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Jan Hogan: Family's 'renewed hope' for justice eight years after Norfolk man's death

Jan Hogan. Credit: Norfolk Police

The family of a Norfolk man found dead in his flat have made a fresh plea for information - eight years on from his death.

Jan Hogan's body was discovered on May 23 in 2010 in Basil Drive, Downham Market. A coroner recorded his death as an open verdict in 2011.

Last month, two men were arrested in connection with what happened and released under investigation.

Now, Jan's family say they now have 'renewed hope' that they'll get justice for their dad.

"Today we mark another year of dad’s death, a day which despite the passing of time never gets any easier.

"Dad was a loving, funny and intelligent man who never failed to provide for his family and we miss him every day.

"Recent developments in the investigation have given us renewed hope in finding answers and we would urge anyone who knows anything about his death to come forward and speak to police. Help us get justice for our dad.”

– Jan Hogan's family

Detective Inspector Stuart Chapman, from the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, said they are continuing to follow "a number of lines of enquiry concerning Mr Hogan’s death”.

Anyone with information concerning the case should contact the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 101.


The one where teachers make a video for leavers

Teachers from Downham Market Academy have released another leavers' video for their Year 11 students.

This year it's set to The Rembrandts famous song 'I'll be there for you' and features dozens of references to the sitcom Friends which of course it was the theme for.

The teachers have become an internet success, having produced similar videos in the past two years and have had hundreds of thousands of views.

Click below to see this year's Friends based video

Firefighters tackle big scrapyard blaze in West Norfolk

Firefighters are likely to remain at Station Road in West Dereham for most of the day. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Firefighters in Norfolk are urging people living near a large scrapyard blaze to keep their windows and doors shut.

Several fire engines are on the scene at Station Road in West Dereham, near Downham Market.

Crews were called out at about 6.15am today and expected to remain there for most of the day.

Teachers' pop video treat for leaving pupils

School staff make pop video to entertain leaving pupils after exams. Credit: Downham Market Academy

For many teenagers, school's out for the summer at the end of the stressful exam season.

One school in Norfolk has gone above and beyond when it comes to putting a smile on their leavers' faces.

Staff at Downham Market Academy wanted to make the staff-student relationship less formal and have been dressing up and lip-syncing to Bonnie Tyler's hit Holding Out For A Hero.


Six men detained following reports of hare coursing in Norfolk

Six men have been detained following reports of hare coursing. Credit: PA

Six men have been detained following reports of hare coursing close to Downham Market in Norfolk.

Officers were called around 8.40am this morning to a report of possible hare coursing on farmland at Ten Mile Bank.

Roads policing officers, local units and the National Police Air Service helicopter arrived at the scene.

Six men, aged between 25 and 35, were detained and taken to Downham Market Police Station for questioning.

The men, who are from Wales, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Berkshire, have been reported to court for offences under Section 30 of the Game Act 1831 referring to "trespass in pursuit of game”.

Police also seized two vehicles and other items, including mobile phones. A lurcher-type dog was also found.

15-year-old boy shot in Norfolk

Norfolk Police say they're continuing to investigate an incident involving an air rifle that occurred at Downham Market on Saturday 4th April.

A 15-year-old boy was airlifted to Papworth hospital in Cambridge for emergency surgery and is in a stable condition.

A 19-year-old man arrested at the time has been released on police bail whilst enquires continue.

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