LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 15/2/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 15 February, 2018
CONCERNS ABOUT DISS STREET LIGHTS
Diss councillors have raised concerns about street lighting in the town….if plans to reduce the number of lights go ahead.
The town council wants more time to consider the proposals from South Norfolk council for reducing the street lights because of the possibility of black-spots in some areas.
They’re asking for an extension until the end of April to consider the options.
South Norfolk has suggested switching off nearly 90 lamps by the autumn, after consulting with police.
Only about 150 of the town’s current lights would remain on regarded as essential for crime prevention and safety.
PAIR ARRESTED IN RICKINGHALL RAM RAID
Detectives have been questioning two people from Essex about an attempted ram-raid on a store in Rickinghall last December.
The two, a 29 year old man and a 25 year old woman from Maldon have now been released pending continuing enquiries into the raid on a cash machine at the Co-op store, in The Street.
They were arrested, on suspicion of burglary, by police investigating the Rickinghall incident and other attempted raids at four convenience stores, elsewhere in Suffolk.
Detective Superintendent Andy Smith of Suffolk Police says the offences form part of a pattern of serious organised crime, which frequently targets premises in rural or isolated locations and can have an impact on the whole community.
He says that catching those responsible is an absolute priority.
DRUGS ARREST FOLLOWING HEAD-ON COLLISION NEAR BROME
A head-on collision between two cars has closed the A140 near Brome during the night.
Police say that one of the drivers, a man, has been arrested suspected of drug driving.
No one was badly hurt in the accident, but fire crew had to free one person who was trapped in the wreckage.
And police have been called out to Hethel when a car went into a ditch on Wymondham Road last night.
The two occupants were unhurt.
THREE-CAR COLLISON NEAR BROCKFORD
A three-car collision closed the A140 near Brockford last night.
The main road was closed on both sides, while emergency crews dealt with the incident between Brockford and Brockford Green.
One driver had to be cut from his vehicle, but it’s not thought there were any serious injuries.
A main road through Dickleburgh is to be closed for a week to help prevent flooding in the future.
Work to replace a drainage pipe which crosses Norwich Road will start around February 26th.
School buses will be allowed through and diversions will be signposted.