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Vandals use crane to cause nearly £30,000 of damage

Vandals used a crane to cause £29,000 of damage. Credit: Norfolk Police.

Police in King’s Lynn are appealing for information after vandals used a crane to destroy another - causing nearly £30,000 of damage.

Between 12pm on Sunday May 4 and 10pm on Monday May 5 someone forced their way into the site at Bentinck Dock.

After destroying the crane, the vandals also smashed the headlights and damaged the windscreens of five lorries kept in the yard.

The total cost of the damaged is estimated to be over £29,000.

9-year-old boy badly injured in coach fall

A nine-year-old boy has suffered "life-threatening injuries" after falling from a coach in Norfolk, police have said.

Officers in Norfolk said nobody else was injured in the incident, on the A47 trunk road near King's Lynn.

"The boy has been taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn with life-threatening injuries.

"A number of other people were on board the coach at the time and no other passengers were injured."

– Norfolk Police spokesman

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

A total of 20 children and 10 adults were on board the 71-seater coach at the time of the incident.

The youngsters are from Stamford Rugby Club in Lincolnshire and were travelling home after playing in a tournament at Holt in North Norfolk when the incident happened.

"This is a serious incident which has left a nine-year-old boy fighting for his life.

"The circumstances of how the boy came to fall from the coach will form part of our investigation and it would be inappropriate to speculate further at this stage.

"The boy's parents, who were travelling with the teams, are being supported by specially trained officers."

– Superintendent Dave Marshall

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Post-mortem to be carried out on body found in King's Lynn quarry

A post-mortem is due to be carried out on a body found in a quarry near King's Lynn yesterday.
A post-mortem is due to be carried out on a body found in a quarry near King's Lynn yesterday. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A post-mortem is due to be carried out on a body found in a quarry near King's Lynn yesterday afternoon.

Officers were called to the site off the A10 between Tottenhill and Watlington just after three o'clock after a member of the public reported seeing a man in the water.

A cordon is still in place at the scene - the death is currently being treated as unexplained.

Protecting King's Lynn from flooding

Work on a one million pound scheme to protect King's Lynn from flooding will get underway by the end of the month.

Protecting homes in King's Lynn in December Credit: ITV Anglia

Today people are being invited to find out more about the King's Lynn Tidal Defence project and also discuss their concerns following the December tidal surge.

A drop in session is being held in the town hall this afternoon. The project will see flood gates refurbished and existing tidal defences strengthened.

Suffolk's incinerator nearing completion

Norfolk may have decided against building a waste incinerator, but one in Suffolk is nearing completion.

The 180 million pound project will start processing the county's rubbish within the next few weeks.

The waste treatment plant at Great Blakenham near Ipswich will provide enough electricity to power thousands of homes - and it'll even have capacity to deal with some of Norfolk's waste.

Click below to watch Malcolm Robertson's report.

Plug pulled on Norfolk waste incinerator

Today, the six hundred million pound scheme for a waste incinerator near King's Lynn has finally been scrapped.

It's become an increasingly controversial topic which has attracted huge opposition in West Norfolk. The decision to pull the plug will cost Norfolk County Council around 30 million in compensation.

Click below to watch Malcolm Robertson's report.

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