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Two arrested over Norfolk hit and run

A 30-year-old man suffered a broken pelvis and serious leg injuries. Credit: Norfolk Police

A man and woman have been charged in connection with a hit and run in Norfolk in July.

A 30-year-old man was hit by a car when he was walking through Vicarage Car Park in North Walsham with friends. He suffered a broken pelvis and serious leg injuries.

Police released shocking CCTV footage of the moment the car ploughed into him in a bid to find the perpetrators.

43-year-old Darren Blackmore from Wymondham has been charged with one count of Grievous Bodily Harm with intent, two counts of attempted Grievous Bodily Harm and one count of dangerous driving.

Sammi Horner, who’s 35 and from North Walsham, has been charged with encouraging an offender under Section 45 of the Serious Crime Act.

Blackmore was taken into Horner has been released on bail.

They’re both due to appear at Norwich Magistrates Court on 24 November.

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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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Norfolk school vandalised for the second time

Windows were smashed at the school Credit: ITV News Anglia

Parents and pupils at a primary school in Norfolk have taken matters into their own hands after the playground was vandalised for a second time.

The head teacher of North Walsham Junior School discovered vandals had broken windows and kicked in doors at the weekend.

The doors on the school's metal play shed were ripped off and all the toys thrown over the field.

Fence work was kicked in where the children can eat and have lunch outside and seating had been smashed, while there was glass allover the place.

Clare Fletcher looks over the area that was damaged by vandals. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"It was a lot of mess and the worst thing was the broken glass and I was really quite worried. We have spent a lot of money and time and energy to put together a really good play area for the children, so for it to be abused in this way it was soul destroying again."

– Clare Fletcher, Executive Head teacher of North Walsham Infant and Junior schools

Following an appeal on social media dozens of parents arrived to repair the damage in time for Monday morning.

Watch: Woman's emotional reunion with family after decades of searching

A woman from Norfolk who has spent decades searching for her relatives has finally been reunited with her family more than 200 miles away in Darlington.

It was an emotional reunion for Sandie Shepherdson from North Walsham who was put up for adoption as a baby.

After years of searching she eventually turned to a professional heir hunter for help.

Woman grabbed and assaulted in North Walsham

A woman has been sexually assaulted in North Walsham in Norfolk.

It happened as the victim, a woman in her mid-20s, walked through St Nicholas Churchyard shortly after 11pm Friday night.

She noticed a group of teenagers in the churchyard and shortly after passing them, was approached by one who grabbed her around the neck before touching her inappropriately.

The victim shouted and struggled causing the man to run from the scene.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Nicola Jefferies at Stalham Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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