LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 14/11/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 15 November, 2019
TWO STILL SOUGHT AS MAN ADMITS RAM RAID ON STORE
Two men are still at large as a police hunt continues following a ram-raid on a Co-op store in Debenham two days ago.
A third man has been in court and has been remanded in custody, after admitting a charge of burglary. 30 year old Jesse Gatehouse, from Colchester, was arrested in the village of Syleham a few hours after the robbery.
It followed a suspect car being stopped by police in Green Lane, during a major search of the area. Two other men escaped on foot. Gatehouse is due to be sentenced at Crown Court on a date to be fixed.
HOXNE TREASURE FIND IN THE SPOTLIGHT
The finding of a historical treasure hoard at Hoxne is to be detailed later this week.
The story of how the largest Roman treasure ever found in Britain will be related by Tony Diamond, at Eye community centre on Saturday evening. The value of the Hoxne Hoard has been estimated at £3.5 million and it’s now on view in the British Museum.
Profits from the event will go to the Moors Play Area project in Eye.
NEW ORGANISERS FOR CYCLE EVENT STILL NEEDED
A search is continuing to find new organisers for a major annual event in Diss.
The three organisers of the Diss Cyclathon have decided to step down after four years. It’s hoped that a new team will step forward to arrange the major cycling event from next year.
Otherwise, the event, which attracted over a thousand riders last year, is in danger of folding, despite a full infrastructure being already in place.
MOTORIST DRIVES OVER FEEDING BIRDS
Police in Diss are investigating complaints that a motorist drove over ducks and pigeons near the Mere.
It’s suggested that the lorry driver deliberately drove over the birds while they were feeding, killing a number. The incident happened yesterday when a full bag of seed had been spread on the ground.