Firefighters called to Building Fire

011791 28 Aug 2018
Great Yarmouth Appliances from Yarmouth and Gorleston, along with assistance from Suffolk Fire and Rescue attended a building fire. Crews wearing BA used main and Hose Reel Jets to extinguish. A Thermal Image Camera was used to check for hotspots.

Information source: Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service Website


Man in 50s arrested after making inappropriate comments to children on bus

Norfolk Constabulary have been investigating reports of a man making inappropriate comments towards two children on a bus.

The reports received today were initially via facebook.

The man made the comments to two children who were travelling with a parent on a bus from Great Yarmouth to Norwich on Saturday August 25th.

A man in his 50s has been arrested in connection with the incident and will be questioned by officers in due course.

Anyone who may have more information on the incident should contact Norfolk Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



Bodies of two missing fishermen found

Following a long search the bodies of two fishermen have been found off the Norfolk coast.

The men went missing after their fishing boatsank about 20 miles off the Great Yarmouth coast on Saturday.

A statement from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the dead two crewman had been located by a Coastguard helicopter and airlifted to shore.

“Formal identification of the bodies is yet to take place.”

Saturday’s incident saw three other fishermen from the same boat rescued by the cruise ship Princess Pacific whilst the search for the other two missing fishermen involved lifeboats from Great Yarmouth and Gorleston, Caister and Lowestoft. The fishing boat called Sonja has been identified as Belgian and sank without time to send out a mayday, although the cruise managed to send up a flare which was seen by the  rescuing cruise ship.


Charity truck convoy receives support from cheering crowds

Sunday saw dozens of children given a day out they will never forget thanks to generous truckers and thousands of roadside well wishers.

The 33rd annual East Coast Truckers convoy made its way from County Hall in Norwich to Pleasurewood Hills in Lowestoft, with disabled and disadvantaged children sharing a cab with their allocated drivers.

As the convoy made its way to Pleasurewood Hills, via Great Yarmouth, large crowds were by the roadside and on bridges to cheer on the charity procession.

Ian Mackie, chairman of the East Coast Truckers charity, was delighted to see yet again how so many people turned out in force along the route to cheer on the convoy.


Missing Bradwell Man Andrew Watson has been found safe and well

Police have confirmed missing Bradwell grandfather Andrew Watson, 47 has been found after he went missing on Monday after leaving his place of work at Caistor St Edmund. Insp Lou Provart, who was running the Norfolk Police control room on Sunday, confirmed Mr Watson had been found and was being cared for by officers before being handed to medical teams for further care.

He was found by his son Scott in the Arminghall area. The police send thanks to the media and the public for their help in this appeal.


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