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Man appears in court on toddler murder charge

A 70-year-old man has appeared at Teesside Magistrates' Court charged with murder.

It follows the death of an 18-month-old boy almost 50 years ago in Stockton.

Great Yarmouth man charged with murder of toddler in 1968

The boy died in 1968.

A 70-year-old man from Great Yarmouth has been charged with murder following the death of an 18-month-old toddler in the 1960s.

The boy died in Stockton-on-Tees in the North East on Tuesday 1 October 1968.

The man will appear at Teesside Magistrates Court this afternoon.

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A study has found that most of us don't bother to test our smoke alarms.

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It is part of the 'Fire Kills' campaign which is being launched by the Fire Minister and Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis.

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Man jailed for 24 years for sexually abusing children

A Norfolk man who sexually abused children has been jailed for 24 years.

Craig McCabe, 37, of Albany Road in Great Yarmouth appeared at Norwich Crown Court for sentencing.

He had previously pleaded guilty to 11 offences; nine counts of rape and two counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity committed between 2011 and 2016.

Craig McCabe, 37, of Albany Road in Great Yarmouth was jailed for 24 years for sexually abusing children. Credit: Norfolk Police

"This was a horrendous case and the sentence imposed demonstrates this. I hope it provides some closure to the victims. "We hope such a result will help to reassure victims that we will always investigate any allegations of sexual abuse thoroughly and as a consequence bring offenders to justice.”

– Detective Sergeant Stacey Murray, Child Abuse Investigation Unit, Norfolk Police

McCabe was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely.

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Police confirm Breydon Water deaths not suspicious

The scene at Breydon Water in Great Yarmouth. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The bodies of a man and a woman in their 60s, discovered at Breydon Water in Great Yarmouth are not being treated as suspicious.

Police were called to the scene shortly after 11.20am yesterday after a member of the public reported seeing two bodies on the mudbank.

Officers say the couple are from the local area and are satisfied there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident.

A file will be prepared for the Her Majesty’s coroner in due course and enquiries to trace next-of-kin are continuing.

Bodies of man and woman recovered at Breydon Water

The scene at Breydon Water in Great Yarmouth.

The bodies of a man and woman have been recovered from Breydon Water, in Great Yarmouth, this afternoon.

Police were called to the scene shortly after 11.20am after a member of the public reported seeing two bodies on the mudbank.

The bodies of the man and woman, believed to be aged between 40 and 50 years old, were recovered with assistance from colleagues at the Coastguard and Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service.

Detective Inspector Chris Burgess, who is overseeing the enquiry, said: "It has taken some time for officers to recover the bodies due to where they were discovered.

"The deaths are currently being treated as unexplained. We are in the early stages of the enquiry and it would be inappropriate to speculate any further.”

Post mortem examinations will be held in due course to establish the cause of death.

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