LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 05/12/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 6 December, 2019
MAN IN COURT AFTER CANNABIS FARM RAID
A man has appeared in court, after a large cannabis factory was found by police at Ditchingham.
49 year-old Hue Lien Nguyen, of no fixed address, has been remanded in custody, charged with production of cannabis. He opted not to enter a plea and the case has been adjourned until January 6th.
Over 700 cannabis plants, with an estimated street value of over half a million pounds, were found during a police raid at an industrial unit in Norwich Road earlier this week.
INQUIRY ON-GOING AFTER DRUG FACTORY FIRE
An investigation is continuing after the discovery of cannabis plants in a unit on the Brome industrial estate near Eye.
The plants were found after fire broke out at the unit in Liberator Way last week. Police are still trying to find out who set up the cannabis farm, but no arrests have been made yet.
LEISURE CENTRE SHOWERS RE-OPEN AFTER HEALTH SCARE
Shower facilities are due to be re-opened tomorrow at a South Norfolk leisure centre, after being closed to the public as a health precaution.
The move to close the facilities came on Wednesday at Long Stratton leisure centre, after the discovery of legionella bacteria in both the male and female shower rooms. The bacteria can cause Legionnaires disease, although the risk of contracting this severe form of pneumonia is said to be extremely low for healthy people.
However, the advice is that anyone who may be suffering flu-like symptoms and has used the showers at the centre in the last ten days, should visit a GP.
HONESTY BOX THEFT PROMPTS INQUIRY
Police are investigating reports that money has been stolen from a schoolboy’s honesty box outside his home in Dickleburgh.
It’s understood that about £10 was taken from the box outside 12 year-old George Woods’ home in Ipswich Road by two youths on mopeds. The incident happened early on Tuesday morning and police are appealing for witnesses of the theft of the money, for the sale of eggs.