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New job for Chief Constable

New job for Norfolk's Chief Constable Philip Gormley Credit: Press Association

Philip Gormley, the Chief Constable of Norfolk police, has been named the deputy director general of the National Crime Agency (NCA).

He will be responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of the crime-fighting agency which will spearhead the fight against serious and organised crime.

Police hunt aerosol attacker

Police hunt men after teenage boy burned with aerosol Credit: Norfolk Police

Police have issued an E-fit picture of a man they want to speak to after a 13-year-old boy was sprayed with a lit aerosol can.

The teenager suffered minor burns after the attack in an alleyway between Kalmia Green and Hazel Way in Gorleston around 3.40pm on Wednesday, 24 April.

The boy had knelt down to take something out of his bag when he heard footsteps and saw two men. One of the men was flicking a lighter and the other handed him an aerosol can which was then sprayed at the 13-year-old and ignited for a second. The two then ran off laughing.

The men are both described as white, around 5ft 10ins tall and well built, with one wearing a light coloured hooded top with hood up and the other, seen in the E-fit, wearing a red ‘Jack Wills’ hooded top with ‘Wills’ in white writing.


Man wanted over distraction thefts in Norwich

Do you recognise this man? Credit: Norfolk Police

A CCTV image has been released of a man wanted for questioning over a series of distraction thefts in Norwich.

It follows a number of incidents in the city centre where customers in bars and cafes have had their phones stolen, while being distracted by a man waving or handing out leaflets.

Thefts have been reported in Queen Street and St Benedicts Street between February 15 and 23.

Anyone with information should contact PC Chris Clay or PC Norman Lambert at Bethel Street Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Norwich nightclub assault appeal

Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in a Norwich nightclub. A 21-year-old man was in Fluke nightclub on Prince of Wales Road when he was assaulted by another man near the DJ booth on the upper floor at around 2.15am on Thursday 20 September 2012.

He was knocked unconscious and suffered facial injuries. The man is described as white, 6 foot tall, of stocky build and was wearing a white t-shirt. Police want to speak anyone who was in the club and may have witnessed this incident, or anyone with any information about the assault.

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