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Two teens arrested after rape in seaside town

Two teenaged man have been arrested in connection with a rape in Cromer. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two men, aged in their late teens, have been arrested in connection the rape of a woman in Cromer.

The men were arrested after attending Cromer police station and have being questioned in Aylsham on suspicion of rape.

It follows an incident on Friday 18 August at about 11.30pm when a woman in her late teens reported being raped at a bus stop on Cadogan Road by two men.

Holidaymakers asked for cash to support seaside lifeguards

Cromer is the first place in East Anglia for ask holidaymakers for cash to fund the lifeguards. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Holidaymakers in the Norfolk seaside resort of Cromer are being encouraged to give financial support to help pay for the lifeguards there in the future.

It is a busy time for the emergency services as ten of thousands of people are expected to flock to the beaches for the last bank holiday weekend of the summer.

Cromer is the first place in East Anglia where the public is being asked to help with funding and the target this year is £32,000.

North Norfolk council pays for most of the lifeguard's salaries but it's funding for the equipment and training that the RNLI want the public's support for.

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Norfolk police to carry out review into Cromer disorder

Norfolk Police has announced it'll carry out an internal review of the way it dealt with problems at Cromer last weekend - following a visit by the Chief Constable to the seaside town.

There were reports of trouble and businesses shut early on one of the busiest weekends of the year as tensions rose following the arrival of travellers at the resort.

Many people have been critical of the way police dealt with the problems, but Simon Bailey says he has listened to concerns raised by the community and lessons will be learnt.

People in Cromer are feeling very angry, let down and fearful of the same holiday period this time next year.

This is why it is so important that I want to give a reassuring message to those visiting Cromer and the residents that there will be additional resources in Cromer this weekend.

I will be working very closely with partners that the lawlessness we saw won't happen again.

I need to look at the totality of the response and through the review, know what happened. I need to ensure this doesn't happen again and rebuild the confidence of the community as soon as possible.

– Simon Bailey, Chief Constable, Norfolk Police


Police 'exploring possibility' that rape in seaside town could be linked to weekend of disorder

The town was said to be put in 'lockdown' at the weekend. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A man has been arrested after a woman in her late teens was reportedly raped by two men in Cromer.

The incident happened on Friday night at about 11:30pm at a bus stop on Cadogan Road.

Police say they are ‘exploring the possibility’ that the rape is linked to the disorder in the town at the weekend.

The seaside town was said to be on ‘lockdown’ after a series of disturbances.

The man who is in his 30s, was arrested by Essex Police earlier this morning (Monday 21 August).

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