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Bank Holiday fun on Eaton Park Railway

Eaton Park Miniature Railway will be holding its second fund-raising day for the Norwich Lord Mayor’s charity.

Miniature trains will run during the afternoon of Monday August 27, with all fare revenue being donated to the Lord Mayor councillor Martin Schmierer’s chosen charity, The Feed Foundation.

Local steam, electric and internal combustion locos will be present and it is hoped that visiting locos will attend.

The railway already holds a popular Children in Need Day at the end of the season and the Lord Mayor’s Fund Day has now also become a regular fixture.

Trains will be running from 1pm until 5pm and will operate every few minutes, weather permitting.

The Lord Mayor will open the proceedings at 1pm at Parkside Station on the mainline track.  Park visitors are invited to bring a picnic and watch the trains go by.

The Lord Mayor’s charity will also have a publicity stall outside the miniature railway station.

In the event of foul weather, alternative arrangements will be made.

Below: a scene from last year’s event.

Boy’s jaw broken in Eaton Park attack

A boy needed hospital treatment for a broken jaw, damage to his hearing and a cut head after he was attacked by a group of people in Eaton Park.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault which happened at approximately 9pm on Monday September 18 in Eaton Park, South Park Avenue.

The 14-year-old  was approached by the group, some of whom were known to him.

He is now at home recovering from his injuries.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the assault.

Anyone with information should contact PC Emma Gray from Norwich CID on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Youth spat in elderly woman’s face

Police are looking for a youth who spat in the face of an elderly woman in Norwich.
The assault happened between 2pm 2.30pm on Friday  July 21 when the victim was walking along Corie Road heading towards Dehague Road, which borders Eaton Park.
A group of three or four males approached the victim from the other side of the road and one of them spat in her face.
The suspect fled the scene with his friends who were all on bicycles. He is described as being white, approximately 15-years-old, with dark short hair. He was wearing a white top and grey trousers/jogging bottoms.
Officers are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the assault.
Contact PC Ian Betts from Earlham Police Station on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.