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One lane re-opens northbound after A11 closure in Norfolk

The A11 Credit: ITV News Anglia

One lane has re-opened northbound on the A11 in Norfolk after an accident earlier this morning closed the road.

It happened between the Breckland Lodge roundabout and Ellingham Road just before 8am.

A11 in Norfolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

The closure caused long delays in both directions with tailbacks through Attleborough where traffic was diverted.

Southbound was also affected with long delays, caused by the diversion around the Breckland Lodge roundabout.

Clashes outside court as family arrive for baby death sentencing

Chaotic scenes outside Northampton Crown Court Credit: ITV News Anglia

There were dramatic scenes outside Northampton Crown Court as the mother of a baby who was mauled to death by the family dog, an American Pitbull in October 2014, arrived to be sentenced.

Both the mother and grandmother of six month old Molly-Mae Wotherspoon have admitted owning a banned breed of dog.

At a previous hearing Northampton Crown Court heard the little girl had been left in the care of her grandmother, Susan Aucott, 54.

Her mother Claire Riley, 23, of Merrydale Square, Northampton, had originally denied owning a dog dangerously out of control, but changed her plea at the last moment .

There were clashes with the media outside court Credit: ITV News Anglia

The dog was described by a vet before the attack as the most aggressive she had ever seen.

The court heard Molly Mae suffered severe blood loss from head wounds and died in Northampton Hospital.

The dog, called Bruiser, was put down at the scene. Ownership of pit bulls was banned under the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act. Ms Riley claimed it was a cross breed and therefore not illegal.


Dying puppy found dumped

The Saluki puppy Credit: RSPCA

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a puppy suffering from the deadly parvovirus was dumped on a Norwich footpath.

A dog walker came across the puppy on Tuesday (23 August) on common land near Bowthorpe.

The man rushed the five month-old Saluki puppy to vets and alerted the RSPCA, who are now appealing for information.

Despite the efforts by the vets to save him, the puppy was sadly put to sleep to prevent him from suffering further.


Revised plans for rail freight depot


Developers behind a controversial .rail freight depot to be built in the Northamptonshire countryside have published revised plans, which promise to protect public rights of way and views in the area. The Rail Central depot has caused anger in the nearby village of Blisworth, with some residents saying they'll be forced to sell their homes. It could create 8000 jobs.

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