A 26-year-old police officer from Stalham has pleaded guilty
to seven offences relating to indecent images of children.
George Ince appeared at Norwich Magistrates’ Court on
Tuesday, August 3, where he admitted three counts of making an indecent
photograph of a child, three counts of distributing an indecent photograph of a
child and possession of an extreme pornographic image relating to incidents in
May 2019, April 2020 and July 2020.
He pleaded not guilty to a further count of attempting to
cause/incite the sexual exploitation of a child.
Ince was bailed to appear before Norwich Crown Court on
Tuesday, August 31.
Ince is a police constable based in Great Yarmouth and has
been suspended since July 2020. Misconduct proceedings will now begin following
Sean Hunte has spent almost the whole of 2021 in hospital after suffering serious covid-19 complications. And now, after 203 days in the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, he has left hospital to continue his recovery at home.
Sean, from Eaton received a guard of honour from the team on Docking ward and critical care staff after starting his treatment on 3 January.
Sean, who works as a cover supervisor in schools, was on critical care for 120 days and has been on Docking ward for the last five weeks.
He praised the care and support
he received during his seven month admission.
“The care I received has been fantastic and the staff have gone beyond what I expected,” he said.
“The nurses and physiotherapists have been really friendly and when I was feeling down they really supported my mental health and the staff being nice to me has got me through the dark times. I had six nurses around my bed singing happy birthday to me last Thursday when I turned 58. Some of the staff I do not know because I was out of it, but Skye and Ross have been brilliant and are really good people.”
Sean has had adaptations made to his house to help with his mobility, said he was looking forward to continuing his rehabilitation at home.
“I have had dark times being in hospital for seven months and I want to get home to see my wife and two boys. I am looking forward to my wife’s cooking and having some good Caribbean cooking. I could not keep much food down, but I’m now ready for some good Jamaican and Antiguan food.”
And he said his experience meant he was urging people to get vaccinated.
“Covid is deadly serious and it is definitely the best thing to do is to get the vaccine,” he said. “The general feeling of being wiped out was horrendous, I was experiencing horrible hallucinations and it was very difficult not being able to talk when I had my tracheotomy. I used to play tennis three days a week and went to the gym, but I still cannot walk without an aid.”
Sam Higginson, NNUH Chief
Executive, said: “It is fantastic to see that Sean is well enough to go home,
which is testament to the great care he received from our teams and we wish him
all the best with his ongoing recovery.”
Oh, Cromer Pier show – it’s good to have you back, writes Richard Batson
After a lost summer laid waste by
lockdowns, this cocktail of seaside stage tradition has returned in all its
glory – with a few new twists to add to the flavour.
Animated backdrop projections add
another dimension to an already multi-faceted masterpiece. And instead of two
alternating shows, this year there are different guest performers every week to
keep the show fresh through the whole season, which finishes on October 2.
Opening night kicked off with Tucker –
a firm favourite of show fans returning with his brand of warm cheeky humour.
He is a perfect foil for headliner host Phil Butler, another returnee whose
talents as a comedian, magician, singer and dancer make him the perfect man to
lead this traditional but modern variety show.
Vocalists Rob McVeigh and Marina
Lawrence-Mahrra take the lead on pop and show songs including rousing numbers
from the Greatest Showman and a pulsing Cuban sequence.
But the cast is most powerful when the
team comes together during the big musical numbers such as Mary Poppins,
Masquerade, and Les Miserables, which fill the stage with song, a talented team
of dancers, stunning sets and colourful costumes adorned with feathers and
Special mention must go to this year’s
specialist act Duo Fusion UK – Connor Byrne and Tiffany Gaine – whose circus
style aerial and acrobatic routines are mesmerising. The pair flew in unison
over the front rows of the audience, and some of their contortions on stage
drew audible gasps from the crowd.
There are no local children joining the
cast this year, to lessen the covid-19 risk, and the “bubbled” stars are not
doing their usual after-show mingling for the same reason, which is a shame
because many feel like family friends we have known for years and enjoy
catching up with. But they hope that will change as things progress.
Make sure you don’t arrive late –
because the opening sequence on the projection screen taking us from a closed
theatre to the current show’s revival is poignant and powerful – and a reminder
of how glad we should be to have live variety back at the end of the pier.
For tickets and show details, including the line-up of guests, visit www.cromerpier.co.uk
There will be live performances outside The Forum next week when The Garage puts on a day of live music, dance and entertainment on Millennium Plain in Norwich.
The event – on Friday, July 23 – is called Turn Your Dreams into Reality and will have shows from 12.45pm to 2.15pm and then from 4pm to 5.30pm. The day includes performances by current and former members of its music programmes and dance from its performance companies.
Cinderella will also pop by to tell everybody about this year’s co-production with All-in Productions – My First Panto: Cinderella Rocks.
The Garage will also be running free class taster sessions for all ages at its Chapel Field North studios from 11am-7pm. Booking is advisable and more information is available at thegarage.org.uk/tydir
Three people have been arrested and sound equipment seized after police shut down an unlicensed music event in the early hours of Sunday.
Police were called
shortly after 1am by a member of the public reporting a suspected rave at
Woodbastwick. Officers found approximately 100 people in a wooded area in the
early stages of an unlicensed music event.
Police vehicles were
used to block the entrances to the site to prevent further vehicles from
entering, before officers went in to monitor the event, seizing generators and
sound equipment were seized. The site was cleared by 5am.
launched an investigation in order to identify the organiser(s) of the event
and enquiries are ongoing.
Three people were
arrested in connection with the event:
– One man
aged in his 20s on suspicion of drug and driving offences. He has since been
released on police bail.
– One man
aged in his 20s on suspicion of drug offences. He has since been released with
no further action being taken against him.
woman aged in her 30s on suspicion of drug and driving offences. She has since
been released on police bail.
Chief Insp Kris Barnard said: “These events are not
only illegal and unsafe, they also cause unnecessary damage and
disruption. Enquiries are ongoing to
establish the circumstances leading up to the event and where we can prevent,
disrupt or stop a rave taking place, we will do everything within our power to
do this in order to minimise the impact on local communities. We hope this
robust action acts as a deterrent to anyone who may wish to organise events
like these in the future.
“I want to thank
members of the public for their patience and support as we worked to bring this
event to a safe closure.”
Vandals have caused hundreds of pounds of damage to two dugouts at Youngs Park in Aylsham.
The wrecking spree is believed to have happened at the home of Aylsham Football Club between 2pm and 9pm on Wednesday (June 2).
Steve French, a director at Youngs Park, said fascia boards and stickers were torn off, and matting was ripped up. The home dugout was the worst affected and attempts had also be made to break the windows.
Two empty alcohol bottles – one Bacardi and the other Jagermeister – were left behind at the scene.
It is the second bout of vandalism at Youngs Park in the space of a few weeks. Bricks in the dugout area were previously kicked down.
The latest incident has been reported to police and a local officer visited the ground on Thursday morning (June 3) to investigate further.
Steve said: “We work had to raise money to invest in the club and give something back to the community, and something like this doesn’t help.”
Steve estimated the cost of the damage at between £500 and £700.
Anyone with information about the vandalism can call Norfolk police on 101.
A 42-year-old who killed a man in North Walsham over a £10
drug debt dispute has been jailed for nine years.
Matthew Constantinou was convicted of manslaughter on May
11, following an 11-day trial. He had originally been charged with murder,
which he denied.
Thomas Moore, also 42, was stabbed once in the neck during
an argument with Constantinou over the cannabis debt in October last year.
Constantinou, of Antingham Drive, North Walsham, appeared at Norwich Crown Court today where he was sentenced.
The court heard how the incident unfolded on the evening of October
2, 2020, after Mr Moore visited Constantinou’s home with his friend, who was owed the money. Both
men spoke to Constantinou’s mother, who answered door and handed over £10 before asking them to
During this time, Constantinou (pictured left) appeared, armed with a baseball bat and chased both men from the house. Constantinou chased Mr Moore on to Bacton Road where the argument happened and where the victim suffered a single stab wound to the neck.
police to the disturbance and officers arrived on scene to find Mr Moore with a
serious injury to his neck. He was given CPR by members of the public and later
by officers and paramedics but was pronounced dead at the scene.
incident, Constantinou returned home where he dialled 999 said he believed he’d
seriously injured someone. Officers went to his home and arrested him on
suspicion of GBH, later changing it to murder.
Det Insp Lewis Craske, from Norfolk and Suffolk’s Major
Investigation Team, welcomed the sentence. He said: “This incident quickly
escalated into a violent attack in which a man has needlessly lost his life.
These moments of violence are often short-lived but have serious long-term
consequences for those involved and their families. The end result is there are
no winners with the lives of people changed forever.”