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Man charged following armed robbery at Norfolk supermarket

A 31-year-old man has been charged with a number of offences following an armed robbery and car jacking at a supermarket in King’s Lynn on Friday night.

Location of incident in King's Lynn. Credit: ITV News, Anglia

Officers were called to Tesco in Gaywood shortly before 7.40pm following reports of a knifepoint robbery and a car hijacking.

A number of units were deployed and enquiries led officers to arrest a man in nearby Tennyson Avenue a short time later.

Andrew Hennells, of Riverview Way, Gaywood, King’s Lynn, has been charged with two counts of robbery and is accused of stealing £410 in cash and a motor vehicle.

He also faces a charge of harassment and possession of an offensive weapon (kitchen knife) in connection with the incident.

Hennells has been remanded in police custody to appear at King’s Lynn Magistrates Court on Monday 16 February.

Armed police called to supermarket hijacking

Armed police were called to a Norfolk supermarket last night after a man threatened staff with a knife, then hi-jacked a car.

The man went into Tesco armed with a knife Credit: ITV News Anglia

The man went into Tesco on St Faith's Drive in King's Lynn at just after 7.30pm. He took cash, then hi-jacked a customer's car then fled from the scene. No-one was injured.

Officers later arrested a 31-year-old man at an address on Tennyson Road, on suspicion of two counts of robbery. They took him to King's Lynn Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

The car taken from the Tesco car park was found nearby. Police also recovered a knife.


100th anniversary of first Zeppelin raid over Norfolk

Memorial to two of the victims Credit: ITV News Anglia

A memorial service will take place today marking the 100th anniversary of the first aerial bombardments of World War One, which took place over Norfolk on 19th January 1915.

Because of bad weather the German zeppelins were diverted to our coastline for the start of their bombing campaign.

Two airships dropped bombs on King's Lynn, Great Yarmouth and Sheringham, with the loss of four lives.

Sheringham Museum holds in its collection, one of the first bombs dropped on Britain during the raid.

One of the shells from the raid is held in Sheringham Museum Credit: ITV News Anglia
Jean Tuck, Granddaughter of eyewitness Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Nobody really knew what it was, there probably were some people who did know what it was. But nobody ran away or thought they would be in any danger, they just stood there looking up at it."

– Jean Tuck, Granddaughter of eyewitness


Multi-million pound investment planned for Mars factory in King's Lynn

Mars is planning a multi-million pound investment in its King's Lynn Mars factory. Credit: Mars.

The Prime Minister has revealed a multi-million pound investment plan by Mars for its factory in King's Lynn.

David Cameron announced the deal as he headed to the United States for talks on the global economic outlook for 2015.

Mars employs nearly 4,000 people in the UK and more than 200 at its factory at the Hardwick Industrial Estate in King's Lynn.

Grey seal found stranded begins eating again

'Dumbledore' is now being cared for at East Winch, King's Lynn Credit: ITV News Anglia

A grey seal found stranded 20 miles from the coast and being cared for at an animal hospital at East Winch near King's Lynn has begun eating again.

The seal - nicknamed Dumbledore - was discovered on a farm in Merseyside. He's being treated for pneumonia and ate his first fish this morning.

Grey seal found stranded 20 miles from coast cared for at animal hospital in Norfolk

A grey seal found stranded on a farmer's field 20 miles from the coast is being cared for at an animal hospital in Norfolk.

The seal - nicknamed Dumbledore - was discovered on a farm in Merseyside. It's thought he'd got stuck there after swimming inland.

He was taken to the RSPCA centre near King's Lynn - where he's being treated for pneumonia.

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