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Police appeal after arson attack at eastern European shop in Norwich

Police were alerted to the incident at the Village Shop in Magdalen Street at around 3am Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Norwich Criminal Investigation Department are continuing to work with members of Norfolk Fire Service following an arson attack at a shop in Norwich.

It happened at the 'The Village Shop' in Magdalen Street at around 3am this morning.

Officers discovered an unknown individual had thrown a brick through the front door window before starting a small fire.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who believes they have information relating to what happened. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two people were in a flat attached to the premises at the time, but were unharmed.

The fire has caused a small amount of damage to stock and front window has also been broken.

The incident is being treated as arson and the motivation for the incident is currently unclear.


Police concerned for missing 55-year-old man from Suffolk

Michael Flatman Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are appealing for help to find a 55-year-old man from Felixstowe in Suffolk.

Michael Flatman was reported as missing on Thursday evening.

It’s thought he left his home in Felixstowe at some time soon after 2.30pm. There are concerns for his well-being as he has left personal items, including his phone, at his address.

Mr Flatman is described as white, 5ft 7ins tall, of medium build, with cropped grey hair that is thinning at the front.

Anyone who may have information on his whereabouts is asked to call Suffolk Police.

Man jailed for attempted murder of Luton shopkeeper

Tomasz Jaworski Credit: Bedfordshire police

A man's been jailed for 12 years for trying to kill a Luton shopkeeper, in the same place her husband was murdered seven years ago.

Jaworski inflicted the brutal attack last December. Credit: Bedfordshire police

Nirupa Patel, 56, was slashed in the face with a shard of glass during a sustained attack by Tomasz Jaworski on Christmas Eve in Moon's Newsagents in Park Street, Luton.

Mrs Patel's husband Jashbai, was stabbed to death at Moon's newsagents, in Luton in 2009.

Jaworski, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of Mrs Patel and two counts of causing actual bodily harm.

This was an abhorrent attack by an extremely dangerous individual and I’m pleased that he will be locked away for a long time.

The woman endured a sustained, violent attack, which will leave more than just physical scars, but I hope that today’s sentence can allow her some comfort.

During the attack, Jaworski slashed the woman with a shard of glass, beat her over the head as well as grabbing her around the neck, attempting to strangle her, and kicking and punching her.

– Detective Chief Inspector Vicki Evans

Cambridge man jailed for sexually abusing two boys

Benjamin Morris

A man who sexually assaulted two boys in Cambridge and a girl in the USA has been jailed for 16 years.

Benjamin Morris, who is 32, was arrested in December 2014, after allegations were made of him sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl while visiting the USA earlier that year.

During the investigation into the offences committed against the girl, officers identified two Cambridge boys who had also been victims.

Morris, of Bourne Road in Cambridge, befriended the boys at an after school club in 2004 when they were aged eight and nine. He began to babysit and sexually abused them on numerous occasions over a six year period.

Morris was sentenced to 16 years in prison and placed on the sex offenders register for life.

Morris abused his position of trust and showed no remorse for his actions, blaming the victims for what happened.

I hope this sentence will provide some form of closure for the victims and allow them to move on with the rest of their lives.

– Detective Constable Jo Nicholson


Woman stabbed in her home by man posing as police officer

Efit of the suspect Credit: Cambridgeshire police

Police are appealing for information after a woman in her 40s was stabbed and burgled in her home in Cambridge.

It happened around 5pm on Sunday (July 3) in St Matthews Gardens.

A man knocked on the door of a property and told the victim he was a police officer.

The man then assaulted and threatened her, stealing bank cards and a bicycle.

The woman was seriously hurt and was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital for treatment.

CCTV of a man police would like to speak to Credit: Cambridgeshire police

This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim and I would appeal to anyone who has information, recognises the efit or person in the CCTV image to get in touch.

– Detective Constable Ray Case, Cambridgeshire police
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