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Walcott is latest village in Norfolk to be evacuated

Police will be going door to door in Walcott to urge people to leave their homes. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Dozens of people in the north Norfolk village of Walcott have become the latest to be evacuated from their homes.

A severe flood warning is in place for tonight's high tide and police are being joined by firefighters and the military to encourage people to leave their properties.

About 80 residents are behind advised to evacuate by officers who are going door to door.

A rest centre has been set up at The Lighthouse Pub for anyone unable to find alternative accommodation.

"We understand people will be anxious but this action is necessary on the back of the latest information from the Environment Agency, which suggests the threat is significant. We also have additional police resources in place to manage the response.”

– Supt Dave Buckley, Norfolk Police.

Man who faked terminal illness jailed for theft and fraud

A 31 year-old man from Walcott who told his victims he was terminally ill in order to steal from them has been sentenced to 20 month imprisonment.

David Andrews, of The Walkway, Walcott, appeared before Norwich Crown Court for sentencing after pleading guilty to two counts of theft and fraud by false representation.

Andrews was charged following the theft of electrical equipment including an iPad and an Xbox Connect from two separate victims.

He began relationships with his victims, telling them that his terminally ill and suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of serving as a Royal Marine in Afghanistan – neither of which is true.

"Andrews chose vulnerable victims for these thefts and span a web of lies in order that they trusted him. He followed the same pattern in both cases and his deceit has caused great distress to those affected. It is positive to see this sentence passed today.”

"We believe Andrews may have done this to other women in the past so I would ask anyone else who may have been affected to come forward.”

– Sergeant Kevin White, Norfolk Police


Body found in sea

The body of a man has been discovered in the sea at Walcott off the Norfolk Coast.

A member of the public found the body of the man floating in the water close to the Coast Road around half past ten on Saturday morning.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained.