Three Norfolk lifeboat rescue teams called to reports of someone crying for help

Three lifeboat rescue teams were called to the River Bure in the early hours of this morning, responding to reports that someone had been heard calling for help.

The Gorleston inshore lifeboat, as well as the Winterton and Gorleston rescue teams, were called to the scene just after 2am.

The call came in from the Norfolk Police, who had received a 999 call saying someone crying for help could be heard near the water in Great Yarmouth.

However despite a search over a two hour period, no one was found.

The teams were eventually stood down at 4.15am.

Hospital staff racially abused during late-night disturbance

A person has been arrested after racially abusing hospital staff.

Police were called to James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston last night (Saturday, September 8) following reports of a disturbance.

In a tweet Great Yarmouth Police said: “Suspect arrested at the James Paget Hospital this evening for numerous public order offences including one of a racially aggravated nature towards staff #zerotolerance.”

Search widens for missing 79-year-old man

The search for a missing 79-year-old man widened last night as police and coastguards linked up along the coast between Lowestoft and Southwold.

They scoured the beach and coastal area for George Vale, from Hopton, who has been reported missing since around 9am on Friday.

Coastguards from Lowestoft, Gorleston, Aldeburgh and Shingle Street helped to search the area from Ness Point southwards towards the Suffolk seaside town.

A spokeswoman for the coastguards said this morning that they linked up with police officers in their bid to find the missing man and to continue the coastal search of the area.

A Suffolk Fire Service drone was deployed at 7.45pm on Friday and lifeboat crews from Great Yarmouth and Gorleston, and Lowestoft also searched the coastline.

Coastguard crews from Lowestoft and Gorleston also took part in the search, along with a coastguard rescue helicopter.

Man arrested and car seized following morning of destruction

A man been arrested following reports of a car being driven erratically and crashing into other vehicles.

In the early hours of this morning (Saturday, September 8) police were called to Gorleston.

Great Yarmouth Police subsequently arrested a man and seized the car he had been driving – a gold BMW.

Photos posted to the Great Yarmouth Police twitter page show the extent of the damage caused to the car.

The driver’s side front wing is severely dented, with the front right tyre punctured and the back right wheel completely stripped of the tyre.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

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