Great Yarmouth man who was “anxious about his cat” appears in court having assaulted taxi driver

A passenger assaulted a taxi driver because he drove the “wrong route” to a veterinary practice, a court has heard.

Dylan Ariel, 45, appeared at Great Yarmouth Magistrates’ Court today where he pleaded guilty to assault and criminal damage, following the event on May 23rd.

The court heard how Ariel had called a cab to his Southtown Road home, to take him and his pet to a veterinary appointment and proceeded to swear at the driver who he claimed had taken the “wrong route”, prompting the driver to pull over, at which point Ariel tore the sunglasses from the victim’s face, scrunched them up, and threw them to the floor. The driver’s face was scratched as a result of the attack.

Ariel was ordered to pay a total of £455 to the victim and the court.


Missing Bradwell Man Search Continues

Police are continuing to search for missing Bradwell man Andrew Watson who was last seen on Monday.

Mr Watson, 47, was last seen whilst working in Caistor St Edmund around lunchtime on Monday.

As part of the ongoing search operation, police liaised with Norfolk Lowland Search and Rescue in the Caistor St Edmund area yesterday.

Mr Watson is described as white, 6ft tall, 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.

Mental Health Response Vehicle Broken Into

A mental Health Response Car was broken into whilst responding to a call out by Walnut Tree Health & Wellbeing in the Lowestoft area earlier this morning. Damage to the vehicle is reported to be estimated at around £300, and the equipment stolen including a medical kit and rescue equipment is valued at a further £800. This incident will have a severe impact on the life-saving service until repairs to the vehicle can be carried out and the equipment replaced.  Should you have any information relating to this incident or are able to offer any support please contact the service via their website


Land owner Of Former Holiday Park Advised to Make Site Secure

The owners of the fire-hit former Pontins holiday camp in Hemsby have been advised they must secure the site and demolish the rest of the arson-struck main building following the last blaze which broke out at the Beach Road site leading to more than 90 firefighters tackling the fire, which was deliberately started.

Since the fire Great Yarmouth Borough Council has been monitoring the situation, which has seen diggers pull down part of the main reception building.

The council has now advised that landowners North Trust, which is based in Chorley, to secure the perimeter of the 22 acre site and secure and demolish the building effected by the fire.

The council also says it is working with the company to ensure it is aware of its responsibilities as a land owner.


Richardsons Boss says Holiday Park in Hemsby Is Prospering After £10m revamp

After seeing three of its five parks sold off, and focusing on the holiday parkmarket Richardsons came up with an investment plan for its flagship site in Hemsby.

Funded with cash from divested assets, the renovation began with 34 static caravans on a green-field site adjacent to its holiday park in 2016, and then saw 20 more installed in 2017.

The directors had originally considered putting a hotel on the site, but market research showed caravans to be the better option.

The experiment being a success, ultimately dictated the direction of the park’s £10m renovation, and as part of the project, its second site in Hemsby, the  adults-only catered chalet park Seacroft, was almost completely demolished to make way for new static caravans, a new entertainment complex with a restaurant, indoor play area and  a 400-seat show bar.

Following the mass clearance of the old chalets and “beach huts”, Richardsons now has more than 200 caravans, with the layout designed by Paul Robinson Partnership in Norwich.

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