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Water to return to Aylsham properties after burst main fixed

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Raveena Ghattaura

A burst water main which left properties in Aylsham without water this morning has been fixed.

Anglian Water said the repair, at Red Lion Street in the town, had been completed and the supply would soon begin to return to homes and businesses.

Three schools in the town have been closed today because of the disruption.

"We’re really sorry customers in Aylsham had low pressure or no water this morning. A burst on Red Lion Street was being repaired in the early hours of this morning and it is now fixed. Water will be returning to customers now and we’re grateful for everyone’s patience."

– Anglian Water spokesman.

A spokesman said the entire town had been affected "to varying degrees".


Five pence charge means six billion fewer plastic bags

Five pence charge means six billion fewer plastic bags Credit: ITV Anglia

Shoppers are using six billion fewer plastic bags since the government introduced a five pence charge - that's a fall of 85 per cent.

Aylsham in Norfolk was one of the first places in the country to discourage shoppers from using plastic bags. Eight years ago 120 traders signed up to the Aylsham Plastic Bag Free campaign.

Woman left with serious injuries following dog attack

A woman was left with serious injuries after being bitten by a dog in Aylsham.

The attack happened on Monday August 11 at about 10am when the victim, a woman in her mid-60s, was walking her dog next to the park, locally known as The Cage, near to Mileham Drive and Marriott's Way.

The victim’s dog was attacked by a Staffordshire bull terrier, one of two dogs being walked by a young girl.

The woman intervened and suffered several serious injuries to her hands.

Investigating officer, PC Pauline Gray, said: "The young girl walking the dogs was very distressed by what happened and stated she was walking the dogs for their owners.

"Unfortunately no details were exchanged and we’re keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information concerning the owners.

"The victim was bitten several times causing injuries to her hand which will require further hospital treatment.”

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Man released on bail after Norfolk death

A man arrested in connection with the death of a man in Norfolk has been released on bail.

Police were called to a house on John of Gaunt Close in Aylsham at just after 4.30pm yesterday afternoon. Inside they found the body of a 24-year-old man.

Officers arrested a 29-year-old man. He has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Detectives say that they are treating the man's death as unexplained, and that a post mortem will be carried out in due course.


Police investigate Norfolk death

The man was found dead at John of Gaunt Close yesterday Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are investigating after a man was found dead at a house in Norfolk.

Paramedics were called to John of Gaunt Close in Aylsham at about 4.30 yesterday afternoon. They found the body of a man, who is thought to be in his twenties.

Police are treating the death as unexplained Credit: ITV News Anglia

Detectives have arrested a 29-year-old man, and say he is helping them with their inquiries. They are treating the death as unexplained.

Unexplained death in Aylsham

Police are investigating after a man's body was discovered at an address in Aylsham yesterday (Saturday 1 February).

Officers were called to an address in John O’Gaunt Close at about 4.40pm by paramedics after the body of a man, believed to be in his 20s, was found inside.

Detectives are looking into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death which is being treated as unexplained at this stage.

A 29-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is helping police with their enquiries.

Police hunt train vandals

Damaged train at Bure Valley Railway Credit: Norfolk Police

Police in Aylsham are appealing for information after vandals damaged a carriage at Bure Valley Railway. The incident happened overnight on Wednesday - it's thought the culprits climbed over a 4ft fence to get into the station.

The offenders then sprayed graffiti on the side of a railway carriage and police believe this could be linked to a similar incident which happened at Sheringham on the Poppy Line overnight on Tuesday 14 January when a restaurant carriage was damaged.

Body found in water at Erpingham near Aylsham

Norfolk Police are investigating after a body was found in water at Erpingham near Aylsham last night.

A member of the public discovered the body at Scarrow Beck at around 8.30pm. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the identity of the individual and a police cordon remains in place.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained but police have said at this stage there are no indications of third party involvement.

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