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Police hunt for 19 year-old wanted for recall to prison

Daryl Atkins Credit: Norfolk Police

Police are appealing for help to trace a 19-year-old man who is wanted for recall to prison.

Daryl Atkins is wanted after breaching the conditions of his release licence.

He is described as being white, around 5ft 8inches tall, slim build, having short blonde spikey

Atkins is believed to be in the Norwich area, particularly around Earlham.

Police say anyone who knows where Atkins is should not approach him but call Norfolk Police immediately on 101.

Raising a glass to Norfolk landlord's one millionth pint

Phillip Cutter pulls his one millionth pint at The Murderers pub in Norwich. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A Norwich landlord has pulled his one millionth pint.

Phillip Cutter, who runs the Murderers, has spent 28 years behind the bar on Timber Hill.

"When I left school, I didn't know that, 30 years on, I would still be working in the same pub I was in as a young glass collector but every day is different, every day is a laugh.

"It's all about enjoying what you do."

– Phillip Cutter, landlord.

The landlord says he still enjoys his job and hopes to be raising a glass to his two millionth pint in another 30 years' time.

Norfolk brewer Woodforde's has created a special, limited-edition beer to mark Mr Cutter's milestone - called One in a Phillion. It is described as a "light and zesty golden ale".

Phillip Cutter behind the bar at The Murderers in Norwich, where he has worked for 28 years. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Dad's Army film to get local premiere in Suffolk

The new Dad's Army film, which gets its local premiere tonight. Credit: Columbia Pictures/Universal Pictures.

After its glitzy London launch last week, today it is the turn of Suffolk to host the new Dad's Army film's local premiere.

Stowmarket's Regal Theatre is kicking off its 80th birthday celebrations with a special red-carpet showing of the film this afternoon.

Lucky ticket holders will walk the red carpet and, in keeping with the film, will enjoy a nice cup of tea and a piece of birthday cake on arrival.

The original television series was filmed across the border at Thetford and fans of the show, who work in the town's museum, feature as extras in the movie.

Could you spot the signs of a stroke?

The East of England Ambulance Service wants people to be more aware of the symptoms of a stroke. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The region's ambulance service is warning people to be more aware about the signs of stroke.

It says the condition is one of its most common 999 calls.

Last winter, the East of England Ambulance Service saw almost 8,000 patients who had suffered a suspected stroke.

The highest number was in Essex, where 2,552 calls were taken. In Norfolk, the figure was 1,264, while in Hertfordshire there were 1,230 999 calls linked to strokes.

The ambulance service says catching the condition early is essential.

The main symptoms are:

  • FACE: the face may have dropped on one side, the person may not be able to smile, and their eye or mouth may have dropped.
  • ARMS: the person may not be able to life both arms and keep them there because of weakness or numbness.
  • SPEECH: their speech may be slurred or garbled, or they may not be able to speak at all.

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Post mortem examination to be carried out on stranded whale at Hunstanton

The whale at Hunstanton on Thursday. Credit: UK Coastguard.

A post mortem examination is due to be carried out on a sperm whale that died last night after becoming stranded on the beach at Hunstanton.

It is thought the animal died at about 8pm yesterday. It was first discovered on the sand 12 hours earlier.

Stephen Marsh, operations manager for the British Divers Marine Life Rescue, said the Defra-funded Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme would carry out a post mortem examination "when conditions allow" today.

The whale is thought to have belonged to the same pod as those who died two weeks ago off the Norfolk and Lincolnshire coasts.

Stranded sperm whale on Norfolk beach has died

The stranded sperm whale on Thursday. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Divers trying to help a stranded sperm whale on the Norfolk coast have confirmed it has died.

The British Divers Marine Life Rescue said the stricken animal had taken its last breath at about 8pm.

They expect to receive official confirmation of its death later this evening once zoological experts have assessed the body.

"We're very sad to confirm that the whale has died but it is a bit of a relief because it had been in quite a lot of suffering."

– Stephen Marsh, Operations Manager, British Divers Marine Life Rescue.

Queen congratulates local hospice on 30 years of service

Many hands to shake as her Majesty met the team

The Queen has visited a hospice to congratulate them on more than 30 years of service to the community and to open their new building close to the Royal estate at Sandringham.

The Norfolk Hospice 'Tapping House' is based in the village of Hillington, where nurses specialise in providing care to patients in advance stages of illness.

Click below to watch a full report from ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson

Men found guilty of false imprisonment and drugs offences after victim beaten and left naked in woods

Four men were found guilty of false imprisonment, and one of drugs offences Credit: Norfolk Police

Four men have been found guilty of false imprisonment following a trial involving a victim being held against his will in a vehicle in Thetford before being badly beaten.

Mariusz Winiarski, aged 33 and of Guildford Way in Thetford, has been found guilty of one count of false imprisonment, one count of ABH and one count of producing controlled drugs at Norwich Crown Court today (Thursday 4 February) after a four week trial.

Two other men, Rafal Schmidla, aged 32 of Ely Way, Thetford and Piotr Suchocki, aged 25 and of Ash Close, Thetford, have both been found guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and false imprisonment.

Daniel Jasinski, aged 27 and of Foxglove Road, Thetford, has been found guilty of false imprisonment, whilst Jerzy Rudnicki, aged 40 and from Fengate Drove in Weeting, has been found guilty of production of cannabis.

The court heard how, at around 10.30pm on Wednesday 25 February 2015, the male victim was walking along Gloucester Way when Schmidla, Suchocki and Jaskinski, approached in a car.

They stopped and threatened him with violence before driving off with him. Jaskinski was then dropped off at an address in Thetford. The victim continued to be threatened as he was taken to another address where Winiarski got in to the car.

Winiarski, Schmidla and Suchocki then drove the victim to a wooded area near Mundford whilst continually threatening him. Once they got there the victim was pulled out of the car and continually punched and kicked by Schmidla and Winiarski. The victim was then ordered to remove his clothes before being beaten again whilst Schmidla filmed the whole ordeal.

Suchocki took the victim’s clothes before all three men got in the car leaving the victim alone, naked and beaten in the woods. They also took his mobile phone and wallet containing his bank and ID cards.

The car returned a short time later and the victim saw some of his possessions dumped on the ground before being told that he had learnt his lesson.

At around 1.35am, the victim was walking with no shoes on and no coat on, near to the A11/A135 junction, when he flagged down two police officers and told them he had been beaten.

Winiarski, Schmidla, Suchocki, Jasinski and Rudnicki were later arrested and charged.

Four of the men have been remanded in custody to be sentenced at Norwich Crown Court at a later date. Rudnicki will be sentenced for production of cannabis later this afternoon.

I would like to take this opportunity to commend the victim in this trial for the strength he has shown in giving evidence. His trust in police has helped secure this prosecution.

"Norfolk Constabulary will continue to work with our local communities and partner agencies in order to identify victims and seek prosecution against anyone found breaking the law.”

– DC Lisa Cook
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