Murder arrests after man stabbed to death

Police were called to a property in South Market Road at 10.20pm last night following reports a man had been stabbed.

On arrival, they found a man in his 50s with serious injuries. He was taken to James Paget Hospital but died shortly after arrival.

A man in his 60s and a woman in her 50s, both from the Great Yarmouth area, have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the incident, and are in police custody for questioning.

The investigation is in early stages however, it appears that the suspects and victim were known to each other and police believe there to be no threat to the wider public.

Anyone with information should contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at


New CCTV footage emerges as police launch new appeal over Norfolk man’s death

Tony Green,  was last seen leaving Bar X on Northgate Street in Great Yarmouth at around 11.50pm on Saturday, September 8.

The 25-year-old, who had family homes in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft, had been missing for less than a week when his body was found in the River Yare, on Saturday, September 15.

CCTV footage had previously shown Mr Green leaving Bar X but new images released by Norfolk Police in a bid to prompt potential witnesses have shown him walking in the direction of Caister Road.  Police are appealing to hear from anyone who saw Tony that night, no matter how insignificant it may seem.

Anyone with information should contact Great Yarmouth CID by calling 101.

Alternately, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Taxi firms hit out at private parking charges

The boss of the largest taxi company in Norfolk has hit out at private parking fines, branding them “modern piracy”.

Simon Callender, director of ABC Taxis in Norwich, said he receives up to 10 invoices for private parking charges every week – which he throws away.

And cab companies across the region say they are bombarded with invoices from companies using automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras, for picking up and dropping off customers at shops, doctors’ surgeries and hospital residences.

Mr Callender, 59, said: “The thing with taxis which they don’t seem to understand is that we don’t actually park, there are certain places where just for picking up someone from the premises you get a ticket. Cab company bosses want the ANPR parking firms to be more accountable and easier to contact, as they cannot be contacted by phone therefore the only way to appeal is by e-mail.


Firefighters called to 111 false alarms at Norfolk hospitals within a year

Figures from NHS Digital reveal that in the 12 months to March there were 326 false fire alarms in the county.

Nearly half of these incidents, some 161, were at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, there were 53 false alarms at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn and 18 false alarms at the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston.

Derek Sim, group manager, prevention and protection at Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, said false alarms could be caused by a range of events – from a mechanical system fault, to an alarm automatically reacting to what it believes to be a fire and none of these scenarios can be ignored.


Jury discharged in Great Yarmouth attempted murder trial

A jury hearing the trial of a teenager accused of almost disembowelling a man in a knife attack in Great Yarmouth has been discharged.

The boy, from the London area, who was 15 at the time of the alleged attack, is accused of stabbing Douglas Dickson, 39, in the back, chest and abdomen over a dispute about drugs, Norwich Crown Court has heard.

The defendant, who is now 16 and cannot be named for legal reasons, has denied all charges of attempted murder, wounding with intent and being in possession of a bladed item and criminal property, which was cash found on him at his arrest in Great Yarmouth rail station.

The jury of seven women and five men were discharged by Judge Stephen Holt.


Skaters shine with podium places in competitive annual contest

A group of skaters from Waveney Roller Skating Club travelled to Colchester for the annual Tiptree Skating competition, where the team shone with some great skating and placings on the podium. Many competitors from the area earned their place on the podium in events ranging from aged 6 and under basic skills to the 13 and over novice competition.

Coaches Carla Smith and Carla Butcher were thanked for all their help and support with the skaters.

Waveney Roller Skating Club offer Learn to Skate sessions on Saturday mornings between 10am and 11am at the Ormiston Denes Academy in Lowestoft.

Please contact for more details.


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