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Police appeal after naked man confronts teenage girl

Police want to trace a man who's exposed himself in Norwich Credit: ITV Anglia

Police are appealing for information after two incidents where a man indecently exposed himself in Norwich.

A girl, in her late teens, was near the river on Andersons Meadow on Mile Cross Road at approximately 1pm on Monday 23 July when a naked man emerged from the bushes and acted inappropriately.

The man was white, aged in his 30s or 40s, approximately 5ft 11 and of large build, bald with dark hair at the sides. It’s believed the man had been wearing a round collar white T-shirt with blue on the shoulders and dark shorts.

Police believe the same man exposed himself to two teenage girls in the evening of Friday 27 July in Andersons Meadow.

Anyone with information should contact PC Holly Harwood at Norwich North LPC on 101.


Man who died for 6 minutes in last year's Run Norwich runs this year's race with paramedic who saved his life

Tim Warner, on left ,who died for 6 minutes during last year's Run Norwich Credit: @RunNorwich

A man who suffered a heart attack just before the finish line at last year's Run Norwich has completed this year's race - with the paramedic who saved his life by his side.

Tim Warner, on the left from Dereham, was among 7,000 runners who braved the 10-kilometre course around the city.

The paramedic Dale Gedge is on the right of the picture.

Thousands line the streets to celebrate Norwich Pride

The centre of Norwich was brought to a standstill this Saturday (28 July) as thousands joined the city's latest Pride event.

Organisers believe up to 10,000 people were on the streets celebrating the 10th anniversary of Norwich Pride.

"The first Norwich pride we put in a security plan to the police for 500 people to show up and instead 25,00 did and year on year its gown by 500 to a 100 people to being something like 7,500 to 8 thousand people maybe today and its going to be utterly fantastic. It has changed the atmosphere in Norwich. It has made it acceptable and safe for people to be themselves to come out and love who they like ."

– *angmoscg [A] 27-34 Name Strap Katy Jon Went, Gender Agenda/Norwich Pride


Armed police called to Norwich park after man 'threatened with axe'

An axe was seized by Norfolk Police. Credit: Norfolk Police

An arrest has been made after armed police were called to reports of a man being threatened with an axe in Norwich.

Officers were called to Wensum Park, off Drayton Road, just after 10pm yesterday (July 17th).

A 35-year-old man was arrested an hour later in St Martin's Road. An axe was also seized by officers.

Officers will be carrying out increased patrols in the park today to provide reassurance.

Honorary degrees to be given to three former cabinet ministers

Three former cabinet ministers to receive honorary degrees from UEA Credit: ITV News Anglia

Three former Cabinet ministers from the region are getting honorary degrees this week from the University of East Anglia.

Former Labour MP Charles Clarke, Conservatives Baroness Gillian Shephard and Lord Deben are among 15 people receiving the accolade.

Mark Thompson - the TV scientist and president of the Norwich Astronomical Society is also on the list.

We take great pride in honouring those who make valuable and notable contributions to society alongside our newest cohort of graduating students and it's always a delight to hear the words of wisdom they can impart at our graduation ceremonies.

– UEA Vice-Chancellor, Prof David Richardson

The 18 recipients will attend UEA graduation ceremonies this week as 4,500 students join the university's 135,000 existing alumni. They'll speak to them about their own careers, lives and successes.

Honorary degrees are awarded annually to honour individuals who have made outstanding accomplishments or contributions to the community.

  • Charles Clarke will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law
  • Lord Deben will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Science
  • Baroness Shephard will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law

I am delighted and honoured to be awarded an honorary degree from the UEA. My advice to graduates is to aim high and enjoy your life.

– Baroness Shephard
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