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Vigil for missing Norfolk student Sophie Smith

Sophie Smith

A vigil is being held for the missing Norfolk student Sophie Smith who disappeared from her home on Boxing Day.

The 21 year old from Gorleston near Great Yarmouth had been suffering severe anxiety and depression. Police say she had left a note outlining her intention to take her own life by going into the sea.

The vigil for family, friends and those who helped in the search for Sophie is taking place at Norwich Cathedral from 5pm on Saturday 3rd March.

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£5,000 reward offered for Sophie's safe return

A five thousand pound reward has been offered for help in tracing missing Norfolk student Sophie Smith.

21-year-old Sophie disappeared from her home on Avondale Road in Gorleston near Great Yarmouth on Boxing Day.

Sophie Smith

Today friends organised two searches - one around Britannia Pier - the second at Hopton.

Tonight the five thousand pound reward has been offered by a local businessman for information which will lead to Sophie's safe return.

Searches continue for missing Sophie

Further searches have been taking place on the Norfolk coastline today for missing student Sophie Smith.

Sophie Smith

21-year-old Sophie went missing from her home on Avondate Road in Gorleston near Great Yarmouth on Boxing Day.

Thousands of people have offered their help and support to her family.

Today friends organised two searches - one around Britannia Pier - the second at Hopton.

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Reward offered to catch Gorleston mystery tree poisoner

  • Video report by ITV Anglia's Natalie Gray

People living in an apartment block in Gorleston in Norfolk are offering a £700 reward to try to catch whoever is poisoning their trees.

Seven trees with preservation orders have been drilled and a mystery chemical injected.

It is a criminal offence to damage, top or lop a protected tree and if you are caught you could be fined up to £6,000 pounds per tree - but if the police get involved and it's criminal damage then you could be fined up to £20,000 per tree.

The council says it hopes to prosecute the culprit.

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