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Two released on bail following discovery of man's body

Two people have been released on bail pending further enquiries as detectives continue to investigate the death of a man in King's Lynn.

At around 6.15pm on Wednesday 17 September, officers sealed off an area in the woods off Woodside in the Gaywood area of the town, following reports the body of a man had been found.

The man, believed to be in his 20s, was confirmed dead at the scene.

The death is still being treated as unexplained however a Home Office post mortem is due to take place tomorrow.

A man in his late 20s and a woman in her late teens, who were arrested in connection with the incident have been released on bail until mid-November.

Police continue inquiry after body is found in woodland

Police tape where body was found in King's Lynn Credit: ITV Anglia

Police have taped off woodland where the body of a young man was found in King's Lynn. The body of a man believed to be in his 20s was found near Woodside Road. Police say they're currently treating the death as unexplained. A man in his late 20s and a teenage woman have been arrested in the connection with the incident.


Man found dead in King's Lynn woodland

Officers have sealed off an area of woodland in King's Lynn after the body of a young man was found.

Police were called by paramedics to the woods off Woodside Road in the Gaywood area of town at around 6.15pm on Wednesday. The man, believed to be in his 20s, was sadly confirmed dead at the scene.

Police are carrying out inquiries but say a this stage the death's being described as unexplained.

A man in his late 20s and a woman in her late teens have been arrested in connection with the incident and are currently at King's Lynn Police Station.

Nikki Scott set up a charity to help children of men and women killed serving in the Armed Forces

Pride of Britain Fundraiser Award finalist for the East of the Anglia region


Nikki Scott's solider husband was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2009 leaving her with two young children.

Nikki, from King's Lynn in Norfolk, set up a charity called Scotty's Little Soldiers which supports children of men and women killed while serving in the British armed forces.

It's raised more than £1m and helped 100 bereaved children.

King's Lynn man jailed for sex offences involving children

Michael Hudson-Thomas. Credit: Norfolk Police

A man from King's Lynn has been jailed for four years after pleading guilty to a string of sexual offences involving children.

24-year-old Michael Hudson-Thomas confessed to a number of offences, including possessing and distributing indecent images of children.

He also arranged for a child to be present while another man performed a sexual act on a web cam.

"This is one of the worst cases I have ever seen with Hudson-Thomas using technology to distribute extremely pornographic images, some of which were at the highest end of the offence scale.

This disturbing case is all the more serious when seen in the context of Michael's wider internet usage which saw the offender playing out his unacceptable fantasies online.

During the sentencing hearing he was described by the judge as a significant risk to members of the public.”

– DC Mark Stratford, King’s Lynn CID,


Former Scout master pleads guilty to historic sex offences

74-year-old, Barry Warren.

A 74-year-old former Scout master from King's Lynn has pleaded guilty to abusing young boys.

Barry Warren, of Clifton Road, admitted at Norwich Crown Court, two counts of gross indecency against boys under the age of 13. The offences took place in the early 90s and involved him abusing children he had come into contact with during his role as a Scout master.

Norfolk Police believe there may be other victims who may not have come forward.

"Warren clearly misused his position of trust to take his unassuming victims on trips on the Norfolk Broads and swimming at the weekends. He then used these trips as an opportunity to abuse them.

"We believe there may be other victims who have not been contacted as part of this investigation. Every allegation of abuse is fully investigated by Norfolk Police, with specialist officers guiding victims through the process. Support and advice is available from a range of agencies and police work closely with partners to work towards the successful prosecution of offenders.”

– DC Debbie Payne, Child Abuse Investigation Unit

Warren has been released on bail to be sentenced next month.

Watch: The singing scaffolder attracting the crowds

Scaffolder, Adam Watson attracts the crowds with his singing.

A scaffolder working on St Nicholas' chapel in King's Lynn has been attracting the crowds.

Adam Watson - dubbed the singing scaffolder - has been serenading people while he works and his colleagues love all the crooning.

ITV Anglia's Natalie Gray went along to meet the man raising the roof:

With X-Factor kicking off this weekend on ITV we're in the season for showing off your singing skills.

If like Adam Watson you are brave enough to hold a tune - send us a video of you singing in your place of work.

You can email You can also show us what you've been putting your workmates through via Facebook or Twitter @itvanglia.

The church featured in Natalie's report is St Nicholas' chapel in King's Lynn which is owned by The Churches Conservation Trust

Regeneration work begins in King's Lynn

Workmen break ground for the first time Credit: ITV News Anglia

Construction work has begun this week on a £650,000 regeneration project on King's Lynn's Saturday Market Place.

The work which should take 3 months to complete will see the area changed into a more social space, so people can enjoy the historic buildings that surround the market place.

Artist's impression of the new look Saturday Market Place Credit: King's Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council

We are making the footways much wider, slightly reducing the size of the car park, trying to produce an area which is more pedestrian friendly, an area that can perhaps have small events in the future.

– Quentin Brogdale, Resident engineer, Norfolk County Council
King's Lynn Minster overlooking the Saturday Market Place Credit: ITV News Anglia

We've got the Minster, we've got our beautiful town hall, it's just a car park and what we want is for people to enjoy the restaurants, the pub and make it a place worth visiting and staying for.

– Cllr Nick Daubney, Leader of King's Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council

The work is being funded jointly by King's Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council and Norfolk County Council, with some money from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The Saturday Market Place is closed to traffic while the work is carried out, while pedestrian access is the same as normal.

There are road diversion signs in place.

It's hoped the project will be finished ready for the Christmas Lights switch on in November.

Mother's emotional plea after the deaths of her two young daughters in A47 car crash

An emotional plea from a mother after the deaths of her two young daughters in a car crash.

10-year-old Tamzin Portor and her seven-year-old sister Jessica were killed when the Ford Focus their stepmother was driving overturned as it left the A47 near Walsoken near Wisbech.

Today the inquests revealed the tyres were defective and Jessica was not wearing a seat belt. Their mother said it was a driver's responsibility to check these things.

Click below to watch Malcolm Robertson's report:

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