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29-year-old man wanted by Norfolk Police

Police appeal to find Samuel Friend Credit: Norfolk Police

Norfolk police are trying to trace 29-year-old Samuel Friend wanted in connection with an incident in Norwich on New Year's Eve.

Friend is also wanted in connection with a public order incident which happened yesterday morning in Norwich.

He is described as white, 5 foot 9 inches tall, of stocky build, with short blonde hair and has tattoos on his right arm and neck.


Pilot who flew while over alcohol limit to be sentenced

Pilot Ian Jennings arriving at Norwich Magistrates' Court in November. Credit: PA images.

A pilot who admitted flying a passenger jet into Norwich Airport while over the alcohol limit will be sentenced today.

Ian Jennings, 47, from Hampshire, was arrested in October 2014 after he landed a commercial chartered plane.

Ten people were onboard at the time.

At an earlier hearing, magistrates said the case was so serious a crown court judge would be needed for sentencing.

Dog stolen from garden in Norwich is found safe and well

Max has been found safe and well Credit: Norfolk Police

A dog who was stolen from a garden in Hellesdon in Norwich has been found safe and well.

Max, a 14-month old Dogue De Bordeaux was taken on Sunday 28th December.

A Staffordshire Bull Terrier, which was stolen at the same time, was found the next day tied up behind a shop on the Sweet Briar Retail Park.

Max remained missing, but after appeals through the media and Norfolk police, the dog was recognised by a family on the Heathgate Estate on New Year's Day.

Max is now back with his owner and is unharmed.

Internal major incident 'stood down' at Norfolk & Norwich Hospital

Major internal incident has now been stood down Credit: ITV News Anglia

An internal major incident at the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital has now been stood down.

The status was introduced yesterday after an extremely high demand for emergency care.

It has now been stood down and the hospital says it is due to the excellent response by staff to the major incident status.

"An internal major incident was launched as a result of extremely high demand for emergency care. This resulted in us being able to discharge patients to provide capacity for the Bank Holiday. The internal major incident status has been stood down as a result of the excellent response of our staff and we would like to thank them for their hard work."

– Chris Cobb, Director of Medicine and Emergency Care


Norfolk and Norwich Hospital declares internal major incident

Norfolk and Norwich Hospital

The Norfolk and Norwich Hospital has declared an internal major incident this afternoon as it tries to get on top of high patient numbers.

It comes as a Labour parliamentary candidate today claimed there were 13 ambulances waiting with patients outside the accident and emergency department as she spent the day with an ambulance crew.

Denise Burke, will stand in the North Norfolk constituency, Tweeted that it took 50 minutes to offload one patient because there wasn't space in A and E.

The hospital disputed the figures while the ambulance service - which admitted delays were an issue across the region - said it was not aware of major problems affecting patients today.

Police appeal for information after dog stolen from garden

Can you help find stolen dog Max? Credit: Norfolk Police

Police are appealing for help to trace a dog which has been stolen from a garden in Norwich.

A Dogue De Bordeaux and a black Staffordshire Bull Terrier were taken from a property in Hellesdon Road between 7.15pm and 7.30pm on Sunday 28 December.

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier was found the following day tied up behind PC World on Sweet Briar Retail Park; however, the Dogue De Bordeaux is still missing.

The dog, called Max, is described as 14 months old is a sandy colour. He was wearing a leather collar with a phone number and address on it.

Anglian Water add new bowser/tank locations to some villages in NR14 and NR15

A burst water main in Caistor St Edmund caused the problem.

Thousands of bottles of water are being distributed to people in Norfolk after a burst main left thousands of people without water.

Some 5000 homes have lost their supply for more than 24 hours. It was caused by a burst water main at Caistor St Edmund near Norwich.

Hundreds of people have been filling up whatever containers they can find.

Additional tank with supplies of water have now been delivered to some villages in NR14 and NR15 – the precise locations of these tank are listed below.

Anglian Water say it could be this evening before supplies are restored.

Thank you for your patience. The repair to the burst water main is proving more complex than initially thought and is taking longer than hoped. We have deployed all available resource to resolve the issue and the supply should be restored to all customers by this evening.

– Anglian Water

Bowser/tank locations:

  • John Hurrell Garden Machinery, Old School Building, Kirby Road, Kirby Bedon, NR14 7DS
  • Norwich & District Parabellum & Full Bore Club, Surlingham, NR14 7GL
  • Cut Loke, Covey Lane, Surlingham, NR14 7AL
  • Threeways, Gull Lane, Framlingham Earl, NE14 7SD
  • Subaru Service Centre, Brooke Industrial Park, Brooke, NR15 1HJ
  • Hall at 4 Trinity Hospital, The Street, Shotesham All Saints, NR15 1YW
  • Poringland Community Centre, Heath Loke, Poringland, NR14 7WB
  • 21 Upgate, Poringland, NR14 7SH
  • Saxmundham Primary School, Church Hill, Saxlingham Nethergate, NR15 1TD
  • White Lion, The Street, Brooke, NR15 1JW
  • Seething School, School Road, Seething, NE15 1DL
  • Springfield, Brooke Road, Seething, NR15 1DS
  • Surlingham Primary School, Walnut Hill, Surlingham, NR14 7DQ
  • Cadey Leisure, 12 New Inn Hill, Rockland St. Mary, NR14 7HP
  • Gull Inn, Loddon Road, Framingham Pigot, NR14 7PL
  • Village Hall, Crookes Road, Bergh Apton, NR15 1BL
  • The Fish Inn, Spruce Crescent, Framingham Earl, NR14 7JT
  • Railway Tavern, Norwich Ropad, Framingham Earl, NR14 7AB
  • Village Hall, Steward Close, Saxlingham Nethergate, NR15 1AJ
  • Lightpath Trading, The Street, Topcroft, NR35 2BL
  • Village Hall, The Street, Rockland St. Mary, NR14 7ER
  • Crown Point Public House, Kirby Road, Trowse, NR14 8RN
  • Framingham Earl High School, Norwich Road, Framingham Earl, NR14 7QP
  • Three Rivers Veterinary Surgery, The Street, Poringland, NR14 7RP
  • Kings Head Public House, Norwich Road, Brooke, NR15 1AB
  • The Three Horsehoes Public House, Alburgh Road, Hempnall, NR15 2NS

Instructions from Anglian Water:

  • Ensure you take something to safely carry the water from the bowser to your home.
  • Don't attempt to carry more than you are able.
  • Boil the water before using it for cooking or drinking.

Couple get ready to feed 600 people at Christmas

A couple from Norfolk have given up their Christmas for the past 17 years so they can give other people a day to remember.

Linda and Colin Harper run Norwich Open Christmas which provides homeless, lonely and vulnerable people with a free Christmas lunch and festive fun on December 25th.

This year they are expected to cater for nearly 600 people - that is more than ever before.

Click below to watch Natalie Gray's report:

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