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Officers thank stag party who helped push police car out of the mud

A stag party of 16 men helped Norfolk Police who were stuck in the mud on the Broads. Credit: Norfolk Police

Norfolk Police have used social media to thank a 16-strong stag party who help them push a police vehicle and boat trailer out of the mud on the Norfolk Broads.

The Broads Beat truck and boat trailer became stranded at the weekend until the men stepped in to help.

Police officers said on Instagram: "We'd like to say a HUGE thank you to this stag party of 16 who helped our Broads Beat officers in their moment of need! They all mucked in to help."

Norfolk Police thanked the stag party for helping out in 'their moment of need' Credit: Instagram/Norfolk Police


Wrapped presents among items stolen from family home

Wrapped presents were among the items stolen. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Norfolk Police are appealing for witnesses after wrapped christmas presents, jewellery and cash were stolen from a house in Thetford.

Burglars entered the property on Pound Lane in Shipdham sometime between last Thursday and last Sunday when the family were away.

They forced entry through the back door, ransacked the house and stole the items.

Teenager hospitalised following assault in Cobholm

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A teenager has been hospitalised after being assaulted in Cobholm, near Great Yarmouth, last week.

The victim, a 15-year-old man, was approached by a woman who attacked him with a sharp implement to the right side of his face.

He sustained a deep cut and was taken to hospital for treatment.

The suspect is described as being between 5ft 7 inches and 5ft 8 inches tall, of a slim build, having dark hair, which was tied in a pony tail. She was wearing a light grey tracksuit.

The attack happened at around 8.30pm on 23 September on Granville Road.

Police are keen to hear from witnessed.


Appeal for witnesses after man dies in A149 motorbike crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a motorbike crash on the A149 at Holkham, Norfolk, yesterday afternoon.

Officers were called to the scene at 2pm after a Keeway 125 motorbike, travelling from Wells towards Holkham, left the road and mounted the verge.

Emergency services attended to the rider, who was in his seventies, but he died at the scene.

The road was closed while the incident was dealt with. It re-opened shortly before 5.30pm.

Man charged with endangering an aircraft

A man is due to face criminal charges after allegedly pointing a laser at a police helicopter in Norwich.

Norfolk Police were called to the Shorncliffe Avenue area of the city at about 2am on Saturday after reports a laser pointer had been directed at the aircraft while on an operational flight.

A 33-year-old man has been summonsed to appear in court charged with endangering an aircraft.

Drink-drive campaign nets 200 drunk and drugged drivers in Norfolk and Suffolk

Nearly 200 motorists were caught drink driving in Norfolk and Suffolk in June 2015 while 26 drivers failed roadside drug tests. Credit: John Giles / PA

A summer crackdown on driving under the influence of drink and drugs in Norfolk and Suffolk has caught more than 200 illegal drivers.

Nearly 200 motorists were caught drink driving during June 2015 while 26 drivers failed roadside drug tests. In total, more than 2,000 drivers were stopped during the campaign.

During the month-long campaign 116 motorists provided positive breath tests for alcohol in Suffolk and 78 in Norfolk, with three people in Norfolk and 23 in Suffolk failing roadside drug tests.

"This summer was the first campaign where we have used the new-drug testing kits to detect cocaine and cannabis.

"Twenty-six motorists tested positive for either cannabis or cocaine during the campaign and I want to get the message out there, especially to younger drivers, that if you are driving under the influence of drugs there’s a good chance you will be caught."

– Chief Inspector Chris Spinks, Head of Roads Policing in Norfolk and Suffolk

In last year’s summer campaign 143 people provided positive tests in Norfolk while 145 failed in Suffolk.

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