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Post-mortem on 7-year-old found unconscious in swimming pool to take place at London hospital

The Waveney River Centre Credit: ITV News Anglia

A post-mortem examination of a seven-year-old girl who was found unconscious in a Norfolk swimming pool is to take place at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London on Friday.

The girl was pulled from the indoor pool at the Waveney River Centre in Burgh St Peter in an 'unresponsive' state at lunchtime on Sunday 1st May.

She was taken to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston, where she later died at around 4pm.

Norfolk Police says it is continuing to investigate the circumstances around her death but at this stage it is not being treated as suspicious.


Police search septic tank and garden at missing author's home

Helen Bailey has been missing for nearly two weeks

It's been reported that police have searched a septic tank and garden at the home of missing Hertfordshire author Helen Bailey.

A police officer searches a wooded area at Royston Heath

The 51-year-old was last seen at her house in Royston on Monday 11th April. Police have released a picture of her pet dog Boris in the hope it may help track her down.

Officers believe she left home with her dog Boris

Officers believe she left home with her dog, a brown miniature Dachshund, which has also not been seen since.

Police refused to confirm exact details of the search but say they're continuing to explore a number of areas.

Man found lying in the road unconscious in Essex

Man found unconscious in Essex Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 23-year-old man from Billericay was found unconscious around midnight last Friday.

The man was found lying injured in Mountnessing Road close to the junction with Radford Way by a group of people heading home.

They helped him back to his house and the following morning he went to hospital to get his injuries seen to. Doctors believe his injuries, including a broken knee, are consistent with being hit by a car.

"I urgently need to trace the people who helped our injured man at the time and also went to speak to anyone else who either drove or walked along this road at the relevant time."

– Investigating officer, Sergeant Myles Hilbery

Anyone with information is asked to come forward.

Plane spotters head to Suffolk to see the most advanced fighter jets in the world

Eight F-22 Raptors are based in Suffolk at the moment. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Plane spotters have been out in force at RAF Lakenheath trying to catch a glimpse of the US Airforce's latest fighter jets, which have touched down there for a training exercise.

The F-22 Raptors arrived at the airbase in Suffolk on Monday (10th April) where they'll train alongside RAF aircraft until May.

The F-22 Raptor is the most advanced fighter plane in the world Credit: ITV News Anglia

"We are working together together countering the threat of Isis in Iraq and Syria so to be able to operate with them in a training environment is absolutely key to the success we're having on operations together."

– Ian Duguid, Royal Air Force


Survivor of Tunisia beach massacre gives her first TV interview

Allison Heathcoat survived the attack- her husband Phil was murdered. Credit: ITV News Anglia

One of the survivors of the Tunisia beach attack has given her first TV interview exclusively to ITV Anglia.

Allison Heathcoat from Felixstowe was shot five times in the massacre that killed thirty eight people on a beach near Sousse last June. Her husband Phil was murdered as he lay next to her.

30 Britons died in the attack including Philip Heathcote.

Alison spent five months in hospital and has undergone many operations to recover from her severe injuries. Now she says life is hard without her husband, but it must go on.

To hear her story click below...

Latest American fighter power arrives in Suffolk

One of 8 F-22 Raptors that arrived in Suffolk on Monday. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Some of the US Air Force's latest fighter jets have arrived at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk for the start of a new training mission.

The F-22 Raptors, which flew in from Florida, cost around £100 million each.

It'll be a chance for the American air force to train alongside pilots from the RAF and other European countries.

Credit: ITV News Anglia

Government seeking 'thorough' investigation into death of Cambridge student

Cambridge University student Giulio Regeni was found dead in Egypt in February.

The government says it has raised concerns about the death of a Cambridge University student in Cairo with the Egyptian authorities.

It comes after a petition to parliament demanding a full investigation into how Giulio Regeni died reached more than 10,000 signatures.

Mr Regeni's body was found by the side of a road in February. There were signs he'd been tortured.

Campaigners have drawn up a 10,000 name petition to parliament calling for action. Credit: ITV News

The British Government wants to see a "full and thorough investigation" taking place into the death of Cambridge University student Giulio Regeni, the Europe minister has said.

David Lidington told MPs that the Government remained in "very close contact" with the Italian government and authorities, and were "giving every possible assistance to try and secure an outcome that gives some answers to Mr Regeni's family".

Dozens of children caught with guns in the region

Dozens of children are being arrested and charged with firearm offences Credit: PA Images

Dozens of children in the region are being caught with guns.

New figures show that between 2013 and 2016 in the West of the Anglia region;

  • 11 boys were arrested for suspected firearm offences in 2015 in Hertfordshire. That's up from six boys and one girl in 2014 and 11 boys in 2013.
  • Cambridgeshire Police said seven boys were arrested for suspected firearm offences in 2015, compared with eight in 2014 and two in 2013.
  • Bedfordshire Police said three boys were arrested for suspected firearm offences in 2015, compared with two boys and a girl in 2014 and three boys in 2013.
  • Northamptonshire Police said nine people aged under 18 were arrested for firearms offences in 2015, up from six in 2014 and three in 2013. One boy was arrested in January 2016.

New figures show that between 2013 and 2016 in the East of the Anglia region;

  • Suffolk police arrested 16 youngsters for suspected firearms offences. Three were also arrested in Norfolk.
  • Norfolk Constabulary said three children had been arrested for suspected firearm offences in January and one in 2015.
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