Policing Update:

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

Weekly crime summary 20 December 2016

Communities urged to unite in bid to tackle drug dealing

Norfolk’s communities are being praised for information they have already given to police and partners following the launch of Operation Gravity last week.

Over the weekend and as a direct result of members of the public calling in, officers attended addresses in both Great Yarmouth and Norwich and two people were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply offences.

In Great Yarmouth, a 17 year old boy from Great Yarmouth was arrested after the discovery of six wraps of Class A drugs.  He has been bailed until 28 February 2017.

Other activity at the weekend also included officers in Great Yarmouth detaining a sixteen year old boy, who was found to be in possession of a large quantity of cash which was seized.

In addition, roads policing officers stopped a vehicle in Yarmouth Road, Blofield, known to be linked to drug dealing in London.  An 18 year old man was found to be in possession of a large sum of money which was seized under Proceeds of Crime Act. He was also arrested as he was wanted for further offences by the Metropolitan Police.

We want to reassure communities that any information they submit will be treated in confidence and that you are keeping your community safer by telling us what you know about drug activity.

If you suspect drug dealing in your neighbourhood it may look like:

  • Groups of people coming and going from an address at all times of the day and night
  • The discarding of Class A paraphernalia such as syringes and cellophane
  • General anti-social behaviour without any other explanation

If you want to remain completely anonymous you can report any information to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org. They will not take any personal details and your email address and phone numbers cannot be traced.

Shop owners urged to be vigilant in Great Yarmouth 

Shop owners in Great Yarmouth are being urged to follow some crime prevention tips to keep their premises secure after a number of burglaries over the past few weeks.

The warning comes after seven incidents have been recorded over the last three weeks. They have all taken place during evenings or overnight, with entry being gained by smashing windows or doors. Typical items stolen include cash and food stuff.

The most recent crime happened yesterday between 2am and 4am where a café on Hall Plain has been broken into. A tidy search has then been carried out and it is currently believed that nothing was taken.

Engagement Officer Hannah Gardiner said: “By following some simple steps business owners can make their properties less attractive to thieves. Make sure all doors and windows and secured and keep all valuables out of sight.

If possible, anything of significant value should be removed after the shop has closed. If the till is visible from the outside then by leaving the tray open it shows no cash is left within the premises.

If you believe you have seen anyone acting suspiciously in your neighbourhood then please call us with any descriptions or details that may assist our enquiries.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


Witness appeal after Cobholm robbery

Detectives in Great Yarmouth are investigating a robbery which happened in Cobholm on Friday 16 December.

It happened at about 9.30pm in St Lukes Terrace shortly after the victim, a woman in her 20s, had made a takeaway delivery.

The victim got back into her car and at this point a man opened the passenger door, leaned in and demanded cash.

The suspect made an attempt to steal the victim’s phone but she managed to fend him off, resulting in the robbery stealing £70 in cash and bank cards and the victim’s driving licence. He was seen to run off with another man.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or was in the area on Friday night and may have seen two men acting suspiciously.

Witnesses should contact Detective Constable Gill Dawson at Great Yarmouth CID on 101 or call 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