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A major operation involving six government agencies and four police forces cracking down on illegal and unsafe activity on Norfolk’s roads has taken place.

Firefighters were called to help rescue a child who had got locked in a room in Dussindale.

Football-related arrests have steadily declined in the past decade, with Norwich City fans being lauded for their overall good behaviour.

Norfolk police have seized almost 30pc more drugs this year than in the previous 12 months as the force’s Operation Gravity crackdown continues.

Almost 180 people were injured and three people died in fires across Norfolk and Suffolk over the last year, according to the latest Home Office figures.

Police chiefs in Norfolk have insisted rape victims are the priority despite new figures which show that just a fraction of recent cases reported ended with a suspect being charged.

A plea for people to donate household furniture to help the Syrian refugees fleeing civil war to start new lives in Norfolk has had a “resounding response”.

Although from today, medicinal cannabis products can now be legally prescribed to some patients in the UK for the first time, one Suffolk mum claims she will still have to commit a crime to get her daughter’s life-changing cannabis medicine.

Lowestoft has been hit by a surge in violent crime, latest Home Office figures have revealed.

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The 90-year-old man who was found with serious injuries at the Suffolk home where his wife’s lifeless body was discovered, has also died.

Drug crime is behind almost 40pc of all cases at Norwich Crown Court as the number of dealers caught soars.

More hate crimes linked to disabilities have been reported in Norfolk and Suffolk than anywhere else in the country.

More police officers have been assaulted in Norwich, including by a wanted man who police arrested because they had been recalled to prison.

A Norfolk officer who bravely tackled a samurai sword-wielding attacker who claimed he was going to kill his wife has been recognised at an annual police awards ceremony.

People in Norfolk are being urged to donate household furniture - and their time - to help Syrian refugees fleeing civil war to start a new life in the county.

The crime minister has warned “evil” county lines drugs gangs are determined to “groom” East Anglia’s children in the same way as sex offenders and terrorists.

Firefighters have helped rescue a cow from the river in Norfolk.

A post mortem examination on a man who died after being found on a bench in Lowestoft town centre has proved inconclusive into how he died.

Another 106 knives have been collected from Lowestoft’s amnesty bin, making a total of 724 this year.

They always seemed a “really sweet couple” - that is how a pub landlady has described the tragic couple at the centre of a Norfolk murder investigation.

A woman who was killed in Brooke at the weekend died as a result of multiple stab wounds, it has been confirmed.

Rubber bullet used by officers who arrested a man after a woman was stabbed to death in a Norfolk village, police have confirmed.

Detail is today emerging about the close relationship between the couple at the centre of a murder inquiry in Brooke.

A man in his 80s arrested in connection with the murder of a woman in Brooke has been released from police custody and detained under the Mental Health Act.

A woman who was believed to have been stabbed to death in a Norfolk village has been described as a “lovely lady” by a neighbour.

Police are continuing to investigate the murder of a woman at a house in a south Norfolk village.

Norfolk’s emergency services chiefs have welcomed a new law which will double the maximum sentence for anyone convicted of assaulting an emergency service worker to twelve months.

The Norfolk chief of police has welcomed a new law introducing longer maximum sentences for those convicted of assaults on emergency services workers.

A hundred more refugees from the civil war in Syria are to be offered a new life in Norfolk - but council bosses say it will be a “challenge” to find them housing.

New rules introducing tougher sentences for anyone convicted of assaulting an emergency service worker are to become law today.

Continued budget cuts will endanger Suffolk’s victims or police services - that is the message from the county’s police and crime commissioner after an independent report criticised the funding plan from the Home Office.

East Anglian farmers have given a lukewarm reception to a government pilot scheme to allow more non-EU workers into the country to fill anticipated labour shortages.

Claims that £10m would be saved if Norfolk’s fire service passed into the control of the county’s police and crime commissioner are “speculative and misleading”, councillors have said.

Norfolk Constabulary employs no senior black or ethnic minority officers, but the number employed by the force is rising, new figures reveal.

Firefighters from Norfolk were called out more than 60 times to remove objects from people in just 12 months, new figures have revealed.

A woman has spoken out after her fiancé was stopped from attending their daughter’s birth by the Home Office.

The county’s crime commissioner has branded attacks on police as “vile”, after four officers were spat at in Norwich in just one weekend.

Car thefts in Suffolk increased by 14% last year, according to latest police figures.

Fire services in Norfolk faced more than 20 cases of arson last year, figures from the Home Office show.

Every Norfolk officer could be armed with a taser by 2021 – in response to the shocking news that there were 500-plus attacks on police in the past year.

Police officers in Norfolk faced more than 500 assaults last year, new figures show.

The number of legally held guns in Norfolk has increased by almost 50 per cent over the past decade, new figures have revealed.

The chairman of a firefighter’s union has made a fresh plea for the police and crime commissioner to leave the service in the hands of the county council.

After an upturn in severe violent crime in Lowestoft and years of police cuts, Conor Matchett learned how local people are fearing the town is changing for the worst.

A police pay offer of two per cent from the Government has been slammed as “derisory” by the Norfolk Police Federation, which represents rank and file officers.

The Home Office will be handing a pregnant Norwich woman a “death sentence” if she is deported to Albania.

Councillors have agreed that one hundred more Syrian refugees could be welcomed to a new life in Norfolk over the next two years - so long as district councils are content with the move.

Three Norfolk MPs have joined forces to pressure the Home Office into halting the imminent deportation of a pregnant Albanian woman who they fear could be murdered.

The man charged with murdering Lowestoft man Scotty Tarrant has been named as Steven Butcher.

A hundred further Syrian refugees could be welcomed to a new life in Norfolk over the next two years, using funding from the Home Office.

A joint investigation is continuing in Gorleston following the death of a child who was thrown from a bouncy castle.

The murder of a man in Norwich is not being linked to “county lines” or “organised crime gangs”, according to a Norwich police chief.

The murder of a man in Norwich is not being linked to “county lines” or “organised crime gangs”, according to a Norwich police chief.

A 22-year-old has been charged with murder after a man was stabbed multiple times at a Norwich car park.

Extra officers will be on patrol in Norwich over the coming days as detectives continue to investigate the murder of a man at a city car park.

Knife crime is rising in Norfolk but remains rare according to the most recent figures.

Four Norfolk football fans have surrendered their passports to police ahead of the World Cup.

The number of calls made to the fire service to move obese people has increased in the past five years.

Officers were contacted at 4.50pm on Saturday 2 June to reports that a teenager had been stabbed in Packard Avenue. He was taken to Ipswich Hospital for treatment where he sadly later died.

Care home leaders have revealed huge difficulties in finding new carers, with one Norfolk home in one year losing all but five of 38 new staff within a month.

New laws will be introduced to tackle the internet’s ‘wild west’ that will make Britain the “safest place in the world” to be online, a Suffolk MP has said.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service has warned of the dangers of leaving your cooking unattended, after new Home Office figures revealed that 1,475 house fires were started by a household appliance in the county between April 2012 and March of last year.

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has attacked the government over the “shocking” rise in knife crime in Norfolk.

Police in Norfolk stopped and searched fewer than half the number of people in 2017 compared to the number stopped under the same powers in 2016.

The creation of a border volunteer force for the Norfolk coast has taken a step forward following formal discussions between the county’s police and the Home Office.

The founder of The Big Issue joined people from Norwich in a show of solidarity in support of the Windrush generation.

The fallout from late night drinking on Prince Of Wales Road, including anti-social behaviour and criminal damage, has left the street with the highest level of crime in Norwich in the first months of this year.

According to Home Office data, there were more than 3,000 crimes recorded in the Norwich area in the first two months of 2018.

Knife crime continues to rise in the wake of violent drug gangs as the county’s police commissioner said the force is “able to cope with demand”.

The commissioner for Norfolk Police has accused county councillors of “scaremongering” over plans to explore bringing Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service under his control.

Lowestoft has suffered its most violent start to the year in recent times, according to the latest Home Office figures.

A budget deficit of £1.6m at Norfolk Police will be slashed after the Home Office awarded the force a share of £800,000 special grant funding for the search for missing airman Corrie McKeague.

The Home Office will help towards the cost of the search for missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague, Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner has announced.

Alexander Palmer remained at large for a week after savagely stabbing Peter Wrighton to death in a frenzied and brutal attack which almost severed the married father and grandfather’s head from his body.

Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner is going ahead with a business case exploring whether the county’s fire service should come under his control - despite Norfolk County Council opposition.

A Norwich woman who had been missing for more than two weeks is believed to be the person found on a popular walking and cycling route in the city, it has emerged.

Ministers have been urged to reimburse a police force as soon as possible for its £2.1 million investigation into the disappearance of missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague.

A shadow minister is urging the Government to rethink a “freeze” in police funding she claims will push the service beyond “breaking point”.

Increased operational demands, pay rises and the search for missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague has left Norfolk Police facing a £1.5m budget overspend.

Police investigating the death of a woman whose body was discovered in Norwich do not believe her death was suspicious.

The body of a woman found along a popular walking and cycling route in Norwich is to undergo a post-mortem examination today.

Crime victims have told how they are worried after new figures revealed Norfolk has lost more than half its neighbourhood police officers in the past five years.

The family of Kerri McAuley said they will be looking to get laws changed to protect other women when they meet with the new domestic violence minister.

A former UKIP councillor from Stowmarket arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife has been charged this morning.

The United States has publicly blamed North Korea for the WannaCry cyber attack which hit the James Paget University Hospital (JPUH) in Gorleston.

Video Norwich MP backs Kerri’s campaign

Monday, December 18, 2017

A fundraising drive in memory of a domestic abuse victim who was brutally murdered by her partner has been given a heartfelt donation by a city MP.

The domestic violence minister will be coming to Norwich to find out more about the case of murdered Norwich mum Kerri McAuley.

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