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Man stabbed in Norwich

Detectives are investigating after a man received stab injuries during an incident in Norwich's Riverside area last night.

It happened at around 9.45pm on Riverside Road, between Gas Hill and Rosary Road.

The victim, a 31 year old man, was assaulted by a group of men, sustaining stab injuries to his face and neck. He remains at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital today where his condition is described as stable.

Police are looking for three to four males, who it's believed are known the victim.

"This was a nasty assault and happened at what would have been a busy time in the Riverside area. We are appealing for any witnesses to contact police with information."

– Det Sgt Dave Freeman, Norwich CID

Anyone with information is asked to contact DS Freeman at Bethel Street on 101.

CCTV images released in Mecca Bingo burglary probe

CCTV image released by police Credit: Norfolk Police

Detectives investigating a burglary at Mecca Bingo in Norwich have released CCTV images of three men they want to speak to.

It follows an incident on 11 January 2013 when suspect(s) broke into the Aylsham Road club and forced open slot and change machines stealing cash.

Police are keen to identify the men pictured in the CCTV images, who may be able to assist with enquiries.

CCTV image released by police Credit: Norfolk Police
CCTV image released by police
CCTV image released by police Credit: Norfolk Police

Anyone with information should contact Det Con Andy Tomlinson at Norwich CID on 101** or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.**


Parents of boy who fell from coach grateful for well wishes during 'deeply distressing time'

A nine-year-old boy seriously injured during an incident on the A47 at Tilney All Saints, Norfolk, remains in a critical condition at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

Sebastian Goold from Wansford, near Peterborough, was travelling with team mates from Stamford Rugby Club from a mini-rugby tournament at Holt, north Norfolk, at 3.45pm on Sunday, when he fell from an exit door on the coach, sustaining serious injuries.

"We would like to pass on our gratitude and thanks to friends and associates at Stamford Rugby Club, and to the wider rugby family, for their well wishes and prayers at what is a deeply distressing time. We have received further messages of support from lots of other people, wishing Sebastian well, and these too have been gratefully received.

"However our focus, at this time, remains on keeping a vigil at Sebastian’s bedside and we ask that we are left alone to deal with this as a family and that the media accepts this as our only, but sincerest, statement on the matter.”

– Nick and Tracey Goold, Sebastian's parents

The police investigation continues with an examination of the coach due to commence today.

Eating disorders charity Beat warn 25% of cases are male

Eating disorders are perceived to be something that affects only women, but up to 25% are male.

Click below to watch an interview with Leanne Thorndyke from the charity Beat that helps people in the East of England with eating disorders.

Struggling with an eating disorder?

NIWE Eating Distress Service: A North East charity providing support and signposting, including a telephone helpline, support meetings, training and information.

Contact: 0191 221 0233 or

Beat: A national charity providing helplines, online support and UK-wide self-help groups.

Adult helpline (for anyone 18 and over): 0845 634 1414. Monday to Thursday 1.30pm – 4.30pm. Email

Youthline (for those 25 and under): 0845 634 7650. Monday to Thursday 1.30pm – 4.30pm.

You can also text the Youthline on 07786 20 18 20. Email:

Men Get Eating Disorders Too: A national charity providing support specific to the needs of men with eating disorders.


The daughter who left home to make her name in the wrestling ring conquers the world

In a world of drama and entertainment which has millions of devoted fans around the world, a female wrestler from Norwich has won the biggest title in the professional game.

ITV News Anglia first filmed with the Knights, a well known-wrestling family, back in 2003 when Saraya Jade-Bevis was just 12.

Now known as Paige and performing for WWE, she trained in her Dad's gym near Mile Cross in the city.

On Monday night she became the women's world champion.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Luke Farrington

Marking 40 years of the postcode

It's the 40th birthday of the postcode.

There are currently 1.8 million postcodes used to cover 29 million addresses across the UK.

A modern sorting office in Norwich Credit: ITV Anglia

But it was actually in Norwich that the postcode was first used, back in 1959, for a trial run.

Now a plaque's been put up in the city to commemorate the anniversary.

A plaque marking the birth of the postcode Credit: ITV Anglia

Nowadays you wouldn't post a letter without a postcode on the envelope, on average one postcode covers 17 residential addresses.

Sorting post in Norwich in 1959 Credit: ITV Anglia

The post code has also become so much more than just a practical device to help sort our letters.

Now we use them in our sat navs and they determine vitally important things like our insurance, health care provision and our children's school options.

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