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A man and a woman were arrested after a drunken brawl in the middle of a street.

The killing of Watton teenager Johanna Young at Christmas 1992 became Norfolk’s biggest ever murder inquiry. But 26 years later the case remains unsolved. This is what our new podcast found out.

Norfolk County Council is warning people to be aware of cold callers pretending to represent trading standards who are using ‘gift card scams’ involving the purchasing of fake vouchers.

An elderly dementia sufferer had almost £12,000 stolen from her account just months after her son stole £21,000 from her.

A motorist has been given a ticket for parking on a crossing on a busy Norwich street.

Two teenagers were threatened with a knife and attacked during a robbery in a Norwich park with one of the victim’s being knocked unconscious.

The fire service drone has been used to help in the search of a missing person near Great Yarmouth.

A 25-year-old man has been jailed for 14 months after he caught hiding ecstasy and cocaine inside Kinder Surprise Eggs at this year’s Latitude Festival.

A teenage boy with learning difficulties felt too afraid to leave his house after being assaulted outside a Norwich shop, his mum said.

Young people at a Norfolk high school have been shown a thought-provoking film designed to educate them on the dangers and consequences of knife crime.

Witnesses have described their shock at the moment armed police had to clear a town centre square while they confronted a man.

A teenage girl arrested in connection with a stabbing in Norwich has been released.

Authorities in Suffolk have spent £640,000 having to clean up five years of illegally dumped rubbish – an average £47 for every case of fly-tipping from 2012 and 2017.

Police are urging communities to secure their homes and vehicles and to be vigilant this autumn.

A cannabis plant found growing in a cupboard in Earlham has been seized by police.

The sister of murder victim Hannah Witheridge has described as an “absolute atrocity” the actions of a tormenter troll who set up a “dark and unusual” fake profile in her name.

An 88-year-old woman described how a wonderful day out with her best friend was ruined in just seconds after she was mugged close to her home.

A man who was cycling along the riverside has described how he heard “arguing and shouting” shortly before two men were stabbed near to Norwich railway station.

A man in his 70s was punched in the face several times after he became involved in an argument as he reversed from a driveway in Great Yarmouth.

A man in Norwich has been charged after being found in possession of class A drugs with intent to supply while also carrying cannabis and a knife.

Police have closed an armed robbery case after failing to identify a suspect.

Police are calling on the public for information about an assault which left a man with serious head injuries in Lowestoft on Sunday.

A woman was arrested after allegedly assaulting two people and a police officer at a remembrance concert.

Crime prevention events and police street meets will take place across Waveney next week.

A person who attempted to break into a Norwich home ran off after being interrupted.

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of drugs crimes after a search in Norwich.

Police are concerned about the wellbeing of a missing man who disappeared from RAF Lakenheath earlier this week.

Detectives are continuing to investigate after two men were stabbed in Norwich yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 14 November 2018).

A teenager has been charged with drink-driving after a car crashed into a tree, coming to rest several feet above the road.

A frustrated businessman is counting the cost of roadworks which have shut the main entrance to his restaurant for five weeks and seen trade drop by an estimated 75pc.

A woman in her 80s was robbed by a man as she walked through a Norwich alleyway.

Courts

A father-of-four from Norwich was told he owed £1,000 because his son missed school five years ago.

A first-year university student who left his father’s BMW suspended in a tree has been disqualified from driving.

A mother was told the reason her sons were sitting in prison was because she got them involved in a dispute with another family.

The Southwold brewery Adnams is seeking damages as the main claimant in a group action lawsuit which was filed this week.

An 18-year-old man has 
denied attacking a woman in her 60s who was assaulted in Great Yarmouth market place 
in the early hours of the morning.

A shoplifter injured a store detective by hitting him over the head with a bottle of champagne he was trying to steal, a court heard.

The partner of a Beccles man, who died from an asbestos-related cancer, has issued an appeal for help in tracking down former workmates.

A former Norwich student was murdered because she “knew too much” about a bogus £300,000 insurance claim, a court has heard.

A man who is accused of fleeing the country after an alleged rape in Lowestoft has been arrested in Spain almost a year after the attack took place.

A ‘deceitful’ carer who siphoned more than £13,000 from a vulnerable stroke victim’s bank account can only pay back £120, a court has heard.

A former Norfolk student who died in a shop explosion in Leicester allegedly plotted with three men to make a bogus insurance claim by burning down the building.

The case of a man accused of the murder of a 48-year-old at a Norwich car park has been further adjourned to assess whether he is fit to plead.

A man caused serious injury after he pushed his thumb into a victim’s eye during a scuffle, causing a cut to his eyeball, a court heard.

A woman who killed an 80-year-old great-grandmother in a head-on car crash has been ordered to carry out unpaid work.

A man who admitted being in possession of a forged passport has been jailed.

A man who claimed he was HIV positive threatened to “spit blood” at police officers who arrested him, a court has heard.

A man has appeared in court having been charged with stealing a marked police van among a raft of other offences.

An alleged disqualified driver has been charged with seven offences after a marked police van was stolen on Saturday.

A Suffolk dairy company has been fined for breaching equipment regulations after an employee’s toe was crushed by unguarded machinery.

An arsonist set fire to his seafront home in Great Yarmouth which had to be tackled by four fire crews has had his case adjourned for a further psychiatric report after it emerged it is now the second time he has put lives at risk by starting a blaze at his flat.

A Norfolk school is being sued for damages of up to £150,000 by a woman who broke her wrist when she tripped over a kerb in its car park.

A Suffolk pervert could be facing jail after uploading sick images of children online under the pseudonym ‘bbyboy’.

A man was found with 60 wraps of cocaine and heroin hidden in the waistband of his underwear after police gave chase and arrested him in Norwich, a court heard.

A former care home employee will appear in court charged with multiple sexual offences and wilful neglect.

A jury hearing the trial of a teenager accused of almost disembowelling a man in a knife attack in Great Yarmouth has been discharged.

A woman who sold heroin and cocaine to an undercover police officer in Norwich has been given a final chance by a judge, who warned that most dealers went straight to jail.

A woman who lost her leg in a head-on collision which killed a blind taxi passenger has been fined for causing her death by careless driving.

A “severe” cockroach infestation which posed a risk to public health is behind the closure of a Norfolk restaurant.

A man who made false benefit claims of £36,000 has been given a suspended jail term and a curfew meaning he will have to miss nights out over the festive period.

A south Norfolk man was found dead in the grounds of a church, an inquest heard.

An inquest has opened into the death of a 53 year old builder from south Norfolk.

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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