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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


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.

One person taken to hospital after fire breaks out at Norfolk paper factory

Over 50 firefighters have been tackling the fire Credit: Paul TIbbs

A major fire has broken out at a paper factory in Norfolk.

Fire crews were called to the Palm paper factory in King's Lynn at 2.15 this afternoon.

12 appliances and more than 50 firefighters are currently on the scene.

One person's was to the Queen Elizabeth hospital after breathing in smoke.

Fire crews on the scene Credit: Paul Tibbs


Warning to drivers after object thrown from bridge smashes windscreen

Drivers on the A47 in Norfolk are being warned to be on the lookout after a series of incidents where objects were thrown from bridges on vehicles below.

In the latest, a Ford Transit van had its windscreen shattered between the Pullover and Hardwick roundabouts on Monday morning. An unknown object hit the window causing extensive damage.

A Ford Transit had it windscreen shattered on Monday morning. Credit: Norfolk Police

"It is currently unknown what has caused this damage. However, at this time, it is believed that an object may have been thrown from a flyover.

"The victim was travelling at approximately 60-70mph and if he had not acted so swiftly, or the roads were busier, the outcome could have been a lot worse."

– PC Amy Laws, Norfolk Police

On three other occasions a golf ball sized rock has been thrown into the carriageway smashing the windscreens of passing HGVs on the nearby A17.

Other incidents

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"We treat reports of this nature very seriously because of the potential repercussions.

"I would like to warn motorists about this worrying trend and ask them to contact us immediately on 999 if they see someone acting suspiciously near to a flyover or the side of the road. ”

– PC Amy Laws, Norfolk Police

Police investigate after woman gets chilli sauce thrown in face

Officers investigating an incident after a woman had chilli sauce thrown in her face Credit: ITV News Anglia

Officers are currently investigating an assault in King's Lynn, which saw a woman in her 20s have chilli sauce thrown in her face.

It happened around 2pm on Wednesday (September 7) on Goodwins Road in the town.

No medical treatment was required, however the victim was shaken by the incident.

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