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The mystery of Norfolk town's poison pen letters

The picturesque north Norfolk town of Holt has been shocked by a series of anonymous poison pen letters delivered to residents.

At least 15 of the letters containing threats and abuse have been sent and police have released an image of one of them in the hope more victims will come forward.

All of the people who received a letter live in Holt, each one has been hand written and directly targets the person receiving it.

Click below to see a report by ITV News Anglia's Tanya Mercer.

Holt: Picturesque Norfolk town rocked by poison pen letters

People living in a picturesque north Norfolk town are being targeted by anonymous poison pen letters. Credit: Norfolk Police

People living in a picturesque north Norfolk town are being targeted by anonymous poison pen letters.

Police have decided to release an image of one of 15 malicious letters delivered in Holt in the hope of encouraging more victims to come forward.

The hand-written messages, which include threats and abuse, have been sent over the past 12 months.

The example above reads:

"The longer you leave it, the sooner you will have to vacate the property."

Officers say they have no idea who's writing them.


Poison pen letter investigation launched

Norfolk Police are investigating a spate of poison pen letters sent to residents in Holt.

Around 15 letters have been sent to people in the town and nearby villages over the last 12 months.

These letters have been sent to a range of different addresses over the past year. We have slowly continued to receive reports of them arriving either by people bringing them into the station or via our community police surgeries in the area. We are asking anyone who may have received something like this in Holt or the surrounding villages to come forward.

– PC Anna Rooke

Anyone with information is asked to contact Norfolk Police.

Coach examined after boy's fall

A nine-year-old boy in critical condition in hospital after falling from a moving coach in Norfolk may have been injured after a door opened suddenly, police have said.

The boy, who was returning to his home in Lincolnshire after playing in a tournament in Norfolk for Stamford Rugby Club, was hurt after the incident on the A47 near King's Lynn.

Norfolk Police confirmed the boy's father was travelling on board the 71-seater double-decker coach while his mother travelled in a car as part of the convoy.

The youngsters were travelling home after playing in a tournament at Holt Rugby Club in North Norfolk.

The coach is being held in a secure compound where it is being examined by police and officials from the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency.

Inspector Chris Brooks said: "This is a very difficult time for the boy's family and we have specially trained officers supporting them.

"As a result of initial inquiries we know just prior to the incident that people were queuing for the toilet.

"Somehow, the door has opened and the boy has fallen from the moving coach.

"We will also be speaking to other people who were on board at the time of the incident and it would be inappropriate to speculate on possible causes at this stage."

The boy has been transferred from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact the serious collision investigation team at Norfolk Police on 101.

Holt sings The Beatles

Hundreds of people packed into the north Norfolk town of Holt this weekend to celebrate fifty years of Beatles music.

Organiser Tom Appleton talking about the 'Holt Howl' where 600 people came together in song

They formed a giant choir - so big the town centre had to be closed for the performance. It was the culmination of months of planning and rehearsals.

Local people, schools and businesses were all invited to come along and sing some of the best known Beatles songs.

All the money raised will go to the Holt Youth Project which helps children in the town.

Kieron Williamson sells latest paintings for a quarter of a million

Kieron Williamson painting on the broads in Norfolk

The latest paintings by child artist Kieron Williamson have sold for over a quarter of a million pounds this morning.

A sale last Friday at the same gallery in Holt in Norfolk netted a similar amount. It means the ten year old's earnings from sales are now close to two million pounds.

Kieron, from Ludham in Norfolk, has bought property, art and even personalised number plates with the money. He finishes school next week as his parents will now home educate him.


Appeal following fatal collision in Holt

Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision that took place in Holt yesterday afternoon.

The single vehicle collision took place on the B1149 Norwich Road at about 3.30pm outside Holt Lodge.

A blue Nissan Micra left the road and collided with a tree. The driver, a woman in her early 70s and from the Fakenham area, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed while emergency services attended and was re-opened at just before 8.40pm.

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