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Hemsby murder update

The chalet in Hemsby where Connor Barrett was stabbed Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two people arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of 20 year old Connor Barrett in Hemsby have been bailed.

A 41 year old man and 35 year old woman arrested at an address in Cobholm, near Yarmouth, on suspicion of assisting an offender, have been bailed pending further enquiries.

A 17 year old arrested on suspicion of murder remains in police custody.

Sixth teenager arrested in connection with Hemsby murder investigation

Police have arrested a sixth teenager as part of their enquiries into the murder of a 20 year old man late on Saturday (10 May 2014) in Hemsby, near Great Yarmouth.

A 15 year old from the Yarmouth area was arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody at Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre to be questioned.

Five other teenagers, also arrested in connection with the incident, remain in police custody.

Post mortem results have revealed the victim, who has been named, subject to formal identification procedures, as Connor Barrett, of Abyssinia Road, Great Yarmouth, died as a result of a stab wound.


Police treat death of 20 year old as murder

Police are continuing to question four people about the death of a 20 year old man in Hemsby

Police have sealed the area off Credit: Kate Prout, ITV Anglia

Officers were called to a chalet on The Glebe about 11.25 pm last night after reports of a disturbance at a private party.

They found 20 year-old was found with serious injuries to his chest and back. He was taken to the James Paget hospital for treatment but died a short while later.

The death is now the subject of a murder investigation which is being led by the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team.

Four teenagers were arrested at the scene and remain in police custody at Great Yarmouth.

It is believed that those arrested and the victim are from the Great Yarmouth area.

Police say they will provide high visibility reassurance patrols in the area.

Four arrested after death in Hemsby

Four people have been arrested by police investigating a man's death following a disturbance at Hemsby in Norfolk.

Officers were called at around 11.25pm last night after reports of trouble at a house.

"On arrival at the scene a 20-year-old male was found with serious injuries. He was taken to the James Paget hospital for treatment, but sadly died a short while later. As a result of initial police inquiries, four males have been arrested in connection with the incident."

– Norfolk Police spokesman

The victim was found in a property on The Glebe on the North Sea coast.

Forensic examinations are taking place at the scene and officers are speaking to witnesses and carrying out house-to-house inquiries.


Hemsby tidal surge homes to be demolished

Several homes by the sea in Hemsby were destroyed by large waves Credit: Mike Page

Homes left hanging on the edge of a Norfolk coastline following this month's tidal surge will be demolished by Christmas. Great Yarmouth Borough Council say four homes will be knocked down. The council say one of the homes was also found to contain asbestos.

The council say they hope to recover the costs of the work through Government schemes.

Items saved from the tidal surge stolen

Several homes by the sea in Hemsby were destroyed by large waves. Credit: Mike Page

Thieves have stolen belongings salvaged from a home which fell into the sea after a tidal surge hit the east coast.

Three homes were destroyed and four others "seriously undermined" as waves ravaged the village of Hemsby in Norfolk on Thursday night.

But while residents formed human chains and battled to save whatever possessions they could as the homes slipped over the cliff edge, suspects made off with valuables which had been rescued.

Norfolk Police said the offenders struck at some point between 10pm on Thursday and 11.30am on Sunday.

A police spokesman said: "They entered the shed on The Marrams and removed a carrier bag of items that had been saved from a bungalow falling into the sea.

"Items taken include a gold necklace, three watches, a digital camera and a camcorder.

"There were many members of the public in the area offering assistance over the course of the weekend and officers would like to hear from anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity around the bungalow or adjacent sheds at the time of the incident."

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