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A stabbing victim who resisted arrest by two plain-clothed police officers said he only struggled because he feared he was about to be attacked again.

Dozens of victims of a Norwich fraudster, who repeatedly conned shoppers with a garden furniture scam, are in line to get their money back after a court confiscated more than £37,000 of his ill-gotten gains.

A 15-year-old talented footballer, who had trials for Arsenal, stabbed a man leaving him with “life threatening” injuries after he was trafficked to sell drugs for a county line drugs gang.

A ring belonging to a Norwich murder victim has not been found since she was attacked with a hammer in her neighbour’s flat well over a year ago, it has emerged.

A man who said he had no idea what cannabis looked like was found at a huge detached property with more than 300 plants with a potential street value of up to £120,000, a court has heard.

A man accused of murdering a 48-year-old at a Norwich car park has refused to have any more psychiatric tests before his trial.

A woman has appeared in court charged with the murder of her husband in Wymondham.

Two men have appeared in court accused of the murder of a man who died in Downham Market almost nine years ago.

A man found guilty of murdering a neighbour in his Norwich flat after she complained about loud music has had an application to appeal the conviction thrown out.

A judge has praised the courage of the victim of a series of sex offences as he jailed the man who abused her.

A surgeon whose dangerous driving left a midwife with long-lasting injuries has escaped prison after 38 of his colleagues wrote a last-gasp letter to the court.

A cocaine user who took to dealing in Hunstanton as he “could not afford the habit” has been jailed for 28 months.

A judge has said the “state has failed miserably” by allowing prisons to be flooded with the drug Spice after a drug addict accrued hundreds of pounds of debt in Wayland Prison.

A cowboy builder who took luxury holidays while heartbroken customers were left with shoddy and unfinished work was jailed for four years today.

An Ipswich Town supporter has been cleared of causing criminal damage at Norwich City’s stadium after the prosecution offered no evidence after reviewing CCTV of the incident.

An inquest into the death of 21-year-old Hannah Williamson has been adjourned again, despite the two men who supplied the drugs that led to her death being jailed.

Two men denied an attempted murder charge following a shooting in Norwich in which a 19 year-old man suffered serious injuries.

A motorist has been told he could have killed or injured someone after “the most appalling piece of driving”, a court has heard.

Four people admitted involvement in a late-night “ugly incident” near John Lewis, in All Saints Green, in Norwich, in which a man was kicked on the ground.

The inquest into the death a man who was killed in a city car park has been adjourned while an investigation continues.

A 22-year-old has denied murdering a homeless man near a car park in Norwich.

A surgeon convicted of seriously injuring a midwife in a crash has said he plans to file an appeal against the decision as the collision had been an “horrendous accident”.

A drunken man attacked an 81-year-old pensioner in her own home hitting her around the head and leaving her fearing she would die after he put his hands round her neck and pushed her face down onto a sofa,

A judge has warned a surgeon who seriously injured a midwife in a crash that he could face jail - but said depriving people of his skills would be a “complete waste”.

The father of a “beautiful girl” who died after she was supplied drugs by two men said he “wished with all his heart they were dead”.

A Norwich man was cleared of possessing an axe, after a jury heard how he used it to cut wood so he could make cups of tea to have with a friend.

The conviction of a rogue builder who has been warned he faces jail after being convicted should serve as a warning to others that they will not get away with it.

A builder accused of leaving customers out of pocket with shoddy or unfinished building work has been warned a custodial sentence seems “inevitable” after he was convicted.

A judge apologised to the family of a “beautiful young woman” who died after being given drugs when he had to put off sentencing the men who supplied her as they had not been brought to court.

A jury in the trial of builder accused of leaving customers out of pocket and with shoddy or unfinished building work has been sent out to consider its verdicts.

The judge has summed up to the jury in the trial of a Norwich builder accused of leaving customers out of pocket and with shoddy or unfinished building work.

A man has admitted possession of heroin and cocaine with intent to supply after police raided an address in Lawson Road, Norwich.

A burglar was caught red-handed opening a family’s Christmas gifts, a court has heard.

The wife of a Norwich builder, who allegedly left clients out of pocket and with unfinished building work, has been cleared of the single count of money laundering she faced.

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.

A drug addict who burgled a Norwich home as part of a bid to try and raise cash to pay for train tickets so he could get back to Kent for his birthday, a court has heard.

A man who stole cash from a Norwich restaurant less than a day after being handed a suspended prison sentence is today behind bars.

A man accused of the murder of a 48-year-old at a Norwich car park is expected to have the chance to enter his plea next month.

Two men convicted of the murder of five people in an explosion in Leicester have been found not guilty of charges relating to illegal cigarettes found in Great Yarmouth.

Two men denied the murder of a man who died in Downham Market more than eight years ago and then perverting the course by trying to make it look like a suicide.

A 26-year-old man denied an attempted murder charge in connection with a stabbing in Norwich when he appeared in court.

A jealous former boyfriend has been jailed for a minimum of 20 years for murder after a court heard how he stabbed his ex-girlfriend more than 20 times.

Thousands of rings, watches, earrings and other items of suspected stolen property have been recovered from a “prolific” burglary gang who hit almost 100 Norfolk properties.

A 30-year-old man is due to be sentenced today after admitting the murder of his former partner in King’s Lynn.

A convicted sex offender who admitted possessing more than 3000 indecent images of children was warned by a judge that custody was on the cards for him.

A couple caught with almost £10,000 of cannabis and cocaine in their shed will be home for their son’s second birthday on Christmas Day after avoiding jail.

Two men will be sentenced in the new year after admitting supplying drugs to a 21-year-old woman who later died.

A 30-year-old man faces more than 25 years in prison after admitting the murder of his former partner in King’s Lynn.

A dangerous robber was sexually motivated when he “terrorised” a woman who he grabbed on a Norwich footpath just weeks after being released from prison, a court has heard.

Members of an organised crime gang involved in more than 200 burglaries across the East of England have today been jailed for a total of more than 70 years.

A woman’s “idyllic” home was turned into a “part-dream, part-nightmare” after a crime gang had committed a burglary there, a court has heard.

A lorry driver has pleaded not guilty to causing the death of a fellow motorist following a crash in Norfolk.

A convicted paedophile was found with more than 500 videos and indecent images of children on a phone which he had hidden in a toolbox, a court heard.

A man charged with attempted murder in connection with a stabbing in Norwich has appeared in court.

A man jailed for a violent Lowestoft burglary where a man was shot in the head with a BB gun was found with a “sharpened” weapon hidden at Norwich prison, a court heard.

A man armed with a tyre brace dragged para show jumper Susi Rogers-Hartley from her wheelchair causing her cuts and bruising, a court heard.

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

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.

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

A jury has failed to reach a verdict in the trial of a London jewellery store owner accused of handling stolen goods from an East Anglian gang.

A jury in the trial of a London jewellery store owner accused of handling stolen goods has been told they can return a majority verdict.

A Norfolk garage owner who supplied false number plates for a “prolific” regional gang who burgled more than 200 homes has been convicted.

A teenager who was found with a flick knife shortly after a man was slashed across the neck in Great Yarmouth has been jailed.

A judge highlighted how the lack of stable accommodation helped draw young people into crime as he imposed a suspended jail term on a vulnerable woman caught dealing cocaine and heroin, in Great Yarmouth.

A struggling Norfolk farmer who grew hundreds of cannabis plants to try to keep his farm afloat has been ordered to repay a total of £90,000 at a hearing to claw back cash.

A carer who admitted an “abuse of trust” by stealing jewellery which she then tried to pawn was warned by a court that she could face jail.

A man who murdered a neighbour in his Norwich flat after she complained about loud music has been jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum of 24 years.

A man has today been found guilty of brutally murdering a neighbour in his Norwich flat.

A jury has been sent out to consider its verdicts in the case of a man accused of murdering a neighbour in his Norwich flat.

A court has heard how a man accused of murdering a woman at a flat in Norwich will not be giving evidence during his trial.

A dangerous driver sped past a police officer at 98mph on the A47 before crashing into a car and fleeing the scene.

A manager of a Great Yarmouth amusement arcade stole more than £36,000 from his employer after becoming addicted to gambling, a court heard.

A man admitted sparking a full scale alert by making a hoax call to police claiming there was a bomb at a block of flats in Norwich.

A man who tried to pull a cash machine off a wall in Norwich, causing more than £12,000 worth of damage, has been sentenced to a 12-month community order.

A man claimed he was pressurised into becoming involved in a cannabis growing operation in Breckland, which had a potential street value of more than £70,000, a court heard.

A 69-year-old man who groomed a 15-year-old girl to meet up for sex was caught out when his phone messages were intercepted by a parent of the victim, a court heard.

A judge has described “open gang warfare” in Norwich prison as he jailed a phone smuggler for four months.

A man who has committed a string of city robberies going back at least 16 years threatened a terrified shop assistant with an imitation gun in an armed hold-up at a Co-op store, a court heard.

A cannabis dealer who claimed she was just a “custodian” of the drugs has escaped prison after a court heard she now works as a gardener for Norwich City Council.

A shop worker who sold counterfeit illegal tobacco has been ordered to pay back more than £14,000 from the sale of his house.

Families of two men killed in a factory explosion three years ago have said they are “disgusted” after the company responsible was fined £145,000 for safety breaches.

A woman stabbed her lodger in the neck and heart in a drunken row and his life was only saved by the “astonishing” skill of medical staff, a court heard.

A carer stole a bank card from a vulnerable elderly stroke victim and siphoned £13,000 from his bank account, a court has heard.

A judge warned parents of the dangers of sleeping with their young babies after he jailed a Sprowston couple, who after drinking and taking cocaine, woke up to find their seven-week-old son dead in their bed.

A van driver who caused the death of a cyclist has been jailed for six years and given a five year driving ban

A man involved in a stormy relationship with his former partner broke her finger in a row and then in another argument slammed her arm in a window, a court heard.

A man who threatened to “smash” a taxi driver’s face in if he did not hand over the keys after being charged a £12 fare has been jailed.

A coroner will wait the outcome of criminal proceedings before deciding whether to hold an inquest into the death of a cyclist at Bawsey near King’s Lynn.

A prisoner was discovered with the drug Spice and a mobile phone in his Wayland jail cell, a court heard.

A woman who stole almost £4,000 from a lifeboat charity has been given an eight-month suspended jail sentence.

A man was snared by paedophile hunters while trying to meet a child at Great Yarmouth Library, a court heard.

A van driver was warned he faces jail after he was convicted of causing the death by dangerous driving of a cyclist at Bawsey, near King’s Lynn.

A man used his car as a weapon and reversed into his former partner, leaving her lying injured on a roadside verge, a court heard.

She was just eight when she was raped and sexually assaulted multiple times more than 20 years ago - and today she has described how her “evil” abuser has “robbed” her of ever being happy.

A Norwich man has been jailed after being found guilty of a number of child sex offences, including rape, dating back more than two decades.

A Norfolk police officer was injured trying to save the life of a suicidal man following a two-hour stand-off, a court heard.

A dangerous Norfolk sex offender who raped a six year-old girl has been given a 22 year extended sentence and placed on the sex offenders’ register for life.

An 86-year-old man has been warned he faces jail after he was convicted of a string of historical sexual offences against three girls.

A drug dealer who feared he had cancer claimed he sold cannabis to fund his own self-medication, a court heard.

A burglar who stole antiques from a couple’s home was identified by his ‘distinctive’ bald patch, a court heard.

An inquest into the death of a man who was attacked in a Morrisons supermarket will not be resumed.

A “high risk” offender who carried out sex attacks on four women and robbed three men in a four-hour crime spree has been jailed for life.

A judge warned that anyone using a blade to slash someone’s face must expect immediate custody after he jailed a woman for a knife attack, in Norwich, which left a young woman scarred for life.

A rape victim’s four-year wait for justice is finally over with her attacker starting a 16-year jail sentence today.

A judge has praised the courage of a rape victim who was forced to come to court three times to give evidence against her abuser after his previous convictions were quashed.

A 91-year-old Norwich woman bravely fought off a robber by swinging her heavy shopping bag at him, a court heard.

A 71-year-old has been found not guilty of committing grievous bodily harm and unlawful wounding against her older sister.

A “despicable” robber on a bike, who terrorised and robbed seven vulnerable elderly people around Norwich, has admitted to the 17-day crime spree.

A 50-year-old man has admitted a string of sexual grooming offences when he appeared at Norwich Crown Court.

An autistic man who keeps filming police has denied breaching his court order by making obscene gestures to two police officers.

A man who had been cleared of the murder of a man in a Wymondham supermarket was arrested on suspicion of being in contempt of court.

A 20-year-old who killed another man after he attacked him in a Wymondham supermarket has been sentenced to 11 years detention.

Two London drug dealers “invaded” the property of a vulnerable Norwich woman and used it as a base to sell cocaine and heroin, a court heard.

A judge has spoken out about the growing number of cases of thefts from vulnerable older people after hearing how a woman stole more than £9,000 from an elderly Norwich pensioner she befriended.

Two armed would-be robbers who were fended off by a shopkeeper wielding a fold-up chair have been told to expect immediate jail.

A drug addict with 56 convictions for 137 offences “overdosed” when he found more than 100 wraps of Class A drugs and was arrested in hospital.

An autistic man who keeps filming police has been released from prison after a care plan was put in place to help him.

The jury hearing the trial of a man accused of a Norwich city centre crime spree has been sent home for the night.

The jury have been sent out to consider their verdicts in the trial of a man accused of a Norwich city centre crime spree.

The barrister of a man accused of carrying out sex attacks and robberies during a city centre crime spree claimed the prosecution had “shoehorned” what happened to try to fit the facts of the case.

A man accused of carrying out sex attacks and robberies during a city centre crime spree has chosen not to give evidence in court.

A single mother dying of a brain tumour who “should not have been on the road” has been spared jail after killing a “bright and fun-loving” 21-year-old.

A care worker who bullied and abused “incredibly vulnerable” elderly people with dementia has been jailed for nine months.

A jury has been sworn in to try a man accused of multiple rapes and robberies in a city centre crime spree.

A 72-year-old former Scout leader, who carried out a series of sex assaults on a young girl, has been jailed for 12 years and placed on the sex offenders register for life.

A Norwich Crown Court jury hearing the trial of two men, accused of a fatal attack on a 26-year-old man in a Morrisons supermarket, will resume deliberations.

A Norwich Crown Court jury hearing the trial of two men, accused of a fatal attack on a 26-year-old man in a Morrisons supermarket, are due to resume their deliberations.

A Norwich Crown Court jury hearing the trial of two men, accused of a fatal attack on a 26-year-old man in a Morrisons supermarket, have been sent home for the night.

A Norwich Crown Court jury hearing the trial of two men, accused of a fatal attack on a 26-year-old man in a Morrisons supermarket, have been sent out to consider its verdicts.

A 37-year-old has admitted killing a man in Thetford almost a year ago.

A Norwich care worker has been found guilty of ill-treating and bullying behaviour towards elderly residents suffering with dementia.

An “experienced boxer” who fractured a man’s skull with a single punch at King’s Lynn bus station last winter has escaped immediate jail after a plea from his victim.

A 50-year-old Norwich man is due to stand trial at Norwich Crown Court later this month on a series of rape and sex assault charges which are alleged to have happened over a five day period.

A 61 year old woman deemed unfit to work could lose her home after being overpaid more than £18,000 in benefits.

The mother of a woman who was brutally murdered by a serial abuser has said she never wants to hear his name again, after his appeal against sentence was dismissed.

The man convicted of the brutal murder of his former partner Kerri McAuley has had his appeal against his sentence dismissed.

The man convicted of the brutal murder of his former partner Kerri McAuley is to have his appeal against sentence heard.

A man who carried out a series of sex offences involving “vulnerable young women on buses” in Norwich has been jailed.

The director of a former Norwich-based architectural firm has pleaded guilty to fraud.

A former treasurer of a pre-school group who stole nearly £32,000 to pay off her debts escaped an immediate jail term for the sake of her young family

She was a caring, fun loving girl with a heart of gold who was killed in the most horrific way imaginable.

Two London drug dealers who made almost £50,000 from selling Class A drugs in King’s Lynn will only have to repay the cash found in their pockets.

A Norwich man who has denied 14 charges, including six rapes - alleged to have happened on a single day - will now also face two further allegations.

A man has admitted carrying out a series of sex offences involving women travelling on Norwich buses using routes near the University of East Anglia and the train station.

A man who installed an iron gate which fell on a grandmother and crushed her to death has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.

A dangerous driver who had taken cocaine to stay awake to help care for his sick baby, was clocked going 120mph on the A47, near Norwich, in a bid to escape police, a court heard.

A former staff member at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has been jailed 32 months for a “mean and despicable” theft of £153,000 from the hospital’s charitable fund.

A Norwich MP is to be given an update into a homicide review being carried out into the death of a woman who was brutally murdered by a serial abuser.

A motorist who drove dangerously in Norwich was told by a judge it was fortunate no one was seriously injured by his driving.

A man who installed an iron gate which fell on a grandmother and crushed her to death has been found guilty of her manslaughter by gross negligence and warned he faces jail.

The family of a woman who was brutally murdered by a serial abuser has been told that her death would not be in vain.

Two men have denied murdering a 26-year-old who was attacked inside a Morrisons supermarket.

A former soldier from Cringleford accused of the murder of 83-year-old Peter Wrighton could stand trial in February next year.

Here is our monthly look back at some of the criminals jailed in Norfolk courts in July.

An inquest has opened into the death of Nick Rogers, who died after an assault at Wymondham Morrisons supermarket on July 17.

A 43-year-old man and his 19-year-old nephew have appeared in court for a second time today charged with the murder of Nick Rogers following an attack at Wymondham’s Morrisons supermarket and could face trial in December.

A man jailed for a minimum of 24 years after being found guilty of the “brutal” murder of his former partner Kerri McAuley has lodged an appeal against his sentence, it has emerged.

A gang of would-be robbers who were on their way to carry out a violent raid on a village pub were foiled by armed police who got wind of the plot and planted a listening device.

A bid by the region’s mental health trust to reduce the amount they were fined after a dementia patient drowned has failed at the Court of Appeal.

He has spent the past two decades making the lives of householders and business owners a misery by targeting them as part of a string of raids.

The heartbroken family of domestic violence victim Kerri McAuley today made this demand - “change the law before it happens again”.

Joe Storey will serve a minimum of 24 years in jail after being found guilty of murdering his former partner Kerri McAuley following a “sustained and brutal” attack in her Norwich home.

The “failings” that meant a convicted killer was not in court to attend his sentencing hearing for the brutal murder of a Norwich mother of two have added to the sense of grief and loss suffered by the victim’s family.

The sentencing of a man convicted of the brutal murder of a Norwich mother of two has had to be adjourned because the killer told prison bosses he did not need to attend the hearing in person.

A 44-year-old Sheringham man jailed after a cannabis stash was found at his home has been ordered to sell his Porsche car as part of a court order to pay back £11,830.

A Norfolk man who sexually abused six young girls has been given an extended 17-year sentence by a judge who said he posed a “significant risk” to women.

A Blofield glazier has spoken of his relief after being cleared of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

A jury hearing the trial of a Blofield glazier accused of causing serious injury by dangerous driving when part of a sheet of glass sheared off and smashed into another car has heard closing speeches.

A man stabbed his friend eight times causing a punctured lung after falling out over a discarded cigarette.

A man who burgled the Norwich sheltered home of an 85-year-old pensioner as she slept in her bed has been jailed for 20 months.

A Dereham man has been jailed for a minimum of 28 years for murdering a pensioner in his own home in a “savage” attack that caused 100 separate injuries.

A 55 year-old Cromer woman has been warned she could face jail after she admitted unlawfully wounding a man on Christmas Day.

A man who was found by police with a knife on a train in Norwich has been jailed.

The owner of a village shop watched on CCTV as raiders targeted his store for the second time in just a few days, a court has heard.

A 49-year-old man who “exploited the kind nature” of his victim has admitted murdering Brian Heed who was left undiscovered for days at a house in Toftwood, Dereham.

A builder jailed after he left more than 70 homeowners out of pocket has been ordered to pay nearly £15,000 back to his dissatisfied customers.

A teenager today denied firearms offences when he appeared at Norwich Crown Court.

A man who has been jailed for a prison sentence for a “wicked” campaign of historical sexual abuse against girls has been sentenced after admitting further offences.

A former police officer convicted of possessing and making indecent images of children, was back in court after breaching his order, by sending two text messages to a teenage girl.

A company was today fined £50,000 after a man suffocated while working in a grain silo on his father’s farm.

Two men were involved in an armed robbery on a Norwich convenience store in which a terrified female worker had an imitation firearm pointed at her stomach, and was forced to hand over more than £900 in cash, a court heard.

A trusted worker, who stole thousands of pounds from a newsagents to fund her gambling addiction to scratchcards, has been ordered to pay back £58,800, or face going back to jail for a further 15 months.

A man charged in connection with the murder of a 69-year-old man in Toftwood appeared at Norwich Crown Court.

An apology has been issued to victims of sexual abuse who were “let down” following a decision more than 20 years ago not to prosecute a man who is today starting a 21-year jail term.

A Norwich pensioner has today been jailed for 21 years in prison after he was convicted of a string of historical sexual offences against nine victims.

A respected farming conservationist and broadcaster Chris Skinner told a court he was abandoning his appeal to get his shotgun licence back from Norfolk police after a judge called for a “compromise” to be reached.

The most awesome mummy - that is how a Norwich woman who was killed at the weekend has today been described by her sons.

A man charged with the murder of a Norwich mother of two is expected to stand trial later this year.

A sex offender drawn into the “web of abuse” involving Norwich paedophile Roy Reynolds in the 1990s, has been given a two year suspended jail term.

A woman was given a four-month jail sentence, suspended for 12 months, after admitting she over claimed on her tax credits.

A man who 18 years ago was described as a “career paedophile” has been sentenced to 16 months in jail after fresh allegations came to light.

A Norwich pensioner is today facing a long jail sentence after he was convicted of a string of historical sexual offences against nine victims.

The victims of a £1m conman today describe how the former Norfolk police officer almost ruined a new business and led to some of the hardest days of their lives.

A woman’s attempted knifepoint robbery of a pensioner, at a Hoveton cashpoint, was foiled after she was tackled by the brave victim helped by members of the public, a court heard.

A Norfolk and Suffolk NHS trust has been fined £366,000 for health and safety failings after a 78-year-old patient was found drowned in a bath on a hospital ward.

A trustee, who stole nearly £7,000 from a Norfolk wildlife charity, has been given a suspended jail sentence and ordered to pay back the money by cashing in his pension.

A former Norfolk police worker drugged three young girls so he could sexually assault them and film it on his phone, and sexually abused three other victims while they were asleep.

A woman sprayed a fire extinguisher in the face of a vulnerable burglary victim so she could steal her purse containing just £2, a court heard.

A judge warned that people must feel free to go out in safety at night after he jailed a drunken robber, who grabbed a woman’s bag after she left a nightclub.

A dangerous sex offender is today starting a life jail sentence after terrorising three women in a crime rampage in rural Norfolk.

A convicted sex offender, who committed a sexual offence against a woman, and also breached the terms of a court order, has been jailed for 10 months.

A children’s party organiser, who raped a young girl in the Great Yarmouth area, has been jailed for 17 years and placed on the sex offender’s register for life.

A conman who carried out a series of frauds around King’s Lynn and Scotland gaining more than £30,000 has been jailed for 18 months.

Courts are avoiding punishing criminals with unpaid work because it is not being supervised properly, according to a senior Norwich judge.

A man described as “every woman’s nightmare” is today starting a jail sentence after he admitting attempting to rape a woman on a night out in Norwich.

A judge warned that anyone using a glass as a weapon would be jailed after he imposed a 14-month sentence on a man who sliced a man’s ear in an attack in a King’s Lynn nightclub, a court heard.

A man banned from possessing firearms, who was found to have air rifles at his home, was given a eight month suspended jail term, despite him telling the judge he wanted to go straight to prison.

Four members of a drugs gang involved in bringing tens of thousands of pounds worth of heroin from Liverpool to sell in the streets of Norwich, have been given jail sentences totalling more than 20 years.

Two “highly professional” conmen swindled family jewellery businesses out of more than £35,000, including a Norwich store, by switching valuable gold chains for cheap, worthless ones, a court heard.

A man admitted carrying out a sex attack on a woman, who was on a night out, in Norwich.

A 74 year-old man has been jailed for 14 years and placed on the sex offender’s register for life for a “campaign” of sex abuse involving three young girls.

The jury hearing the trial of two men accused of stabbing a man to death over a drugs deal has been sent home for the night and is due to continue with its deilberationstomorrow

Here is our monthly look back at some of the criminals jailed in Norfolk and Suffolk courts in May.

A 48 year-old man who repeatedly raped a young girl has been given a 14-year prison sentence.

The family of a 40-year-old who was kicked to death outside a pub in Great Yarmouth today say they can finally lay him to rest after a fourth man was convicted of his murder - following a third trial.

A man has been jailed for life after being found guilty of the murder of a 40-year-old who was kicked to death outside a pub in Great Yarmouth.

Jurorshave been sent home for the night in the trial of a manaccused of the murder of a 40 year-old man who was kicked to death outside a pub.

Here is our monthly look back at some of the criminals jailed in Norfolk courts in April.

A Norwich man has been cleared of raping two women he met on an internet dating site, but was convicted of one count of sex assault on one of the women.

A jury hearing the case of a man accused of raping two women he met on an internet dating site has been sent home for the weekend.

The bravery of a young sexual abuse victim has today been hailed by police after his abuser was jailed.

A man, who burgled a home in Great Yarmouth, in which jewellery of sentimental value was stolen has been jailed for 12 months.

Here is our monthly look back at some of the criminals jailed in Norfolk courts in March.

A man has been jailed after admitting a “campaign” of serious sexual offences against a girl.

Four men who imprisoned a man in a vehicle in Thetford and beat him up were jailed for 21 years at Norwich Crown Court today.

A man has denied the murder of 50 year-old Lee Tingle, who was found dead at a block of flats in Suffolk Square, Norwich.

Two men will stand trial later this year for the murder of another man in Great Yarmouth.

A teenager who was high on cannabis left a woman in hospital with serious injuries after a “terrible” piece of driving.

The first blow has been struck in the battle against roof raiders who threaten the region’s heritage after a man admitted stealing lead of up to £40,000 from two Norfolk churches.

A man, who threatened staff with a knife when he attempted to rob a holiday park in Oulton Broad, has been jailed for 32 months.

A Norfolk firearms dealer, who helped supply weapons to a parish council chairman - amassing the biggest hoard of illegal weapons ever uncovered in the UK - has been jailed for six years.

Two men involved in a fight in Prince of Wales Road in Norwich have been banned from going to the area at night for the next four months by a judge who said the courts took a strong view of this sort of behaviour.

A man who carried out an unprovoked attack on a victim outside a Great Yarmouth nightclub, leaving him needing major facial surgery, has been given an eight-year prison sentence.

A credit controller for Anglian Home Improvement, who stole more than £250,000, which he used to treat his family, has been jailed for 28 months.

A man is today starting a five year jail sentence after admitting possession of a prohibited weapon in the city’s clubland.

The judge has started his summing up in the trial of five men accused of involvement in kidnapping a man, in Thetford.

The jury hearing the trial of five men accused of involvement in kidnapping a man in Thetford has been listening to closing speeches in the trial.

A 61-year-old Norfolk man who claimed more than £50,000 in benefits while working in Nigeria has been handed a nine-month suspended sentence.

A burglar caught red-handed breaking into a Sprowston home at night while a family was asleep, burgled another property while released on bail, a court heard.

A man has been spared jail after he struck his daughter’s partner in the face with a metal bar after hearing they had been on a four day drink and drugs bender, a court has heard.

A man found with £1000 of heroin and cocaine packaged and ready to sell on the streets has been jailed for six years.

A man who threatened a man with a craft knife and tried to rob him of tobacco has been jailed for 26 months.

A Norfolk firearms dealer found guilty of helping a parish council chairman amass the biggest hoard of illegal weapons ever uncovered in the UK has been warned he faces a lengthy jail term.

A former director of a Norwich-based will, probate and inheritance services company has been ordered to pay more than £1m in compensation to hundreds of Norfolk charities or face a further seven years in jail.

A man who led police on a high speed chase which had to be called off because it was too dangerous has been jailed.

Updated Man jailed for sex assault on horse in Norfolk

Friday, October 23, 2015

A 31-year-old man has today been jailed for a total of 14 months after pleading guilty to assaulting a horse in Redenhall, near Harleston earlier this year.

The jury in the trial of a man accused of taking part in an attack where a man was kicked to death outside a Great Yarmouth pub have been discharged by the judge.

A Norwich sex offender, who breached his court order when he was found with indecent images of children, has been given a last chance to get help.

Listen to the 999 call and watch the video footage as six men are sentenced to 32 years in prison for a “professionally planned” armed robbery at Winsor Bishop jewellers in Norwich.

Damage has been done to a river cruiser which crashed on the Norfolk Broads, causing injury to one of the crew.

A Norwich man has admitted impersonating a police officer and possessing an imitation firearm when he appeared at Norwich Crown Court.

A married father of three has admitted sexually attacking a horse.

Three men have been jailed for a total of 20 years after a man was systematically beaten over more than two days over a drugs debt.

A judge has sentenced a death crash driver to 30 months in prison despite an emotional plea for leniency from the partner of the passenger who lost her life.

A police officer whose arm was broken and left “hanging like spaghetti” following a struggle during an arrest said he has never experienced anything like it in his career.

A man found with 180 indecent images of children has been given a three year community order so he can get the help he needs.

A prolific Norwich shoplifter, who was said to be unable to resist stealing items when using self-service checkouts, has been jailed for 22 months.

A disgraced former Norfolk teacher was jailed on Wednesday for 10 months for possessing hundreds of indecent images of children.

A man, who raped and brutally attacked a prostitute in a Norwich alleyway, has been jailed for 18 years.

A shopworker who sold counterfeit illegal tobacco has been jailed for eight months by a judge who said he had put people’s health in danger.

A young man who savagely attacked a police officer knocked a man unconscious with a wooden bat just months later, it has emerged.

A man, who raped and brutally attacked a prostitute in a Norwich alleyway, has been told he faces a lengthy jail term.

A man who stole more than £3000 worth of valuables from a home in East Carleton, including an irreplaceable watch, has been jailed for 20 months.

A man today admitted attempting to kill a woman in the Lakenham area of the city earlier this year.

A man with mental health problems, who tied up a 15 year -old boy and told him he could watch him “fry” when he tried to electrocute himself, has been given a nine month suspended sentence and ordered to get the treatment he needs.

A burglar who broke into two charity shops and had a haircut while inside has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

Four men are starting custodial sentences today for the parts they played in an altercation outside a Norwich taxi office in which one man was left in a coma for a month and partially deaf in one ear for the rest of his life.

The boss of a centre which supports victims of sexual assault said the high-profile case of a predator who was jailed after targeting women across the region might encourage other people to report crimes.

Life should mean life - that is a call being made after the sentencing of a serial sex attacker who could be free in 10 years despite being given a life sentence.

A 61-year-old man from Norwich has been jailed after he admitted breaching a sexual offences prevention order (SOPO) by taking up a job as a paperboy.

A “sexual predator” who raped a student in a Norwich car park and admitted a series of attacks on women spanning almost 30 years has been sentenced to life in prison.

A 61-year-old man from Norwich has been jailed after he admitted breaching a sexual offences prevention order (SOPO) by taking up a job as a paperboy.

A former Norfolk headmaster convicted of a string of historic sex attacks, whose body was found in the River Thames, had a note on him, an inquest has heard.

A “dangerous” 20-year-old who shot two dogs and stabbed two people kept “chilling” notebooks about killing and dismembering people, a court heard.

A man who put lives at risk when he carried out an arson attack on a caravan in an attempt to cover up a break-in, has been jailed for six years.

A man who was found with 37 wraps of crack cocaine and heroin when he was searched by police, in Norwich, has been given a two year suspended jail term so he can get help he needs.

A man, who falsely claimed more than £28,000 in benefits while working as a psychic counsellor has been given a six month suspended jail term and told he might have to sell his home to pay the cash back.

A man arrested on suspicion of drugs offences was later taken to hospital for x-rays which showed he had swallowed packets of cocaine and heroin with a street value of nearly £3500, a court heard.

A 27-year-old who knocked a man unconscious and then admitted kicking him in the head while he was on the ground has been jailed.

How many more victims? That is the question being asked by police forces in the region today after a serial sex attacker admitted raping a woman in Norwich and a string of other offences across the east of England.

A struggling Norfolk farmer turned to crime to try to keep his farm going by allowing cannabis to grown in his outbuildings and he also stole piglets from another farmer, which could have had serious repercussions for the pig industry, a court heard.

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