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Jeremy Corbyn cancels public appearance in Norwich - after Clive Lewis apology

Jeremy Corbyn has cancelled a public appearance in Norwich Credit: Press Association.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pulled out of a public appearance in Norwich this weekend.

It comes after Norwich South MP Clive Lewis was blasted on social media for making an inappropriate comment during a rally in Brighton last month.

Mr Corbyn had earlier announced plans to visit the Norwich to campaign alongside Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell.

But after Mr Lewis was forced to apologise for his comment, when a video of the rally emerged online, the party leader changed his mind.

Mr Corbyn will still visit Norwich but will hold an event with party members only.


Woman rescued from UEA lake in Norwich is identified

Police say a woman rescued from the lake at the University of East Anglia has been identified.

The woman - who is thought to be in her 40s or 50s - remains in a critical condition in hospital.

She was pulled from the lake at the UEA in Norwich on Wednesday afternoon (October 18).

Police had been appealing for help to work out who she was. The only personal item she had with her was a key.

Woman rescued from lake at UEA in Norwich

Police appeal to identify a woman rescued from a lake at the UEA in Norwich.

Police are appealing for information to help identify a woman who was rescued from a lake at the UEA in Norwich.

Officers were called to the scene at 2.40pm on Wednesday 18 October after concerns were raised for the safety of a woman who was seen to go into the lake.

The woman was rescued from the water and taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where she remains in a critical condition.

No personal belongings, other than a key attached to a red Cath Kidston key ring, have been found and despite police enquiries, efforts to identify the woman have been unsuccessful.

The woman is described as being aged in her 40s or 50s, of medium build, with short dark greying hair. She was wearing dark blue jeans, with a brown leather belt patterned with metal studs, a grey long-sleeved top with a sequin pattern on the front, white/cream faux fur front button coat and brown laced ankle boots.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who believes they may know the identity of the women, or saw a woman fitting that description in the area around the UEA this afternoon.

Anyone with information should contact Norwich CID on 101.


Kerb crawling crackdown in Norwich

Police in Norwich are having a crackdown on kerb crawlers Credit: PA

Police in Norwich have launched a crackdown on kerb crawlers.

They say in the last four nights officers have issued 22 warning letters to owners of vehicles seen to be acting suspiciously in the area of Rosary Road.

If the drivers are caught in the area again, police can charge them and send them straight to court.

We are hoping this new way of tackling kerb crawling will allow us to expedite the process and bring offenders before a judge as quickly as possible.

"Ultimately, we are hoping the warning letters, which are sent to registered owners, will prevent further incidents and eventually reduce kerb crawling in the area.

– Safer Neighbourhood Sergeant, Mark Shepherd

Man charged over alleged kidnap in Norwich

A man's been charged in connection with an attempted kidnap in Norwich Credit: ITV Anglia

Detectives have charged a man in connection with the attempted kidnap of a woman in Norwich.

It follows an incident on Sunday (8 October 2017) on Marriott’s Way where a woman aged in her 20s was attacked on a section of footpath adjacent to Barker Street.

Aaron Bidle, 35 and of Drayton Road, Norwich, has been charged with attempted kidnap and possession of cannabis.

Bidle was remanded in police custody to appear before Norwich Magistrates Court this morning (Tuesday 10 October).

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