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CCTV issued after boys assaulted in park

The pair police want to trace. Credit: King's Lynn CID.

Police have released CCTV of a couple they want to speak to after two boys were assaulted in a King’s Lynn park.

It happened on the evening of Thursday, April 23 at The Walk in the town.

Police say a group of 'young boys and girls' were playing when they were approached by a man and a woman. There was a short conversation, two of the group were assaulted and the pair fled the scene.


RAF Marham personnel to parade through King's Lynn

RAF Marham near King's Lynn. Credit: PA

Personnel from RAF Marham will be parading through King's Lynn this morning.

It's part of the celebrations of the base's centenary.

As well as the Freedom Parade through the market place, there will be a Tornado flypast at noon.

We have a long and strong association with Royal Air Force Marham.

The Freedom Parade is the perfect way to celebrate those connections and to thank the men and women from RAF Marham for their service to our community.

I hope lots of people join us on the Tuesday Market Place and wave flags to show their support.

– Cllr David Whitby

Four jailed for exploiting migrant workers in The Fens

The four have been jailed for 23 years. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Four people, including three from King's Lynn, have been jailed for a total of 23 years for offences related to the exploitation of migrant workers in The Fens.

Latvians Juris Valujevs and his wife Oksana Vlujeva were sentenced alongside Lauma Vankova and Ivars Mezals.

The gang used vulnerable fellow migrants in Wisbech to launder stolen money and in some cases forced women to take part in sham marriages.

The operation run by the defendants left many people in abject poverty and debt and all four defendants ruthlessly took advantage of the victims for their own gain.

We know the exploitation of vulnerable people, many of whom simply want to make a better life for themselves in the United Kingdom, is still happening.

However, we are committed to working with colleagues in partner agencies to protect vulnerable people and bring those who commit criminal offences against them to justice.

– Detective Inspector Jenny Bristow

Police appeal after women injured after row outside takeaway

The women were injured in Broad Street Credit: ITV Anglia

Police are appealing for witnesses after two women were injured following a row outside a takeaway in King’s Lynn

Two women were near the Chopstix Noodle Bar in Broad Street between 11.15pm and 11.40pm on Saturday when they became involved in an argument with a man and a woman.

The man and woman then attacked the two women leaving them with injuries which required hospital treatment.

The male suspect is described as being white in his 20s, with blonde hair, being approximately 5ft 10in tall of a slim build wearing a dark jacket and dark jeans.

The female suspect is described as being white in her 20s, with blonde hair, of a medium build, approximately 5ft 4in tall wearing a dark jacket and dark leggings.


Downton Abbey star Coyle banned for drink-driving

Brendan Coyle. Credit: PA

Downton Abbey star Brendan Coyle has been banned from driving after he admitted drink driving.

Coyle, who's 53 and from Heacham in Norfolk, played Valet John Bates in the hit ITV show.

He pleaded guilty to being nearly three times the legal limit at King's Lynn Magistrates' Court.

He was caught driving his BMW on New Year's Day after reportedly returning from a clinic in Thailand where he'd been seeking help for alcohol addiction.

He's been banned for 50 months and ordered to do 100 hours community work.

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