A 70-year-old man from Norfolk is starting a 21 year prison sentence after being convicted of a string of sex offences against childrenRead the full story ›
A man who was pursued by police in Norwich has been changed with dangerous driving.
Officers were called to reports of a car being without insurance in the Knowland Grove area on Sunday morning (15 January).
They arrested 45-year-old Scott Surridge after what they describe as a "short pursuit".
Surridge also been charged with driving without insurance, driving without a licence, failing to stop and failing to provide a specimen for analysis.
He was taken into in custody and appeared at Norwich Magistrates Court yesterday via a virtual court link.
He is due to be sentenced at Norwich Crown Court.
A 29-year-old man has been jailed for eight years after he was found guilty of raping a woman in Norwich.
Sean Chikanda, of Cromer Road, Norwich, denied the offence but was found guilty at Norwich Crown Court on 9 December 2016.
The court heard the victim had been on a night out with friends when she became separated from them in the early hours of 5 October 2014.
She was heavily intoxicated, and when approached by Chikanda on Prince of Wales Road she got a taxi with him back to his home address where she was raped.
Subsequent examination of CCTV footage showed the victim staggering and barely able to walk.
Chikanda was today (Monday 16 January) sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment and placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life.
During sentencing, the victim impact statement was read out in court, detailing how the woman was still struggling to come to terms with what happened to her.
In the statement, the victim describes feeling "panicked” in social environments and still suffers from flashbacks and nightmares.
She added: "I feel I cannot put into words the impact that this has had on me...I’ve changed the way I go about things. I no longer drink…run in the dark…or dress up.”
In this case Chikanda took advantage of the woman’s vulnerability and her inability to consent. If someone is too drunk to consent then the answer is no. "I hope this case demonstrates that situations which are alcohol-fuelled should not be taken advantage of as the consequences can be very serious for all involved.”
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are to visit the University of East Anglia in NorwichRead the full story ›
Norwich Airport re-opened at 1pm this lunchtime.
It was closed earlier in the day after snow reached "unsafe levels".
Norwich Airport has been closed because snow has reached an "unsafe levels".
The decision was made at 10.45am and staff will assess the situation again in the next couple of hours.
It is not known when the airport will reopen and passengers are being urged to check the latest information before heading there.
@LeeSutton97 posted this picture on Twitter this morning.
The two young sons of a Norwich mother killed at the weekend have described her as "the most awesome and everything mummy”.Read the full story ›
GP surgeries in Norfolk have agreed to offer more appointments in a bid to take the pressure off the region's hospitals.Read the full story ›
A man has appeared in court in Norwich charged with the murder of 32-year-old Kerri McAuley in the city.Read the full story ›
A Norwich man has been charged in connection with the murder of Kerri McAuley.
The 28-year-old was found dead at a property in Southalls Way on Sunday 8th January 2017.
A Home Office post mortem examination has been inconclusive, but police say there is evidence that Kerri was subjected to a severe blunt force assault.
Joe Storey, aged 26 and of Murrells Court, St John Street, has been charged with murder.
He has been remanded into custody to appear at Norwich Magistrates Court on Wednesday 11th January.