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West Norfolk Borough Council 'assessing the situation' at Old Hunstanton

West Norfolk Borough council has tweeted to say it's assessing the situation along with other agencies, after a whale became stranded on a Hunstanton Beach.

The council says it's 'not encouraging' people to visit the site, but asks that people who do go are mindful of their personal safety.

'Desperate attempts' to save stranded Hunstanton whale

A sperm whale is stranded on a beach at Old Hunstanton Credit: Scott Baldry
The latest picture of the whale Credit: Jacob Morris

Local councillor Kate Dunbar says 'desperate attempts' are being made to save the life of a sperm whale stranded at Hunstanton.

Coastguards and employees from Hunstanton Sea Life Centre are at the scene. Dunbar says they're pouring buckets of water over the whale to make it more comfortable as the wind and the sun are drying it out.

She said that although the whale isn't moving it's alive and breathing.


Update: Sperm whale stranded off Hunstanton

A picture of the whale taken by a local naturalist Credit: Robert S J Smith

British Divers Marine Life Rescue have confirmed they're not trying to save the whale stranded off the Norfolk Coast. A spokesperson said the whale was already close to death.

The young male sperm whale washed up on a sandbank at Old Hunstanton.

It comes about two weeks after another sperm whale died after becoming stuck in shallow waters in Hunstanton.

Shortly afterwards four sperm whales washed up on the Lincolnshire coast.

Experts say 2 whales were washed up overnight in Germany, and 1 was found in Holland.

Latest phase of major Clacton revamp approved

The coastline at Clacton. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A major revamp of a landmark site on Clacton seafront has been given the thumbs up.

The £1m plans for a new children's water park on Marine Parade East, as well as extra covered areas for new attractions, will form the third phase of the redevelopment on Clacton Pavillion.

The proposals have been approved by Tendring District Council.

Woman jailed for throwing glass at victim's head

Zoe Pooley has been jailed. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A woman from Cambridgeshire who threw a glass at another woman’s head has been jailed for two years.

Zoe Pooley, 24, of Peas Hill Road in March, pleaded guilty to assault at Peterborough Crown Court.

The court heard how Pooley was drinking at the Ye Old Griffin Hotel on March High Street in December 2014 when she hit a woman in her 40s over the head with a glass.

The victim was taken to hospital and treated for multiple cuts to her head.

Pooley was taken outside by staff and went on to bite and scratch two other women before she was arrested by police.

Detective Constable Emily Nutton said: “This was a particularly vicious and unprovoked attack which left one of the victims with several cuts to her head.”


Elderly man threatened with iron bar during robbery

Elderly man threatened with iron bar in Tipps End, Norfolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

An elderly man was threatened with what is thought to have been an iron bar when two men forced their way into his home in West Norfolk.

It happened at Wisbech Road in Tipps End, near Welney, last Thursday, January 28th, between 5.10pm and 5.30pm in the evening.

The men stole cash before running away.

The victim was not hurt.

Teenager arrested over Ipswich stabbing

A teenage boy has been arrested following a stabbing in Ipswich.

It happened near a bus stop at the junction of Pickwick Road and Dickens Road last night (Wednesday).

The victim, aged in his thirties, has been taken to hospital for treatment with potential life-changing injuries.

A 17-year-old boy from Ipswich has been arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm in connection with this incident.

Any witnesses are asked to contact Ipswich CID on 101 quoting reference CAD 391 of 3 February.

Man accused of Northampton murder to appear in court

India Chipchase was found dead in a property in Northampton.

A 51-year-old man will return to court today charged with killing Northampton woman India Chipchase.

The 20-year-old's body was found in a property in the town at the weekend after going missing on a night out.

Edward Tenniswood, of Stanley Road, Northampton, has been charged with her murder and is due to appear at Northampton Crown Court.

Police say there will be extra officers in the town centre this weekend to reassure people a week on from the death.

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