Minor Injuries after Collisions in Great Yarmouth

Police are appealing for witnesses after a young child was struck by a car in Great Yarmouth yesterday evening. Emergency services rushed to the scene in Trafalgar Road, next to St George’s Park, at around 5.35pm.

It has been confirmed this morning that the six year old girl was taken to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston for a sight injury. The police closed the road for a short period, spoke to people at the scene and are keen to hear from other witnesses.

Meanwhile at around 5.20pm Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service was called to the Harfrey’s roundabout near to Suffolk Road for a crash involving a van and a Renault Clio caused long delays with people on social media reporting journeys of up to two hours to cross the town.

A spokesman for Norfolk Police said the van driver was uninjured but fire crews had to take the top off the Clio to rescue the driver and passenger inside.

Both casualties were taken to the JPH where they were treated for “slight injuries” and whiplash.

They were discharged and returned home later the same evening.

Anyone who witnessed either incident is asked to call Norfolk Police on 101


Yarmouth care home receives worst possible ranking and tagged ‘unsafe’ and ‘uncaring’ by inspectors

A damning report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has described the bleak way of life in a Great Yarmouth care home which was closed following an inspection last month, and has issued a 22 page dossier which identified “widespread failings which put people at the potential risk of harm”. Alexandra House Nursing and Residential Care Home, in Euston Road, was rated as “inadequate” in all categories as well as overall making it unsafe, uncaring and poorly lead.

The report published today, paints a disturbing picture of how patients were only referred to by their last names with little choice of what they ate or where they sat, and that a bed in the care home was dripping with urine.

The service was deemed unsafe exposing people to a the risk of injury or abuse and also flagged up concerns about staff training and the lack of proper checks.

Elsewhere it found that the service was not caring with patients failing to be treated with “dignity, kindness and respect by the staff”.


Trains between Norwich and coastal towns cancelled

This morning’s earlier trains have been cancelled from and to Norwich and Great Yarmouth due to a train fault. The Norwich to Lowestoft service has also been affected and passengers are advised to check the Greater Anglia website for timetable updates.

Fishermen found by Norfolk coastguard floating in sea named

Police in Belgium have named two fishermen whose bodies were retrieved from the North Sea after their boat capsized.

Roger Zoete, 60, and Kurt Slabinck, 48, were part of a five-man crew on a vessel that sank about 20 miles off the coast of Great Yarmouth.

Three other crew members in a life raft were rescued by a passing cruise ship.

A coastguard helicopter searching for the crew spotted the two men’s bodies near the wreckage of the vessel.

The Belgium fishing boat Z-19 Sonja left the port of Zebrugge on Saturday. It is not yet known why it capsized.

Norwich Defeat Cardiff City 3-1 in EFL Cup second round

Last night saw Cardiff remain winless this season after Norwich City defeated them away with 3 goals to 1. Goal scorers were Srbeny at the 26th and 64th minute and Aarons sealing the win with a goal in the 69th minute.


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