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Voter turnout in Great Yarmouth and Colchester

Verification of the votes cast in Great Yarmouth and Colchester have now finished.

Pensioner Malcolm's month on the buses for charity

Malcolm finishes his 'month on the buses' for charity Credit: ITV News Anglia

It's been a month since pensioner Malcolm Metcalf from Norfolk set off on his epic journey across the UK using just his bus pass.

In the process he's raised over £3000 for the East Coast hospice. Staff and volunteers were among the crowd who gathered in Great Yarmouth to congratulate him.

Watch a report on Malcolm's month of travelling by ITV News Anglia's Karen Dallas.


Police stop driver with wardrobe bubble wrapped to car roof

A driver was stopped by police in Great Yarmouth after using bubble wrap to strap a wardrobe to the roof of a car.

Officers also found a passenger lying underneath wardrobe doors which were being carried inside the car.

Norfolk Police said the method was "quite clearly dangerous" and are deciding whether to take further action.

Great Yarmouth man jailed for holding woman captive

Daniel Barber Credit: Norfolk Police

A 29-year-old man has been jailed for six years after admitting the false imprisonment of a woman in Great Yarmouth.

Daniel Thomas Barber from Yarmouth also pleaded guilty to child abduction and assaulting two children under the age of 13.

Barber was sentenced at Norwich Crown Court after previously admitting two counts of false imprisonment of the victim aged in her 40's, seven counts of ABH involving two boys and one count of child abduction.

The female victim, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was tied to a kitchen cupboard, held in a shower, burned with cigarettes, cut with glass and punched and kicked. She was held against her will before finally being allowed to leave.

The boys, who also cannot be identified, were also subjected to abuse including being burned with cigarettes and punched and kicked.

"It is true to say this is one of the most horrendous cases I have come across in my time working within the Child Abuse Unit. The children suffered terrible physical and mental abuse at the hands of Barber and although they have recovered well from their ordeal it has undoubtedly left them emotionally scarred. All victims have been incredibly brave in speaking to the police and I hope such a sentence will help each of them in their road to recovery.”

– Detective Constable Tristan Coull, of Norfolk Constabulary’s Child Abuse Investigation Unit

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.

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