Policing Update:

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

Weekly crime summary 14 March 2017

Police target drivers who fail to belt-up

Police in Norfolk will be targeting drivers and passengers who don’t belt-up during a week-long enforcement campaign.

Additional checks will be carried out as part of the Europe-wide TISPOL seatbelt enforcement initiative which began yesterday and runs until Sunday 19 March.

Wearing a seatbelt can prevent many collision-related injuries and fatalities and it is compulsory drivers wear them, and ensure their passengers buckle-up too.

Officers from the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit will be conducting checks on motorists and their passengers across both counties. Those who are not wearing one could be fined or face further action.

During the last TISPOL campaign held in October last year, 52 people in Norfolk were caught driving without a seatbelt.

Head of the Roads Policing and Firearms Operations Unit, Chief Inspector Kris Barnard, said: “Wearing seatbelt is such a basic piece of road safety advice that it is hard to believe some people still fail to belt-up.”

Seatbelts should be worn in any vehicle they are provided in, including buses and goods vehicles.

Anyone caught not wearing a seatbelt may be issued with a TOR (Traffic Offence Report) and face a fine, points on their licence or even court action.


Appeal following aggravated burglary in Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth CID is appealing for witnesses to an aggravated burglary which took place late on Tuesday 7 March.

Between 10pm and 11:30pm, two men forced their way into a property on Middlemarket Road in the town and assaulted a man in his early 40s.

The victim was struck several times causing injuries to his head, hands and forearms which required assessment at the James Paget Hospital. The offenders are described as both being white and wearing dark hooded tops with the hoods up at the time of the incident.  They were thought to have two white dogs with them.

DC Gary Brown, Yarmouth CID, appealed for further information saying: “Based on the investigation so far, we believe that this was a targeted assault and nearby residents are not thought to be at risk.”

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to contact DC Brown on 101 or alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Gorleston indecent exposure appeal

Officers are appealing for information following an incident of indecent exposure in Gorleston last week.

The incident took place at approximately 8.50pm on Monday 6 March 2017 on Burgh Road near to the Junior School.

The victim, aged in her teens, was walking at the rear of the school when she was approached by a man.

The man exposed himself to the victim who then ran off. He is described as white, aged in his early 30s, 5ft 10in tall, of a skinny build, wearing a black cap, black cardigan, black boots and had a short goatee beard.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident. Witnesses are asked to contact PC Steve Hughes on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


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