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Elizabeth Truss MP: Norfolk shooting is 'extremely shocking'

Elizabeth Truss MP Credit: PA Images

This is extremely shocking and my thoughts are very much with the family and friends of those involved. Obviously the investigation is ongoing and I know the police are out in the community speaking to local residents about what has taken place. I have asked the Chief Constable to keep me updated on developments.

– Elizabeth Truss MP

Man and woman found dead after shooting in Norfolk

Police tent at the scene where the two bodies were found Credit: Paul Tibbs

A man and woman in their late 40s have died in a shooting in a Norfolk village.

The body of a man was discovered in the front garden of a property while the woman's body was found inside.

The pair were found dead just after midnight on Tuesday in Stow Road, Magdalen, Norfolk police said.

A seal remains in place at the property for forensic examinations to continue and the road has also been closed to preserve the scene for further investigation.

Detective Superintendent Paul Durham, who is leading the investigation, said: "We are in the very early stages of the investigation and while I understand how shocking the news of this incident must be for neighbours of the two people involved and other local residents, I can reassure them that we are putting all our efforts into establishing the circumstances surrounding their deaths.”

New F-35 fighter jets make their first flight over RAF Marham

The F-35s fly over RAF Marham today. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Britain's new state-of-the-art fighter jets have made their first flight over their future home in West Norfolk.

The F-35 Lightnings will be based at RAF Marham from 2018 as part of the newly formed 617 squadron, formerly known as the Dambusters.

The planes are equipped with laser-guided missiles and bombs and have a range of 1,300 miles.

The beauty of the F-35 is that it can do many, many, many missions.

Unlike our legacy platforms that may have been fought to be a fighter or a bomber, this airplane can pretty much do any everything, including intelligence gathering.

So it's a jack-of-all trades, but it's exceptionally good at them all.

– Air Comdr Harv Smyth, Lightning Force Commander


Thieves target sheds in King's Lynn

Warning to lock sheds. Credit: PA Images

Officers in the King's Lynn area are reminding residents to keep their sheds locked and secure.

The warning comes following a number of recent shed break-ins in the area where items such as lawn mowers and tools have been stolen.

Officers are advising homeowners of simple crime prevention measures as sheds and insecure outdoor buildings are often targets to opportunistic thieves.

  • Fit good quality locks 1/3 up and 1/3 down on the door, alternatively use a shed bar to increase security
  • Do not neglect the hinge either side and use security screws or bolts through their fixings
  • Secure the windows with a weld mesh or a crime shield product secured from the inside
  • If your storage area is under your surveillance or within earshot, fit a security light to deter the thief and alert you to activity near your shed or use a shed alarm, which sounds if the shed door is forced open.
  • Store high value items in the home
  • Use padlock & chain to secure item such as lawn mowers to a heavy anchor point, and cable alarms can be used to link several items together
  • Fit curtains or blinds to windows to obscure contents
  • Keep a list of everything of value with make and model details & serial numbers with photographs if possible.

Most shed breaks are carried out by opportunist thieves, therefore please ensure that you lock and secure your shed and garage. In the meantime, I would urge residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to police on 101 or call 999 if you believe a crime is in progress.

– Inspector Nathan Franklin

Over £10,000 raised for paralysed Norfolk firefighter

Norfolk firefighter James Thorpe has been left paralysed after an accident Credit: ITV News Anglia

More than £10,000 has now been raised to help a King's Lynn firefighter who has been left paralysed after an accident on a stag do.

28 year old James Thorpe was in Magaluf when he fell and broke his neck. His family are now raising money to get James home for further treatment.

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.

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