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Missing teenager could be in Great Yarmouth area

Missing: Lauren Maii Spence. Credit: Norfolk Police.

Police searching for a missing 16-year-old girl believe she may have travelled to Great Yarmouth.

Lauren Maii Spence, who is from the North Yorkshire area went missing on Monday March 30.

Officers' enquiries suggest she could be in the south Yarmouth area.

Lauren is white, of slim build, about 5ft 7in tall. She has stretchers in both ears, a pierced nose and various lip and mouth piercings. Her hair may be long black or dyed purple.

Audio: Police release hoax phone call made before bomb threat

Credit: Norfolk Police

Detectives investigating a bomb threat made in Great Yarmouth have released audio from a phone call made by a man just before the incident.

Police were called to Tesco in Pasteur Road shortly after 4pm on Friday 6 March to reports of a suspicious package inside.

A 100 metre cordon was put in place around the scene and the supermarket was evacuated.

Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal officers were called before it was discovered it was a result of a hoax call.

Officers have now released the audio of a phone call along with some CCTV images of a man they are keen to speak to.

Listen to the call by clicking on the link below..

Audio phone call released by Norfolk Police

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A47 Acle Straight has re-opened after collision

The A47 Acle Straight has been cleared and re-opened after an earlier collision between a bus and a coach.

The road was closed between the Acle roundabout and the A12 Runham roundabout from around 10.20am.

A number of people suffered minor injuries and fuel was spilled onto the carriageway.

Fuel spillage on 'Acle Straight' after bus and coach collision

There are delays on the A47 in Norfolk after a bus and a coach collided on the Acle Straight at around 10.20am.

The road remains closed in both directions between A1064 Acle roundabout and A12 Runham Road roundabout in GreatYarmouth.

The accident happened just to the east side of the Acle roundabout.

There have been a number of minor injuries, but nothing serious.

Emergency services are now clearing up a fuel spillage at the location.

Accident involving coach and bus on A47 in Norfolk

Scene of the collision on A47 Acle Straight Credit: East of England Ambulance Service

The A47 Acle Straight is closed in both directions after a collision between a bus and a coach.

It happened just to the east side of the Acle roundabout, but the whole road has been closed between A1064 Acle roundabout and A12 Runham roundabout, Great Yarmouth.

6 people have been slightly hurt and 2 others are being treated at the scene.

Emergency services at the scene of the collision Credit: East of England Ambulance Service

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Police say Tesco incident was the result of a hoax phone call

Police cordon in place at Tesco in Great Yarmouth Credit: ITV News Anglia

Norfolk Police have confirmed that reports of a suspicious package found at a supermarket in Great Yarmouth was a hoax.

A controlled explosion was carried out at the Tesco supermarket in Pasteur Road in the town on Friday, by bomb disposal experts.

A 100 metre cordon was put in place around the scene and the supermarket was evacuated from around 4pm.

Police say the incident was the result of a hoax call.

Bomb disposal experts were called in to carry out a controlled explosion Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Steps were taken in the interests of public safety and we thank local residents for their patience and understanding during the course of the evening. Police enquiries into this matter continue."

– Chief Superintendent Bob Scully, Norfolk Police
A remote controlled robot can be seen just inside the store Credit: ITV News Anglia

Bomb threat "a hoax"

Norfolk Police have confirmed that a bomb threat at a supermarket in Great Yarmouth was a hoax.

Bomb disposal experts from Colchester were called to the Tesco Extra store at Pasteur Road in Great Yarmouth at around 7pm. They used a remote-controlled robot to carry out an explosion just inside the main door of the store.

The supermarket had been evacuated soon after 4 o'clock this afternoon, following what's believed to have been a threatening phone call. Other nearby businesses were also evacuated and a 200 metre cordon put in place.

It's not yet been announced when the 24 hour store will reopen.

Controlled explosion at Tesco store

A bomb disposal unit has carried out a controlled explosion at a supermarket in Great Yarmouth.

The bomb disposal unit at the store in Great Yarmouth Credit: ITV

Bomb disposal experts from Colchester carried out the explosion at the Tesco Extra store at Pasteur Road at around 8pm. The store had been evacuated soon after 4 o'clock this afternoon, following what's believed to have been a threatening phone. Other nearby businesses were also evacuated and a 200 metre cordon put in place.

The store was evacuated shortly after 4pm on Friday Credit: ITV
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