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Police appeal over suspected knife attack in car park

Rose Lane car park in Norwich Credit: ITV Anglia

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Norwich in the early hours of yesterday morning, Sunday 28 June.

A fight broke out in Rose Lane car park shortly after 3.30am, and one man was wounded in the stomach, it's thought by a knife.

The man's in a stable condition in the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. Two men, aged in their 20s, were arrested on suspicion of assault and were taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

20 year old Jehovany Palata of Temple Road in Norwich has been charged with attempted murder and will appear at Norwich Magistrates Court this morning, Monday 29 June 2015.

Another man, aged 25, was bailed until 12 August 2015 pending further enquiries.

Witnesses or anyone with information concerning the incident are asked to contact Det Con Craig Leeder at Norwich CID on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on0800 555 111.

Council to crack down on unscrupulous landlords

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There are plans to overhaul the way private property is rented out in Norwich.

The City Council says it wants an accreditation scheme for agents, and to have greater powers to crack down on unscrupulous landlords.

It comes aftter recent research study identified that as many as 20% of privately rented homes in Norwich and 25% of houses in multiple occupation contained hazards which potentially present serious health and safety issues to those living there.

A consultation is now underway.


Police hunting man over breach of court order

Michael Acton (20) is wanted by Norfolk Police. Credit: Norfolk Police

Police are appealing for help in tracing a 20-year-old man who's in breach of a court order.

Michael Acton has links to the Dereham, Fakenham and Norwich areas.

He is described as white, 5ft 11in tall of medium build with short dark brown hair and blue eyes.

Norfolk Police who like anyone with any information to contact 101.

How the new Ikea in Norwich will look

Artist impression of the new Ikea in Norwich Credit: Ikea

The home furniture giant IKEA has revealed more details about the new type of store it's to open in Norwich this autumn.

The shop on the Sweet Briar Industrial Estate is a different approach for the firm and is smaller than its usual stores.

A first of its kind in the UK, it will have an order and collection point and planning studio to bridge the gap between in-store and online shopping.

"We have been looking at the Norfolk region for many years as we know that our customers currently have to travel to our Lakeside or Milton Keynes stores to see the product range and get planning and design advice. This new IKEA format is a first for us in the UK and provides us with a fantastic opportunity to connect the experiences our customers can currently have with IKEA and offer them a more personal service locally.”

– Jack Jackson, IKEA Order and Collection Development Manager

The new store is expected to open this Autumn and is part of expansion plans for IKEA.

The company says it will be testing a number of similar Order and Collection Points across the UK.

The Norwich site is the first one to be announced.


Norwich death still 'unexplained' after inconclusive post mortem

Gristock Place in Norwich. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are continuing to investigate the sudden death of a man in Norwich after a post mortem failed to reveal the cause of death.

It follows an incident in Gristock Place on Saturday when police were called by paramedics to a block of flats.

A man in his late 50s died a short time later inside. His death continues to be treated as unexplained after a Home Office post mortem proved inconclusive.

A 50-year-old woman arrested in connection with the incident has been released on bail until 17 July while inquiries continue.

Further toxicology tests will be carried out in due course.

Norwich: Major disruption on the A47 after lorry hits bridge

Recovery work is underway after the lorry hit a bridge on A47. Credit: Norfolk & Suffolk Road Policing Unit

The A47 is closed in Norwich this afternoon after a lorry carrying heavy equipment crashed into a bridge.

It happened near Trowse Newton, between the junctions for the A146 and the A140.

Police are warning motorists to expect delays for several hours and follow diversions while recovery work continues.

No one was injured.

Police launch investigation after sudden death in Norwich

Gristock Place in Norwich. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police in Norwich are investigating after the sudden death of a man in the city.

The man, who's thought to be in his late 40s, was found in a block of flats on Gristock Place just after midnight.

His death is currently being treated as unexplained.

A 50-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the incident and has been taking in for questioning.

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