21 Aug GY TODAY – TUESDAY 21ST AUGUST 2018
Disbelief from onlookers as Man Stuffs Injured Baby Seagull Into Bin
Witnesses have spoken of their “disbelief” as they watched a man kick a baby seagull across a Great Yarmouth car park, before stuffing the injured animal into a waste bin.
Eleanor Porter works for Inspired Therapies, on the corner of the St Francis Way car park, and said: “I didn’t see where he came from but as he walked across the car park I heard this loud whack.
“I knew it wasn’t the sound of a bag or bottle being kicked, I thought it might have been a dog or a cat. Then when the man left the car park I ran out and saw this baby sea gull. I moved it to the shade so it didn’t get hurt, and a partner of my client who had just arrived ran up to Giles at Great Yarmouth Against Animal Cruelty.”
Miss Porter, 48, continued: “Giles Robin got there with a rescue box. At that moment the man walked back through the car park and picked up the bird from the shade by the wing, and walked over to the bin and began shoving it in.”
Mr Robins said: “I told the man the bird was still alive, and asked him to put it down. But he kept insisting it was dead and made some comment about it being dirty.
“Then he left and I got the baby gull out and put it in the safety box, it died a few moments later.”
Mr Robins added: “Every summer we get an influx of seagulls who need helping, and we have pigeons all year round. I just think there must be something wrong with people who would want to injure another living creature.
Appeal For Missing Man Andrew Watson
Police are searching for a man from the Great Yarmouth area who went missing yesterday afternoon.
Andrew Watson, 47, was last seen at work in Caistor St Edmund at lunchtime on Monday.
Officers are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare as they have been have been making enquiries but have been unable to locate Mr Watson.
Mr Watson is described as white, 6ft tall, of medium build with balding blond hair. It is believed he may have been wearing blue shorts and tan coloured work boots.
Anybody who has seen Mr Watson or knows of his current whereabouts should contact Norfolk Police immediately on 101 quoting CAD 223 of Monday 20 August 2018.
Mother of little girl who died on inflatable trampoline pleads for stolen iPad containing sentimental photos to be returned
Chloe Littleboy, mother of 3 year Ava-May Littleboy who died last month after being thrown from an inflatable trampoline on Gorleston Beach, has appealed for the return of a stolen i-pad containing sentimental photos of her little girl. The i-pad was stolen from her grandmother’s car last week, and Ms Littleboy hopes it will be returned.
Speaking on BBC Radio Norfolk Ms Littleboy said: “I hope they see the pictures that are on there and realise that the little girl in those pictures is no longer here and that the family want that iPad back.
“Even if they just drop it on the doorstep, nothing will be done, we just want that iPad back.”
The i-pad is described as white, has a crack in the bottom left corner and is in a creamy-white case.
Commuters Faced With Train Cancellations Earlier This Morning
Train passengers are advised to check The Greater Anglia journey check website for latest service updates, following disruptions to a number of services earlier this morning due to a train fault.
Two men arrested after being caught removing bicycle locks
Inspector McCarthy and Police Constable Bowles of Great Yarmouth Police have arrested two men aged 19 and 41 on suspicion of theft after being spotted on CCTV removing bicycle locks.
Just before 3am on August 19th the two men were noticed near a bicycle stand near Market Gates Shopping Centre. CCTV noticed one man kneeling beside the bikes whilst another seemed to keep watch. The pair then attempted to ride off away on bikes, but were pursued by the police for around a minute before being caught and arrested.
Wire cutters, a silver spanner and bolt croppers were found in their possession, which will remain in police care along with the two bicycles until the owners are found.