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MK riding high thanks to World Cup fever

It's been an exciting week as the Rugby World Cup came to town and while they must have hoped for Stadium MK to be beamed around the world they could never have dreamed just how many were going to watch last Saturday. In Japan alone over 25 million tuned in to watch their side beat Samoa, a new national record audience. Tonight is the last of three games to be played at the stadium and while Fiji against Uruguay isn't likely to get such big numbers watching on telly, anyone going along is promised special treatment as Matt Hudson has been finding out.

Frankel foals go up for auction

Horses sired by champion thoroughbred Frankel are going on sale 18 horses are being sold at auction in Newmarket over the next three days. Tattersalls has catalogued more than 500 lots in book one of their October yearling sale. One of his foals recently sold in Ireland for more than a million pounds. You can watch Emily Knight's report by clicking below.


Faces of the six raiders jailed for Norwich jewel shop raid

The six men from London jailed for jewel shop raid in Norwich Credit: Norfolk Police

A gang of six men from London who robbed a Norwich jewellers shop while shoppers looked on have been jailed for 37 years. The gang smashed their way into Winsor Bishop using axes and hammers before escaping on their mopeds as police gave chase.

BREAKING: Gang get 37 years for jewel shop raid in Norwich

A gang from London who raided a jewellery shop in Norwich have been sentenced to 37 years in total.

Bradley McMillan(21) from Islington was given 6 years; Curtis Bradbury, (21) from Hillingdon got 11 years 17-year-old Dillon Zambon from Islington three years ; Alfredo Rojasvargas(24) from Islington 6 years; Tommy McKenzie(25) from Hillingdon 6 years and 18-year-old Mark Maloney(18) from Islington 5 years. The Judge said they all got the maximum discount on sentences because they'd pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity.


Vintage 1931 Bentley involved in crash that injured five

The crash happened at Wretham Credit: ITV Anglia

A passenger in a vintage Bentley is being treated for serious head injuries after a crash at Wretham just outside Thetford.

The 1931 Bentley was travelling towards Thetford when it collided with a Renault Scenic in the early hours of Sunday.

A passenger in the vintage car suffered serious head and facial injuries and was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. He's since been transferred to Addenbrooke's Hospital for further treatment, where he remains in a serious condition.

The driver and another passenger sustained minor injuries and were also taken to the NNUH for treatment.

Two people in the Renault suffered minor injuries and were taken to the West Suffolk Hospital for treatment.

Gang 'more Laurel and Hardy' than serious criminals

The Winsor Bishop raiders have been described in court as incompetent Credit: ITV Anglia

Six men being sentenced for a jewellery shop robbery in Norwich have been described as incompetent by one of the defending barristers.

Michael Clare, who was representing Alfredo Rojasvargas, said that allowing themselves to be filmed by passers-by and enveloped by smoke in the shop, indicated they were 'more Laurel and Hardy than serious criminals'.

The case is continuing. All six men are expected to be sentenced this afternoon.

Coach driver admits causing death of 96-year-old woman pedestrian

A coach driver has pleaded guilty to causing the death of a woman pedestrian by careless driving in Colchester.

Kenneth Reeves, 61, of Fordwich Road, Brightlingsea, appeared at Colchester Magistrates Court today, Tuesday, October 6, charged with causing death by careless driving.

The collision in East Hill, Colchester, on January 16, resulted in the death of 96-year-old Nora Hewitt.

Mr Reeves will be sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court during the week commencing October 26.

A man jailed for sexual abuse of 15-year-old girl in Northamptonshire

Craig Harrison has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

A man has been jailed for the sexual abuse of a 15-year-old girl in Northamptonshire.

Craig Harrison, 43, from Mansfield in Nottinghamshire, was sentenced to seven years in prison at Northampton Crown Court today.

He will remain on the sex offender register for life.

“This case highlights our commitment to tackling the sexual exploitation of children.

“I hope the substantial sentence Harrison received today helps serve as a deterrent to offenders and those considering sexual offending against vulnerable children."

– Detective Richard Tompkins, Northamptonshire Police
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