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Man jailed for knife-point burglary

A man who burgled and attacked an elderly couple at knife point in their home has been sentenced at Norwich Crown Court to more than seven years in prison.

Allen Turner was jailed for 7 years and 4 months Credit: ITV News Anglia

39-year-old Allen Turner, of Pettus Road in Norwich, and another man forced their way into the house off Heath Road in Hockering, near Dereham, on the evening of the 5th of February.

£10,000 in cash, as well family ashes and other sentimental items were stolen during the burglary. Norfolk Police are still trying to trace the second man, and appealing for anyone with more information to come forward.

Norfolk says goodbye to the Light Dragoons

After 15 years serving their country from their home in the heart of Norfolk, the Light Dragoons are preparing to say goodbye to the county for good.

A farewell parade has taken place in Dereham, the town closest to their base at Swanton Morley.

Thousands of people have turned out to greet the troops.


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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