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Warnings have been issued by police as rumours grow that there will be unofficial 1940s-themed events this weekend, when a popular festival would have happened.

A drunk woman who breached an order by making a 999 call from her home without an emergency has been fined in court.

A police sniffer dog has been praised after unearthing 1kg of cocaine and £18,000 in cash deposits during a raid.

A 19-year-old man has been charged by police in connection with a burglary in Lowestoft.

Gold and silver jewellery was stolen from a home during a burglary in broad daylight.

A cashpoint has been sealed off after an attempted theft at a supermarket in Norwich.

A man in his 50s was slashed with a blade and four men have been arrested after an incident in the early hours of the morning.

Jewellery and a safe were stolen during a burglary at a village home.

Two fly-tippers and a business have been slapped with fines after being caught dumping rubbish on CCTV.

A man who has a history of attacking police officers has admitted assaulting another.

Thousands of people using an illegal streaming service will be sent warning letters from police over the next few days.

A teenage girl said she feared for her life as she was viciously attacked by a gang of youths in a park.

Fraudsters posing as police officers are attempting to convince elderly people to withdraw large sums of cash, the force has warned.

A man was assaulted after trouble flared in an early morning argument in the street.

A police investigation is underway after dozens of Norwich City fans were targeted by an online troll who encouraged people to send them hateful messages and vote for those they most disliked.

Now United pop star Bailey May is in shock after being threatened and robbed of his bike by a gang on a village path.

A mystery Good Samaritan cleaned up chocolate smears left by vandals on gym equipment at a town centre park, CCTV footage has revealed.

Police used a Taser on a man who was threatening to hurt himself with a knife in Cromer.

An elderly resident almost lost £520 after being promised £5,000 in credit by cold-callers pretending to be from an electricity company.

A cyclist indecently exposed himself to a woman who refused to hand over some money.

Police swiftly put in place a dispersal order in Wisbech after a night of violence as rival groups clashed.

A Thetford father was stabbed five times by another man during a wrestling bout outside his home, a court has heard.

Two Londoners have been charged with county lines offences following an early hours raid on a Norwich home.

The news that those who attack emergency workers are to face tougher sentences has been greeted as ‘a step in the right direction’ by those who represent police officers in Norfolk.

A woman was hit in the head by her car’s wing mirror in a hit-and-run crash with a motorcycle.

The parents of a three-month-old girl who died from a severe head injury will appear in court charged with her murder today.

An investigation, launched after a woman was robbed in a terrifying daylight attack after being lured out of her car by a man who said his friend had been hurt, has been closed.

A sex abuse charity has warned children receiving support for trauma have been “set back” by lockdown as the service was forced to cut face-to-face contact.

A man who claimed to be a police officer who is said to have pocketed £127,000 from 19 victims in an alleged fraud is back in court next month.

Norfolk’s police chief has revealed the grim statistic that 26pc of the county’s overall crime demand is abuse related - with the figure “going up and up year on year”.

A man charged with almost 30 sexual offences against child victims dating back almost 20 years is due in court later this month.

Courts

A man attacked his former partner, slamming her head on the floor and causing a smashed eye socket, then tried to blame her for his brutal attack.

A drunk woman who breached an order by making a 999 call from her home without an emergency has been fined in court.

A van driver caused a fatal crash in which a newly-wed 28-year-old beautician died when he failed to see an oncoming lorry

The trial of five people accused of the murder of a man in Norfolk should go ahead in February next year.

A man who has a history of attacking police officers has admitted assaulting another.

Campaigners have warned “time is running out” for women affected by changes to the state pension age after a landmark High Court appeal was lost.

A Thetford father was stabbed five times by another man during a wrestling bout outside his home, a court has heard.

A man has denied breaching a court order by making bogus 999 calls to police.

The parents of a three-month-old girl who died from a severe head injury could stand trial next year after they were charged with her murder.

A homeless couple who admitted having three dogs dangerously out of control have had their case adjourned to see if a ban on keeping dogs might be imposed.

A 30-year-old man has denied a string of money laundering charges, including that he spent £80,000 on a house in Norwich.

A young mum who died after choking on her vomit had drunk most of a one litre bottle of alcohol, an inquest has heard.

A Norfolk man has appeared in court charged with corruption over bribes to secure defence contracts with Saudi Arabia.

A mental health team is making changes after the tragic death of an 18-year-old at a hostel.

A man’s marriage fell apart after he stole £2,630 from the bank account of his vulnerable mother-in-law.

A man who died after his car collided with a telegraph pole has been named.

Two men have admitted their part in a “substantial” cannabis factory in West Norfolk.

A jury has been unable to determine whether a father who threw his 13-year-old daughter into a cot as a baby is guilty of her murder.

A former prison officer has admitted misconduct in a public office after having an intimate relationship with a Norwich inmate.

A former police officer who lives in Norwich prepared fake drug wraps using granulated sugar, a court heard.

The founder of a Norwich brewery who was jailed for fraud has had his confiscation hearing to claw back cash adjourned.

A prisoner who is inside for a horrifying attack outside a Norfolk nightclub will have to serve more time after being caught with mobile phones in his cell.

A man charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving after a collision in Fenland in which two “utterly devoted” parents died, leaving two young children behind, did not enter pleas at court.

A Norfolk woman who could lose her home as a result of a judge concluding that she conducted an “obsessive campaign” against her clergyman ex-husband has lost a Court of Appeal fight.

A man has appeared in court charged with breaking into a family home in the early hours of the morning.

A 54-year-old roadie with a band, who repeatedly lunged at a man with a knife and sprayed a CS gas canister at him in a “vicious” attack at a caravan park, has been jailed for 28 months.

A man caught selling crack cocaine to an undercover police officer has been sent to prison.

A man is to go on trial accused of eight child sex offences.

A man has been jailed for 10 weeks after admitting harassment that caused “considerable distress” to his female victim.

A 35-year-old man has denied a string of charges involving the sale of illegal tobacco in stores in Great Yarmouth and Dereham.

A vulnerable teenager “sucked in” by a gang was arrested at Norwich railway station as he was taking a phone and £1,880 in cash to a drug dealer.

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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