pressure on the NHS during the coronavirus crisis by causing injury or death as a result of speeding.

A specialist Norfolk policing team set up to identify, disrupt and catch criminals on the county’s roads is celebrating its 500th arrest less than a year after being set up in the east of the county.

Fifty cannabis plants have been seized by the police after an illegal outdoor grow was discovered on the Suffolk coast.

A man caught driving dangerously in a car stole it less than two hours after being released from custody after appearing in court in relation to a burglary, a court has heard.

A woman was violently attacked and then lost her pet puppy which was killed by a passing car during the assault, a court heard.

A 40-year-old woman is facing a trial over alleged drug offences.

A police chief has voiced “real concern” about flocks of people descending on the coast this bank holiday weekend in light of the recent easing of coronavirus lockdown measures.

A man targeted a lone female who he sexually assaulted in a park in a predatory attack, a court has heard.

A woman whose 20-year-old son was stabbed to death at a 21st birthday party has been spared jail after she admitted drugs offences.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested following his involvement in a fight in Norwich.

A mother-of-two who suffered months of domestic abuse culminating in a horrific attack where she feared for her life has spoken out about her experiences.

The case of a man accused of assaulting a police officer had to be adjourned after he was “savaged” by a dog.

Police are keen to trace a motorcyclist who followed a teenager down a narrow track close to woodland.

A judge has described how the sexual assault of a young girl at a house where she had been staying is something no parent should have to endure.

Two men charged with raping a woman are set to go on trial later this year at Norwich Crown Court.

Watchdogs have revealed the ways con artists have been trying to scam people in Norfolk during the coronavirus pandemic.

A man was knocked unconscious during an altercation between two men in a seaside village.

Two large gatherings of people had to be dispersed from the same area following reports of barbecues and outdoor parties.

An NHS worker, a full-time mother and furloughed staff are some of the dozens of special constables keeping Suffolk safe during lockdown.

A man is due to be sentenced after he admitted harassment and criminal damage offences.

Police were surprised to discover a piece of fitness equipment being used to secure part of the engine of a car pulled over on the A47.

A knife was pulled in a road rage incident involving two drivers near Norwich.

A teenager suffered a broken finger after he was hit with an iron bar in an altercation at a roadside lay-by.

Norfolk’s fire service were called out to two separate incidents of horse manure being set on fire.

A driver already banned from the road was caught by police behind the wheel of a stolen car while under the influence of drugs.

Have you been the victim of a theft lately? If so, your lost items might be lying around for you to claim.

Courts

Court officials have apologised to a victim of domestic violence after she was not able to watch her abuser being jailed.

A driver on cocaine crashed into a ditch after a high speed police chase sparked by an argument with another motorist over drugs.

A repeat sex offender has had an appeal against his six-year prison sentence rejected.

A man pestered his estranged wife with more than 50 text messages and made “a thorough nuisance of himself” by trying to find out who she might be in a relationship with, a court has heard.

A domestic abuser has been jailed for two years for an attack which left his former partner with a dislocated shoulder.

Four people have been charged following a burglary which saw £440 stolen from a man punched in his face.

A teenage drug dealer who armed himself with a knuckleduster and a bottle of corrosive liquid has been jailed for almost four years.

A 19-year-old student who was “full of adventure” took her own life following the inquest of close friend Mia Titheridge.

A man who claimed to be part of a coronavirus team checking homes before carrying out a “mini-crime spree” has been jailed for more than three years.

Four men have admitted breaking into hospitals during the coronavirus crisis to steal gas canisters - actions which could have led to operations being cancelled.

The mother of a young woman with Down Syndrome is launching a High Court legal challenge against Norfolk County Council and the health secretary.

Two men from Norfolk are to appear in court after being charged with stealing dozens of pain relief gas canisters from hospitals.

A 69-year-old man who is accused of exposing himself in a branch of Tesco has appeared in court via video link.

A 55-year-old woman accused of murder has been refused bail as she awaits for jury trials to start up again.

Take a look at the sentences passed by Norwich Crown Court this week.

A court heard how a retired army officer killed his wife in a care home after a “long and happy marriage”.

The inquests into the deaths of two people in crashes on Norfolk roads have been postponed while police investigations continue.

The inquest into a man who was crushed to death while at work on a cargo ship has been permanently suspended.

A 30-year-old man died in hospital after going into cardiac arrest, an inquest has heard.

A Suffolk man who sparked a terror alert resulting in the evacuation of 60 homes has been jailed for firearms possession.

A street drug dealer who is already serving a prison sentence was back in court for selling heroin and cocaine to an undercover police officer.

A woman in her 30s died at home after complaining of chest pains, an inquest has heard.

A man with a long history of mental health problems and substance misuse died at home, an inquest has heard.

A woman in her 70s died five days after being moved into a care home, an inquest has heard.

The inquest of a man who was stabbed death has been delayed again while police investigations continue more than one year later.

A 28-year-old man died at home, an inquest has heard.

A 58-year-old man is suspected to have died from coronavirus at home, an inquest has heard.

The case of three teenagers who were due to be sentenced later today for their parts in a pair of city centre robberies that happened in the space of a few minutes has been adjourned,

A thief who attempted to avoid being detained by a security guard by threatening to cough on them has been jailed.

A retired engineer from Suffolk who died following a collision with a tractor suffered multiple injuries and had to have his leg amputated, an inquest heard.

A Norwich man has been jailed after breaking into a shop and stealing bottles of perfume, as police vow that coronavirus won’t stop them pursuing criminals.

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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