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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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Body found near North Walsham

The body of a man has been found near North Walsham.

Police were called around 4.45pm this afternoon by a member of the public who was concerned about a car in a field off North Walsham Road, Paston

When they arrived officers found the body of a man was discovered in the vehicle.

A cordon is currently in place while investigations take place and the death at this stage is being described as unexplained.

Norfolk Teenager injured at illegal rave

A teenager remains in a serious condition in hospital, after falling from a speaker rig at an illegal rave in Norfolk.

Police were called to Swanton Abbott near North Walsham, in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The 18-year-old was airlifted to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge with serious head injuries. Four people were arrested at the event.

Teenager remains in serious condition after falling at illegal rave

A teenager remains in a serious condition in hospital, after falling from a speaker rig at an illegal rave in Norfolk.

Police were called to Swanton Abbott near North Walsham in the early hours of yesterday morning. They had received reports of loud music being played at a remote location shortly after midnight on Sunday 28th July.

Police say the 18-year-old man had climbed onto a speaker rig and fell around 10ft.

He was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge with serious head injuries. More than 250 people had attended the event and four people have been arrested.

"Norfolk Constabulary has a zero tolerance approach to unlicensed musical events. We warn people attending that they are dangerous places as they have little or no health and safety provision, as well as leading to damage and disruption to businesses and the local community."

– Superintendent Carl Edwards, Norfolk Police

Teenager seriously ill after falling from speaker rig

A teenager's in a serious condition in hospital after falling from a speaker rig at an illegal rave in Norfolk.

Police were called to an area known as Heath Plantation in Swanton Abbott near North Walsham just after midnight on Sunday.

As police tried to shut down the event, an 18 year old man climbed onto a speaker rig and then fell about 10ft.

He was airlifted to Addenbrookes Hospital with serious head injuries.

More than 250 people had attended the event and four people been arrested.

Two in relation to drug offences and a further two in connection with the incident, while sound equipment was also seized.

“Norfolk Constabulary has a zero tolerance approach to unlicensed musical events. We warn people attending that they are dangerous places as they have little or no health and safety provision, as well as leading to damage and disruption to businesses and the local community.

“This incident should serve as a warning to other people considering holding or attending Unlicensed Music Events that these events can have potentially tragic consequences.”

– Superintendent Carl Edwards

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