LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 13/11/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 14 November, 2019
TWO MEN STILL AT LARGE AFTER EARLY MORNING STORE RAM-RAID
A hunt is continuing for two men after a ram-raid on a Co-op store in Debenham early yesterday morning.
A third man was arrested a few hours after the robbery, following a major police search of the Syleham area. 30 year old Jesse Gatehouse, from Colchester, has now appeared in court, where he admitted a charge of burglary.
He’s been remanded in custody to await Crown Court sentencing at a later date.
POLICE SWOOP ON SYLEHAM IN HUNT FOR ROBBERS
More details of the robbery and the search at Syleham are now known.
A search for stolen vehicles involved in the raid was launched by police, after the robbers fled the scene with a cash machine. It was taken from a wall in the store at Chancery Lane in Debenham, about 12 miles away.
About half an hour later, police cornered a suspect car in Green Lane at Syleham, after it collided with a hedge. Two men managed to escape from the vehicle and ran off across a field, while a third was arrested.
A large-scale police search around Syleham for the missing men was launched, assisted by a dog unit. Officers failed to locate them, but a stolen van was found abandoned, with the cash machine and its contents still inside.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.
PARISH COUNCIL PREPARES REPORT ON DEVELOPMENT PLANS
A report is being prepared by Harleston parish council on plans to build new homes on the site of the town’s former railway station.
The report to South Norfolk planning councillors will detail comments and concerns about the development, raised at last week’s parish council meeting.
It’s understood that there are a number of reservations about the plans for 40 new homes on the disused three-acre site at Station Hill, a former builders’ yard.
TEEN IN COURT ON DRUGS CHARGE
A Burston teenager has been in court for possessing cannabis.
19 year old Henry Calton was caught with the cannabis, worth £100, while in his parked car with friends at Scole. Police were alerted by the strong smell of the drug coming from the car in Bridge Road.
Calton, of Old Hall Farm, admitted the offence and was fined £300.
DISS MOVE UP AFTER LATE AWAY WIN
Diss Town scored a late second-half penalty to secure a 3-2 victory in their league match at Framlingham last night. Ryan Fuller converted a 75th minute spot kick to help Town move up a place to sixth in the Thurlow Nunn first division north. Matt Aldiss and Charlie Webb had scored in the first half, which ended even at 2-2.