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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.


Police concerned for welfare of missing 14-year-old girl

Suada Gashi missing since 11pm Monday 22 December.

Police are growing concerned for the welfare of a 14-year-old girl missing from Outwell.

Suada Gashi, of Baldwins Drove, was reported missing to police at 11pm on Monday 22 December. She was last seen in the Downham Market area.

It is believed Suada has connections in the London and Birmingham areas.

Suada is described as 5ft 1 tall, slim build, with long dark brown hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing a black and white knee-length dress, black tights, black stripy wedge shoes, a grey and navy blue leopard print scarf, a dark blue cardigan, and a grey and black poncho.

Anyone who may have seen Suada or know of her whereabouts should contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101.

Pictures of Downham Market level crossing crash between lorry and freight train

British Transport police have arrested a man on suspicion of dangerous driving following a crash between a lorry and a train on a level crossing in Downham Market this morning. Nobody was hurt.

The collision happened at 9.30am today Credit: Paul Tibbs
Lorry following the crash in Downham Market Credit: Paul Tibbs

Lorry and train collide in Downham Market

A Romanian national has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving following a crash between a train and a lorry in Downham Market this morning.

We were called to a level crossing on the Downham Market southern bypass at 9.30am on Thursday 13 November, following reports of a train striking a lorry.

Colleagues from Norfolk Constabulary, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service and East of England Ambulance Service also attended.

A Romanian national has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has been notified of the incident.

– British Transport Police

There is currently a replacement bus service running on Great Northern trains between Ely and Downham Market. Tickets are being accepted on Abellio Greater Anglia services.

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