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Summary

  1. Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty is charged by FA with misconduct over betting
  2. Man spotted near Colchester Garrison is not RAF Marham abduction suspect, police say
  3. Married couple found dead at their home in Magdalen, near King's Lynn, died of shotgun wounds, inquest hears
  4. Norwich City's £8.5m record signing Ricky Van Wolfswinkel leaves club three years after joining club
  5. Updates on Friday, 29 July 2016
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday

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By Mariam Issimdar

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That's it for today folks. It's been a busy old day, especially at Norwich City.

First off, Ricky Van Wolfswinkel said goodbye to the Canaries after three years and only one goal for the club. City paid a record £8.5m for the striker who heads home to join Dutch side, Vitesse Arnhem.

This afternoon it emerged that striker Kyle Lafferty has been charged with misconduct by the FA for allegedly breaching its rules over betting. 

On a happier note, Canaries fans will be pleased to hear that midfielder, Alex Tettey has signed a new two-year contract with the club. 

Have a great weekend. We're back on Monday from 08:00. 

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Picture: Man who killed neighbour over £40 debt

Mariam Issimdar

BBC Local Live

Norfolk Police has released this picture of Kristian Tarragan, 31, who earlier today was sentenced to eight years in prison for the manslaughter of his neighbour over a £40 debt.

Kristian Tarragan
Norfolk Police

Tarragan, of Suffolk Square, Norwich, had previously admitted the manslaughter of Lee Tingle, 50, who died in December 2015.

Mr Tingle was killed by a single stab wound following a row about money.

Have you been stopped in your tracks by these messages?

Mariam Issimdar

BBC Local Live

You may have seen one of these statements stencilled on the pavements of Norwich city centre and wondered what they are all about.

Stencilled statement on pavement
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Stencilled statement on pavement
BBC
Stencilled statement on pavement
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Stencilled statement on pavement
BBC

Well, the "street graffiti" is part of an initiative to raise awareness and tackle domestic abuse.

Councils, health services, police and other public and voluntary sector organisations from across Norfolk are uniting for the initiative led by the NSPCC, which aims to encourage earlier intervention, reduce stigma and minimise harm.

Beach visitors 'more cautious' following drowning

Andrew Turner

BBC Radio Norfolk

People visiting Gorleston beach say they're "much more cautious" following the drowning of a man at Sea Palling at the weekend.

Leszek Puchala, 52, drowned despite attempts to save him after getting caught in a rip-tide.  

Sea Palling beach
BBC

One parent from Cambridge told me the incident had made her "think twice about going into the sea" and said she now had "a much healthier respect for it".

Another parent said it was good to have a lifeguard on the beach but that she still watched her children all the time.

"If you swim out in the currents you take a chance," said another visitor.  

The advice is to only swim between the red and yellow flags. 

Sentencing of killer who ran drugs operation from jail delayed

Mariam Issimdar

BBC Local Live

The sentencing of a convicted killer who helped run a £4.6m drugs operation from jail has been postponed to a later date.

Liam Duffy, who's already serving a 20-year prison term for manslaughter, had been due to be sentenced today having admitted his part in a conspiracy to supply Class A drugs while in jail. 

Overnight weather: Scattered showers perhaps locally heavy

Dan Holley

BBC Look East weather

Some clear spells, but often cloudy tonight with a few scattered showers, perhaps locally heavy. Temperatures will dip to 13C (55F).

Overnight weather map
BBC

Early showers will fade and there'll be breaks in the cloud tomorrow to give some good sunny spells. There will still be a risk of a few isolated but locally heavy showers developing during the afternoon and evening. Top temperature: 23C (73F) inland.

BBC Weather has more detail.

It's not a Banksy but it is eye-catching

BBC Radio Norfolk

This is the latest eye-catching piece of street art to adorn Norwich city centre and can be found on the Hatch Brenner building facing Theatre Street. 

Mural
Beverley Coraldean/BBC

The mural, a stylised version of Norwich, has been created by artist Beverley Coraldean after she entered a competition commissioned by the Norwich Business Improvement District (BID). 

Stefan Gurney, BID executive director said: "Our murals are a fantastic project, adding to the City of Stories cultural tourism of Norwich and delivering a new dimension to the experience of the city centre."  

Two additional city centre murals will be unveiled by the autumn.

Alex Tettey signs new deal with Norwich City

Jay Lawrence

BBC Radio Norfolk

Norwich City midfielder Alex Tettey has signed a new two-year contract with the club.

The fresh deal will keep the Norway international at Carrow Road until at least the summer of 2018.

Tettey joined the Canaries in 2012 and has since scored six goals in 113 appearances.

Norwich City's Alex Tettey smiling
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Kyle Lafferty: More on betting rules

Mariam Issimdar

BBC Local Live

Kyle Lafferty, 28, is accused of breaking FA rule E8, which bars professional players from betting on football-related matters.

That means not only matches in which they are involved or have an influence, but also on any other football-related matter anywhere in the world - including matches, the transfer of players, employment of managers, team selection or disciplinary matters.

Kyle Lafferty
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The Norwich City forward spent the end of last season on loan at Birmingham City, having joined them on 24 March, and scored once in six appearances.

He also appeared three times for Northern Ireland at Euro 2016 as they reached the last 16.

Lafferty previously played for Burnley, Rangers and Palermo. 

Lafferty misconduct charge: FA won't reveal match involved

Mariam Issimdar

BBC Local Live

The Football Association has declined to reveal which match the misconduct charge against Kyle Lafferty relates to.

Kyle Lafferty
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A spokesman said details of the alleged breach would not be disclosed until after the matter had been concluded.

Neither Norwich nor Northern Ireland played on 20 February, the date that Lafferty is alleged to have breached the rules  

The Norwich City striker has until 5 August to respond to the charge.

Kyle Lafferty

Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty is charged with misconduct in relation to betting by the Football Association.

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Kyle Lafferty: More details about that misconduct charge

Mariam Issimdar

BBC Local Live

The Football Association has explained a little bit more about the misconduct charge against Kyle Lafferty. This is what's being reported on its website

"It is alleged that on 20 February 2016, the Norwich City forward placed a bet on the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence in, a football match or competition in breach of FA Rule E8. He has until 5 August 2016 to respond to the charge." 

Read more about the FA's rules on betting on football. 

Kyle Lafferty
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Kyle Lafferty misconduct charge: No comment from Norwich City

Mariam Issimdar

BBC Local Live

Norwich City says it will not be commenting on the FA misconduct charge against striker Kyle Lafferty in relation to betting.

Kyle Lafferty
Press Eye

City signed the Northern Ireland striker on a three-year contract in 2014. 

He started his career at Burnley, where he netted 10 goals in 83 league games, before a £3m move to Rangers in 2008.

BreakingNorwich City striker charged with misconduct over betting

Norwich forward Kyle Lafferty has been charged by the Football Association with misconduct in relation to betting, the governing body has announced.

Trains cancelled between Norwich and Lowestoft

Tim Addicott

BBC Radio Norfolk

A fault with a swingbridge has led to trains being cancelled between Norwich and Lowestoft. 

Train at Norwich station
BBC

The problem bridge at Somerleyton has led to delays for Abellio Greater Anglia passengers. 

The company say delays and cancellations could continue until 17:30 and a replacement bus service is operating between Norwich and Lowestoft via Oulton Broad North.

Colchester incident summary...

Jack Warren

BBC Local Live

Here's how the Colchester incident developed over the last hour or so:

  • Essex Police was called to Layer Road, Colchester following reports of a man thought to resemble a man depicted in an e-fit following the RAF Marham attempted abduction
  • The barracks seemed to be operating as normal, and people were seen entering and leaving 
  • Norfolk Police said it was "satisfied" that the reported sighting was not linked to its investigation 

We'll now take a look at other stories happening around the county. 

Essex Police statement on Colchester incident

We've just had this through from Essex Police.

The force said: "Police were contacted shortly before 09:00 with reports of a man seen in Layer Road, Colchester, who was thought to resemble the man depicted in the e-fit issued by Norfolk Constabulary in relation to the attempted abduction of a serviceman at RAF Marham. "Essex Police have been working with Norfolk Police who has confirmed that the sighting was not of the man in the e-fit."  

Colchester Garrison: Home to 16 Air Assault Brigade

Colchester Garrison is home to 16 Air Assault Brigade which includes 2 Para and 3 Para.  

Colchester Garrison
BBC

The brigade is a rapid reaction force, specially trained and equipped to deploy by parachute, helicopter and air-landing  

Security of our bases is set according to the current threat level, says MoD

The Ministry of Defence has sent us this statement following reports of a possible sighting of the RAF Marham abduction suspects.

Colchester Barracks
PA

Security of our bases is set according to the current threat level, the safety of our personnel remains paramount at all times and for that reason threat levels are constantly monitored. We would not wish to compromise the safety of our troops by revealing details of our security procedures."

MoD spokesman

Colchester MP: Please be vigilant

Colchester Garrison 'appears to be operating as normal'

Robby West

BBC Essex

I'm outside the Colchester Garrison as an investigation gets under way following the possible sighting of the RAF Marham suspects close to here. 

It seems like the barracks is operating as normal, and people are able to enter and leave. 

Outside Colchesher Garrison
BBC

Reported sighting of RAF Marham abduction suspects near Colchester barracks

Two men matching the description of those wanted in connection with an attempted abduction of a serviceman at RAF Marham have been spotted near Colchester barracks, the BBC understands.

E-fit
Norfolk Police

The victim was threatened with a knife near at the Norfolk base on 20 July.  

Attempts were also made to pull him into a car but he managed to fight the men off, headbutting one of them.

BreakingMen matching description of RAF Marham abduction suspects spotted near Colchester barracks

An investigation is under way into a reported sighting near Colchester barracks of two men matching the description of those wanted in connection with an attempted abduction of a serviceman at RAF Marham, the BBC understands.

Killer due to be sentenced over drugs operation run from prison

Mariam Issimdar

BBC Local Live

A convicted killer is due to be sentenced at Norwich Crown Court later for his role in a £4.6m drugs operation run from behind bars.

Liam Duffy
PA

Liam Duffy, 35, (pictured) is serving a 20-year prison term for manslaughter for his role in the killing of 19-year-old gang leader Liam Smith in Liverpool. 

Mr Smith was shot dead after visiting a friend at HMP Altcourse in Fazakerley, Liverpool in 2006, and Duffy was convicted in 2007. 

Duffy is due back before the courts later, having admitted conspiracy to supply class A drugs at an earlier hearing. The prosecution said he was involved in an operation to take heroin from Liverpool to Norwich while he was in prison. 

Police have 'come on leaps and bounds' over LGBT equality

BBC Radio Norfolk

The Norwich Pride parade takes place in the City tomorrow and Norfolk Police will be leading the event with a rainbow-coloured car. 

Norfolk Police "Pride" car
BBC

The car will head the parade from outside City Hall on Saturday.                   

Ben Gotts, who represents officers and civilian workers at the police force who are lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender, said he hoped the car would help make people more aware of the force's committment to diversity and its zero-tolerance towards hate crime.       

"As an organisation we've come on leaps and bounds. As the years go on you should see more openly gay chief officers," he said.

Eight years' jail for man who killed neighbour over £40 debt

Mariam Issimdar

BBC Local Live

A man who stabbed his neighbour to death over a £40 debt has been jailed for eight years.

Suffolk Square, Norwich
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Kristian Tarragan, 31, of Suffolk Square, Norwich, had previously admitted the manslaughter of Lee Tingle, 50, who died in December 2015.

He was sentenced at Norwich Crown Court and in addition to the eight-year prison sentence, a suspended sentence order was activated to run concurrently, in respect of past offences, including assaulting a police officer.

The killing concerned a dispute over a £40 debt, police said, and armed officers were called to the scene at the time. 

Tarragan had initially denied the offence but changed his plea to guilty partway through the trial.

Yarmouth gets its first open-top bus

Andrew Turner

BBC Radio Norfolk

Norwich has one and now Great Yarmouth is getting one... an open-top bus.

Open-top bus
BBC

The town's first open-topped double-decker bus goes into service later today.

Open-top bus
BBC

The Number 3 service is being run by First and will travel from the Seashore Holiday Park to the Vauxhall Holiday Park via the town's station.  

The company says it gives the opportunity to see Yarmouth from an entirely different perspective. 

Clive Lewis MP: Labour needs to 'reach out to a wider cross-section'

Mariam Issimdar

BBC Local Live

Norfolk's only Labour MP says he wants his party to become a "proper opposition" and admits that it is currently in "a mess". 

Clive Lewis MP, Norwich South
PA

Labour has been wracked by in-fighting with current leader Jeremy Corbyn facing a challenge from Owen Smith. 

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis, the shadow defence secretary, said after the leadership election, the party needed to unite.

"We are a party that needs to hold this government to account. We need to be on our game," said Mr Lewis.

He said Mr Corbyn had definitely tapped into something with the electorate, but that he needed to reach out to a wider audience, like the "single working-mother with two kids in Great Yarmouth" and the white working-class people who stopped voting Labour early last decade.

Dead man was uncle of so-called 'Lotto lout'

Mariam Issimdar

BBC Local Live

Stephen Muncaster, found dead at his home in Magdalen, near King's Lynn, was the uncle of so-called "Lotto lout" Michael Carroll, who hit the headlines in 2002 when he won £9.7m on the National Lottery. 

The former binman spent all his winnings before taking a job in a biscuit factory.

An inquest into the death of Mr Muncaster and his wife Allison was opened and adjourned this morning for a full hearing in January, 

Stephen Muncaster (left) appeared on TV with his lottery-winning nephew Michael Carroll
BBC

Couple died of gunshot wounds, inquest confirms

A married couple found dead at their Norfolk home had shotgun injuries to their heads, an inquest has heard.

The body of builder Stephen Muncaster, 47, was found in the front garden of the house at Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen, near King's Lynn, in the early hours of July 12 and his wife Allison, 48, was found dead inside the house.

Assistant coroner Johanna Thompson told the inquest in Norwich that both had to be identified by DNA evidence by forensic officers. 

Crime scene
PA

She said post-mortem reports confirmed gunshot wound to the head as the cause of death for both victims. 

Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident. Ms Thompson adjourned both hearings for a full inquest on 5 January at Norfolk Coroner's Court. 

Is Ricky Van Wolfswinkel Norwich's worst-ever striker?

Phil Daley

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

Ricky Van Wolfswinkel (below) cost £8.5m in transfer fees alone and scored just one goal in 26 league appearances for Norwich City. But is he the Canaries' worst-ever striker? Here are some other contenders:

Ricky Van Wolfswinkel
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Former Celta Vigo and Barcelona forward Goran Maric signed a one-year deal with City in 2009 after impressing on trial, but made just one start and one substitute appearance.

David Strihavka (below) was top scorer in the Czech premier league in 2006-7 with 13 goals in 28 games for Banik Ostrava and was signed by City boss Peter Grant. But he managed just one goal in 10 league games for the Canaries.

Matthew Upson of West Ham clears the ball from David Strihavka of Norwich
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Former Leeds United striker Luciano Becchio (below) was with Norwich City from 2013 to 2016. He was released after a frustrating two-and-a-half year spell at Carrow Road during which he made just two starts with 11 substitute appearances, scoring no league goals.

Luciano Becchio
Getty Images

Normal service resumed after fire alarm

BBC Radio Norfolk

BBC Radio Norfolk is back on the air after a brief interlude for a fire alarm, which thankfully turned out to be a false alarm.

Chrissie Jackson will be on air at 10:00.

Fire alarm sends Radio Norfolk listeners south of the border

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

BBC Radio Norfolk listeners who are temporarily tuned into BBC Radio Suffolk while a fire alarm is dealt with are being treated to a look-back at the career of Ipswich and England manager Sir Alf Ramsey, ahead of the 50th anniversary tomorrow of England's World Cup win.

I imagine for the football fans among them, a return to the Norfolk airways won't come a moment too soon.

Why was 'The Wolf' toothless?

Phil Daley

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

The inquest into why Ricky Van Wolfswinkel flopped so badly at Norwich started long before his departure this week.

How could a player on the fringes of the Holland squad struggle so badly in English football's top flight?

Ricky Van Wolfswinkel shirt
Getty Images

Many believe the Canaries didn't play to his strengths, leaving him isolated up front by himself, giving him little chance of showing his skill.

Failure to perform on loan in France and Spain further proved perhaps he wasn't quite the player Norwich fans hoped he would be.

With Alex Neil desperate for a striker, had he believed RVW was good enough, he wouldn't have allowed him to leave Norwich.

Weather: Cloudy and muggy with showers later

BBC Weather

A rather cloudy and damp to start with the risk of a few light showers throughout the day.

There will be some sunshine around as well, making it feel warm and muggy.

Top temperature about 21F (70F).

BBC Weather has more details.

RVW - £8.5m for one Premier League goal

Phil Daley

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

Hopes were high in 2013 when Chris Hughton broke the Canaries' transfer record for Ricky Van Wolfswinkel.

His record at former club Sporting Lisbon was impressive - 28 goals in 56 games. Norwich fans were excited about his arrival.

Ricky Van Wolfswinkel
Getty Images

After scoring on his Premier League debut for Norwich the goals dried up.

He failed to find the target in another 25 games as they were relegated.

Van Wolfswinkel leaves Norwich City for good

Phil Daley

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

Norwich City's record signing Ricky Van Wolfswinkel has left the club to join Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem for an undisclosed fee.

He cost the Canaries £8.5m in 2013 and scored just one Premier League goal in 26 appearances.

Ricky Van Wolfswinkel
Getty Images

After relegation from the Premier League, he spent much of the next two years on-loan in France and then Spain.

He's returned to one of his former clubs where he was an academy player.

Welcome to Norfolk Live

Mariam Issimdar

BBC Local Live

Good morning, we're all raring to go here.

If you missed it last night, Ricky Van Wolfswinkel is leaving Norwich City for good for an undisclosed fee. 

More on that soon, plus, of course, the rest of the day's news, weather, sport and travel as it happens.