School coach ends up in roadside ditch

Children from William Westley Primary in Whittlesford have been arriving back at school after their coach overturned in Norfolk today.

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Norfolk: Police looking into claims that woman could have been pushed into A47 traffic

More details have begun to emerge about a young engaged couple from Lithuania who were killed while walking barefoot along a busy dual carriageway in Norfolk.

Police are treating the death of the woman as suspicious following some accounts from witnesses that she may have been pushed into the oncoming traffic.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson

Work begins on £36million sea defences for Essex

A new major coastal defence scheme in Essex could save homes from the North Sea.

Three miles of shoreline between Holland-on-Sea and Clacton Pier will be protected.

It's claimed the new sea defences will create beautiful beaches to boost the region's tourism.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Serena Sandhu

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The thin blue line getting thinner: A warning that cuts in officers may leave some police forces unable to cope

The millions of pounds being cut from police budgets across the region could leave some forces struggling to cope in the future.

That's the verdict of an official review which found that smaller forces such as Suffolk are particularly vulnerable.

Today senior officers said that although the numbers of police in the county would fall, standards wouldn't.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray

Norfolk: Police reveal pedestrians killed on the A47 were engaged

The pedestrians were killed on the A47 in Norfolk on Sunday.
The pedestrians were killed on the A47 in Norfolk on Sunday. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have named the two pedestrians who were killed on the A47 in Norfolk on Sunday.

The man has today been formally identified as Tadas Zaleskas, 26, and the woman, subject to formal identification procedures, is believed to be Nonita Karajevaite, 24.

The couple were engaged and were originally from Lithuania.

They lived locally in Emneth near Wisbech.

Mr Zaleskas was a factory worker in March, Cambridgeshire, and Miss Karajevaite also worked in a factory in Wisbech, as well as working part-time as a beautician.

Police are treating Miss Karajevaite's death as suspicious following some accounts from witnesses that she may have been pushed into the oncoming traffic.

Read more: Woman may have been 'pushed into the road'

Norfolk triathlete Chrissie Wellington's treasured bike stolen

Chrissie Wellington.
Chrissie Wellington. Credit: PA

The bicycle ridden by Norfolk triathlete Chrissie Wellington in winning the Ironman World Championships in 2011 has been stolen.

The white Cannondale Slice bike is worth several thousands of pounds and was taken from her cousin's office at Chessington in London.

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The 37-year-old, from Feltwell, took to Twitter to appeal for the bike to be returned.

She says the bike has great sentimental value and is desperate to have it back.

"I named it Phoenix because we rose from the ashes. It means so much to me."

– Chrissie Wellington

She has posted CCTV of the theft on Youtube.

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Cambridgeshire pupils escape injury after school coach overturns in Norfolk

A school coach has overturned into a field on the A10 near Downham Market in Norfolk.

It happened at Hilgay at approximately 11am.

Over 40 children from the William Westley Primary School in Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire, were on board.

The vehicle was one of five coaches that were heading to Hunstanton in Norfolk for a school trip.

The children and staff members suffered only minor injuries as a result of the collision and were able to leave the coach immediately.

The driver had to be cut free from the wreckage and has been taken to hospital for treatment.

Diversions have been set up in the local area.

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Norfolk: Pedestrians killed on the A47 had 'asked someone to call the police' before their deaths

Two pedestrians who were killed on the A47 in Norfolk on Sunday had asked someone to call the police shortly before their deaths.
Two pedestrians who were killed on the A47 in Norfolk on Sunday had asked someone to call the police shortly before their deaths. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two pedestrians who were killed on the A47 in Norfolk on Sunday had asked someone to call the police shortly before their deaths, it's been revealed.

The man and the woman, who are thought to have been in their 20s and from Lithuania, were struck by a car at Terrington St John.

Police now say that only a single silver Kia was involved in the collision, and there were no other cars present as first thought.

The death is being treated as suspicious following some accounts from witnesses that the woman may have been pushed into the oncoming traffic.

Officers claim the man and the woman were walking barefoot towards King's Lynn.

"As a result of enquiries, our earliest sighting of this man and woman is now at 12.30pm on the A47 Elm roundabout at Wisbech.

We now know that, at 1.20pm, they stopped at Worzals Farm Shop in Walpole Highway and both the woman and man separately asked an assistant to call the police – they gave no explanation and they left before police were called. Witnesses then saw them again walking along the verge of the A47 east-bound dual carriageway, where they are struck and killed by a single vehicle at 2.15pm.

They would have posed an unusual sight – the woman wearing a bright pink vest-top and the man in designer-style jean shorts – both walking barefoot along one of our busiest trunk roads on one of the hottest days of the year."

– Det Chief Inspector Paul Durham, Norfolk Police
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