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Car left stranded in flooded ford

The VW is stranded in water up to the radiator grill Credit: @ncfcatwembley

A viewer has tweeted us pictures of a car stranded in a flooded ford at Shotesham in Norfolk.

It's not known how the car came to get stuck, but broken windows suggest the occupants had to smash their way out to escape the flood waters.

Some places in the Anglia region have already seen rainfall totals more than double than would normally fall in June.

Police have taped off the ford Credit: @ncfcatwembley
The car is immersed Credit: @ncfcatwembley
Windows in the car have been broken so the occupants could escape Credit: @ncfcatwembley


Teenager dies in North Walsham crash

A teenager has died in hospital after his car crashed in the early hours of this morning near North Walsham in Norfolk.

The incident occurred on the Norwich Road at Captain’s Pond, near North Walsham, shortly before 3am this morning (Sunday 26 June).

A man in his late teens suffered life threatening injuries and was taken to Norfolk and Norwich Hospital for treatment. He died earlier this afternoon.

The Independent Police Complaints commission has begun an investigation.

Any witnesses should contact Norfolk Roads Policing on 101.

Ed Balls backs calls for Corbyn to quit

Ed Balls said Labour needs a new leader as he accused Jeremy Corbyn of alienating "both sides" in the EU debate.

The former shadow chancellor and Norwich City chairman told Peston on Sunday that the party "needs a change" to show it has a vision for the future in a general election that could take place within months.

"At a time when you have a big divide between urban Britain which wanted in and heartlands an rural Britain that wanted out, Jeremy Corbyn has actually managed to alienate both sides," he said.

Weather warning for more heavy rain in eastern parts of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for more heavy rain in eastern parts of East Anglia during Sunday afternoon.

Eastern parts of Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk are included in a Met Office yellow weather warning. Credit: Met Office

The weather warning is in force from 1pm until 5pm on Sunday 26 June 2016

The Met Office says following this morning's heavy showers, further heavy showers are likely to develop for a time this afternoon across eastern parts of both East Anglia and Kent.

Although some places will miss the showers, please be aware of the risk of localised impacts due to surface water flooding, especially in locations where the ground is already very wet, following heavy rain during the past few days.

The showers should quickly die out later this afternoon.

There are still showers across the Anglia region on Sunday morning and more are expected in the afternoon. Credit: Met Office

"The remnants of the deeply unstable airmass of the past few days are expected to remain over the extreme southeast of the UK through today.

"As temperatures rise this afternoon, this will probably lead to further heavy showers developing, although these are unlikely to be quite as heavy as yesterday. Rainfall rates of 15 mm in an hour could occur locally."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's Assessment

Teenage man 'driving without lights' is fighting for life after crash

The crash happened at Westwick near North Walsham Credit: ITV Anglia

A teenage driver seen by police driving without lights has been taken to hospital with life-threatening head injuries after his car crashed near North Walsham.

It happened near Captain's Pond on the Norwich Road at Westwick this morning (Sunday 26 June) just before 3am.

Police they are attempting to clarify what happened, but that it appears officers in a patrol car followed the Peugeot 106 car after it was seen without lights.

The Peugeot then struck a tree, leaving the driver - a man in his late teens - with serious head injuries. He's been taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

The road has been closed and diversions have been put in place. Next of kin have been informed.

Norfolk Constabulary says it's ordered a full independent review of the circumstances and the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has been informed.

Anyone who thinks they may have witnessed or have more information on the incident should call Norfolk Roads Policing on 101.


Redmond leaves Norwich for reported £11 million move to Southampton

Nathan Redmond has joined Southampton for a fee reported to be around £11 million Credit: PA Images

Norwich City winger Nathan Redmond has signed for Southampton in a club record sale for the Canaries.

The 22-year-old passed a medical on the south coast today and moves to St Mary's for a fee believed to be in the region of £11 million.

Leroy Fer's £10 million switch to QPR previously held the record for the biggest fee ever received by Norwich.

Redmond played more than 100 games for the Canaries and scored in The Championship play-off final against Middlesbrough at Wembley two years ago.

Birmingham City will be entitled to some of the transfer fee after they inserted a sell-on clause when they sold him to Norwich.

He tweeted the following tribute to Norwich City and their fans, and says he hopes to see them in the Premier League again soon.

Police investigate alleged hate notes directed at Polish community

Police are investigating the alleged delivery of hate leaflets to Polish people Credit: PA Images

Police in Cambridgeshire are investigating suspected post-referendum racism after abusive notes were allegedly posted through letterboxes of Polish people.

Some Poles living in Huntingdon apparently received laminated cards reading 'Leave the EU - no more Polish Vermin.'

Inspector Nick Percival said the police were "aware" of the incident and were investigating.

He urged anyone with information about the source of the notes to contact the police.

The area voted by 54 per cent to 46 in favour of quitting the European Union.

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