17 Sep GY TODAY – MONDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER 2018
Family tributes paid to missing man Tony Green after body found in Great Yarmouth
Speaking on behalf of the family, Mr Green’s grandmother, Margret, said Tony was “so well loved.”
His grandmother said: “We would like to thank the police, fire service, lifeboat, coastguards and everybody involved in searching for Tony.
The 25-year-old was last seen on September 8th in Bar X on Northgate Street after he was out celebrating a friend’s birthday.
Norfolk police launched an appeal to trace Mr Green last Monday morning after he failed to return to his grandmother’s house.
Police and Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service conducted searches, while his friends carried out their own independent searches. Last Wednesday his family issued a heartfelt plea for him to return home and also carried out their own independent search.
They traced the route he was expected to take back to his grandmother’s house on Saturday night.
Police, firefighters, the East of England Ambulance Service, the Great Yarmouth and Gorleston inshore lifeboat and HM Coastguard Gorleston were alerted about 3.30pm Saturday following reports that a person was in the water at the River Yare, close to Haven Bridge.
A body was recovered from the water.
A spokesman for the Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Lifeboat said the inshore lifeboat was requested by the UK Coastguard to assist Norfolk Constabulary.
The spokesman said: “Unfortunately it was a very sad outcome and our thoughts and condolences go to the casualty’s loved ones at this difficult time”
The death is currently being treated as unexplained and a post mortem examination will take place in due course.
Motorcyclists suffers serious injuries in industrial estate crash
The crash happened at about 10.30am on Bessemer Way on the Harfreys Industrial Estate yesterday.
Police were called to reports a green Kawasaki ZXR and a black Honda CRF, which were travelling in a group of four motorcycles south-bound on Bessemer Way, were involved in a collision.
The male rider of the Honda was taken to the James Paget University Hospital with serious injuries, where he remains, whilst the male rider of the Kawasaki sustained minor injuries.
The road was closed while emergency services attended and it re-opened shortly after 3.30pm.
Police are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident, particularly the riding manner of either vehicle prior to the collision, or has dash-cam footage of the incident.”
Anyone with information should contact PC Richard Holloway at Acle Roads Policing on 101 quoting reference 168 of 16/09/18.
Ambulances to respond to more than one patient on same call
Ambulances which are already carrying patients could be sent to new emergencies in a bid to drive down response times.
The East of England Ambulance Trust (EEAST) adopted a policy last month which included sending patient transport service vehicles to life-threatening incidents and asking the RNLI to respond to emergency calls.
The 18-point plan also includes plans to divert ambulances which have a stable patient on board to life-threatening calls, in a bid to drive down response times for the most serious calls, known as category one calls.
Norfolk man charged with possession of cocaine
Karl Benjafield, 56, of Beccles Road in Great Yarmouth, was arrested in Folkestone on Friday and charged with possesing cocaine in the early hours of Saturday morning.
He is due to appear in court on October 3
Six Norfolk police officers assaulted in night of ‘shocking violence’
Six Norfolk police officers were assaulted Friday night, with some spat at and headbutted, the chairman of the county’s police federation has said.
Andy Symonds, from the federation, called for all police officers to be given Tasers to defend themselves with in the wake of an increasing number of attacks.
The officers had been hurt in three separate incidents, three of them were hurt while dealing with a man in Taverham and were taken to be checked over at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital while the other three attacks on officers happened on Prince of Wales Road in Norwich, in Dereham and Great Yarmouth, where an officer was spat at.
Tens of thousands flock to east coast as festival is hailed as a ‘national leader’
World exclusive events, UK premieres and an “iconic” international company hit the east coast as a festival of circus and street arts attracted around 50,000 people.
A world-class programme exploded onto the streets of Great Yarmouth over the weekend as more than 35 companies and 150 performers from 10 nations showcased stunning acrobatics, laugh out loud comedy, street arts, music, circus and slapstick humour.
The Out There Festival, produced by SeaChange Arts, was hailed as “another amazing weekend”, as a national celebration of circus – Circus250 – was marked in style.
The headline show of the Out There International Festival of Circus and Street Arts saw around 5,000 people turn out to line the streets of Yarmouth – many hanging out of windows to watch the parade – for a Saturday Night Spectacular as French street arts specialists Générik Vapeur led a stunning 90-minute evening procession around the town.
With organisers receiving “really positive feedback” over the weekend, they are already planning for next year’s festival as they look to continue “the national leader it has become”.