LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 17/01/2019
Written by Mike Stewart on 17 January, 2019
POLICE LAUNCH INQUIRY AFTER CROW-BAR ATTACK IN VILLAGE
A police inquiry is underway into a vicious robbery carried out by two masked men at Hepworth.
They’re appealing for witnesses of the incident earlier this week at a property near Clay Lane and Summer Road in the village. The two robbers took cash, a mobile phone and keys after threatening a man in his 30s and forcing him inside the property.
They hit him on the head with a crowbar and brick, before driving off in a small silver car on the A143 Bury Road from Clay Lane. The victim was taken to hospital and treated for a broken wrist.
Detectives want to hear from anyone who may have dash-cam footage from the area about 6pm last Tuesday.
GRITTERS TAKE TO THE ROADS AS COLD SNAP BITES
Gritting teams will be on the roads of Norfolk and Suffolk tonight, with temperatures due to fall below freezing.
There’s a warning of icy patches, but any wintry showers are expected to die out in the evening. Police are warning motorists to drive carefully and add a little extra time on for journeys. The cold snap is expected to continue for about the next two weeks.
Meanwhile, trains travelling through Diss have been badly affected after a vehicle hit barriers on a level crossing in Essex. Trains on the Norwich to London line were cancelled or delayed by around half an hour.
PLAN FOR NEW HOMES IN EYE FAILS TO GO THROUGH AGAIN
Plans to build over 120 homes on the outskirts of Eye have been put on hold.
Mid Suffolk planners have deferred the application for land between Maple Way and Tuffs Road over safety and road access issues. It’s the second time that the application has been turned down.
It’s now suggested that the developers should meet the town council and a residents group for talks. The town council is against the development, because it’s not included in the draft local plan.
NEW GROUP RAISES FUNDS FOR CANCER APPEALS
A new cancer support group in Eye has had a successful first year.
The group has managed to raise around £2,000 for cancer charities, since being formed in December 2017.It’s decided to split the funds between the Blossom Appeal and Prostate UK.
BEN BRINGS HIS SHOW TO DISS AFTER PANTO DIS-APPOINTMENT !
South Norfolk entertainer Ben Langley may be missing from the line-up at this year’s pantomime in Norwich, but he’ll be bringing his own show to Diss instead.
Ben, from Shimpling, will be appearing at the Corn Hall in August. He’s now mulling over a few offers to appear in panto this Christmas, after the Theatre Royal decided not to use him, but he’s hoping for a show elsewhere in Norfolk.