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Police investigating attack on Puppet Man's stereo in Great Yarmouth

An image of Puppet Man's stereo having water thrown over it has been circulated on social media. Credit: Twitter / @kettleteasdel

Police in Norfolk are investigating an incident where water was poured over a stereo being used by the street entertainer known as "Puppet Man".

He was performing in Great Yarmouth when the incident was captured on camera and circulated via social media sparking outrage.

The "Puppet Man", whose real name is David Perry, has been entertaining shoppers in Norwich and Great Yarmouth for many years.

Police are appealing for witness to contact them.


Elderly woman's mobility scooter stolen from outside bookmakers

Thieves stole a 72-year-old woman's mobility scooter from outside a bookmakers in Essex and tried to sell it.

The scooter was stolen from Broadway in Pitsea on May 18.

Later that day it was taken to Lifestyle and Mobility shop in Basildon where attempts were made to sell it.

When staff refused to buy the scooter, suspects became verbally abusive and caused damage to the store on their way out.

Investigating officer Pc Zhak Burrows said: "The elderly victim relies on the mobility scooter to get around and this theft caused him distress as well as had a big impact on his lifestyle.”

Police have released CCTV of two women they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

Anyone who recognises the women is asked to call Pc Burrows on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Do you recognise this woman? Credit: Essex Police
Do you recognise this woman? Credit: Essex Police


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Four men in an Essex pub come up with spoof version of Hollywood blockbuster Ant-Man

A group of friends from Stansted Mountfitchet in Essex have made a spoof film about comic-book superhero Ant-Man.

Marvel Entertainment are releasing their big budget film of the same name but four men in a pub came up with their own alternative.

The amateur video 'The Search for Ant-Man' has become an internet phenomenon.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Liz Summers

Come on Eileen! Still driving at 103 years old

Eileen Ash is still driving at 103 Credit: ITV News

The car hadn't long been invented when Eileen Ash from Norwich was born.

Yet she's still driving one at the age of 103 - one of only 19 motorists across the country still behind the wheel at that age.

She was featured in a special ITV programme about centenarians still in the fast lane called 100 Year Old Drivers Ride Again.

How to cool down in the heat - use a giant water slide!

The fun way to cool down in the heat! Credit: Emily Knight

A huge inflatable water slide has been set up in Norwich city centre as part of the Lord Mayor’s Celebration events.

Hundreds of spectators lined the streets to see people having a go on 100-metre three lane SlideRider.

Credit: Emily Knight

The slide was there to raise money for Cancer Research UK. It was also the perfect way to cool down in the heat!

Credit: Emily Knight
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