LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 11/06/2019
Written by Mike Stewart on 12 June, 2019
POLICE PROBE DAMAGE INCIDENTS TO CARS ON MAIN ROADS
Police are investigating a series of dangerous incidents involving cars, while being driven on two main roads in the Waveney Valley.
Several cars have been damaged in the recent incidents and police are checking whether they’re linked. It’s believed that stones or other objects have been thrown at vehicles, as they were travelling at night on the A143 and A146.
In one incident, a Harleston woman had her car windscreen shattered and the roof badly dented near Thorpe Abbots.
TALKS CONTINUE TO BUY LAND FOR ROAD IMPROVEMENTS
Talks are continuing about buying land for a plan to ease traffic congestion on the main road through Diss.
Norfolk county council is negotiating with the landowners over a proposed compulsory purchase order. The land will be used to build a new lane for traffic at the Vinces Road junction with Victoria Road.
The project will also include widening the current mini-roundabout on the A1066 at the junction .
ROYDON MAN SENT TO PRISON AFTER LATE NIGHT CAR CRASH
A learner driver from Roydon has been sent to prison for asking his sister to lie about a car accident he was involved in.
31 year old Simon Musk has been jailed for eight months, after the accident when his car overturned on hitting another vehicle, in Botesdale last July. He had been driving alone and without L-plates late at night and the court heard that he “dragged” his sister into lying to police that she was in the car at the time.
Musk, former landlord of the now-closed Two Brewers pub in Diss, was also banned from driving for 16 months, while his sister, Louise Kerry, of Eye, received a three-month suspended prison sentence. Both had denied intent to pervert the course of justice.
POLICE APPEAL FOR WITNESSES OF EYE COLLISION
Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious two-car collision in Eye at the weekend. A 20 year old man received head and back injuries in the crash on Yaxley Road on Saturday afternoon.
THE BLUES SIGN A NEW STRIKER
Ipswich Town have completed the signing of striker James Norwood from Tranmere Rovers. He’s joined on a three-year deal with the option of a further 12 months.