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Fakenham and Wells Crime

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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.

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

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 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 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.

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 number of cars have been damaged during a weekend in north Norfolk.

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.

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 are appealing for help to trace a man who is wanted on recall to prison.

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

The number of rape charges in Norfolk is falling despite reports rising four-fold in the last six years.

We are taking a look at how scam victims get treated when they report crimes to the authorities.

Norfolk County Council and Norfolk police have warned about multiple scams trying to catch residents out.

A 53-year-old man has admitted his role in a £1m cannabis factory uncovered at a Lenwade industrial estate last month.

A man arrested in connection with a sexual offence has been released under investigation.

A forensic scientist from Norfolk is urging the government and retailers to ban pointed knives as part of a new law aimed at tackling knife crime.

More than 200 sexual offences against children under the age of eight were recorded by police in Norfolk in the past year, new figures have revealed.

A man who stole a large quantity of cash from a Norfolk restaurant where he also assaulted two people has been warned a custodial sentence was "inevitable".

"Under siege" Norfolk farmers are digging ditches and building earth mounds around their land to keep out criminals as the cost of rural crime has doubled in just a year.

A beehive with a colony of bees, 2,500 one day old pheasant chicks, 60 canaries and a pet tortoise of 27 years.

The police and crime commissioner for Norfolk has questioned whether officers need a university degree to 'clear up vomit on Prince of Wales Road'.

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