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Dinky dog Belle passes away

In October we told you about a hotel owner in Great Yarmouth who wondered if her dinky dog was the smallest in the world because she was the same size as the family pet hamster.

Belle was not much bigger than a hamster Credit: ITV News Anglia

That was Belle, a Yorkshire terrier, who at seven weeks old was eight times smaller than she should be.

Well, her owner has been in touch to say that sadly Belle died at the weekend. She had been having seizures, she was the sole survivor of a litter of four. She was named after Peter Pan's pocket-size fairy, Tinkerbell.

Belle's owner, Karenza Cruse, took over parenting duties when Belle's mother Darcy rejected her.

Click here to read more about Belle.

British police return from Thailand following murders

British police who travelled to Thailand to review the probe into the murders of Hannah Witheridge, from Great Yarmouth, and David Miller are due to return to the UK, having completed their work "as far as possible".

David Miller and Hannah Witheridge Credit: Family photos

Officers from the Metropolitan Police flew out last month to work with the Royal Thai Police after an agreement between David Cameron and military ruler General Prayuth Chan-ocha.

It followed international concern about the way the case has been handled by the Thai authorities.

Mr Miller, 24, from Jersey, and 23-year-old Ms Witheridge, from Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, were found dead on a beach on the holiday island of Koh Tao in September.

Two Burmese men, named as 21-year-old bar workers Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun, were charged with the killings and paraded in front of cameras after apparently making confessions, but these were later reportedly withdrawn.

UK police concerns are understood to have been around the verification of DNA samples of the suspects and allegations of their mistreatment.

Scotland Yard said officers will compile a report from their review.

Detectives from the United Kingdom who are currently in Thailand reviewing the investigation into the murders of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller have completed their work, as far as possible,

They will now be returning to the UK to compile their report and to update the families of Hannah and David on their findings.

The police team wish to thank the Thai authorities for facilitating the visit.

– Metropolitan Police

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Woman killed after cars crash into water-filled ditches

A woman has been killed after two cars collided on the A47 Acle Straight Credit: ITV News Anglia

A woman has been killed after two cars collided on the A47 Acle Straight in Norfolk and crashed into water-filled ditches.

Emergency services were called to the scene just before 7.10pm on Wednesday evening after two cars travelling in opposite directions were involved in the crash about a mile from Acle. Both of the cars, a Ford Puma and Skoda Fabia, left the road and came to rest in water filled ditches.

"Firefighters removed the Ford from the ditch allowing the driver and passenger to be rescued while the driver of the Skoda was able to escape unaided. Both drivers were taken to the James Paget University Hospital for treatment while the front seat passenger of the Ford, a woman in her 50s, was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where she later sadly died."

– Norfolk Police

The road was closed for five hours while emergency services carried out initial investigations, cleared the road of debris and recovered the cars.

Police would like to hear from witnesses of the crash.

Thai authorities ban some holiday island beach parties following murders

David Miller and Hannah Witheridge.

Thai authorities have banned beach parties on some holiday islands after a Norfolk student and her friend were murdered last month.

23-year-old Hannah Witheridge, from Hemsby near Great Yarmouth, was killed alongside David Miller from Jersey, on the island of Koh Tao.

Two Burmese migrant workers have been charged with the murders. Last week lawyers for the suspects confirmed they had withdrawn their confessions amid allegations they had been tortured by police.

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