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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.


Morph suit mayhem- someone jumping in front of cars

Man in black suit witnessed jumping in front of cars Credit: PA images

Police were called to Gorleston after reports of someone dressed in an all-black bodysuit jumping out in front of cars.

It happened on Pier Road at about 11.45pm on Tuesday 4th July.

It is believed the person was wearing a “Morph Suit” – a fancy dress outfit made from Lycra that covers the whole body and face.

Members of the public alerted the police when they saw the shadow-like figure walking out in front of traffic.

Police urge people to call the non-emergency line 101 if they witness any suspicious behaviour.

Gorleston couple killed in Scotland motorbike crash

John Cooper and Sharon Cooper both died in the collision.

Police have released the names of a couple from Gorleston in Great Yarmouth killed in a crash in Scotland.

58-year-old John Cooper and Sharon Cooper, 56, both died after their Harley Davidson motorbike was involved in a collision with a Landrover Freelander.

The crash happened on the A76 at Sanquhar on Sunday 28 May 2017.

Woman 'seriously injured' after being hit by lorry on A47

A pedestrian is thought have suffered serious injures in the crash. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash on the A47 in Suffolk, after a HGV lorry hit a pedestrian.

It collision happened just north of Rackham’s Corner in Lowestoft at 2.50pm.

The pedestrian has been taken to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston, Norfolk. Her injuries are thought to be serious.

The northbound carriageway remains closed, but the southbound carriageway is open.

Diversions have been put in place while an investigation is carried out.

Drivers have been warned to find alternative routes.

Man exposed himself outside Norfolk primary school

A man exposed himself outside the junior school at Burgh Road in Gorleston. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Police are hunting a man who exposed himself outside a primary school in Norfolk.

A teenage girl was walking by the junior school at Burgh Road in Gorleston on Monday March 6th when she was approached by the man.

He was white and in his 30s with a goatee beard, black cap and black cardigan.


Sandbags out in Gorleston ahead of the next high tide

Sandbags being filled at Brush Quay in Gorleston. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

These pictures show communities in Gorleston, Norfolk, working hard to protect their homes from a tidal surge.

The first high tide, at about 9.40am, passed without any major disruption but it is feared this evening's could be worst than initially feared.

The next high tide is due at Gorleston at about 9.49pm.

Homeowners are hoping these sandbags will help keep them and their properties safe.

Sandbags being filled at Brush Quay in Gorleston. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Man arrested over armed robbery in Suffolk

A teenager has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at Beccles in Suffolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 19-year-old man from Gorleston in Norfolk has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at a jewellers at Beccles in Suffolk.

The man handed himself in to police at Lowestoft this morning, following warrants at addresses in the Great Yarmouth area yesterday, and was arrested on suspicion of robbery.

He has been taken into custody where he will be interviewed in connection with the incident in New Market in Beccles around 4pm on Friday (16 September).

Police are continuing enquiries to trace those involved in the robbery and are asking anyone with information to call Lowestoft CID

Large fire at an empty former care home

The fire is in Lowestoft Road. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Four fire crews and an aerial ladder were called to a fire at a former care home in Gorleston on the Norfolk coast last night.

The blaze broke out at the empty building on Lowestoft Road around nine thirty and people in the area were warned to keep their windows and doors shut.

Norfolk Fire Service say the seat of the blaze was on a first floor balcony of the building which has 12 bedrooms. Arson has not been ruled out.

It took 40 minutes to bring the flames under control.

No-one was injured.

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