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A group of travellers have moved onto land near Spixworth.

It was an eventful Saturday night for police in King's Lynn as they made a number of high profile arrests in the town.

Prosecuting criminals is putting a strain on resources after years of austerity have left the criminal justice system "cut to the bone", police have said.

Investigations are continuing into a double stabbing near Norwich train station more than 10 months ago.

A call has been made for the wider roll out of Tasers after figures revealed the number of attacks on police officers in Norfolk is on the rise.

Police have confirmed there were no suspicious circumstances following the deaths of a young couple at a Norwich home.

One of the sons of a murdered Norwich woman has bravely told how it helps him and his brother know that their mum will "never be forgotten".

Andrew Papworth reveals the things that get on his nerves in gyms - but why he still couldn't live without his monthly membership.

A wanted woman was found "hiding in a cupboard" after fleeing from police in Downham Market.

Two teenagers arrested following Norwich robberies in which a man was shot in the face and a 13-year-old was threatened with a hammer remain under investigation while enquiries continue.

An appeal has been launched for witnesses after reports a man was causing a nuisance in Norwich.

Three men who ran from police have been arrested as part of two separate incidents in Norwich.

A dog had to have its leg amputated and its owner was bitten as he tried to free it from the clamped jaws of a Staffordshire bull terrier during a frightening attack in Norwich.

A man has been arrested after police carrying out a search warrant in Attleborough discovered a stash of drugs.

An investigation into a Norwich robbery in which a woman was threatened with a knife has been closed after all lines of enquiry were "exhausted".

A driver is set to be issued with a police warning following an incident of anti-social behaviour in Norwich.

A street drinker has been told he faces prison unless he changes his ways after being caught drinking 10 times in a town centre while banned.

Police are looking for a dog owner after a cat was killed in an attack in Gorleston.

A man hit almost 140mph on a Norfolk road - then immediately put his car up for sale because it did not "suit him", a court heard.

A man has been charged with burglary after two cars were stolen from a home in Suffolk last month.

Police are investigating three assaults at a mental health hospital where inspectors are closing wards over staffing fears.

Police have urged people to be vigilant against hare coursing and warned it will take strong action against those involved in an activity that has as "terrible impact" on rural communities.

The father of an 11-year-old schoolboy has spoken out after his son's produce - which was grown to help vulnerable children - was stolen from outside their home.

There are rogues, there are villains - then there is Wayne Hambling.

A couple who are wanted by police in France remain at large as officers appeal to the community for help.

An elderly robbery victim attacked by a convicted killer who knocked him to the ground and stole his savings said he refused to let the "terrible" experience beat him.

A number of cars have been damaged during a weekend in north Norfolk.

More drug dealers from London have been identified in Norfolk than any other county in the country.

A person has been arrested after a car was overturned and a lamppost uprooted following a collision on a Norwich road.

Norwich City supporters were the best behaved fans in the Championship last year, figures on the number of banning orders have revealed.

A serial burglar jailed for targeting elderly people is a convicted killer who kicked a woman to death in a chilling assault 22 years ago.

Courts

A dog had to have its leg amputated and its owner was bitten as he tried to free it from the clamped jaws of a Staffordshire bull terrier during a frightening attack in Norwich.

A man who threatened to kill a garage shop assistant during a late night robbery in Lowestoft has been jailed for three years and four months.

Three men due to go on trial for the robbery of a woman in a mid-Norfolk town have had a hearing adjourned.

A man hit almost 140mph on a Norfolk road - then immediately put his car up for sale because it did not "suit him", a court heard.

A man accused of having a knife in a public place has been warned to attend court or face being issued with a warrant for his arrest.

A prisoner fled from custody and tried to take his own life following an argument with the manager of a prison cafe, a court has heard.

A nuisance 999 caller who repeatedly phoned emergency services has had her appeal against a criminal behaviour order adjourned.

A man who stole a large sum of money from a diner in Wells has had his sentencing adjourned for medical reports.

A serial burglar jailed for targeting elderly people is a convicted killer who kicked a woman to death in a chilling assault 22 years ago.

A serial burglar jailed for targeting elderly people is a convicted killer who kicked a woman to death in a chilling assault 22 years ago.

A serial burglar tricked and stole from an 83-year-old woman in sheltered housing - then returned a week later to attack and rob her 76-year-old neighbour of his life savings.

A paedophile caught by a vigilante group masquerading online as a 14-year-old girl has been spared jail due to "cuts" to the probation service.

A woman whose home was cuckooed by "violent" drug dealers has described being beaten and threatened with a gun.

A trainee solicitor has been rebuked for "dishonest" conduct and banned from work in the legal profession by a regulator.

A "dishonest and deceitful" haulier defied a ban by acting as a shadow director in a bid to stop his life's work "going up in smoke".

A man has appeared in court charged with dangerous driving, failure to stop and drink driving.

A man has appeared in court charged with assaulting a female police officer, who suffered a fractured eye socket and broken nose.

A teenager has denied threatening two people with a knife in Dereham.

A drugs gang that "deliberately and unscrupulously" trafficked children to sell drugs on the streets of Great Yarmouth have been jailed for almost 40 years.

A man has been jailed for 35 months after having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl and telling her family he was a college student to convince them he was 17.

A man has appeared in court on 12 counts of historical rape including that of a girl aged under 16.

A dealer ran a lucrative drugs operation from a Norfolk jail with the help of his "business manager" who trafficked two vulnerable teenagers to sell drugs on the streets of Great Yarmouth.

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

A convicted sex offender found with more than 300,000 indecent images has been jailed, despite a court hearing about his "depressing" diagnosis from doctors treating him for serious illness.

A woman who was actively trying to cut down her drinking died from an alcohol-related death, an inquest has heard.

A driver was jailed after his own dash cam caught him doing 100mph down a country lane after a road rage incident.

A former coffee shop owner who left a sex toy in a car as part of a protest outside a rival cafe has had her appeal against conviction adjourned.

A landmark legal ruling at a Norwich tribunal has concluded that being vegetarian does not grant people anti-discrimination rights in the workplace.

A man has been jailed for supplying crack cocaine and heroin around Norwich.

A banned driver who got behind the wheel of his car because he was late for a Jobcentre appointment after caring for his dying mother has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Two members of a masked, armed gang who ambushed a teenager and left him thinking he would die have been given combined sentences of 27 years.

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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