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Could skateboarding soon be banned in Norwich city centre?

There have been some complaints that skateboarders are damaging a war memorial in the city centre.
There have been some complaints that skateboarders are damaging a war memorial in the city centre. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Norwich City Council is considering whether to ban skateboarding in the city centre.

There have been some complaints that skateboarders are damaging the war memorial near the market place by performing jumps and stunts on it.

If approved, the council would create a bylaw that means anyone caught boarding in certain areas would receive a police caution.

Skateboarders could receive a police caution.
Skateboarders could receive a police caution. Credit: PA

"We see skateboarders about all over the place, but do we need to ban them all over the city?

That is one of the things we are asking members of the public to decide.

So we're consulting with the public, shopkeepers, skateboarders and the church and everyone to see where we go next "

– Cllr Keith Driver, Norwich City Council

Cycling: Emma Pooley to retire after Commonwealth Games

Emma Pooley
Emma Pooley

Olympic silver medallist Emma Pooley, former pupil at Norwich High School for Girls and Cambridge University student, has announced she will retire from cycling after she competes for England in Sunday's road race at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The 31-year-old rider, who won a time-trial silver medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 after helping Nicole Cooke to road-race gold, made the announcement on the Rouleur cycling website.

The 2010 world road time-trial champion told Rouleur: "You have to go sometime. I considered retiring after the London Olympics, but I didn't feel like I was ready.

"I've been mulling it over, and came to the conclusion that the Commonwealth Games is the perfect opportunity - it's a big event, it's almost at home, and I want to go out properly, when I've planned it and have no regrets."


Norwich: Police investigate "unexplained" death

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in Norwich.

Officers were called to a block a flats in Chantry Road shortly before 1am this morning following reports a man had been found with serious injuries at the bottom of a flight of stairs.

The man, believed to be aged in his 40s, was already dead by the time paramedics arrived.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained and the area has been sealed off while police investigate.

Norwich: Man arrested in connection with clubland assault is released on bail

A man in his 20s arrested in connection with an assault in Norwich’s clubland at the weekend has been released on bail.

It follows an incident outside All Bar One in Tombland in the early hours of Sunday morning (20 July).

Just after 4.00am, a man in his late 30s from the Norwich area received a serious head injury after falling to the pavement.

He's still in Addenbrooke’s Hospital where he's said to be in a stable condition.

Officers questioned a man in his 20s and from the Great Yarmouth area in connection with the incident.

He has been released on bail until August while enquiries continue.


Man suffered serious head injury outside Norwich city centre bar

A man is in a critical condition in hospital following a serious assault in the centre of Norwich in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The victim, who was in his late 30s, suffered a serious head injury after falling to the ground outside All Bar One at Tombland at about 4.15am.

He is in a critical but stable condition at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

Officers, a police cordon and a forensic team remained at the scene on Sunday.

A man in his 20s, from the Great Yarmouth area, has been arrested in connection with the assault.

Woman attacked by dog in Norwich

A woman has been attacked by a dog in Norwich. It happened between 4pm and 5pm on Thursday 10 July 2014. The woman, who is in her 40s, was walking along Heigham Street when a large dog, believed to be a Bull Mastiff attacked her.

The owner of the dog then appeared and put the dog on a lead before heading into the direction of the city centre.

The victim was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital where she continues to receive treatment for a fractured vertebrae.

"I would ask for anyone who saw this incident or with information to contact police. This has been a distressing incident for the victim who now faces some considerable time in hospital being treated for her injury.”

– PC Scott Ellis, Norfolk Police

Anyone with information should contact PC Scott Ellis at Bethel Street Police Station on 101.

CCTV released as police investigate theft and fraud in Norwich

Police in Norwich have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with theft and fraud offences.

It follows an incident over the weekend of June 21 and 22 where a bank card was stolen from a car in George Burrow Road and later used fraudulently in Colman Road to withdraw cash from an ATM.

Officers are keen to trace the man pictured in this CCTV image.
Anyone with information should contact PC Richard Walker at Earlham Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Appeal for missing woman

Indre Saulinskyte
Indre Saulinskyte Credit: Norfolk Police

Police are appealing for help in finding a 29 year old woman and her young daughter who are missing from the Norwich area.

Indre Saulinskyte was last seen at around 12.30am this Friday on Unthank Road in Norwich.

Officers are becoming increasingly concerned for their welfare and would like to hear from anyone who may know where they are.

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