Policing update:

The following is a local policing update for the Rural Flegg Villages neighbourhood

Weekly crime summary 11 October 2016    

Norfolk Constabulary has received a small number of reports of individuals and groups of youths dressing up as clowns and attempting to scare people

This is a craze which has recently provoked a significant amount of media attention and whilst it may seem harmless, it is actually quite frightening for those who experience it.

It will not be tolerated and anyone caught with the intention of causing alarm, harassment or distress will be dealt with robustly.

There have been no arrests of this nature in the Great Yarmouth neighbourhood; however, a 30-year-old male has been given a caution for committing Public Order offences when he dressed as a clown and jumped out from behind a tree in Eaton Park in Norwich on Sunday evening, frightening a lone female victim

Our teams have been briefed about this subject and we would ask anyone who witnesses anything which causes them concern to contact the police on 101.


Car stolen and set alight in Great Yarmouth

Police are appealing for witnesses after a car was stolen and set alight in Great Yarmouth

A blue Toyota Rav4 was stolen from Wellesley Road at approximately 4pm on Thursday 6 October 2016. It was later found burnt out on the beach near to the Pleasure Beach.

A 16-year-old boy from the Great Yarmouth area has been arrested in connection with the incident and has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen the car and the manner in which it was being driven between 4pm and midnight on Thursday 6 October to contact them.

Anyone with information should contact PC Benjamin Chard at Great Yarmouth Police Station on 101.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Further news, appeals and information can also be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.norfolk.police.uk