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Four arrests made at two separate Norfolk raves

Police deal with the incident at Bodney. Credit: Breckland Police/Twitter

Four people have been arrested following two separate illegal raves in Norfolk last night.

One of the events took place on Brow of the Hill, Leziate, near King’s Lynn.

48-year-old Dean Cooper from King's Lynn was arrested and subsequently charged with one count of burglary and one count of possession of a bladed article, while two others were arrested with one caution issued.

The second rave was held at a site in Bodney, near Thetford,and when police arrived they managed to disperse the crowd and seize equipment.

A woman was arrested and is still being questioned.

These types of unlicensed events are not uncommon at this time of year but they can be seriously distressing to local residents.

The events are also generally dangerous, taking place in isolated locations, often within dilapidated buildings. At one of the events this weekend there was a definite danger to those in attendance with the fumes from a generator filling the building they were in.

These illegal events also involve trespassing on others’ land and into their buildings, causing a disturbance and putting people at risk. The organisers are not licensed and do not appear to have any regard for the welfare of others or the negative impact on local people.

Our swift and robust response to these illegal events shows that we are prepared and will continue to take positive action to prevent them from occurring and we will prosecute offenders involved where necessary as well.

– Assistant Chief Constable Mike Fawcett

Queen to miss New Year's Day Sandringham service

The Queen won't attend the service at Sandringham. Credit: PA

Buckingham Palace have confirmed the Queen will not attend the New Year's Day church service at Sandringham as she continues to recover from a lingering cold.

In a statement, the Palace said Queen Elizabeth II doesn't "yet feel ready to attend church" and will instead continue to recuperate.

She and the Duke of Edinburgh were forced to delay their annual trip to Norfolk due to the illness, and she also recently missed the Christmas Day service for the first time in 28 years.

Although the Queen hasn't been seen in public for more than a week now, it's understood she's up and about.

The Duke is expected to attend the service as normal which will be led by the Bishop of Norwich.

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Police appeal for help to find two wanted men

Luke Stephens (left) and Edward Cash (right) are wanted for breaching the terms of their licence. Credit: Norfolk Police

Norfolk Police are appealing for help to find two wanted men.

Luke Stephens, 28, is originally from Lowestoft but is thought to be in Norwich.

Edward Cash, 44, is from Norwich, but he believed to have links with the Cromer and Kings Lynn areas.

Both men are wanted for breaching the terms of their license.

Queen arrives in Sandringham later than planned

  • Watch the Queen arrive in Sandringham by helicopter

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have arrived in Norfolk for their Christmas break a day later than planned.

Instead of travelling by train the Royal couple made the journey from Buckingham Palace to Sandringham by helicopter.

The Queen and Prince Philip were forced to delay the trip because of heavy colds but were well enough to travel today.

They will spend their traditional Christmas on the estate in west Norfolk with other members of the Royal Family.

In past years the couple have joined commuters on the train from King's Cross to King's Lynn.

Queen delays trip to Sandringham because of heavy cold

The Queen was expected to travel to Sandringham today for the start of her Christmas break. Credit: PA

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have heavy colds and have decided not to travel to Sandringham today, Buckingham Palace has said.

They were expected to go by train to King's Lynn and then on to her nearby Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

The royal couple instead stayed at Buckingham Palace.

There was a police presence at the station this morning, but the officers later left.

Norfolk family saved from house fire because of smoke alarm

The fire broke out at a property in Chapel Road Credit: ITV News Anglia

A Norfolk family have been saved by a smoke alarm after a fire at their home near King's Lynn.

It happened at a property on Chapel Road in Terrington St Clement just after 11 o'clock last night (Saturday 17th December).

They were woken up by the alarm and found a fire in one of the bedrooms.

Four people were taken to hospital to be treated for breathing in smoke.

The aerial platform was needed to bring the fire under control and crews from Wisbech and West Walton were called.

"The smoke detector on the landing sounded raising the alarm to the family who went to look on the landing. They were met by the fire in the bedroom."

– King's Lynn Station Manager, Neil Richardson

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Tractor overturns and rolls onto car on A10 in Norfolk

The driver of car had to be rescued from his vehicle by firefighters.

A man's walked away from an horrific looking crash on the A10 in Hilgay with only minor hand injuries - after a tractor overturned and rolled onto a car.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 7.30 this morning.

Fire crews had to free the car driver, who was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn. The tractor driver was unhurt.

The road has been closed while the vehicles are being recovered.

West Norfolk teen speaks out against bullying

Amelie and her mother Claire at home in King's Lynn Credit: ITV News Anglia

A teenager from West Norfolk is speaking out against bullying after appearing in a video on social media.

Amelie Johnston, who is 13 and from King's Lynn, was attacked by a group of girls who filmed it on a mobile phone and posted it on the web.

Since then she's involved the police and is determined to stop it happening to others.

"I knew they were filming it. As soon as I got there I knew what they were doing. It's disgusting that they haven't got anything better to do than film someone being beaten up and put it on snapchat"

– Amelie Johnston

"it was horrifying to hear from a friend of Amelie's that she'd seen my daughter being beaten up on Snapchat. I've been contacted by lots of lots of other students and their parents saying thank you for making this visible because it's happened to them"

– Claire Johnston, Amelie's mum

Cyclist dies following collision with van in Norfolk

The cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. Credit: ITV Anglia

A cyclist has died after being involved in a collision with a van in Bawsey, near King’s Lynn, this morning.

Officers were called to Gayton Road at 6.31am. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

The road was closed until 11.40am while emergency services attended.

Norfolk Police are keen to hear from any witnesses.

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