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Police probe attempted kidnap in Norwich

The attempted kidnap took place on a footpath near Barker Street Credit: ITV Anglia

Detectives are questioning a man this morning in connection with the attempted kidnap of a woman in Norwich.

It follows an incident yesterday (Sunday 8 October 2017) on Marriott’s Way on a section of footpath near Barker Street which happened between 5pm and 5.15pm.

The victim, aged in her 20s, was walking towards the city centre near Halfords, when she was approached from behind and grabbed.

Following a short struggle she managed to escape while the suspect fled the scene running towards Drayton.

A man in his 30s was arrested in connection with the incident at an address in Norwich shortly after 6pm.

The man remains in custody at Wymondham Police Investigation Centre where he will be questioned. The area where the incident happened has been sealed off while inquiries continued.

Former Norfolk Eastenders actor avoids jail over sex offences

Former Eastenders actor Joseph Shade Credit: PA

A former EastEnders actor from Norfolk has been given an 18 month suspended sentence for sexual offences against three teenage girls.

24 year old Joseph Shade from Sheringham admitted a string of offences against girls aged between 14 and 17 while he was a youth worker in Norfolk dating back to 2012.

As well as the prison sentence he was given a five-year sexual harm prevention order barring him from working with children and vulnerable adults, and ordered to complete 150 hours of unpaid work. He must also sign the Sex Offenders Register.

At Norwich Crown Court Judge Maureen Bacon QC said she took into account Shade's age at the time of offending, his maturity level, his guilty pleas and that he had not offended since.

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Could mustard making be coming to an end in Norwich?

Colman's of Norwich has become one of the most iconic mustard brands in the world since it started being made in the city more than two hundred years ago.

Now parent company Unilever are reviewing the future of their Norwich operation which could mean closure.

Yet just three years ago the future seemed secure as ITV Anglia reporter Kate Prout looked at the company's proud history.

Click below to watch her report from 2014

Union concern for the future of Colman's in Norwich

Unions fear that Colman's Mustard in Norwich is under threat

The Unite union say they are concerned about the future production of Colman's Mustard in Norwich after Britvic's decision to close it's drinks business on the same site resulting in more than 240 job losses.

The production of its Robinsons and Fruit Shoot brands at the site, which is co-owned with Unilever, will be transferred to east London, Leeds and Rugby. The plant will close by the end of 2019.

Now Unilever who own Colman's could be pulling out of the city as well ending more than 200 years of mustard production in Norwich.

Unite national officer Rhys McCarthy said:

There are fears that Colman's Mustard in Norwich could be facing closure

The sad news that Britvic is closing its operations in Norwich also has an impact on Unilever workers who the share the same site.

This is very painful news for our members and their families at Britvic and we will be giving the maximum support to our members at what is a very difficult time in the days and weeks ahead.

Unilever has today announced a review of the whole site to be concluded by the end of November. Everything is up for review including expanding its operations, selling part of the site and, more worryingly, closure.

The whole of Norfolk needs to come together to fight for the future of Colman’s Mustard that is so identified with the city of Norwich.

– Rhys McCarthy Unite

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Teenager stabbed in the chest in Norwich

Credit: ITV News Anglia

A teenager has been stabbed in the chest near a children's play park in Norwich.

It happened shortly after 6.40pm on Monday 25th September at the Ketts Caves area on Balfour Street.

Credit: ITV News Anglia

The victim was approached by two males, one of whom attacked him, before both ran off in the direction of Morley Street. The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance with what is described as a serious injury to the chest and is receiving treatment.

Police say they want to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or noticed anything suspicious in the area.

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