North Norfolk Crime

Tue, 14:50

A prison built on the former RAF Coltishall site is “overwhelmingly safe” but was not focused enough on the resettlement needs of sex offenders, according to a report.

There must be no let up in the fight to eradicate rural crime despite encouraging signs the cost to vulnerable, remote communities in Norfolk is reducing, the county’s police commissioner has said.

A driver caught doing 105mph in a 30mph zone was one of 180 motorists found to be doing 100mph or more on Norfolk’s roads last year.


Farmers’ leaders fear there will be an increase in hare coursing after the harvest.

Downham Market

Aylsham residents are being encouraged to join existing volunteers to restart Aylsham Community Speed Watch which disbanded last year due to the coordinators ill health.

Lorne Green

A leading public health charity has called for more investment in substance misuse prevention, after deaths related to drugs in the region soared.

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Police are appealing for information following the theft of a John Deere Satellite Dome and display screen from Saxthorpe, near Aylsham.


The trial of a former EastEnders actor accused of sexual offences against four teenage girls has been delayed.

Norwich Crown Court

The minister for shipping took time out from his summer holiday to visit Wells lifeboat station and meet the volunteers.

The trial of a former EastEnders actor from Sheringham will begin tomorrow at Norwich Crown Court after the jury was sworn in and sent home.

“Speeding is serious whatever the road, but through rural villages the dangers can be intensified.”

Anyone feeling threatened by a cold caller is urged to dial 999.

A Norfolk man is among a gang who have been jailed for a total of 90 years after being involved in the biggest conspiracy to cultivate cannabis ever uncovered in the UK.

Norfolk police

Norfolk police are working with forces outside the county as they continue their search for ram raiders who remain at large.

Police could have missed the opportunity to catch ram raiders red handed after failing to take immediate action after being called by a witness who saw the criminals at work.

Police have issued a fresh reminder for people to ‘lock up and lock away’ their agricultural equipment and machinery as the busy farming season continues.

Ram-raiders have struck in north Norfolk for the second time in a week.

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Stalham residents have been left devastated after burglars stole jewellery as well as virtually worthless items from an address in Moor Lane

Norfolk Police

Vulnerable young people who are exploited by London gangs to transport drugs into Norfolk should be treated as victims, rather than criminals, according to the NSPCC.

Norfolk Police

Four men who were in a gang stealing lead from rural Norfolk church roofs were caught by police near Wisbech after a chase, Norwich Crown Court heard.

A police campaign targeting drink and drug drivers on the roads of Norfolk and Suffolk over the course of June has led to more than 80 motorists being prosecuted.

The number of calls made to a leading charity with concerns about children being left home alone has soared by more than 63pc.

A resident has described the moment she heard ram raiders smash a hole in the wall of a supermarket in a small north Norfolk coastal town during the early hours of Monday morning.

Police are warning residents across North Norfolk to remain vigilant after four break-ins were reported in one area in as many days.

Ram raiders have hit a supermarket in Wells this morning.

Police are appealing for information after a trailer was stolen in Scottow, near North Walsham.

North Walsham

Concert wars appear to have broken out in Norfolk after a row between the organisers of two separate events ended up with a BBC presenter attending a police station following a live show.

Norfolk police

Drivers using mobile phones will be targeted by police driving unmarked cars and motorcycles as well as marked cars in a new crackdown.

Every day at least one illegal firearm on average is taken off the streets of Norfolk as figures reveal thousands of weapons were seized by police.

Concern is growing for the welfare of a missing 16-year-old girl from Stalham.

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