05 Oct GY TODAY – FRIDAY 5TH OCTOBER 2018
Town mourns death of Charles Reynolds
Tributes to a giant of Great Yarmouth life have poured in after he died following a year-long battle with cancer.
Charles Reynolds died on Thursday aged 62, less than a week after his wife Julie’s funeral in Caister.
Mr Reynolds had served Yarmouth as a councillor, businessman, tourism advocate and was a parliamentary candidate over a career spanning 40 years.
Great Yarmouth MP, Brandon Lewis, described him as “an iconic figure” and “great servant to our town”.
Great Yarmouth Borough Council flew its flag at half-mast as a mark of respect for Mr Reynolds.
Shopowner admits selling counterfeit cigarettes from Great Yarmouth shop
Ako Garib appeared at Norwich Crown Court on Thursday, more than four years after searches of the International Food Store, on St Peter’s Road, found 110 pouches of tobacco and 205 packets of cigarettes on March 1, 2013.
Garib was cautioned but, after a second search uncovered 158 packets of cigarettes and 53 pouches of tobacco on April 10 2013, he was charged with unauthorised use of a trademark.
David Wilson, prosecuting, said: “Information had been received by Trading Standards that the shop was offering counterfeit tobacco products and, when officers attended, they found packets of Golden Virginia tobacco that did not carry a health warning.
“From the second search, it was quite clear trading had continued in that manner, and they were becoming increasingly inventive with their hiding places.”
Garib, now of Burghley Road, Peterborough, was charged with 18 counts of unauthorised use of a trademark, and was handed a four month custodial sentence, suspended for 18 months.
He was also ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work in the next 12 months.
Man found dead surrounded by medication bottles inquest hears
Craig Morris Pearce was found dead at his property in Northgate Street, in Great Yarmouth.
He was discovered by his ex-partner after family and friends became concerned for his welfare.
After entering the property on Sunday, March 7 this year, Mr Pearce was found with empty packaging and bottles of medication around him in his living room.
Norfolk assistant coroner Johanna Thompson ruled that the 28-year-old’s cause of death was drug related.
Ms Thompson offered condolences to the family and friends of Mr Pearce, who was born in Hertfordshire before moving to Great Yarmouth.
No members of Mr Pearce’s family or friends were present during the inquest.
Students to be taught CPR
Secondary school students across the East of England region will be learning first aid skills that could save a life as part of World Restart a Heart day later this month.
More than 40 schools in the region have signed up for this year’s event on October 16, where students learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
In the UK, around 30,000 people a year suffer a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital. The chances of surviving drop 10pc a minute if CPR is not started – with survival rates in this country currently less than one in 10. Learning how to perform CPR for those minutes until an ambulance crew arrives could make the difference between life and death.
Teen arrested for multiple driving offences in Great Yarmouth
Police stopped a vehicle on Well Street just after 9pm last night.
An 18-year-old male has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving and driving whilst disqualified.
He remains in police custody for further questioning.