GY Today – Tuesday 14th August

GY Today – Tuesday 14th August

Bradwell Teenager discharged from hospital after stabbing

The 18-year-old man was attacked in Bunnewell Avenue on Sunday, August 5.

He was transferred to the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital after first being admitted to The James Paget Hospital in Gorleston

Norfolk police confirmed he has now been discharged.

Following the incident, two men and two women from the Luton area and in their 20’s were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, they have all since been released on bail.


Wanted Man Arrested after Police Discover Cannabis

Officers found the plants in a warehouse in Southtown Road yesterday after they carried out a Section 23 Misuse of Drugs Warrant.

A male and female from Norwich were arrested and were in custody.

This morning in Albion Road, officers have arrested a male who failed to appear before the courts for drugs possession.  Three police vehicles were in attendance with  team 4 of the town’s police station.


Hemsby Lifeboat day raises a record amount of money

A fundraising day held on Sunday for the Hemsby Lifeboat has raised almost £13,000, making it the most successful year to date. Enjoying good weather and a host of activities including live music, displays from the RNLI lifeguards and lifeboat crews and lots of fun and games thousands of people attended to support this annual fundraising event.


Estimating the event had attracted three to four thousand people a spokesman from Hemsby Lifeboat said: “It was brilliant just to see the amount of support we got. We just want to thank the members of the public, traders and everyone that helped us.

“This year has probably been the best year we have ever had.”

All the money raised from the day will go towards the Hemsby Lifeboat station.


Arrest warrant issued for shop owner said to have had illegal cigarettes

An arrest warrant has been issued for the owner of  Great Yarmouth shop owner Dilshad Suleman who is alleged to have sold dangerous and illegal cigarettes and tobacco.


Mr Suleman, of Great International Food and Wine, was due to appear at Great Yarmouth Magistrates Court on Tuesday charged with 14 offences following a Norfolk Trading Standards visit at the store at 144 King Street last September.


Suleman, of the same address is said to have cigarettes without the correct trade mark packaging,  tobacco products without health warning labels and supplied dangerous tobacco and cigarette products.

The products were found on September 11 and trading standards prosecutor Geoff Baker told the court a substantial amount of illegal products were found at the premises.


It was the second hearing Suleman was due to attend at the court and magistrates agreed to issue an arrest warrant, which will see bailiffs try and find him and the police notified.


Fire by town’s bridge was arson

Firefighters have tackled a fire on the outskirts of Great Yarmouth that was started deliberately.

The fire in the open by the Breydon Bridge was reported to the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service at 9.49am today.


A spokesman for the fire service said: “One appliance from Great Yarmouth attended a fire in the open near Breydon Bridge. The crews used a hand appliance to extinguish and this was deliberate ignition.”

Great Yarmouth Police also issued travel advice, saying there may be delays.

The police said officers did attend the fire but were not needed to help deal with it.


Funds given to Boost funds for young golf players

A memorial golf day held annually at Gorleston Golf Club has been given a £3,600 boost to junior members.

The tenth Richard Hunt Memorial Golf Day designed to raise money encouraging more young children into golf was held at the club on Friday and has promoted an increase of 60 youngsters currently taking up the sport and receive coaching  by two professionals at the club at weekends.

A juniors tournament  was held for the first time this year and trophies were presented at the end of the well attended day.

Richard Hunt who died in November 2008 was very passionate about golf and had noticed how Gorleston Golf Club did not have enough junior players to hold a tournament.

The memorial event is organised by Mr Hunt’s friend Vaughan Cutter with involvement from Mr Hunt’s widow Julie Hunt, son Tommy Hunt and daughter Annie Hunt.

Head PGA professional at the club, Duncan Abbott, and his assistant professional, Oli Cribb, consistently see up to 60 children every weekend at the club thanks to the memorial fund.

Mr Abbott said: “Without the Richard Hunt Foundation Gorleston Golf Club’s junior section would not be the success it is today. It gives any child a chance to have a go at golf without any experience whatsoever as we also have plenty of children’s golf clubs they can use.


If you would like to know more information about children’s golf at Gorleston Golf Club then call the Pro Shop on 01493 662103 or email Duncan Abbott on


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