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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

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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.