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Norwich: Three men arrested after Oompa-Loompa attack

PUBLISHED: 15:26 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:26 28 January 2013

Archant Norfolk Photographic é 2011

THREE men have been arrested following an assault involving two people dressed as Oompa-Loompas in Norwich.

Norfolk Police had called for witnesses to the attack on a man by four people, including two dressed as the fictional characters from Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.

The attack happened in Prince of Wales Road, Norwich, between 3.20am and 3.30am on December 27.

According to police, the alleged victim was knocked to the ground and hit several times.

Two of the attackers were described as wearing hooded tops, with dyed green hair and painted orange faces, a force spokesman said.

Today, a spokesman said: “Two men in their late teens and one man in his early 20s, all from the North Walsham area, were arrested on Saturday on suspicion of GBH.”

The men have been released on bail until March.

Oompa-Loompas were created by Roald Dahl in the 1964 children’s book, before appearing in two film versions of the book.

Snow could fall in parts of Suffolk this morning as temperatures dropped overnight.

Trains between London and Norwich are being cancelled this morning as a result of engineering work not having been completed on time.

Police are searching for a 52-year-old man from Leavenheath who has been reported missing.

Police and firefighters were called to a suspected arson attack in Carlton Colville in the early hours of this morning.

Police have arrested a 66-year-old man in connection with an incident that caused armed officers to swoop on Ipswich town centre tonight.

Highways bosses have announced they will be carrying out a series of improvements to the road network across Suffolk and north Essex this week.

Kebab fans will be excited to hear a new fast food outlet that prides itself on making top quality versions of the takeaway staple is opening in Ipswich soon.

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