LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 19/06/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 20 June, 2019
MAN NOW CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL DAMAGE OF CARS AND CAUSING DANGER
A South Norfolk man has now been charged by police, after being arrested following over 50 recent incidents of criminal damage to cars.
25 year old Aaron Hurley, from Langley, is currently facing four charges of causing criminal damage and four counts of causing a danger to road users. Hurley, from Hardley Road, has been remanded in custody and is due to appear before magistrates in Norwich.
The charges relate to incidents on the A140 at Pulham Market, the A143 at Stockton and Thorpe Abbots and the A47 Acle Straight, when objects were thrown at vehicles.
NEW HOPE OVER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL RE-OPENING
There’s new hope that All-Hallows community hospital at Ditchingham may be re-opened.
Waveney MP Peter Aldous says that he’s confident that a new operator will be found to run the hospital. He’s a member of a steering group looking to replace the charity trust that pulled out of running the 30-bed hospital, due to financial problems.
Mr Aldous says they are looking to find a long-term replacement and are in talks with several potential operators.
BUS SERVICES TO BE CUT WHEN SUBSIDIES ARE STOPPED
A number of bus services are facing the axe in Suffolk after a decision by the county council to withdraw subsidies.
A total of 23 services are threatened, including the 456 route from Eye to Stowmarket and the 482 from Diss to Framlingham. The decision follows a review of the number of passengers and the total cost of the 61 bus services that the county council subsidises.
It’s hoped that the move will produce savings of around £340,000.
FORMER ROYDON MAN FACING JAIL OVER FALSE CLAIMS
A former Roydon man is facing prison, after being found guilty of making false allegations about people living and working in Diss.
Sentencing on 39 year old Jamie Shand has been adjourned until July 12th for reports. He faced three charges of making false complaints of homophobic abuse to police and employers in the town, about people he had met in Diss.
He was also found guilty of assaulting a postal worker, who called at his previous home in Roydon in January. Shand, who now lives in Cambridgeshire, had denied the charges.
TEENAGE MIDFIELDER SIGNS ON FOR THE CANARIES
Norwich City have signed 19-year-old midfielder David Turnbull from Scottish premier league club, Motherwell. He joins the Canaries in a deal worth 3 million pounds, plus add-ons, after
a move to Celtic fell through, over personal terms.
Meanwhile, Diss Town have signed former Harleston striker Ryan Fuller. He joins from Thurlow Nunn Premier side, Wroxham.