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Rapist jailed for 15 years

A 34-year-old rapist from South Norfolk is beginning a 15 year jail term.

Karl Shaw
Karl Shaw Credit: Norfolk Police

Karl Shaw was sentenced yesterday at Norwich Crown Court after being found guilty at an earlier trial in May of 12 counts of rape and one assault.

All of the offences took place in the South Norfolk area between January and October 2013 and involved one female victim.

Shaw showed a total disregard for his victim during the offences which were of a violent nature.

The victim had placed her trust in Shaw, which he repeatedly abused and she showed great courage in contacting us and giving evidence against him.

This sentence reflects the severity and serious nature of this case.

– Detective Sergeant Lee Diggins

Shaw was sentenced to 15 years in prison and will be placed on the Sex Offenders Register upon release.


Attempted bank robbery: 48-year-old man arrested

A 48-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an attempted robbery at a bank in Holt, Norfolk.

The man was arrested by officers at shortly after 5pm today after handing himself in at a Norwich police station.

The man, who comes from the North Norfolk area, remains in custody awaiting police interview.

The arrest follows an incident which took place at the TSB bank in High Street, Holt shortly after 3pm yesterday.

An unknown man entered the bank, with what appeared to be a firearm, threatened a member of staff and demanded cash. The cashier refused and the man left the store empty handed.

Norfolk Police wish to thank members of the public for their response to their appeal for information.

Tories gain from Lib Dems in council by-election

The Conservatives have gained from the Liberal Democrats in this week's only council by-election.

Tories gain from Lib Dems in council by-election
Tories gain from Lib Dems in council by-election Credit: PA Images

Candidate Fran Whymark captured a Broadland District seat at Wroxham, known as the capital of the Norfolk Broads.

Her 14-vote win contrasts with an earlier by-election in March when the Lib Dems held on comfortably.

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