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A man who breached a court order was found in a cupboard after police turned up at a Norwich address to check on a vulnerable man.

State-of-the-art body scanners are being installed at Norwich Prison in a bid to crack down on contraband being smuggled into the jail.

A teenager was caught carrying a "Rambo-style" knife and a large amount of drugs at Norwich train at the end of another "familiar and sad story" of county lines drug dealing.

A motorist and two passengers were arrested on suspicion of drug offences after a car being driven in a dangerous condition was stopped by police.

Two brothers who ran a "professional enterprise" selling illegal firearms to criminals have been jailed for a combined total of 24 years.

A man who made his neighbours' lives a misery has been branded 'the country's worst neighbour' as a trial ends.

A former homeless man stole a car and a sentimental watch worth £6,000 from a man he had met down the pub, a court has heard.

A man drove at a supermarket worker in a car park after walking out of a store with more than £300-worth of goods, a court has heard.

Witnesses are being sought after damage was caused to a beach hut along a popular promenade.

A man was snared by paedophile hunters who caught him asking teenage girls to send him sexual images of themselves.

A man scrawled an obscenity on the wall of a cottage at the end of a wrecking spree carried out while the owner was in Australia.

An independent country clothing shop in Norwich city centre has been left to count its losses after a "smash and grab" break-in overnight.

The distinctive footprint of a Nike trainer helped police snare a man who burgled a trio of homes on the outskirts of Norwich.

Police are appealing for information after eight dead foxes were found dumped at the roadside in north Suffolk at the weekend.

Offenders in Norfolk could be subject to drug testing in custody in a bid to identify users and reduce crime.

One of the drivers taken to hospital after a crash in which two cars flipped on to their sides failed a breath test at the scene, police have said.

Two men arrested after the theft of a large quantity of cash from a pensioner have spoken of their shock at being linked to the crime.

Frightened residents woke in the middle of the night to find a burglar on their window ledge, trying to break in.

Police are appealing for help to trace a woman who is wanted in the Norwich area.

Police are on the hunt for a thief after a firearm was stolen in a burglary.

Burglars have broken into and vandalised a primary school, causing significant damage in the process.

Police have made six arrests, seized six bikes and issued more than 30 dispersal orders in a less than a fortnight at a hotspot for anti-social behaviour.

A man in Great Yarmouth who crashed his car has been arrested after he was found drug-driving and in possession of more than 1,300 tablets suspected to be etizolam, Great Yarmouth Police has confirmed.

A man who was given a suspended prison sentence for trying to incite a 13-year-old girl into sexual activity has been fined £1 after he admitted breaching the order when he was sent home from an appointment for arguing with probation officers.

Tired drivers working over permitted hours behind the wheel and lorries carrying dangerous loads were discovered during a police operation on the A140.

Witnesses are being sought after a boat trailer was stolen from the Broads.

A car was seized by police as the driver had no insurance and a revoked driving licence.

Two men are to stand trial after they denied attempting to steal a cannabis plant after breaking into a property with a machete.

A robber who smashed through a barrier at a Suffolk level crossing during a 100mph police chase has been jailed for 56 months.

A man driving a "suspicious looking vehicle" has been arrested for a number of offences after being pulled over by police.

A doorman was knocked unconscious after being hit twice by a former champion boxer as he was thrown out of a pub, a court has heard.

Courts

Two brothers who ran a "professional enterprise" selling illegal firearms to criminals have been jailed for a combined total of 24 years.

A drink driver crashed twice in "10 minutes of silliness" which saw his van trapped in a ditch.

A county lines drug dealer plugged his body with cocaine and heroin and jumped out of a first floor window to try to evade capture following a police bust in Norwich.

A drink driver was caught by police on a borrowed mobility scooter after suffering a flat battery on his way to the pub.

A man has appeared in court charged with causing the death of a 27-year-old passenger in his car by careless driving.

A convicted sex offender was caught breaching his order by using one of the computers at Norwich Millennium Library to access his Facebook account.

Two men who were with their children bravely tried to film an attacker on a mobile phone as he threatened to "stick" them with a 14-inch hunting knife.

A man caught with two Kinder eggs full of class A drugs has been jailed.

Two men have been jailed for carrying out a vicious street attack.

A robber who smashed through a barrier at a Suffolk level crossing during a 100mph police chase has been jailed for 56 months.

An "outrageous" neighbour from Hell in a multi-coloured dressing gown spat at a teenage boy as he was heading to football training, a court heard.

A man with a "shameful" record headbutted his former partner leaving her dazed and seeing stars, a court heard.

An inquest has opened into the death of a health and safety executive killed in a crash.

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

A US airman was found slumped in the vomit-spattered front seat of a car he drove with a shredded tyre while drunk on tequila.

A man with 253 previous convictions spanning 30 years has been jailed for nine months at Ipswich Crown Court.

A jewellery store owner has been banned for five years from acting as a director after he convicted of buying gold items from an East Anglian criminal gang, who stole more than £2m worth of property across the region.

A 22-year-old man who ignored a police warning to stay away from a teenage girl has been sentenced to 10 months' jail.

A daughter who stole more than £8000 from her vulnerable elderly mother has taken out a loan so she can pay every penny back, a court heard

A man who repeatedly ignored court orders involving his 'child' girlfriend has been placed on the Sex Offenders Register.

A jury has unanimously ruled that a man with dementia killed his wife in a care home near Norwich.

A butcher's shop was ordered to close after mouse droppings were found on surfaces and trays used to serve meat, a court was told.

A paedophile hunter group snared a 38-year-old man at Norwich bus station after duping him into thinking he was meeting up with a 12-year-old girl, a court heard.

A predatory paedophile groomed a young girl by giving her expensive gifts and treats before sexually assaulting her, a court heard.

Two young men have pleaded guilty to carrying knives following a skirmish outside a party in Norwich.

A Suffolk man facing two charges of rape will appear at crown court next month.

A confiscation hearing for a man found growing 700 cannabis plants in an outbuilding has again been delayed.

Police raided an address in Diss after getting a tip-off from the public about drug dealing taking place in the town, a court heard.

Two men accused of robbing a woman in Hingham had a further hearing before their trial gets underway next month.

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

A man was sliced across the nose as he tried to break up a fight when a mother-of-three used her stiletto shoe as a weapon.

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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