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Crowd-funding target reaches £3,000 after schoolboy death in Norwich

Micheal Sousa as a younger boy Credit: Facebook/JustGiving

Crowd-funding efforts to raise money for the funeral of a 12 year boy who died after falling down a stairwell at school in Norwich has reached £3,000.

Michael Sousa was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge after the fall at Jane Austen College on the 23rd January, but didn't recover from his injuries.

Jane Austen College, Norwich Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Health and Safety Executive is aware of the fall and Norfolk police has concluded there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding Michael's death.

The crowd-funding target is five thousand pounds.

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Norwich 'drug den' closed down by police

Items found in the flat Credit: Norfolk police

A flat in Norwich which police say was at the centre of drug use and anti-social behaviour has been shut down.

The property on Derby Street was used for illegal drug activity.

Police have worked closely with partner agencies, including Norwich City Council, to address concerns from residents and sought a closure order after securing evidence of drugs misuse at the address.

A closure order under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 was granted at Norwich Magistrates Court for a period of three months making it a criminal offence for anybody to be inside the property.

The closure is another positive outcome under Operation Gravity, Norfolk Constabulary’s campaign targeting the supply and transportation of Class A drugs in the county.

"We’re committed to tackling and reducing this type of behaviour which will help to improve the quality of life for local residents."

– Chief Inspector Nick Paling, Norfolk police

Big turnout for protest against Donald Trump in Norwich

The scenes in Norwich tonight. Credit: ITV News Anglia/PA

A protest against new American president Donald Trump has been staged in Norwich tonight.

Around 1,000 people gathered outside City Hall to show their anger at the travel ban introduced by the president last week.

Demonstrators also made it clear they opposed Mr Trump's proposed state visit to the UK later this year.

The protest was organised by a number of groups in the city, including 'Stand Up To Racism'.


CCTV released after shop staff threatened in robbery

Police want to identify the man in the CCTV images. Credit: Norfolk Police

Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to identify after a shop worker was threatened in robbery in Norwich.

A man walked in to the BP on Plumstead Road and approached a member of staff, demanding money.

He stole some alcohol, but left after they refused. It happened at about 10.15pm on 20 January.

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