LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 03/02/2020
Written by Mike Stewart on 4 February, 2020
WARNING OVER SCAM PHONE CALL
Police have put out a warning after an elderly woman in Roydon was almost conned out of thousands of pounds by a telephone scammer.
The incident happened a week ago when the woman, aged in her 80’s, received a call from a man, claiming to be a police officer. The caller told her that people in the Diss area had been losing money from their bank accounts from scammers, and she should withdraw £5000 from her bank, as soon as possible.
The victim was told that two plain-clothed officers would watch her as she withdrew money from the bank, and she was advised not tell anyone or explain the withdrawal. She was also asked to leave her home phone unplugged and front door ajar after leaving,on her way to the bank.
The scam was foiled when the victim’s daughter visited her a few days later and called in the police. No money was stolen as a result.
NO CORONAVIRUS CASES
Hospitals in Norfolk and Suffolk have confirmed that there have been no suspected cases of coronavirus locally.
The confirmation from the hospitals, including the Norfolk and Norwich, comes as a public health campaign is launched nationally to prevent any spread of the illness.
HIGH PRICE FOR GARDEN CENTRE
A garden centre near Diss was one of the highest priced properties sold in Norfolk last year.
Blooms Nurseries, at Bressingham, was sold for £1.95 million, as the owners, Wyevale Garden Centres, stopped trading, disposing of about 100 centres around the country.
TANGERINES’ MANAGER QUITS
Diss Town football club is looking for a new manager.
Team boss, Jon Abbott and his assistant, Lewis Plowman have both stepped down, after a year in charge. It followed a heavy 7-1 away loss at the weekend against AFC Sudbury Reserves, their fifth straight defeat.
The run has seen the club drop down to ninth in the Thurlow Nunn first division north from the top four.
BIG WIN FOR HARLESTON
Harleston Town kept up their promotion bid in the Anglian Combination Premier division,with a convincing 5-nil away win at Bradenham. Despite the win, Harleston stay fourth. There was a 1-nil home victory for Scole United against Blofield, with a second half goal by Dunkinson clinching all the points. Scole are 12th in the table.
DISS KEEP IT CLOSE AT LEADERS
Diss move down to sixth place in the London 2 North East table after losing at leaders, Norwich. But there was a good performance from Diss, who lost by only 25 points to 19.