Diss Crime

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A drunk woman who breached an order by making a 999 call from her home without an emergency has been fined in court.

The news that those who attack emergency workers are to face tougher sentences has been greeted as ‘a step in the right direction’ by those who represent police officers in Norfolk.

A sex abuse charity has warned children receiving support for trauma have been “set back” by lockdown as the service was forced to cut face-to-face contact.

Norfolk’s police chief has revealed the grim statistic that 26pc of the county’s overall crime demand is abuse related - with the figure “going up and up year on year”.

Victims have recounted their experiences of sexual and domestic violence as charities encourage people to look out for the “warning signs” of child abuse.

Two women who suffered from “the worst kind of physical and mental trauma” during lockdown have opened up about their experiences - and how they escaped the torment of their abusers.

Fears have been raised about a tide of abuse referrals as victims of domestic and sexual violence return to schools and work places.

Investigations are continuing following the death of a man in hospital shortly after being detained by Norfolk police officers.

People in Norfolk followed advice to stay calm ahead of new laws coming in to limit the size of social gatherings.

Three men were arrested after a gamekeeper was pelted with stones as the hare coursing season got under way.

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