The following is a local policing update for the Rural Flegg Villages neighbourhood
Weekly crime summary 21 June 2016
Home security advice
Great Yarmouth police are issuing another reminder about the importance of good home security.
In some areas of the district up to 60% of burglaries are committed by gaining access through insecure windows or doors. By taking a few simple measures you can reduce the risk of becoming a victim of this type of crime:
Close it – Ensure doors and windows are closed when you leave your property, including when you are out in the garden.
Lock it – Ensure doors and windows are locked, even if you are just popping out for a few minutes and remove keys from locks.
Check it – Check that all external doors are locked, including doors to garages and outbuildings.
Make sure you aren’t offering an open invitation to your home and always secure your property.
Please report any suspicious behaviour by calling police on 101. If you believe a crime is actually in progress please always dial 999.
Have your say – PCC wants your views on keeping Norfolk safe
Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner is launching a two-month public consultation asking people to help set policing priorities in the county for the next four years.
Lorne Green is asking Norfolk people to share their views and to help shape and develop his Police and Crime Plan for 2016-2020.
The consultation, which starts today, will run for eight weeks and close on Friday August 12. As well as running an online survey, the PCC will be meeting with people, groups and organisations across the county to help him draft his plan.
That plan, to be published in the Autumn, will outline what the PCC will work to achieve over his four-year term, as well as setting out the objectives for policing, the resources that will be made available to the Chief Constable and how performance will be measured.
Launching the consultation, Lorne said: “My police and crime plan will set out how we, as a county, tackle crime and disorder between now and 2020.
“In setting that plan, I must meet requirements set by the Home Secretary, such as ensuring our police have the capacity and capability to respond to threats like cybercrime, terrorism and child sexual abuse.
“I must also take into account what victims of crime, our police, partners and other agencies identify as the key issues affecting Norfolk.
“The final piece of the jigsaw, and the part that will enable me to ensure the needs of Norfolk people are considered, is the community perspective on crime and policing.
“During my campaign to become your PCC, I spoke with many people living and working in different parts of our county, and began the process of finding out about the issues of most concern to them.
“To build on what I heard, and get a fuller picture of what matters to our communities, I am asking people to share with me their views on crime and policing. Your views are crucial to ensuring the approach we take over the next four years is the right one for our county.”
From speaking to people in market squares and supermarkets, to attending community meetings and events, Lorne will be gathering public views across Norfolk over the next eight weeks.
A short survey has also been set up at www.norfolk-pcc.gov.uk which will run until the end of the consultation period. People are also invited to email, telephone and write to the PCC to give their views.
Dedicated email address: TellLorne@norfolk.pnn.police.uk
Web survey: www.norfolk-pcc.gov.uk/TellLorne
Phone: 01953 424455
TV stolen during Yarmouth burglary
Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Great Yarmouth on Saturday 18 June.
It happened in Queens Court, off Queens Road, between 9am and 4.30pm when suspect(s) forced the front door of a flat before stealing a Blaupunkt LCD TV from the lounge. Nothing else was stolen.
Officers are urging residents to be vigilant and are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything out of the ordinary.
Anyone with information should contact Det Con Gary Brown at Great Yarmouth CID on 101 or contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Witness appeal following burglary in Gorleston
Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Gorleston over the weekend.
At some point between Saturday 18 June and Sunday 19 June 2016 a property on Nile Road was entered and intruders have stolen a handbag and an iPad Air.
Anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area between the times stated or anyone with information should contact DC Gary Brown from Great Yarmouth CID on 101.
Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.