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A Norwich woman went on a spending spree on items such as holidays, meals out and shopping trips by plundering more than £200,000 from her elderly uncle’s bank account, while leaving his care home bills unpaid, a court heard.

A woman has been left with life-changing injuries after she was stabbed in the face which severed an artery in her tongue, when she tried to get a gang to move out who had cuckooed her Norwich flat, a court heard.

A Norwich driver wrote off a woman’s Mini in a crash as he sped through residential streets to escape from police, a court heard.

A man has admitted carrying out an arson attack after he started a fire at his seafront home in Great Yarmouth which had to be tackled by four fire crews.

A drugs courier sentenced to two years in jail has gone missing, a court has heard.

A drug dealer from London who acted as a driver bringing heroin and cocaine to Norwich was arrested after he supplied an undercover police officer during a city-wide blitz on drugs dealing.

One of Norfolk’s “most wanted” has been given two years behind bars and is the 32nd defendant to be sentenced as part of the blitz on drug dealing on the streets of Norwich.

A daughter, who stole more than £26,000 from her elderly parents leaving their care home bills unpaid has been ordered to pay back more than £6000, after already repaying the bulk of the cash she took.

A man in a Superman t-shirt was caught selling drugs to an undercover officer as part of a blitz on drug-dealing in Norwich, a court heard.

A heroin addict whose Norwich home became a base for a 
county lines drug network has been jailed.

A man caught driving while high on cocaine told police he was in a rush to pick up his children and take them to McDonalds, a court heard.

A Bowthorpe man was caught with wraps of cocaine and heroin worth £480 and carrying a hunting knife, which a judge described as an “ugly weapon.”

A vulnerable disabled man, who allowed his Norwich flat to be used as a base to peddle drugs, is the latest caught during a blitz on drug-dealing in the city.

A 48-year-old Norwich woman caught dealing on behalf of the ‘Chris’ drug line has avoided a prison sentence.

A man who pointed a loaded gun at his ex-girlfriend and her mother as they tried to collect belongings after she broke up with him has been jailed for eight years.

Shaba, Scouse Macca and Oreo are just some of the names of county line drug networks found to be operating in Norwich, a court has heard.

A pregnant woman caught dealing heroin in Norwich thanked the judge after he suspended her prison sentence.

A dealer who played a “significant role” in a county line drug network has been jailed after being caught out in an undercover police operation.

A career burglar with 109 offences over 36 years rifled through people’s homes while they slept and stole a widow’s late husband’s wedding rings, a court heard.

A dangerous criminal who has targeted people and shops in Norwich since the 1990s has been jailed for an extended 10-year sentence after robbing an 18-year-old cashier with a water pistol.

One of Norfolk’s “most wanted” has admitted supplying drugs as part of an undercover police crackdown.

A Norwich woman has admitted stealing more than £309,000 from her late uncle, leaving his care home bills unpaid, a court heard.

A “young man of promise” is today behind bars after being caught supplying cocaine to an undercover police officer during a Norwich-wide blitz on drug dealing.

Two men who tried to escape police by climbing onto a roof were cannabis factory “gardeners” who were recruited by Albanian gangsters, a court heard.

A man accused of murdering a 49-year-old woman in Norwich is due to stand trial next month.

His illegal waste site made an estimated £233,000, but operator Mark Fuller has been allowed to pay back just £1 of that figure.

A 16-year-old teenager involved in a knifepoint street robbery of a 12-year-old boy in Great Yarmouth was given a stark warning by a judge, who told him he could turn his back on crime or face becoming “an old lag.”

A burglar was caught eating a yoghurt and wearing the home owner’s slippers at a home in Wickhampton after walking 21 miles across Norfolk in search of food and clothing.

The case of a man accused of the murder of 48-year-old David Hastings on June 23 in a stabbing at Rose Lane car park in Norwich has been delayed for medical reports.

Several thousand pounds worth of money discovered during a drugs investigation has been seized by Norfolk Police.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a criminal who smuggled mobile phones and sim cards into a prison.

A “hapless” drug addict has been jailed for three years after being caught selling £15 worth of heroin to an undercover officer in Norwich.

Four teenagers have been the first cohort of dozens of dealers to be sentenced after a six-month undercover operation targeting the “evil trade” of Class A drugs in Norwich.

A convicted sex offender admitted being found with a string of indecent images of children and breaching a court order put in place to prevent his future offending.

A mother who allowed her son to use the family home to set up a cannabis growing operation has been ordered to pay back almost £5,000.

A man arrested as part of a crackdown on county lines drug dealing in Norwich has admitted supplying Class A drugs to an undercover police officer.

An intruder sparked fears of a full-blown terror attack at Norwich International Airport after managing to gain access to a secure part of the site where he attacked two workers and threatened to have a bomb on board a lorry, a court heard.

A vulnerable man was beaten “black and blue” in his Great Yarmouth home and blackmailed into handing over his bank card which was used to withdraw £40, a court heard.

A prisoner jailed for unprovoked knife attacks on two teenagers has admitted attacking a prison officer.

Fifteen drug dealers arrested in an undercover police investigation pleaded guilty to charges involving the supply of heroin and cocaine on the streets of Norwich.

The heartbroken friends of a homeless man who was stabbed to death at Rose Lane car park at the weekend have told of their grief at the loss.

A man faces jail after he admitted carrying out a robbery at a bar on Prince of Wales Road, in Norwich, and assaulting a male and a female police officer.

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

A dangerous knife man with a “worrying preoccupation with weapons” has been jailed for 15 years after two “totally unprovoked” knife attacks on teenagers in Norwich.

A thief stole a tray of engagement rings worth £25,000 from a Diss jewellers and got away on a mountain bike, a court heard.

A fraudster who used stolen bank cards to try to obtain hundreds of pounds worth of goods went on the run for almost two years before he was finally tracked down living in Lithuania, a court heard.

A former police officer turned fraudster will have to pay almost £200,000 to his victims who have been waiting for years to get their money back.

As three teenagers admitted a total of 18 drug dealing offences in Norwich a lawyer has said convicting drug runners only acts as “cutting off the head of a hydra”.

Two men from London arrested for drug dealing in Norwich as part of a police crackdown admitted possessing cocaine and heroin with intent to supply after one of them supplied an undercover officer.

During three mornings this week 34 alleged drug dealers have come before a judge with no advocate as barristers refuse to take on new legal aid work in protest against Ministry of Justice cuts.

The cases of more than 30 alleged drug dealers are being derailed for weeks as barristers take strike action over cuts to fees paid in legal aid.

A 17-year-old from Great Witchingham who appeared in court charged with multiple drug offences without legal representation has been bailed back to Norfolk.

A Norwich man had his special birthday celebration ruined when he discovered his home had been burgled while he was away with his wife, a court heard.

A man has appeared at Norwich Crown Court in connection with drug offences, in Gorleston.

A son armed with a knife said he would slit his father’s throat if he did not take him to Great Yarmouth after threatening to kill his mother’s new partner.

A man and woman admitted a blackmail charge when they appeared at Norwich Crown Court just before they were due to stand trial.

A daughter systematically stole more than £26,000 from her elderly parents, who were both suffering from dementia, leaving their care home bills unpaid. a court heard.

A judge said a Lowestoft newsagent was lucky to escape injury after he bravely grappled with an armed robber who was on bail when who brandished a knife to his throat.

Two financial advisors began a prison sentence on Thursday after defrauding customers out of millions of pounds in life savings.

A fraudster, who went on the run for four years and admitted offences worth more than £50,000, has been ordered to pay back the only assets he has left - amounting to just £5,348.

A man has appeared in court in connection with a murder of a woman in Godric Place, Norwich, and is due to stand trial in September.

A convicted killer serving a life sentence who masterminded a £4.6m drugs operation from his prison cell which flooded Norfolk with heroin is due for release in three years time.

A judge told a prolific offender that he was approaching becoming a “career” burglar as he jailed him for two years for an attempted break-in.

A search for a missing girl led to police finding a Norwich flat which had been “cuckooed” by London drug dealers as a base to sell drugs, a court heard.

A judge warned that the carrying of weapons added to the gravity of any drug dealing offences after two men admitted their role in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin in Norfolk.

A judge praised the “true grit” shown by a 75-year-old postmistress held-up in a rural post office raid after he jailed one of the robbers for five years.

A mother ended up in court after she allowed her son to use the family home to set up a cannabis growing operation with a potential street value of more than £12,000.

A brave shopkeeper who had a knife pointed at his face in an attempted robbery has welcomed the prison sentences imposed on his attackers.

A 20-year-old dealer was acting as a “runner” selling heroin and crack cocaine on the streets of Great Yarmouth, a court heard.

A poultry worker who had been on a heavy drinking session killed a loving father with a single punch, a court heard.

A man faces a lengthy jail term after he was convicted of pointing a loaded firearm at his ex-girlfriend and her mother when they came to his house to collect her belongings after she broke up with him.

A trusted book keeper, who stole about £150,000 from a popular sewing and craft shop in Taverham, has been ordered to pay back £9,711 by selling her only remaining asset - her car.

A man has been cleared of robbing a 75-year-old postmistress in an armed raid on a rural post office.

An 18-year-old man has admitted being in possession of a significant amount of heroin and cocaine when he was arrested in Suffolk Square, in Norwich.

A jury has been sent home for the weekend in the trial of a man charged with carrying out an armed robbery on a rural Norfolk post office.

A Sprowston couple have pleaded guilty to neglect following the death of their seven-week-old baby.

A large cannabis factory was literally sniffed out by an alert police officer with a keen sense of smell, a court heard.

An offender who targeted vulnerable elderly victims in Norwich admitted robbing a woman in her 90s close to a city medical practice.

A man armed with an imitation handgun burst into a rural Norfolk post office and robbed the postmistress of cash and postal orders, a court heard.

A 20-year-old Norwich man left a police officer needing physiotherapy when he resisted arrest, a court heard.

A 35-year-old man has admitted a string of sexual grooming offences when he appeared at Norwich Crown Court.

A man has pleaded guilty to carrying out an armed robbery at a Norfolk betting shop.

A man beat his former partner until she was black and blue after forcing his way into her home just before Christmas, a court heard.

A jailed drug dealer connected to a brutal murder has been ordered to give up his mobile phone.

A drug dealer who helped himself to over £33,000 worth of cocaine from a beach has been ordered to pay back £410.

A shocked householder saw a car thief driving away in her son’s Ford Focus which had been stolen from the driveway of the family home in Bradwell, a court heard.

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