Policing Update:

Weekly crime summary 19 – 26 May 2015

Appeal after two injured in A47 crash

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision on the A47 Acle Straight on Saturday 23 May.

It happened shortly before 9pm when a green VW Golf travelling towards Yarmouth and a red Hyundai travelling towards Acle were involved in a collision.

The Hyundai left the roadside coming to rest upside down in a water-filled ditch and the driver remains in hospital with life threatening injuries. The driver of the Golf suffered serious leg injuries.

The Acle Straight was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident and officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has information concerning the driving manner of either vehicle prior to the crash.

Witnesses should contact PC Simone Sutcliffe at Acle Road Policing on 101.
Cycle security

Don’t give thieves an easy ride home!

Now that summer is nearly upon us, the residents of and visitors to Great Yarmouth are enjoying the outdoors even more. However, with warmer days and lighter evenings, police are appealing to cyclists to ensure their bicycle remains their property and doesn’t get stolen.

Although thefts of bicycles in Great Yarmouth are relatively low, police always see an increase in the number of thefts at this time of year.

If cyclists follow these simple tips then they greatly reduce the chances of their bicycle being stolen;

– Ensure your bicycle is securely stored at home in a lockable garage or shed

– Always park your bicycle in well-lit areas where there’s lots of people passing by

– Always lock your bicycle with a lock even if it’s only for a couple of minutes

– Record your details of your bicycle making a note of the frame number and consider taking a picture of it for identification purposes

Norfolk Safer Places

A Norfolk Constabulary scheme to help vulnerable or disabled people has been launched in Great Yarmouth.

Norfolk Safer Places gives help and security to vulnerable people by offering them a safe place to go to if they feel they need it and giving them greater confidence to live an independent life.

35 venues in the Great Yarmouth are signing up to the scheme, with local businesses displaying a sticker in their window to show that they are a designated ‘safer place’.

People who are vulnerable or have a disability can sign-up to the scheme and once signed up they receive an ID card on which they put their name along with the telephone numbers of two nominated contacts, which could be a family member, friends or a carer.

To join the scheme, or for further information concerning it, please contact Sgt Waterhouse at Great Yarmouth Police Station on 101 or waterhouseam@norfolk.pnn.police.uk