Emergency services called to crash on A47 slip road between Great Yarmouth and Gorleston

Emergency services have been called after a car and a bicycle were in a crash.

The crash, on the A143 slip road to the A47 between Great Yarmouth and Gorleston, happened at just after 8am today.

The road was closed, with tailbacks to the Victoria Road roundabout at Gorleston.

Police said that traffic was flowing again at just before 8.50am.


Search under way for red BMW after man left in pool of blood after falling from moving car

Police will today continue their search for a red BMW which the man was a passenger in, and failed to stop at the scene.

Officers said that a red BMW 1 series was travelling on the A149 at Stalham in the direction of North Walsham from Great Yarmouth at about 8am on Tuesday, September 11, when a man was seen to leave the moving vehicle, from the passenger side.

He fell on the road near to Richardson’s Boatyards and rolled towards the edge of the carriageway.

Members of the public came to his aid until the East of England Ambulance Service arrived.

The man was then taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge with serious injuries, where he remained in a critical condition last night.

Officers are keen to trace two men who stopped at the scene to help with the man’s injuries.

Anyone with information should contact Great Yarmouth CID on 101.

New disability physical activity sessions launch in Norfolk

Young disabled people will be able to get more active in their local day centres thanks to the newly launched On the Move programme.

The initiative aims to deliver activity sessions to an estimated 1,500 disabled young adults in Norfolk over the next four years.

Phase one of the programme will begin with a series of 10-week activity sessions at five locations.

They include the Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Holt Independence Matters day centres, the NANSA centre in Norwich and the Headway day centre in Great Yarmouth.

A web-based mapping directory has been created to help disabled people identify centres with available activities.

The directory can be found at

Samurai sword robbery suspect is still on the loose

Police are still searching for a robbery suspect who sparked an armed police operation in Great Yarmouth.

The suspect was one of two offenders who are said to have robbed a man at the town’s main Tesco store on Tuesday morning with one of the suspects possessing a samurai sword.

Following the report of the robbery armed police then sealed off Victoria Road with officers entering a property, where no arrests were made.

A spokesman for Norfolk police said the suspect was still on the loose and a blunt samurai sword had been recovered by officers as part of the large scale operation following the robbery report.

Police have arrested and released a 16-year-old male in connection with Tuesday’s robbery incident, in which clothes and jewellery were said to have been stolen from the victim’s car.

The victim sustained a minor injury that did not require treatment.


Traffic lights could be removed at busy gateway entrance to Yarmouth

Traffic lights at two busy junctions in Great Yarmouth could be removed under a £8.9m package of measures aimed at cutting jams.

The main feature of the project is to remove the lights on the Southtown Road junction with Station Road, including at the exit from Matalan car park, where drivers immediately meet another set of signals adding to congestion.

Along with the addition of right turn lanes, the aim is to keep traffic free-flowing, and to reduce queuing and the time taken to exit the car park.

The plans also show changes that will make the area more pedestrian and cyclist friendly by moving a crossing and linking it with an existing footpath.

A relocated bus stop on Southtown Road will also make it easier for buses to re-join traffic lanes.

130 homes and businesses around Southtown Road and Bridge Road are receiving letters  telling people about the potential improvements and asking for their thoughts.

Riverside Road in Gorleston is also in line for improvements.

There some 500 homes and businesses being consulted on improvements that fit the same funding.

The scheme is looking to improve 1.2km of footway on the opposite side of the road to the water adding a new 220m section where currently no pavement exists and widening the whole length to a minimum of around 1.5m.

The deadline for comments on both schemes is 5pm on Friday October 5.

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