The following is a local policing update for the Rural Flegg Villages neighbourhood
Weekly crime summary 2 February 2016
Police remind residents of the importance of protecting yourself from common scams
Every year, the British public loses billions of pounds to scammers who bombard us with online, mail, door to door, and telephone scams.
Police would like to remind residents that your bank and the police will NEVER contact you and ask for personal information, in particular banking details, over the phone or via email.
Depending on who you bank with the security questions asked by your bank may vary, but the bank will never ask you to authorise anything by entering your PIN into the telephone. You should also never agree to anyone coming to your home to collect your card. Should you receive this type of call put the phone down as this is a well-known scam.
We have also noticed an increase in reports of the number of letters arriving that are about a large lottery win from abroad. Again this is a common scam and you should NEVER send money in response to any of these requests.
The Metropolitan Police Service has produced the ‘Little Book of Big Scams’, which gives information on how you can protect yourself from many of the most frequent scams and can also be accessed via the Safety Advice section of our website http://www.norfolk.police.uk/…/onlinesaf…/avoidingscams.aspx
If you are not happy with the reason a person has come to your door, or are concerned about the legitimacy of a company making contact with you, please contact a neighbour, friend, family member or call the Police on 101 for advice.
Police appeal for witnesses following a dog attack in Gorleston
Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following an incident that took place on Thursday 14 January 2016 at 6.39am on Breydon Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth.
A man was walking his dog when a large dog, similar to a Rottweiler, grabbed his dog causing injury.
As the male picked his injured dog up the Rottweiler type dog attacked the man causing a large cut on his rear lower back.
The owner, who was unable to control his dog, is described as being white, 5ft 8, stocky build, aged in his late 50s wearing a woolly hat and carrying a shiny wooden walking stick.
Police are asking for any members of the public with knowledge of the dog or owner to contact PC Pete Richeda from Gorleston Police Station on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Police investigate burglary in Great Yarmouth
Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Great Yarmouth.
A property in Jellicoe Road was entered sometime between 12.30pm and 1.50pm on Wednesday 27 January 2016. It is possible the resident was in the property during the incident.
Police are reminding members of the public to keep their premises secure even whilst inside their property. This is especially important if a significant amount of time will be sent in their gardens or upstairs.
A number of items were stolen during the burglary including a Play Station 4, controller and headset.
Anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area between the times stated or anyone with information about the PS4 should contact DS Craig Lovatt at Great Yarmouth Police Station on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Appeal following Bradwell burglary
Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Bradwell.
Some perfume and a Kindle were stolen from an address in Grebe Close sometime between 8.20am and 3.15pm on Wednesday 27 January 2016.
Anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area between the times stated or anyone with information should contact DC Richard Wallis at Great Yarmouth CID on 101.
Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.