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Investigation launched following serious assault in Norwich

Police were called to an address in Heathgate shortly after 7.30am. Credit: ITV News Anglia

An investigation is underway following a serious assault at a property in Norwich.

Police were called to Heathgate shortly after 7.30 this morning.

A man was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University hospital with head, chest and back injuries.

He's currently in a stable condition.

A seal was put in place around the address, whilst officers conducted their initial enquiries, but this has since been lifted.

Concern for Milton Keynes man missing for three weeks

Robert Ward has been missing for three weeks Credit: Thames Valley police

Police are growing increasingly concerned for a 33-year-old man from Milton Keynes, who has been missing for three weeks.

Robert Ward, who was known to sleep rough in the area of Pineham was last seen in Oldbrook.

He's described as white, 5ft 10ins with brown hair and eyes, and was last seen wearing grey combat trousers, a dark coloured coat, a brown cap and black hiking shoes.

We are increasingly concerned for Robert’s welfare and would ask anyone with information to contact police on 101.

– Sgt Andy Pearce, Milton Keynes police station


Man charged after planting hoax bomb four times at Essex shopping centre

Eastgate Shopping Centre in Basildon Credit: Google maps

A man has been charged after planting a hoax bomb four times at an Essex shopping centre.

Dean Platt, who's 44 and from Verbena Gardens in Laindon, was arrested yesterday in connection with four incidents that took place at the Eastgate Shopping Centre in Basildon in 1997.

He was charged with placing a hoax bomb at the shopping centre on January 3, January 29, April 18 and November 11, all in that year.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court today.

Man arrested at Stansted Airport on suspicion of preparing terrorist act

Stansted airport Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 49-year-old man has been arrested at Stansted Airport on suspicion of preparing for a terrorist act.

The suspect, from south Essex, had been travelling back from Istanbul.

The Metropolitan Police said the arrest did not concern activities in the UK and have searched an address in south Essex in relation to the inquiry.

He's been bailed until February.

15-year-old missing from Bedfordshire for nearly two weeks

15 year old Sophie Kent Credit: Bedfordshire police

Police are appealing for help in to find a 15-year-old girl who has been missing from her home in Leighton Buzzard since Saturday 26 November.

Sophie Kent was last seen in the Luton area and it’s believed she may now be in the north area of Milton Keynes.

Officers are concerned for her welfare and are appealing to anyone who may know her whereabouts.


Police appeal after man shot in Luton

The victim, who was found by a passer-by, remains in a critical condition Credit: PA

Police are continuing to appeal for information after a man was shot in Luton.

It happened at around 5pm on Saturday, November 26, in Marlow Avenue.

The victim, who was taken to hospital with a stomach injury remains in a stable, but critical, condition.

A man in his late 20s, who was arrested on 29 November, has been released on police bail until January.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area.

Roman artefacts spotted at auction after they were stolen 12 years ago

Historic artefacts recovered following police investigation Credit: Essex Police

Roman artefacts stolen from Colchester twelve years ago have been returned to the town.

A set of coffins disappeared from a site at St Mary's Hospital after they were discovered during an excavation.

They were spotted for sale at auction last summer and are now being examined by the archaeological trust.

The recovery of these items means they can now be appreciated by the people of Colchester and studied by academics rather than being hidden behind closed doors in the hands of private collectors.

We are hopeful that the pictures may jog someone’s memory about their disappearance. If you saw anyone acting suspiciously at the time or were offered these artefacts for sale, please let us know.

– PC Long, Rural and Heritage Crime Officer

Police tracing driver following crash that killed brothers

Shane and Sam's family said they will forever be in their heart and memories.

Police investigating a crash that killed two brothers from Norfolk are appealing to trace a driver that was seen in the area at the time.

Shane Nobbs, who was 23, and 20-year-old Sam Nobbs died on Saturday (19 November) after the car they were in, crashed in to a van on the A140 at Horsham St Faiths near Norwich.

Their mother Lisa Nobbs described them as ‘fun loving’ and that they always 'lived life to the max'.

A man in his 40s, who was driving the van suffered serious life-changing injuries.

Officers are keen to trace the driver of a silver or grey 4x4 which was travelling on the A140 between the NDR and Waterloo Road towards Aylsham around the time.

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