Teen denies assault of woman in Great Yarmouth market place

An 18-year-old man has 
denied attacking a woman in her 60s who was assaulted in Great Yarmouth market place in the early hours of the morning.

Reece Finch, of North Quay, Great Yarmouth, appeared at Norwich Crown Court via a video link from Norwich prison yesterday and pleaded not guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent on October 12 this year. Judge Andrew Shaw adjourned the case and the trial is due to be heard at the crown court on March 13 next year.

Finch was further remanded in custody.

The assault on the woman is alleged to have happened at 1am near to the Argos store in the town, she had to be treated in hospital after receiving facial injuries.


Lead stolen from church roof in Great Yarmouth Borough

A spokesperson for Norfolk Police said suspects removed 50sq ft of lead from St George’s Church porch roof in Rollesby.

The theft happened between 5pm on Wednesday November 7 and 2pm on Friday November 9 at the church in Heath Road.

Anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area between these dates or has information which could help the investigation should contact PC Gary May at Great Yarmouth Police Station on 101.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


Fires led to three deaths over the last year in Norfolk and Suffolk

Almost 180 people were injured and three people died in fires across Norfolk and Suffolk over the last year, acording to the latest Home Office figures.

The figures show that two people died at home in incidents attended by the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service between July 2017 and June 2018.

There were 86 fire-related casualties recorded in Norfolk over the last 12 months, with most incidents reported in homes.

Of all the injuries, nine were severe, with a further 36 needing hospital treatment for minor injuries.

Across England, there were 247 deaths recorded over the 12 months.

The Fire Brigades Union said that this increase in fire deaths across the country showed that services are in “crisis”.


Another set of rare seal twins spotted at Horsey

When the first ever recorded twin seal pups were born at Horsey three years ago it sent ripples of excitement across the globe, and now it looks as if the same has happened again – with possibly the same mother creating the world’s second ever recorded set of identical seal siblings.

Volunteer wardens patrolling the colony will be keeping an even closer eye than ever on the newborns in a bid to confirm the sighting reported by a member of the public.


Town celebrates Prince Charles’ 70th birthday with special tea party

Residents in Great Yarmouth wished the Prince of Wales a very happy 70th birthday at a special tea party held at the town hall on Wednesday afternoon.

More than 40 people aged over 70 were treated to tea and a vast array of cakes at the event organised by Great Yarmouth Borough Council in partnership with Age Connected.

The event held at the town hall’s assembly room celebrated older age, people in the community coming together and the milestone birthday of Prince Charles.


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