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Yesterday, 09:00

Children as young as 12 are using knives to threaten people in schools as officers target year eight and nine pupils to try to intervene.

A tax manager, who secretly stole more than £247,000, will have to wait to discover how much money prosecutors will attempt to claw back.

The problems caused by drugs on some of our estates have been well documented, especially in the last few years with the rise of county lines gangs operating in Norfolk. But what's it like living somewhere where drugs have caused problems? Investigations reporter Taz Ali visited estates in Dereham, King's Lynn, Norwich and Great Yarmouth to find out.

Fraudsters are attempting to scam people out of their money with a flu jab scam, the NHS has warned.

Police are warning people in South Norfolk and Breckland to be vigilant after a number of vehicles have been broken into in the past week.

Three police officers who smashed their way into a car to help save the life of a man who was "bleeding out" after slashing his arms following an argument with his partner have been recognised for their outstanding acts of bravery.

A recovery truck towing a vehicle was caught speeding.

A scooter which broke down on the A148 has been stolen from the roadside, in broad daylight.

A man was found to be carrying a large quantity of drugs and cash after being stopped by police.

Police are investigating after a fox was found at a Norfolk animal sanctuary with its head and tail removed.

Norfolk County Council's trading standards team have received reports of cold calls claiming to be from Amazon.

A number of vehicles which were not road legal have been seized by police.

A man stopped by police in Fakenham has been charged with offences including driving whilst disqualified and without insurance.

Police in north Norfolk are warning residents to be aware of email scams from Currys PC World.

A pedestrian is in a critical condition in hospital after he was hit by a car on the A47.

Police are failing to record violent and sexual offences as they admit crime rates are going to rise.

Prosecuting criminals is putting a strain on resources after years of austerity have left the criminal justice system "cut to the bone", police have said.

A man hit almost 140mph on a Norfolk road - then immediately put his car up for sale because it did not "suit him", a court heard.

Police have urged people to be vigilant against hare coursing and warned it will take strong action against those involved in an activity that has as "terrible impact" on rural communities.

The father of an 11-year-old schoolboy has spoken out after his son's produce - which was grown to help vulnerable children - was stolen from outside their home.

The public is being urged to help police find a wanted man who failed to turn up in court.

The football club which sex abuser Shane Vertigan was chairman of has labelled his actions "appalling" and has hit out at online trolls in the wake of his conviction.

Police have released an image of a man they would like to speak with after the wing mirrors of a car were broken off.

A former army officer is the Conservative pick to become the next police and crime commissioner for Norfolk.

"An outwardly decent member of society concealing a dark and ugly secret."

A former Norfolk traffic warden who sexually abused a girl more than a decade ago has been jailed for six years.

Police have warned members of the public to examine their cash after fake £20 notes were circulated.

Ten people were arrested at Sundown Festival in Norwich this weekend, on suspicion of offences including drug driving, intent to supply Class A drugs, assault, and possession of a knife.

A professional paint sprayer was taken from a property during an overnight burglary.

He was 11 years old when he vanished, and for decades his fate has been one of Norfolk's greatest mysteries.

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