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14 year old left with broken jaw after park assault

A 14 year old boy has been left with a broken jaw after being assaulted in Norwich.

It happened around 9pm in Eaton Park on Monday 18 September when the teenager was approached by a group of people, some of whom were known to him.

The suspect/s then assaulted the victim leaving him with a broken jaw, damage to his hearing and a cut to his head. He's now recovering at home.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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Rush hour delays on A47 after coach and bus crash

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There were long delays on the A47 near Norwich this morning after a rush hour crash involving a coach a park and ride bus.

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Police were called around 8.40am to the westbound carriageway at Easton where a coach and a park and ride bus had crashed.

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One driver suffered a minor injury. Thankfully no passengers were on board either of the vehicles.

The eastbound carriageway has since re-opened but the westbound carriageway remains closed whilst police recover the vehicles.

Ringside seat at the centre of the world of wrestling

The Knight family from Norwich are to feature in a new film about wrestling due out in the spring of 2018.

Some would say it's a sport and others might call it entertainment but wrestling has taken centre stage in Norwich.

A new film featuring a family of professional wrestlers from the city is due out in the spring and features one of the biggest names in World Wrestling - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, now a Hollywood superstar.

The Knights - stars of 'Fighting With My Family', the film written and directed by Stephen Merchant, are also staging a big wrestling event in Norwich.

  • Natalie Gray has been to meet the kings and queens of the ring - click to watch her report

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Student with autism has college place withdrawn a week after term starts

Emma Parker is angry that her son's college place was withdrawn after one week. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A mother is fighting to get her autistic son back into college after his place was withdrawn after just a week.

James Parker, 16, was offered a place at City College in Norwich and started last Monday. He said he had a great week and told his mum it had been the best week of his life.

He has now been told there had been an error with his enrolment and he should not return to the college.

Norfolk County Council said it was unable to discuss individual case details.

A spokesperson said: "We have made repeated attempts over several months to speak to the family about James's future."

"We remain very keen to work with James and his family to secure the best possible outcome for his education and urge them to respond to our offers of a meeting as soon as possible to talk through the options

– Norfolk County Council

Investigation into public group fighting in Norwich

Police are continuing to investigate an incident of affray. It happened on Tuesday evening (5 September 2017) in Norwich.

Officers were called to Peterson Park in Peterson Road at approximately 6.30pm to reports of a fight involving a large number of people.

Officers were called to Peterson Park in Peterson Road Credit: ITV Anglia

In total, four people were arrested in connection with the incident and questioned by police at Wymondham Police Investigation Centre.

Three teenage boys and a woman in her 40s were arrested on suspicion of affray and have been released from custody but remain under investigation.

Teenagers sentenced over attack on memorial garden

The garden was dedicated to the memory of Summer Grant

Four teenagers who vandalised a memorial garden dedicated to a Norwich schoolgirl have been sentenced.

Seven-year-old Summer Grant died in March last year when the bouncy castle she was playing on at a fair in Harlow was swept away by high winds.

A memorial garden was created at her school, Valley Primary, in Norwich but it was attacked in May.

Two teenagers, aged 16, and 17 were referred to the Youth Offending Team for six months and ordered to pay £100 in compensation, £20 in victim surcharges and court costs of £85.

A 17 year old was handed a Youth Rehabilitation and Supervision Order and must also pay £100 in compensation, £20 in victim surcharges and court costs of £85. They cannot be named for legal reasons.

A fourth teenager, Connor Rothwell, 18, from Norwich was sentenced at a previous hearing. He was fined £240, ordered to pay £100 in compensation, £30 in victim surcharges and court costs of £85.

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