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Live Reporting

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    That's it from the Norfolk Live team on Friday so goodbye... we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday, updating you on news, sport, travel and weather as it happens.

    These are some of the stories we have covered today:

    Just scroll down to read more or catch up.

    If you have any photographs from around the county that you'd like to share, or if there's anything happening that you'd like us to know about, you can contact us via email, Facebook or Twitter.

  2. Cyclist receives fractured skull and broken leg in Stanton collision

    A cyclist, thought to be in his mid-teens, is being treated in hospital, after receiving a fractured skull and broken leg, when he was hit by a car in Stanton last night.

    Police say the crash, involving a BMX cycle and a Ford Focus, happened at around 21:35, on Bury Road.

    The driver of the car, a 25-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of cannabis.

    He's been bailed to return to police on 29 October, to allow further inquiries to be carried out.

  3. Our live coverage across the day

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    That's it from the team. We will be back from 08:00 on Monday, but any breaking stories overnight will appear here. We'll leave you with a quick summary of our main news stories so far: 

    • Essex Police has organised a community meeting following the death of one Polish man and an attack on two others in Harlow.   

    Have a good evening.

  4. Our live coverage across the day

    The team here in Ipswich is signing off until Monday morning at 08:00.

    Before we go - a reminder of our two main stories:

    • Former teacher Gerard Singer has been jailed for 29 years for sexually abusing pupils at St George's School in Great Finborough
    • Jan Adamec, 40, from Shetland Road, Haverhill, has received a prison sentence of three years, four months, for causing serious injury by dangerous driving, following a collision in Newmarket in July

    Scroll down for more on these, and other stories, from across the county.

    Have a good weekend.

  5. Lowestoft victim of acid attack writes book about abusive relationships

    A Lowestoft woman, who was the victim of an acid attack as she waited for a bus in 2014, has written a book about the effects of abusive relationships.

    Adele Bellis after and before attack

    The former boyfriend of Adele Bellis was jailed for life in October last year, for planning the attack.

    Last year, after Anthony Riley, 26, of Raglan Road, Lowestoft received his jail sentence, she told the BBC: "I have got so many questions that go round in my head.

    "I could either have dwelled on it, or just get on with my life."

    Her book, entitled Brave: How I Rebuilt My Life After Love Turned to Hate, is published later this month.

  6. Shaun Whiter still suffers from 'flashbacks and nightmares' following crash, court hears

    In a victim impact statement read to the court, Shaun Whiter, who wasn't present at Cambridge Crown Court, said he still suffered from "flashbacks and nightmares" following the crash.

    Joey Abbs sat with his head in his hands as the sentence was read to the court, while members of the victims' families were seen wiping away tears throughout the hearing.

  7. Judge says Adamec's actions were 'despicable'

    Judge Jonathan Haworth told Jan Adamec that his actions were "despicable", adding: "You were driving along that road in a manner that was patently dangerous. 

    "You were driving, according to some witnesses, well in excess of 60mph."

    An eyewitness reported seeing Adamec driving without headlights and veering across the road in the moments before the collision.

    Both Shaun Whiter and Joey Abbs were wearing high-visibility vests when they were hit, and had placed a light on the road to alert drivers.

    Judge Haworth told Adamec: "You reversed, you drove around the injured men, lying on the ground and you drove off."

    Adamec had also ignored a police appeal for information, and had attempted to flee from officers when they visited his address.

  8. School makes film about its life and community to attract new head teacher

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    A Norfolk primary school has made as film about itself to attract the right candidate to take over as head teacher.

    Aldborough's village school, near Aylsham, has 140 pupils but like many smaller rural primaries finds recruitment of head teachers increasingly difficult.

    Still from film

    School governors created a promotional film to try to build a picture of the real school. Through YouTube and other social media sites, including Facebook, they've managed to reach thousands of people and have had considerable interest - including one potential candidate who is returning to the UK from Africa. 

    Dr David Doak, chairman of governors, said: "We wanted the film to encapsulate what's great about Norfolk, as well as what makes our school so special. 

    "We filmed it over a few days. It was easy to get great footage because Aldborough School is a fantastically positive and happy place - the hard part was editing it down to three minutes!" 

  9. Verdict will allow crash victim 'to move on', says solicitor

    The solicitor representing Shaun Whiter, who had his lower legs amputated after being involved in a hit-and-run collision, says today's sentencing of Jan Adamec, the driver involved, will "allow him to move on from the accident, and focus instead on the rehabilitation journey involved".

  10. Weather: Rain expected on Saturday

    Chris Bell

    BBC Look East weather

    This evening and tonight it will be dry with clear intervals, but cloud will thicken with patchy rain spreading into western parts of the county later. Areas further east will remain largely dry. 

    Light to moderate southerly winds. Lows of 15 to 17C (59 to 63F).

    Weather map

    Saturday will be a cloudy, wet day with outbreaks of rain expected on and off through much of the day, although the heaviest rain will be in western parts, while areas near the east coast will remain drier. 

    Moderate southerly winds. Highs reaching 24C (75F).

  11. Two men charged over attempted robberies at convenience stores

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    Two men have been charged in connection with attempted robberies at convenience stores near Norwich on Wednesday. The shops were raided by a man dressed in black, wearing a balaclava and wielding a gun, police said.

    Norwich Crown Court

    The first attempted robbery happened at the Spar Shop in Blofield shortly after 19:00 and three hours later Woodside Food and Wine store at Thorpe St Andrew was held up. Money was demanded but nothing was stolen in either incident. 

    The pair, both from Norwich, have each been charged with two counts of attempted robbery and remanded in custody by magistrates. They're due to appear before Norwich Crown Court on 7 October.

  12. Victims of Gerard Singer 'should feel very proud they have helped bring him to justice'

    Police say the sentencing today of former teacher Gerard Singer has brought to a close "one of the longest child sex abuse investigations carried out by Suffolk Police".

    Gerard Stringer

    Det Const Karen Crowther added: "I would personally like to thank all those that gave evidence in this matter for their patience and the trust they put in us.  

    "Some of them were spoken to as far back as 2009 and have waited a long time for this matter to come to court.

    "They should feel very proud that they have helped to bring to justice a man who has been a sexual predator and a risk to young boys for more than three decades.”

  13. Community meeting after death of Polish man in Harlow

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    Essex Police has organised a community meeting following the death of one Polish man and an attack on two others in Harlow. 

    Arkadiusz Jozwik

    It will be held at 13:00 tomorrow at the Latton Bush Centre, Southern Way, Harlow.

    The  was organised after the death of Arkadiusz Jozwik (pictured) who was assaulted in The Stow on 27 August, and a separate incident in which two Polish men were assaulted in Kitson Way on 4 September.

    Ch Supt Sean O’Callaghan said: "Residents are understandably shocked and concerned following these two violent incidents."We wanted to give the community an opportunity to raise their concerns and speak to us directly about the issues they are experiencing.”Essex Police Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh met Col Rafal Batkowski, director of international co-operation of the Polish State Police, on Tuesday.The Polish force is sending an officer to assist the Harlow Community Policing Team, although a date for their visit has yet to be confirmed. 

  14. Police say Shaun Whiter's family are 'disappointed' by Adamec sentence

    Vikki Irwin

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Shaun Whiter's family are "disappointed" by the sentence given to Jan Adamec at Cambridge Crown Court today, say police.

    PC Ashley Bennett, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit, added: "Three years, four months, whilst it seems like a long sentence, with good behaviour that's reduced, and I think considering the severity of the injuries, it could almost have been a fatal collision.

    "I think yes, they're disappointed."

  15. Shaun Whiter 'couldn't face' seeing Jan Adamec, says police officer

    Vikki Irwin

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    PC Ashley Bennett, one of the officers who attended the scene of the collision on 1 July in Newmarket, said it was "absolutely horrifying".

    Since then he's been involved with the investigation, and has also been in contact with the families of both Shaun Whiter and Joey Abbs.

    He added: "It's been extremely difficult seeing Mr Whiter and Mr Abbs as they are. As well as the physical injuries, there's the emotional and mental injuries that they're also suffering. Both men are absolutely distraught.

    "Mr Whiter couldn't even be here; he couldn't face seeing Mr Adamec today."

  16. Crash victim 'still coming to terms with his injuries', says solicitor

    Vikki Irwin

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Returning now to the sentencing of Jan Adamec, a statement read out by Eleanor Howie, solicitor for one of his victims, Joey Abbs, said: "This is an incredibly sad case in which the careless actions of a driver left two young men with serious and life-changing injuries. 

    Joey Abbs

    "Joey is still coming to terms with his injuries and the long road to recovery he now faces.

    "The guilty plea entered by the driver spared Joey and Shaun the stress and anxiety of a long trial and the sentence handed down today has helped him draw a line under what has been a very difficult time. 

    "We are working with Joey to help him to overcome his injuries in the best way he can and we will be looking to help him to access the funds he will require for his ongoing therapy and recovery."

  17. 'Victim is a word I don't like' says man abused by teacher

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    The man who spoke to the BBC about the abuse he suffered at the hands of Gerard Singer says he prefers to be thought of as a witness, rather than a victim.

    "Victim is a word I don't like because it's a very strong word and a very negative word that you get branded with," he said.

    "I was a witness to a series of events."

  18. Man abused by teacher relieved to 'be believed'

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    One of the men abused as a boy by boarding school teacher Gerard Singer said: "The important thing for me was I've been believed".

    The offences were committed at St George's School, at Wicklewood, near Wymondham, between 1978 and 1981, where it was based before it moved to Great Finborough, near Stowmarket.

    Victim of Gerard Singer in a car

    The man said of the abuse: "It affects you in many, many ways - how you lead your life, how you interact with people - it's always at the back of your mind.

    "Because of what happened, to be able to trust other people has been very difficult; almost impossible. 

    "Because I was at a school, I had trust in a person and that trust was abused and I was abused as part of that. 

    "Even all these years down the line, you think there's an ulterior motive for just about everything that happens."

  19. Teacher is third to be convicted for offences at boys' boarding school

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    Gerard Singer is the third former teacher to be convicted of sex offences against pupils at St George's School:

    • Former headmaster Derek Slade (pictured left) was found guilty in 2010 of abusing 12 boys and was jailed for 21 years. He died in March.
    • Alan Brigden (pictured right), who taught maths, was jailed for five years in 2012 after admitting 14 sex crimes against two boys.
    • In 2011 another teacher, Alan Williams, killed himself after being arrested on suspicion of sex assaults at St George's. 
    Derek Slade (left) and Alan Brigden (right)