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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday, 25 July 2016
  2. Abduction suspect 'was head-butted' by RAF serviceman
  3. Special church service near RAF Marham was called off due to security concerns
  4. 'Sinkhole' reported in Great Yarmouth
  5. Council votes to accept 50 refugees at cost of £400,000
  6. Beach visitors urged to take care following death of man in sea

Live Reporting

By Caroline Kingdon

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from Monday's Norfolk Live until 08:00 tomorrow.

    A quick recap of the stories we've brought you today:

    • One of the suspects in the attempted abduction of a serviceman at RAF Marham may have received a "visible facial injury" when the victim head-butted him
    • Councillors vote to accept 50 Syrian refugees
    • Firefighters deal with blaze at recycling centre
    • Rail passengers face disruption as emergency services deal with an incident in Suffolk
  2. Weather: A dry night with clear skies

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    Sunny spells and a few isolated showers this evening followed by a dry night with clear skies.

    Temperatures falling to 13(C) (55F).

    Weather chart for Tuesdasy 05:00 showing temperatures of 16(C) over Norfolk

    Tomorrow will be similar to today, with sunny spells and a few light showers.

    Temperatures reaching a maximum of 23(C) (73F).

    BBC Weather has more details for you.

  3. Kompany's plane skidded off runway after lights mix-up

    A charter plane, reportedly carrying Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, skidded off the runway at Norwich Airport after the pilot lined up with the wrong set of lights.

    A report by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) states the crew believed the lights they could see were the runway's centre lights, but they were actually highlighting its left edge.

    Vincent Kompany in Manchester City strip

    Soon after the plane began accelerating, it "veered rapidly to the left" and went on to grass next to the runway, causing the pilot to abort the take-off.  

    Three passengers and two crew were on board the Citation CJ2 light jet when the accident happened on 9 January.  Kompany was said to be among the passengers.  

    Manchester City had earlier played Norwich City at Carrow Road, beating the Canaries 3-0. 

  4. Pictures: Great Yarmouth 'sinkhole'

    Andrew Turner

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    I've been to Crown Road in Great Yarmouth following reports the road was closed after a sinkhole opened up - I thought you might like to see these pictures: 

    The hole in the road, to the right of white lines

    Matthew Goodswen, who'd turned up to fit a window when the hole opened up, told me it looked like a pothole at first, but gradually got bigger and bigger. 

    The police turned up, he said, and one of the policemen "grabbed a bit of tarmac and pulled it out the hole... they looked worried and another police car turned up... and they're sitting there waiting for Highways to turn up." 

    The hole in the road, by the central white lines, with a police car blocking the road

    Mr Goodswen said it was "a big drama for a little hole."

  5. Devolution consultation condemned

    Andrew Sinclair

    BBC Look East political correspondent

    Labour, UKIP and Green members of Norfolk County Council have condemned the consultation currently under way into East Anglian devolution claiming that it isn't even-handed.

    Pamphlet for the East Anglian devolution agreement showing councils logos

    Labour councillor Steve Morphew said the information contained in the document was "pretty inadequate" while another, Andrew Boswell for the Greens complained that the document looked "more like an advert than a consultation".

    Independent councillor Richard Bird said: "I think we are hoodwinking the public".

    But Conservative council leader Cliff Jordan insisted that the material in the leaflet was not biased.

  6. Archive video of Norfolk's lavender harvest

    The team at Norfolk Live love this old film showing how Norfolk's iconic lavender was harvested more than 60 years ago: 

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  7. Disruption to mainline rail services

    Rail services on the line between Norwich and Liverpool Street face disruption due to emergency services dealing with an incident between Ipswich and Stowmarket.

    All lines are blocked and disruption is expected until 21:00.

  8. Anorexic student says he's now 'well and happy'

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Michael Maitland says he's now well and happy, but admits that it's taken years: "It takes a long time to overcome something as bad as that and I obviously still have to keep fighting it and working on it every day.

    "It's definitely not quick fix if you're that deep in it".

    His father Iain added that he's very proud of how Michael has turned his life around, saying: "Only this week he was saying he's started an apprenticeship - onwards and upwards."

  9. We were a 'happy, normal, jolly' family says anorexic student's father

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Iain Maitland, who lives in Felixstowe, says for a long time they ignored the changes when their son Michael, who had developed anorexia, came back from university.

    Iain Maitland

    He said: "Michael did get thinner and for a long time we ignored it.

    "We just thought it was him growing up and changing the colour of his hair and I think Michael didn't want us to know he was depressed and becoming anorexic.

    "We were always a very happy, normal, jolly family and then suddenly to find this terrible thing, anorexia, to the point where he was ending up in hospital and rehab, was so far beyond the realms of what we'd ever known or could have expected that we just didn't believe it was happening to us."

  10. Anorexic man says: 'There was no set reason for why it happened'

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    A Felixstowe man who developed depression and almost died of anorexia while he was at the University of East Anglia in Norwich says there was no "set reason" why it happened. 

    Michael Maitland

    Michael Maitland (pictured) said: "There was just a gradual process and I wasn't even aware of it at first. I never had a problem with how I looked or anything like that. I think it was more a mood thing."

    Correspondence between Michael and his father Iain Maitland is now being published in a book called Dear Michael, Love Dad.

    Speaking about the letters, Michael added: "I'd read them at first in the beginning stages, but towards the end I was getting really depressed ... I just ignored my dad."

  11. Video: Fire at recycling centre

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    Fire crews have been damping down after a blaze at a recycling centre in Thurlton near Loddon.

    It started at about 20:00 yesterday, and had 50 firefighters dealing with it at its peak.

    Officers were expecting to remain there for the rest of today:

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    Video caption: Thurlton recycling centre fire being damped down
  12. Father's letters to anorexic son are turned into a book

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    The correspondence between a Felixstowe man and his son, who was at university in Norfolk and suffering from severe depression and anorexia, has formed the basis of a book which is being published later this week.

    Book cover

    Iain Maitland says: "When Michael went to university I started writing letters and later emails, just full of stuff and nonsense about things that were happening at home, making jokes and of course whilst that was all happening Michael was falling into depression and anorexia.

    "There was lots of me shouting at him and 'when are you going to get a job' and 'you know how much all this is costing us' and things like that, and whilst that was happening, Michael was sinking lower and lower."

    Dear Michael, Love Dad is published by Hodder & Stoughton on Thursday.

  13. Empty canoe sparks sea search

    Bob Carter

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    An empty canoe has prompted a sea search off the north Norfolk coast today. 

    The two-man craft, which is mustard-coloured on top and white underneath, was found on Holkham Beach. 

    Coastguards say they don't know if anyone is missing or whether they have simply left their boat on the beach.

    The canoe on the beach

    Coastguards say they don't know if someone's missing... or simply left their boat on the beach.  

  14. Sinkhole leads to road closure

    Crown Road in Great Yarmouth is closed after a sinkhole opens up.

    We'll bring you more information and pictures as soon as we get them.

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  15. Councillors vote in favour of accepting refugees

    Members of Norfolk County Council have voted overwhelmingly to accept 50 Syrian refugees into the county.

    A full meeting of the council voted 64 votes to six, with one absentention, to take part in the government's Syrian Vulnerable Person's Resettlement Scheme which will see refugees settled in the Norwich area.

    A Syrian refugee child walking at a refugee camp

    The scheme gives priority to survivors of torture and violence, women and children and risk, and those in medical need.

    It's part of the government's initiative to accept up to 20,000 Syrian refugees from camps around Syria over the next five years. 

  16. Weather: Becoming cloudy

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Staying mostly dry, but not as much sunshine this afternoon - this was the scene near Harleston at midday by BBC Weather Watcher Flamingo.

    Temperatures reaching: 22(C) (70F).

    Harvesting in south Norfolk
  17. RAF Marham attack footage under review

    Norfolk Police have said more CCTV footage has been gathered following Wednesday's attack and suspected attempted abduction of a serviceman outside RAF Marham.

    Officers are seeking a dark-coloured people carrier which the two attackers were using.

    Det Supt Paul Durham renewed an appeal for any dashcam footage recorded by motorists who were in the Swaffham area.

    "CCTV footage continues to be gathered and reviewed, while follow-up enquiries are being made after calls put in to the hotlines," he said.

    RAF Marham

    "Tracing the vehicle remains a priority and I would like to re-emphasise that we do believe it may have contained more than the two suspects seen by the victim. 

    "This is important because I do not want to deter any potential witnesses from coming forward - it is the vehicle we are interested in, regardless of the number of people seen inside.”

  18. RAF Marham suspect's injuries 'unknown'

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    Norfolk Police admit the suspect who grabbed the British serviceman while he was out jogging near RAF Marham may not have visible injuries.

    The victim has told police he managed to head-butt and punch his attacker last Wednesday, with the attacker then making off with at least one accomplice in a van.

    Det Supt Paul Durham said: "Clearly the extent of his injuries is unknown however we do not believe either attack caused the suspect to bleed, contrary to reports circulating in the media."

    RAF Marham
  19. RAF serviceman 'head-butted and punched attacker'

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    Norfolk Police have released more details about the suspects who attacked a serviceman at RAF Marham in what is believed to have been an attempted abduction on Wednesday.

    Two men, described as being of middle eastern appearance, were seen by the victim, who fought off one of them before escaping.

    RAF Marham

    Det Supt Paul Durham said: "The victim managed to fight off his attacker and head-butted him, we believe around the eye-socket, so it is possible he suffered swelling and bruising in this area.

    "He was then punched which caused him to fall to the ground.

    "If you know someone who matches the description of our suspect, who has a similar injury, then I would urge you to contact my officers.”  

  20. BreakingRAF attack suspect has 'facial injury'

    Police have said one of the suspects in the attack on a serviceman outside RAF Marham in west Norfolk may have received a "visible facial injury" during the incident.

    More to follow...