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Police investigate sudden death after body found inside burning car in Dereham

Police section of the area where the car was found.

Police are currently investigating a sudden death in the Dereham area.

Officers were called at 10.25am this morning to reports of a car on fire in a layby off the B1147 at Etling Green. The body was found inside the vehicle; however, it is not known at this stage whether it's a man or a woman.

The road has been closed and the area sealed off whilst officers assess the scene. The death is currently being treated as unexplained.

Searches continue after armed police, the police helicopter and dog handlers called to Norfolk town

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Police are continuing with investigations following a disturbance in Dereham in Norfolk on Wednesday night.

It happened at about 10pm when officers were called to Suffolk Place following reports a man was in the street armed with a shotgun.

A witness reported seeing the man fire two shots into the air before getting into a vehicle and leaving the scene.

Armed officers were dispatched to the area and carried out a search with assistance from the police helicopter and dog handlers.

Officers later searched an address in Suffolk Place and recovered a shotgun which was seized and searches continue today to arrest the man.

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Police appeal to A47 fatal in Dereham

Police are re-appealing for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision on the A47 yesterday. The collision took place at Dereham at around 2.50pm and involved a car and a lorry.

The driver of the car, a 69 year old male from Norwich, who was driving a silver Ford Focus, died at the scene.

The Ford Focus was travelling toward King's Lynn from the Dereham direction when it was in collision with the lorry coming from the other direction.

The road was closed in both directions between Scarning and Dereham to allow emergency services to carry out their investigations.

The driver of the 7.5 tonne lorry, a Norwich man, was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for treatment to a broken left hand

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Woman dies in A47 crash

A woman has died following a crash on the A47 at Dereham, Norfolk this morning.

Emergency services were called to the two vehicle collision on the eastbound carriageway at 10.30am.

The passenger in one of the cars died at the scene, whilst the driver was seriously hurt although her injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The male driver of the second car has been taken to hospital and is critically injured.

The road is currently closed in both directions with diversions in place.

Police want to speak to anyone who saw the crash and are keen to trace the occupants of a small black car which was seen driving erratically on the Norwich-bound carriageway at the time and failed to stop at the scene.

Hotel staff provide emergency service

Staff at a hotel beside the A47 in Norfolk have revealed they keep an emergency kit at the ready, because of the number of accidents on the road.

The county council says its hoping for improvements to the stretch of the road near Dereham. In the meantime it's bringing in more volunteers to teach road safety

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