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Police tell bars to provide free water or face losing their licence

Bars and clubs could face losing their licence if they don't provide free water. Credit: ITV Anglia

Norfolk Police have issued a warning to all bar and club owners that they must provide free tap water to drinkers on a night out.

Their Think Clear campaign is launching this week, with the aim of reducing alcohol-related harm.

Officers say licencees who don't comply could face losing their licence.


Tory leadership battle: Who are MPs in the east backing

Many Conservative MPs from this region who backed Boris Johnson to become the next Prime Minister are shocked by his decision not to run in the Conservative Leadership contest.

So far the current Home Secretary Theresa May has the bulk of support from the East.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Political correspondent Emma Hutchinson for the latest on the battle for the Conservative leadership.

Life sentence for 18-year-old guilty of murdering Yarmouth man

Warren Ricardo Blake. Credit: Norfolk police

A man's been jailed for life for the murder of Great Yarmouth father-of-two Andrew McGowan.

18-year-old Warren Ricardo Blake was found guilty following a four week trial at Norwich Crown Court.

His co-defendant 22-year-old Tevin Birmingham was found guilty of manslaughter and will be sentenced in September.

The court heard how Blake and Birmingham were involved in a heated confrontation with Mr McGowan over drugs, which ended with the 33-year-old being stabbed five times at a flat in Dickens Court in Nov 2015.

"This case exemplifies drug-related violence at its most serious: a man has lost his life as a result of a situation which needn’t have escalated to this level. I accept that Mr McGowan had his own criminal motives when he attended the flat that night. However, this does not justify the outcome in any way”.

– Det Chief Insp Tracey Little, Norfolk & Suffolk MIT

Norfolk father jailed for six years for death of his son

Kevin Toye Credit: Norfolk police

A Norfolk father has been jailed for six years after being found guilty of the manslaughter of his six-year-old son.

29-year old Kevin Craig Toye of St Nicholas Road, Great Yarmouth, was sentenced by Mr Justice Spencer at Norwich Crown Court following a 16-day trial.

"It is clear that none of the catastrophic injuries which Baylee suffered happened at birth. To cause those injuries you need not have shaken Baylee for more than a few seconds. You must have done it in frustration or temper. I have no doubt that you instantly regretted what you’d done. You destroyed his quality of life. His disability must have been a daily reminder.”

– Mr Justice Spencer

The charge followed an incident in 2008 when Baylee was a month old. He was taken to hospital with head injuries which resulted in severe brain damage and his eventual premature death in 2014.

A police investigation carried out in 2008 was discontinued.

But following his death in 2014, a Home Office post-mortem was carried and concluded that the long term complications of a head injury was the cause of death.

The investigation was re-opened and Toye was charged with the manslaughter of Baylee Ormesby in September 2015.

"This has been an extremely tragic investigation from the very beginning, an investigation which has spanned several years and resulted in the eventual conviction of a father for the death of his own son. Baylee's early death was sadly inevitable given the extent of the catastrophic injuries he suffered when only a few weeks old. "

– Det Con Mike Proctor


Summer ball raises huge sum for East Anglia's Children's Hospices

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the summer ball Credit: ITV News Anglia

A summer ball attended by Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge at Houghton Hall, near Fakenham, in aid of East Anglia's Children's Hospices is expected to have raised over £400,000.

The Duchess is a patron of the hospices charity, EACH, which is raising £10m to build a new children's facility near Norwich. Around £3 million has been raised so far.

An image of the new facility Credit: EACH

"Everyone at EACH is thrilled with the success of A Taste of Norfolk and the projected figure raised of more than £400k is absolutely magnificent. This truly unprecedented event for EACH was only made possible following many months of hard work and dedication from our voluntary committee."

– Graham Butland, EACH Chief Executive

EasyJet confirms it will stay in Luton following Brexit vote

EasyJet has its headquarters at Luton Airport Credit: ITV News Anglia

EasyJet has confirmed to ITV News Anglia that they will not be moving their headquarters from Luton in the wake of the EU referendum vote.

In an interview this week, the company's CEO Carolyn McCall said it "remains to be seen" if EasyJet's headquarters would stay at Luton Airport given the Brexit vote.

Neil Slaven speaking to Olivia Kinsley Credit: ITV News Anglia

But today EasyJet's Commercial Manager Neil Slaven said the company is committed to keeping its headquarters in the UK, and has no plans to leave Luton.

He also said there are no plans for job losses in the company at Luton, Southend or Stansted airports.

Family tribute to North Walsham teenager who died in collision

19-year-old Preston Fulcher Credit: Family photograph

The family of a North Walsham teenager who died in a collision at Westwick at the weekend have paid tribute to a "kind, fun-loving and thoughtful young gentleman".

19-year-old Preston Fulcher died after the car he was in crashed near Captain's Pond.

"We are absolutely devastated by the loss of Preston; there are no words to describe how we feel at the moment. We’ve lost the most precious, beautiful boy who was fun loving, caring, kind and thoughtful, well-known locally and loved."

– Family statement

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating the circumstances around the collision.

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