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Chief Inspector Nick Paling, right, and PC Adam Binns, outside the first floor flat in Derby Street which has a Closure Order issued by the courts on it as part of Operation Gravity. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

More than 100 suspected drug dealers have been arrested by police in Norfolk as the drive to rid our county of heroin and cocaine gathers pace.

Suffolk Constabulary actually received 1,865 abandoned 999 calls in 2016 (stock image)

Suffolk Constabulary has apologised after it provided wildly incorrect data about how many abandoned 999 calls it has received.

Police are seeking information.  PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Witnesses are being sought after a window was smashed at a home in Lowestoft.

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Suffolk Constabulary.   PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Police are seeking witnesses after a teenager was assaulted in Lowestoft.

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Suffolk had the most unanswered 999 calls of any police force in the country, according to the figures. Photo: Tim Ockenden/PA.

People seeking emergency help abandon more 999 calls to police in Suffolk than anywhere else in the country, according to figures.

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Holdalls found washed up on Hopton beach near Great Yarmouth, containing around 360 kilos of cocaine. Picture: NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY/PA WIRE

A drug trade expert has suggested that the huge cocaine haul found on two Norfolk beaches could have been dropped from a plane in a panic.

Norfolk Police
Pontins holiday park in Pakefield. Picture: Archant.

Investigations are continuing today after a father-of-three died following a suspected fight at a holiday park in Lowestoft.

Suffolk Police
Holdalls found washed up on Hopton beach near Great Yarmouth, containing around 360 kilos of cocaine. Picture: NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY/PA WIRE

Extra officers from the National Crime Agency remain in position along the east coast of Norfolk a week after £50m worth of cocaine washed up on beaches.

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A man has admitted fly-tipping in Lowestoft. Picture: Archant.

A man has been ordered to pay £300 after he admitted dumping a mattress and curtains on private land in Lowestoft.

Stephen Ardley
Picture: Archant.

Police are appealing for information following an incident of criminal damage to a vehicle in Lowestoft.

Suffolk Police
Library image of holdalls which were found washed up on Hopton beach near Great Yarmouth on Thursday. Picture: NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY/PA WIRE

People in Happisburgh have been told not to go down to a stretch of beach where what is believed to be part of a £50m stash of cocaine washed-up, it has been claimed.

Investigations are under way following the discovery of a parcel found on Kessingland beach.

Suffolk Police
Valerie McGee with her dog Rudey who found £50 million of cocaine on Hopton beach.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

When Valerie McGee and her pet dog, Rudey, set off on their daily beach walk it seemed like a normal day.

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Defibrillator vandalised at Gorleston Links Bowls Club February 10. PHOTOS: Jayne Biggs

The mother of a seven-year-old girl whose life was saved by a defibrillator has said she is “devastated” after a life-saving machine she installed for the benefit of the community has been destroyed by vandals.

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The bags of cocaine seized from the beach

Cocaine with a value of more than £50m has been discovered washed up on two Norfolk beaches.

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Investigations are under way after seven cars were targeted as damage was caused during a spate of incidents across Lowestoft.

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Police volunteers on horseback on patrol in Waveney. Sarah Hills patrols with Robbie in Wangford. Pictures: MICK HOWES

They are the “eyes and ears of the countryside,” according to a police and crime commissioner.

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Tim Passmore, Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner.

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore is highlighting the work being done across the county to support victims of sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness.

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Photo credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The cloak of anonymity provided by the internet has led to a surge across the region of harassment, blackmail and other crimes involving social media.

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Suffolk Constabulary.   PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Suffolk Constabulary is supporting Safer Internet Day 2017, which takes place tomorrow with the theme “Be the change: unite for a better internet”.

Suffolk Constabulary.   PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A motorist has been arrested, and their vehicle has been seized, following swift actions by police in Lowestoft.

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Bascule Bridge, Lowestoft.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Lowestoft police ‏arrested a motorist on suspicion of drink driving in the early hours of this morning (Sunday) – as they attempted to cross the town’s Bascule bridge, which has been closed overnight recently for repair works.

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Police officers attended a spate of incidents.  PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Lowestoft police were called to a spate of incidents across Waveney last night (Friday) and into the early hours of this morning (Saturday).

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The aftermath of a thatched cottage fire on the A143 Beccles Road close to Belton/Fritton.
Police Slow warning sign on the road.

Picture: James Bass

Days before a couple were due to move back in following a devastating fire, thieves have stolen a boiler from a recently restored house.

Suffolk Constabulary.   PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Police are appealing for a woman to come forward following an incident at the Morrisons supermarket in south Lowestoft last night (Monday).

A Norfolk police officer has been dismissed after admitting the theft of gold coins. PHOTO: Denise Bradley

A 39-year-old man has been charged with affray after he entered a Beccles bar brandishing a chainsaw.

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Suffolk police. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

A 17-year-old boy has been charged in connection with a robbery in Lowestoft.

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Balloons and flowers in tribute to murdered Kerri McAuley at Southalls Way. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The most awesome mummy - that is how a Norwich woman who was killed at the weekend has today been described by her sons.

Ady Gallagher

Police appeal to trace wanted man

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Dean Ely. Photo: Norfolk Police

Police are appealing for help from the public to trace a wanted man.

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Police stock image.  Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The 999 service is under pressure in Suffolk, police have claimed, as they revealed some of the inappropriate calls they received over Christmas and New Year.

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James Spittles. Photo: Norfolk Police

Police are appealing for help from the public to trace a man who is wanted.

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More than £250,000 is to be pumped into a new three-year project to help prevent people becoming destitute and sleeping rough on the streets of a Suffolk town.

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Suffolk Constabulary.   PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Police are seeking witnesses after a teenager was assaulted in Lowestoft.

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Police are seeking information.  PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Witnesses are being sought after a window was smashed at a home in Lowestoft.

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Work has started on the ageing gas mains on Bridge Road, Oulton Broad.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Disgruntled business owners have expressed their dismay over a major project to replace gas mains in Oulton Broad.

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A dip in demand at Gorleston crematorium is being put down to a similar memorial park opening across the border in Suffolk.

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