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Bishop announces the next Archdeacon of Lynn

The Revd Canon Ian Bentley

The Bishop of Norwich, the Right Reverend Graham James, has announced the appointment of the Revd Canon Ian Bentley as the next Archdeacon of Lynn.

Canon Ian Bentley originally trained and worked as a teacher. Ordained in 1995, he has served for the whole of his ministry in the Diocese of Norwich.

Beginning as a curate in Mattishall, he moved to the Earsham group of parishes in South Norfolk in 1998 prior to becoming the Vicar of Oulton Broad in 2006. Last year he came to Norwich as the Interim Vicar of St Peter Mancroft.

Ian Bentley will be installed as Archdeacon of Lynn in Norwich Cathedral on Sunday 9 September at 3.30pm.

He succeeds John Ashe who served as Archdeacon of Lynn since 2009 and whose farewell service took place in Norwich Cathedral on Sunday 11 March.

Motorcyclist killed in crash with lorry near Norwich

Police at the scene of the crash on Salhouse Road. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Police have confirmed a motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Norfolk this morning.

The victim, in his 50s, was travelling along Salhouse Road in Rackheath, near Norwich, when he crashed with a lorry at about 8.50am.

The road was closed for around four hours.

Police at the scene of the crash on Salhouse Road. Credit: ITV News Anglia.


Serious crash involving motorcyclist closes busy road

Police currently on scene of serious road collision in Rackheath

A busy road outside Norwich has been closed after a serious crash involving a motorcyclist.

Officers were called to Salhouse Road in Rackheath around 8.50am this morning (Friday 16 March 2018).

The road has been closed whilst emergency services attend the scene.

Motorists are being advised to avoid the area and find alternative routes.

Rapist to be sentenced over three-hour crime spree

Jake Killick is due to be sentenced

A man is due to be sentenced after committing 14 offences, including rape, during a three-hour crime spree in Norwich.

23-year-old Jake Killick, from Thetford, was found guilty of multiple sex attacks and robberies, one of which was caught on CCTV.

He has been told to expect a 'considerable' time in jail when he appears at Norwich Crown Court.

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