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Doctor who sexually assaulted Norfolk & Norwich patient jailed for two years

Dr Manav Arora. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A doctor who was working at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has today been jailed for two years after being convicted of a serious sexual assault.

Manav Arora, a married father of one from Birmingham, assaulted a male patient while working as a locum in September last year.

He was convicted in September and today at King's Lynn Crown Court.

Arora's barrister Alan Jenkins said his career was in ruins and added that he would be struck off by the General Medical Council.

A Sexual Harm Prevention Order has been imposed, prohibiting him from working with patients for 10 years.

HCL Doctors is a Government approved locum agency that supplied Arora to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. He worked there for seven weeks.

"We are deeply sorry this deplorable incident occurred and that the criminal activity of this individual was not prevented, as such we offer our full support to the victim and their family. While compliance checks were undertaken, information provided by the police as 'other information' or the DBS was not provided to the hospital Trust as it should have been. This was the result of human error."

– HCL Doctors

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson


YouTube stars turn on Norwich Christmas lights

Christmas lights being turned on in Norwich Credit: ITV News Anglia

Christmas lights in Norwich were turned on by two of Norfolk's YouTube stars.

Tanya Burr and Jim Chapman, who give fashion, makeup and lifestyle advice and have almost six million subscribers between them, flicked on the switch that lit up the city.

Tanya Burr and Jim Chapman turned on the city's Christmas lights Credit: ITV News Anglia

Woman knocked to ground and robbed of handbag in Norwich

A woman was knocked to ground and robbed of her handbag in Norwich this morning.

The attack by a man happened shortly after 6.15am in Magdalen Road.

The woman was taken to Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, where she was treated for minor facial injuries.

Her attacker is described as a white man, around 5ft 9 tall, of a slim build and wearing a white hooded top and dark trousers.

Police have urged anyone who sees a discarded burgundy handbag to avoid making contact with it and instead call 101 immediately.

£2.5 million project to tackle antibiotic resistance

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Researchers at the University of East Anglia in Norwich are part of a new £2.5 million project to improve hospital treatment for patients with pneumonia and tackle the problem of antibiotic resistance.

The five-year programme will develop and evaluate new tests to identify bacteria and their antibiotic sensitivities in under four hours.

If successful, it will mean patients getting the right antibiotic sooner and doctors being able to better manage their stock of antibiotics.

To treat severely-ill pneumonia patients effectively with the right antibiotic, doctors must know which bacteria are responsible.

Current tests take two days or more and, in the meantime, a ‘broad-spectrum antibiotic’, capable of killing many different types of bacteria, is given until the results are available.


Four men charged after being found with kilo of Class A drugs in Norwich

Officers found an estimated kilo of Class A drugs. Credit: Norfolk Police

Four men have been charged after police found a kilo of Class A drugs in their vehicles in Norwich on Monday night.

The men were arrested around 9.30pm – 10pm after police stopped and searched their vehicles on the A11 and in Ipswich Road.

Officers discovered an estimated kilo of Class A drugs, believed to be heroin with a street value of up to £100,000. About £20,000 in cash was also recovered.

Chris Leggett, 36, and Michael Derick, 48, both from Norwich, and Christopher Keegan, 27, James Blake, 35, from Liverpool, have all been charged with conspiracy to supply controlled drugs.

They were held in custody at Wymondham Police Investigation Centre overnight and will appear before Norwich Magistrates Court today.

Reports of young people offering knives for sale in Norwich

Norfolk Police says it has stopped a group of young people, after reports that youths were offering knives for sale in Norwich.

It tweeted that "words of advice have been given" to those involved, and thanked members of the public who got in touch about the situation.

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