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A mother was left "angry" and "a bit intimidated" after she claims to have seen two people lining up drugs at a children's play park.

Three people have been arrested after police uncovered 150 wraps of Class A drugs in Norwich.

More than 12,600 illegal cigarettes and 5kg of tobacco, some of which was hidden in fruit juice boxes, has been seized from three different shops in a Norfolk town.

Police have warned people in a Norfolk village to be vigilant after a woman was approached by a suspicious workman at a petrol station.

A BMW driver was caught doing 124mph on the A47 just five minutes after taking ownership of the car.

CCTV has captured the moment a man wearing a hooded jumper approaches a village property, before they are scared off by a dog.

A multi-agency day of action to disrupt criminals using Suffolk's roads led to more than 30 Traffic Offence Reports being issued.

A woman who posed as a police officer and sparked a major incident by calling in a phony bomb threat as a prank has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

A jury in the trial of two men accused of wounding one man and attempting to wound another in a knife attack will resume deliberations on Thursday (May 23) morning.

Two men have been arrested for fighting in King's Lynn.

A man has been arrested after a string of cycle thefts.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested overnight after a week-long search in Suffolk.

A man claiming to be the person filmed smashing up a car at town centre traffic lights has revealed it was a prank.

A jury in the trial of two men accused of wounding one man and attempting to wound another in a knife attack are hearing closing speeches.

Thieves raided a historic Lowestoft ship to steal a crucial navigation instrument, damaging the much-loved vessel in the process.

A man travelling on a train from Norwich pretended to be asleep before police discovered he was carrying drugs.

The boss of a Norwich care home in the 1970s and 80s "wielded absolute power" and sexually abused children to exercise "control" over them, a court has heard.

The public is being asked to help identify this man after graffiti was sprayed on a building in Norwich.

Patrols will increase in a Norfolk town after reports of anti-social behaviour.

A total of 24 people have been arrested in Suffolk as part of a national crackdown on county lines drugs gangs.

A Suffolk woman stabbed a man in the arm with a sword after accusing him of stealing money from her, a court heard.

A former scaffolder assaulted two police officers in separate attacks within 48 hours of each other, a court has heard.

Police are still investigating after a teenager had a knife held to her throat and her boyfriend was slashed in a terrifying attack in Norwich.

A collapsed and drunken man on Wells beach was rescued by marine crime patrols in north Norfolk.

Seven suspected drug dealers were arrested in Norfolk as part of a week-long nationwide crackdown on county lines gangs.

A Tiffany ring has been stolen after a burglary in west Norfolk.

A games console, laptop and cash were stolen in a spate of late-night burglaries in Norwich.

People living in a neighbourhood where a man was stabbed in broad daylight say they are shocked but not surprised due to the amount of drug dealing in the area.

Tech firms should make a digital key for police to unlock encrypted messages in 'exceptional circumstances' such as child abuse or terror cases, a senior Norfolk police officer has suggested to an inquiry.

Police are trying to establish why an envelope containing cash was posted through a letterbox.

Two men whose "sheer stupidity" caused a devastating fire at Cycle King in Bury St Edmunds which caused £1.6 million damage had been trying to cremate a mouse, a court has heard.

Courts

Two fraudsters who ripped off almost a thousand students by selling fake nutrition courses are due to be sentenced today.

A mother who claims she was raped after accepting a late night lift home from a stranger was "hysterical and shaking" when she knocked on a nearby front door, a court has heard.

Three 'career criminals' conspired in prison to accuse a former care home manager of rape and sexual assault in order to get compensation, a court has heard.

A Mercedes driver was fined £1,180 after his car collided with a steam train on the North Norfolk railway line.

A mother who claims she was raped after accepting a lift home from a stranger in the early hours of the morning has denied having consensual sex with him.

A Suffolk woman stabbed a man in the arm with a sword after accusing him of stealing money from her, a court heard.

A man was arrested after he refused to stop shouting and swearing near to Norwich's war memorial, a court has heard.

Two men whose "sheer stupidity" caused a devastating fire at Cycle King in Bury St Edmunds which caused £1.6 million damage had been trying to cremate a mouse, a court has heard.

A nuisance 999 caller, who breached an order by repeatedly phoning emergency services, was warned by a judge that her actions blocked genuine vital callers.

A mother was raped after accepting a lift home from a friend's house in the early hours of the morning, prosecutors have claimed.

A man, who raped a girl when she was 11, then tried to cover up what he had done by sending her a WhatsApp message to tell her to lie about what had happened, a court heard.

A woman threatened to stab her neighbours and murder them all, a court has heard.

A convicted rapist has called one of his victims a "fantasist" after the university graduate claimed she had an affair with him while at the Norwich children's home he ran in the 1970s.

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

A man who claimed he heard voices telling him to break into two Felixstowe jewellery shops on Christmas Day has been found guilty of burglary by reason of insanity.

A man accused of stabbing a man in the arm and attempting to slash his friend across the face claimed he was acting in self-defence and had not meant to cause any injuries.

A Norwich man has been jailed for three years for supplying Class A drugs in the city.

The former manager of a Norwich care home convicted of historic rape and sexual assault of children in his care has said one of his victims used to sit on his lap to "mark her territory".

An ex-army endurance swimmer found on the beach in Kessingland accidentally drowned at sea, an inquest has concluded.

A former Norwich care home boss accused of rape and sexual assault of children under his care has told a jury he is "uncomfortable" with contact with other men.

The trial of a man accused of robbery after a man in his 60s was pushed as he used an ATM in Lowestoft will take place later this year.

A convicted rapist has told a jury he "still proclaims his innocence" relating to sexual abuse of children in the 1970s and 80s.

A man told how he managed to fend off being slashed in the face before he was stabbed in the arm in a late-night knife attack in Norwich.

A prisoner held another inmate hostage so he could get moved onto the segregation wing, a court heard.

Children's social services records of five alleged victims of sexual abuse on the 1970s and 80s are missing or incomplete, a court has heard.

An offender who moved to Norfolk from London to make a new start has been jailed for drugs offences.

The case of a man charged with the murder of his wife in Brooke has been adjourned.

A man was stabbed while his friend narrowly avoided being slashed across the face during a knife attack in Norwich, a court heard.

A man fought with police after using a metal bar to smash windows during burglaries at two Felixstowe jewellery shops on Christmas Day, it has been alleged.

A motorist who failed to see the car in front had stopped after he tried to pick up his mobile phone crashed into the back of the vehicle resulting in injuries to a child, a court has heard.

A man has appeared in court over the death of a 'lively and bubbly' 22-year-old Norwich woman who was killed in a car crash in North Yorkshire.

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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