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Man arrested after stabbing in Norwich

Riverside Road in Norwich. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man is his 40s has been arrested after a stabbing in Norwich city centre last night.

It happened on Riverside Road, near the junction with Prince of Wales Road, at about 5am this morning (August 1).

A man in his 40s suffered knife wounds to his lower back and was taken to hospital.

He's since been discharged. A man's being questioned at Wymondham Police Investigation Centre.


Norwich tourist who escaped Tunisian massacre launches appeal for holiday industry

A Norwich man who was on holiday in Tunisia when a gunman ran amok killing 38 people has launched an appeal to help the tourist industry there.

Nathan Priestley has started an appeal to help the Tunisian tourism industry. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Among those who died was Philip Heathcote from Felixstowe in Suffolk and Stuart Cullen, who lived in Lowestoft. With tour operators taking holidaymakers there from all over the region, hundreds from the east flew back in the days that followed.

Nathan Priestley was one of those but he initially gave up his flight to allow others to come home first. The extra time he spent there gave him an insight into just how tough it was going to be for the Tunisian Hotel workers who rely on the tourism trade.

Click below to watch an interview with Nathan Priestley in the ITV News Anglia studio


Police investigating attack on Puppet Man's stereo in Great Yarmouth

An image of Puppet Man's stereo having water thrown over it has been circulated on social media. Credit: Twitter / @kettleteasdel

Police in Norfolk are investigating an incident where water was poured over a stereo being used by the street entertainer known as "Puppet Man".

He was performing in Great Yarmouth when the incident was captured on camera and circulated via social media sparking outrage.

The "Puppet Man", whose real name is David Perry, has been entertaining shoppers in Norwich and Great Yarmouth for many years.

Police are appealing for witness to contact them.

Hundreds turn out to support Norwich Pride event

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Hundreds of people have turned out to support the Norwich Gay Pride event.

The annual event to celebrate the Lesbian, Gay and Transgender community saw a parade through the city and various performances.

It's the seventh year the event has been running.

"It really feels like this year the whole city are coming together with us to turn Norwich into a rainbow. We don't seem to need to explain ourselves anymore, people get what pride is and people love it."

– Shelly Savage, organiser
The parade marched through the city centre Credit: ITV News Anglia
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Norwich pub named as Norfolk 'pub of the year'

The Beehive pub, Norwich Credit: CAMRA

A Norwich pub has been named as the Norfolk 'pub of the year'.

The Beehive on Leopold Road in Norwich was voted the overall Norfolk pub of the year for 2015, by members of Norwich & Norfolk, West Norfolk and Mid Anglia branches of CAMRA - the campaign for real ale.

"Community pubs are invaluable, which is why I have worked so hard in growing The Beehive into the hub of the community, as well as offering an excellent range of local beers while supporting other micro breweries from further afield."

– Alex Kerridge, Landlady of the Beehive pub

"With a strong emphasis on the quality of the beers and the community focus of the pub, The Beehive emerged the winner after a well fought contest between the other two Norfolk pubs in the competition. A deserved winner."

– Martin Ward, Norfolk area organiser, CAMRA

On-site enquiries into Norwich factory deaths complete

Police at the scene Credit: ITV Anglia

Detectives investigating the deaths of two men at an industrial unit in Norwich have completed their on-site enquiries.

Officers have been working with colleagues from the Health and Safety Executive since the incident at Harford Attachments on Monday 13 July.

Daniel Timbers, 29, and Barry Joy, 56, both died as a result of the effects of fire and inhalation of fumes of combustion.

The men were killed while working in a confined unit and evidence gathered so far suggests a flash over explosion happened as a result of a build-up of toxic fumes with some sort of ignition causing a fire ball.

Police at the scene Credit: ITV Anglia

"Our investigation and evidence gathering at the site is now complete and this information, along with witness statements, will now be examined in detail which will be a lengthy process.

"I’m confident we know what happened in terms of the explosion and our detailed enquiries will now focus on finding the cause of this and getting answers for the families and friends of Daniel and Barry."

– Detective Chief Inspector Paul Durham, Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team
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