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Two fishermen rescued after boat overturns off Norfolk

Two fisherman have been pulled from the water after their boat overturned as it was being towed to safety.

Humber Coastguard was first contacted by the fishing boat just before 5.45pm last night. They reported that they were taking on water just off Hemsby Gap.

The Caister lifeboat was launched and met up with the boat and managed to get them under tow. But as they were making their way back to shore, the boat overturned with the two on board ending up in the water.

By this time, the Winterton Coastguard Rescue Team along with the Gorleston all-weather RNLI lifeboat had been sent to assist.

Caister lifeboat crew managed to pull the two from the water, who were both wearing lifejackets. They were said to be shocked but otherwise unhurt.

"It’s unclear at this time what happened to cause this fishing boat to take on water and then overturn. However, the fact that both men on board were wearing lifejackets meant they could be pulled from the water quickly."

– Mike Puplett, Watch Manager at Humber Coastguard


Evander Holyfield in Norfolk

Evander Holyfield. Credit: PA Images

Boxing legend Evander Holyfield was in the region over the weekend. The former Heavyweight Champion of the World was at the Kingfisher Amateur Boxing Club in Gorleston as part of his work with the Global Village Champions Foundation.

He was helping to distribute a van load of food for local charities. The foundation, of which he is a patron, is hoping to hand out a million meals across the UK this year.

Three arrested over Gorleston murder

Three people have been arrested over the murder of a man in Gorleston in Norfolk.

Malcolm Pratt, 51, known as Hank, was found collapsed in his home on Exeter Road on Monday July 15.

He died on Friday July 26 in Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Two men from Great Yarmouth, aged 30 and 33, and a 31-year-old woman, also from Yarmouth, have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

Dog walker assaulted in Gorleston

Police are appealing for information after a woman was assaulted whilst out walking her dogs in Gorleston.

She suffered injuries to her shoulder and arm during the incident on Crab Lane at around 7.20pm on Wednesday 24 July 2013.

Officers want to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed this incident, contact PC Les Elliott at Gorleston Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Man injured in assault dies in hospital

Detectives investigating a serious assault at Gorleston on the Norfolk Coast which left a man with life threatening injuries have confirmed the victim has died.

Malcolm Pratt, 51, known as Hank, was found collapsed inside in his home by police on Exeter Road on Monday 15 July after concerns were raised for his welfare.

Mr Pratt was initially treated at the James Paget University Hospital and later transferred to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge where he died yesterday. Police are now treating the case as murder.

Police hunt aerosol attacker

Police hunt men after teenage boy burned with aerosol Credit: Norfolk Police

Police have issued an E-fit picture of a man they want to speak to after a 13-year-old boy was sprayed with a lit aerosol can.

The teenager suffered minor burns after the attack in an alleyway between Kalmia Green and Hazel Way in Gorleston around 3.40pm on Wednesday, 24 April.

The boy had knelt down to take something out of his bag when he heard footsteps and saw two men. One of the men was flicking a lighter and the other handed him an aerosol can which was then sprayed at the 13-year-old and ignited for a second. The two then ran off laughing.

The men are both described as white, around 5ft 10ins tall and well built, with one wearing a light coloured hooded top with hood up and the other, seen in the E-fit, wearing a red ‘Jack Wills’ hooded top with ‘Wills’ in white writing.

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