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A number of electrical items were stolen during a break-in at a house in Welney last week.

The brother of a Norwich woman who was brutally murdered by her abusive former partner has described how he has bravely battled back following his sister’s death.

The spiralling cost of livestock theft in our region has today been revealed, after a hundred sheep were stolen from a Norfolk farm.

A man has been stopped in Norwich after punching a police officer in the face.

A motorcyclist caught riding almost 30mph over the speed limit has been caught by police.

A man has been arrested after armed police and a dog unit swooped on a Norwich flat where they seized a ‘stash of weapons’.

Police in north Norfolk responded to reports of an escaped goat “with large horns” on the loose in Blakeney last night.

Concern is growing for the safety of a Norfolk man who has gone missing.

He was one of the first officers on scene at the ditch where the bodies of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman were discovered.

A Norwich woman has launched a campaign against unsolicited explicit photographs, after a man sent her a picture of his genitals.

The brother of a popular cyclist and runner who was killed in a crash in Swannington has described how his family are still struggling to come to terms with their loss.

Police have arrested a man who was found to be carrying a large packet of class A drugs “within his person”.

Police in Norwich have taken a knife off the city streets.

The behaviour of a man who racially abused a police officer who had come to deal with an incident outside a store in Aylsham has been branded “disgraceful”.

A man who was found to have a knife tucked in his trousers when he was stopped by police has narrowly avoided jail.

Four Ipswich Town supporters who admitted causing almost £6,000 worth of damage to Norwich City’s stadium have been banned from all football grounds for three years.

The installation of speed cameras on the road where the Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a crash was put on hold - against the wishes of Norfolk’s chief constable - because county councillors raised concerns.

A new policing commander has vowed to “earn the respect of the people” as his officers battle county lines drug dealing and a surge of violent crime in the area.

Police in Dereham have seized a car after the driver was reported for driving without any insurance or a valid MOT.

A Taverham home owner described how he was left with a list of unfinished jobs after he had an extension built by a Norwich builder despite giving him every chance to put things right.

A father of three has described the moment he watched two thieves jump into his car and drive away, after he stepped out for just a few seconds to lock a door.

Police have issued a cold calling alert after two men were reported to be knocking on doors and asking for gold and jewellery.

Three men have been jailed for life for the murder of a former Norwich student and four others in an explosion set up as part of a bogus insurance claim.

A father has spoken of his fears after a man was stabbed in a random attack close to where his two young children go to school.

A woman who told of how she had to lock herself in while a man furiously punched and kicked her car has been left stunned by the damage bill for the vehicle.

The number of sheep stolen from a mid Norfolk farm on Tuesday night has now been confirmed by police.

A stolen car was chased by police for more than ten miles down the A47 before its occupants escaped after crashing into a field.

Officers are on the hunt for a driver after a hit and run near Norwich.

Money has been stolen from an elderly person by a fake police officer.

A special four legged helper became the hero of a police chase after tracking a wanted suspect.

A man has appeared in court following a raid in which the largest haul of illegal tobacco uncovered by Norfolk Trading Standards was found amounting to an estimated three quarters of a tonne and worth thousands of pounds.

Courts

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

A West Norfolk sex offender who abused two young girls, has been given a 28 year extended sentence by a judge who described him as posing a “significant” risk.

A coroner has opened an inquest into the death of a 31-year-old man who was killed in a car crash two days before Christmas.

A woman’s “truly exceptional” personal circumstances have kept her from going straight to prison for carrying a stun gun disguised as a mobile phone.

Lowestoft man Scott Tarrant had fallen out with the former friend accused of murdering him and had attacked him with a glass and a knife, it has been claimed.

A toddler and his mother who vanished while embroiled in family court proceedings have been found safe and well, a judge has said.

The former partner of a Lowestoft father allegedly murdered by a former friend has broken down in tears as she described finding him lying in a pool of blood outside her home.

A fraudster who targeted some of the world’s biggest banks made £1m by setting up more than 100 fake bank accounts, a court heard.

A Suffolk man who downloaded child porn movies has been given a suspended prison sentence.

A man has received a community order after pulling “a moony” at his neighbour before smashing her window, a court has heard.

A woman who tried to overtake slow-moving traffic behind a tractor collided with another overtaking vehicle, a court has heard.

A speeding driver has kept his licence after a court heard he needed it to take his cancer-suffering father to hospital - having been told by 999 call handlers it would be quicker than waiting for an ambulance.

Failures in communication between the police and ambulance service contributed to the death of a father-of-two from Bury St Edmunds, an inquest jury has concluded.

A taxi driver claimed a man accused of murder confessed to “opening up” a Lowestoft father minutes after allegedly stabbing him eight times.

Neighbours have claimed rats were ‘kept like pets’ at a woman’s home, despite a council telling her to stop giving them food and water.

A witness has described the “shocking” moments leading up to the death of a Lowestoft father, a court has heard.

A serial shoplifter has been jailed for 15 weeks after admitting a spate of offences to fuel his drug habit.

A 72-year-old retired NHS worker could be given a criminal behaviour order after making 1,000 calls to the ambulance service in a year - costing the NHS more than £26,000.

A 70-year-old hospital patient died after staff transferred him between wards without his oxygen supply, an inquest heard.

A woman in her 80s fed rats at her home and sparked an infestation, even after a council had told her to stop, a court has heard.

A Suffolk taxi driver has been jailed for getting behind the wheel of his cab while more than four times the legal alcohol limit.

Two brothers have appeared in court accused of armed robberies in Norwich and Attleborough over recent weeks.

A man accused of murdering Lowestoft father Scott Tarrant told a friend: ‘I think I’ve killed him,” on the night of the alleged killing, a court has heard.

A man who smashed through a window to rob his parents of archery arrows said he wanted to shoot game and then sell them for food, a court has heard.

A King’s Lynn driver has been fined for fitting flashing blue lights, similar to that on emergency vehicles, in the grille of his girlfriend’s Ford Mondeo.

A Suffolk teenager accused of raping a schoolgirl after tying her up will be sentenced next month after he was unanimously convicted by a jury.

A Lowestoft man stabbed a former friend to death after they fell out over a woman, a court has heard.

A couple and their new born baby were left without heating by a Norwich builder who was working on their new home extension, a court heard.

A man accused of two knife-point robberies in King’s Lynn and Downham Market has been remanded into custody.

A speeding driver has kept his licence after a court heard he needed it to take his cancer-suffering father to hospital - having been told by 999 call handlers it would be quicker than waiting for an ambulance.

A 23-year-old man will appear in court today charged with the murder of Lowestoft father Scott Tarrant.

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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