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Tesco bomb hoaxer jailed for five years

Stewart Nightingale was jailed for five years Credit: Norfolk Police

A man who threatened to blow up a Tesco superstore in Great Yarmouth has been jailed for five years.

Stewart Nightingale from Yarmouth made the threat because he wanted the store to pay him money.

The bomb was a hoax, but staff believed it was real.

The court heard Nightingale had a 'formidable criminal record.'


Burst water main to cause Great Yarmouth disruption

The water leak closed part of the Quay to traffic this morning. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Drivers in Great Yarmouth are being warned of traffic delays for the next three days after a water main burst in the town.

The water leak closed part of the Quay to traffic this morning. It was caused when a pipe burst in a pumping station next to the river Yare.

Engineers say the west side of Hall Quay will be closed to traffic while repairs take place.

It means cars travelling from Yarmouth to Gorleston won't be able to use the Haven Bridge.


Councillors approve plans for Norfolk holiday resort to finance coastal defences

The money will help to protect the coastline at Hopton. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Councillors have approved plans for a holiday resort to finance a multi-million coastal defence scheme in Norfolk.

Potters Leisure Resort will pay the £3 million needed to build new rock groynes and add to the sea wall at Hopton near Great Yarmouth to protect the beach from further erosion.

A similar project has been built near the Bourne Leisure Resort north of Potters.

"It's a very unusual move.

For a private company to put £3 million into the local area and help to secure the coastline has got to be fantastic news for all."

– Cllr George Jermany, Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Norfolk man had thousands of indecent images of children on laptops

A 34-year-old man from Norfolk has been placed on the sex offenders' register after admitting possessing thousands of indecent images of children.

Gavin Hamilton, of Sea View Rise, Hopton, appeared at Norwich Crown Court on Friday.

He was given a three-year community order, with a three-year supervision order, and will also have to follow an internet sex offender programme.

Hamilton had pleaded guilty to five counts of making indecent images of children at a previous hearing.

Police raided his home in April 2014 and seized items including laptops and memory sticks which were found to hold thousands of images and videos of children.

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