LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 12/7/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 12 July, 2018
AIR AMBULANCE ATTENDS ACCIDENT NEAR MILL LANE
An air ambulance has landed in a field at Pulham St Mary this morning to airlift a road accident casualty to hospital.
Emergency services were called in, after a collision between a car and motor-cycle on Norwich Road, near Mill Lane.
A fire crew from Harleston also attended, along with police and ambulance.
BUNGAY MAN ADMITS ASSAULTING POLICE OFFICERS
A Bungay teenager has been in court for a drunken assault on police trying to close down an illegal rave party.
The court’s heard that 18 year old Jake Douglas injured three officers at the event near Swaffham in May.
He was sentenced to 8 weeks’ custody, suspended for 18 months, after admitting the assault charges and one of threatening behaviour. He was also told to pay costs of £425, including compensation to the policemen.
Douglas said in court that he was ashamed of his actions and apologised to the officers.
JAIL SENTENCE FOR DISS JEWELLERY HEIST
A thief who stole jewellery from a shop in Diss town centre has been sent to prison for 15 months.
38 year old Philip Ellis pretended to be a customer in the Jewellery Workshop in Market Place, before escaping on a mountain bike with a tray of rings, last September.
He later handed himself into police, but the rings worth over £25,000 have not been recovered.
Ellis, from Birmingham, admitted the offence.
CONSULTATION ON POLICE AND FIRE SERVICE TIE-UP
Norfolk’s police commissioner is asking the public whether his office should take over responsibility for overseeing the county’s fire service as well.
The commissioner, Lorne Green has launched a consultation on the plan, which he says is not a merger but will save millions of pounds and improve collaboration between the two services.
The county council, which currently manages the fire service, says there is no clear evidence to support the possible savings and the plan could result in fire stations closing.
ADVICE FOR LATITUDE FESTIVAL-GOERS
Police are urging festival-goers at Suffolk’s big Latitude 2018 event to take care.
Police say people should make sure that they look after themselves and their possessions at the music and arts festival over the next few days.
Most reported incidents last year were theft-related and officers are keen to ensure crime is kept to a minimum at this year’s event.
And organisers of this year’s Diss Fest are hoping the event attracts around 2,000 people this time.
DISS-FEST RETURNS NEXT WEEK
The arts and musical festival weekend returns for a fourth time in Diss Park on Friday next week.
About 13 hundred people attended last year’s events and workshops despite bad weather.
Organisers say that this time, there will be more community focus and also free events for the family.