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Four at centre of Norwich paedophile ring to be sentenced

Marie Black, Jason Adams, Michael Rogers, and Carol Stadler. Credit: Norfolk Police.

Four people who ran a paedophile ring in Norwich will be sentenced later today.

Earlier this year Marie Black, 34, of Atkinson Close in Bowthorpe, was found guilty of more than 20 offences including rape, conspiracy to rape, and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

She was said to be at the centre of the Norfolk paedophile ring which subjected five young children to sexual and physical abuse for more than a decade.

Marie Black was found guilty of more than 20 offences. Credit: Norfolk Police.

Michael Rogers, 53, of Defoe Way in Romford, Essex, was found guilty of 14 offences including cruelty and rape. Jason Adams, 43, of Aspland Road, Thorpe Hamlet, was convicted of similar offences, while Carol Stadler, 59, of Atkinson Close, Bowthorpe, was found guilty of causing actual bodily harm.

They will be sentenced at Norwich Crown Court.

Six other defendants were cleared of all charges.

Rod Stewart to kick off UK leg of tour at Carrow Road

Rod Stewart will perform at Carrow Road in June 2016 Credit: PA

Rod Stewart will begin the UK leg of his world tour at Norwich City's Carrow Road stadium.

The singer will return to Carrow Road on 4 June 2016, having last performed there in 2011.

The announcements comes after he played to more than 50,000 people at his Hyde Park in Radio 2 show on 13 September.

He'll be releasing his latest album Another Country in October.

Pre-sale and Fan Club tickets will be available from 30 September. All other tickets will go on sale on 2 October.


Man admits attempting to rape woman in Norwich

The attack happened on Drayton Road. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man from Norwich has admitted attempting to rape a woman on Drayton road earlier this month.

A 26 year-old woman was attacked near the junction with Aylsham road on the evening of the September 6.

Kieran Hawkshaw, who's 25 and from Norwich, pleaded guilty to attempted rape and causing actual bodily harm when he appeared in court this morning.

He'll be sentenced in November.

Former youth leader faces sex assault charges

Henry Day is due to appear in court. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A former youth leader is due in court in Norwich today charged with 13 counts of sexual assault.

76-year-old Henry Day - who was made an MBE for his work with children - is accused of carrying out the attacks against three boys under 16 at the time, between 1969 and 1986

Doctor found guilty of sexually assaulting patient

Dr Manav Arora leaving court Credit: ITV News Anglia

A doctor has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a male patient on a busy hospital ward in Norfolk.

Manav Arora, 37, from Birmingham, denied the sexual assault at Norwich Crown Court but was found guilty after a four-day trial.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

The locum doctor was working at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital when the alleged incident happened in September last year.

The victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said the attack took place behind a curtain while other patients lay nearby.

Arora has been warned he faces a jail term when he's sentenced at a later date.


Pedestrian airlifted to hospital after being hit by a bus in Norwich

The man was hit by a bus on Newmarket Road. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A pedestrian has been airlifted to hospital after being hit by a bus in Norwich tonight.

It happened just after 5pm on Newmarket Road.

The man was treated by paramedics at the scene before being flown to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

The man is believed to have suffered a serious head injury. Credit: ITV News Anglia

It's believed that he suffered a serious head injury.

Newmarket Road was closed between the Daniels Road junction and Unthank Road for much of the evening but has now reopened.

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