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Hopes fade for missing scuba diver

The scuba diver failed to return to the Raider V after exploring an underwater wreck.

The search for a scuba diver reported missing 15 miles off the coast of Great Yarmouth has been suspended.

A 67-year-old man from the Brighton area was part of group diving at a wreck site on Bank Holiday Monday when he failed to return to the boat.

Three lifeboats and two helicopters were involved in the search along with local shipping but there was no sign of him and any hopes of finding him alive have faded.

The investigation will focus on what went so tragically wrong in perfect diving conditions. It was a calm clear sea, visibility was really good, so if he had made it to the surface it is thought he would have been spotted.

It suggests that the diver may well have become snagged underwater on the wreck.

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67-year-old diver missing while exploring undersea wreck

The Lowestoft lifeboat was among three lifeboats search for the missing diver off Great Yarmouth. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Fears are growing for a diver who went missing while exploring a wreck off the coast of Great Yarmouth on Bank Holiday Monday.

UK Coastguard was contacted at 6pm on Monday by the dive boat Raider V which reported a missing 67-year-old man 12 miles east of of the Norfolk resort.

A search was launched involving Coastguard rescue helicopters from Lydd and Humberside and RNLI lifeboats from Gorleston and Lowestoft along with the Caister independent lifeboat.

The diver has not been found and the search is continuing. The missing man is from the Brighton area.


Huge search for missing diver off Norfolk coast

Caister Lifeboat has joined the search for the missing diver. Credit: Caister Lifeboat

A huge search is on for a diver who's gone missing off the Norfolk

Two coastguard helicopters and three lifeboats are currently trying to find the man, who was last seen 10 miles off Great Yarmouth at 6.30pm yesterday.

Lifeboat crews from Great Yarmouth, Gorleston, Caister and Lowestoft have joined the search.

Man reports being sexually assaulted in Great Yarmouth

A man has reported being raped in Great Yarmouth Credit: ITV Anglia

Police are investigating reports a man was sexually assaulted and robbed in in Great Yarmouth.

Officers were called shortly after 3.30am after a man reported being raped and having his phone stolen near Regent Road.

The victim is being supported by specially trained officers and the area has been sealed off while initial inquiries are carried out.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident early on Sunday 20th August 2017. Anyone with information should call police on 101.


Fears that A47 road improvements could be stalled

Four schemes to improve the A47 in Norfolk are due to be unveiled next week. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Concerns have been raised about whether plans to improve the A47 will go ahead.

The government has earmarked £300 million pounds for improvements due to be completed in the early 2020s.

A new consultation on the plans is due to start next week but some campaigners are concerned the government has over promised and won't be able to deliver.

Four of the six schemes are in Norfolk including:

  • Dualling between North Tuddenham to Easton
  • Dualling from Blofield to North Burlingham
  • Improving the junction with the A11 at Thickthorn
  • Improving the Great Yarmouth junctions including the Vauxhall roundabout.

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Newmarket trainer fined after wrong horse wins race

Newmarket trainer Charlie McBride has been fined £1,500 for entering the wrong horse in a race at Great Yarmouth. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Newmarket trainer Charlie McBride has been fined by the British Horseracing Authority for entering the wrong horse in a race at Great Yarmouth.

McBride, who's based at Exeter House Stables, said it was a genuine mistake when three-year-old filly 'Millie's Kiss' was installed for the race for two-year-olds last month and won at odds at 50-1.

The horse was supposed to be stablemate Mandarin Princess, but the mix-up was only discovered after Millie's Kiss was scanned.

McBride was fined £1,500 and the horse was disqualified.

Millie's Kiss ran in the race when it should have been stablemate Mandarin Princess. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Great Yarmouth MP gets Cabinet seat in reshuffle

The Greay Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis has retained his position as a Home Office minister but will now attend Cabinet in what is seen as a promotion.

His new job, however, is not as a full Cabinet Minister.

The Great Yarmouth MP keeps his job as Home Office minister but now attends Cabinet. Credit: David Mirzoeff/PA Wire

Mr Lewis was appointed Police and Fire Service Minister in the Home Office by Theresa May in July 2016.

He has been the MP for Great Yarmouth since 2010 and was one of the few Conservative MPs in the Anglia region to see his majority increase in Thursday's General Election.

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