LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 18/06/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 19 June, 2019
MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AGAIN AFTER MAIN ROAD INCIDENTS
A man released on bail, after being arrested in connection with over 50 incidents of criminal damage to cars, has now been taken into custody again.
The man, in his 20s from the Loddon area, has been re-arrested as police continue inquiries into the incidents on main roads on the Norfolk-Suffolk border. The cars and a private ambulance were struck by rocks and stones as they travelled in and around the A143, A 146 and B1062 in recent weeks.
MAN ACCUSED OF MAKING FALSE COMPLAINTS APPEARS IN COURT
The trial has started of a man accused of making false allegations about people living and working in Diss.
The man, Jamie Shand is charged with three counts of complaining to Norfolk police and employers in the town about people he had met in shops or in the street in Diss. The court’s heard that there was a pattern about his allegations of abuse over his sexuality or mental health issues.
39 year old Shand, who now lives in Cambridgeshire, is also accused of assaulting a postal worker, who called at his previous home in Roydon in January.
ROYAL PRAISE FOR WORK OF HOSPICE CHARITY
There’s been praise for the work of the East Anglian Children’s Hospices from the Duchess of Cambridge.
Writing to mark the launch of Children’s Hospice Week, the Duchess said that the hospices provide ‘a vital sanctuary for those experiencing the toughest of times’.
JEWELLERY AND CASH STOLEN IN HOUSE
Jewellery is among items that have been stolen from a house in Palgrave at the weekend.
Police are appealing for wtinesses after the incident in Lion Road on Sunday afternoon, when bank cards and cash were also taken.
NEW MANAGER COMES IN AT THE CORN HALL
A former policeman has taken over the day-to-day running of the Corn Hall in Diss.
Lee Johnson has been appointed as the new operations manager at the venue. He says he’s looking to raise the profile and involvement of the Corn Hall in the community.