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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 21/02/2019

Written by on 22 February, 2019

EXTRA PATROLS BY POLICE AFTER FIGHTING INCIDENT

Police have been carrying out extra foot patrols around Diss town centre, following this week’s fighting involving a group of youths.

Officers have been patrolling in the Mere Street area, where the disturbance took place, and keeping an eye on the nearby Morrison’s car park.  A section 34 order, giving police powers to prevent potential anti-social behaviour, is due to run out later this evening. It was brought in after Tuesday evening’s incident in Mere Street.

Three teenage boys, two aged 15 and one aged 16, have been arrested on suspicion of affray, possession of an offensive weapon and assault causing actual bodily harm.

Diss mayor Trevor Wenman says the disturbance was ‘unfortunate and regrettable’ in a town like Diss, but he praised people who tried to stop the fighting.

HERBS FACTORY PROJECT COULD MEAN MORE JOBS

More than 50 new jobs could be created by a proposed factory development planned near Eye.

Plans have been submitted for a new factory complex at a herbs and spices farm at Langton Green.  The project, to be based on Camstar Herbs’ current site at Chestnut Farm, will provide new production lines for fresh, dried and frozen herbs.

Camstar says it will mean ‘big changes’ for the company, with 52 new full-time jobs set to be created.

CUTS AND CONGESTION CAUSED BY ACCIDENT ON MAIN STREET

Last night’s road accident in the Victoria Road section of the A1066 in Diss town centre
caused power cuts and road congestion.

About 70 homes were without power for about seven hours after a lorry hit an electricity
pole, damaging cables.  The road also had to be closed to traffic, while UK Power engineers dealt with the problem.  No one was hurt in the incident.

DISS SCHOOL’S CHARITY WEEK RAISES THOUSANDS

Pupils at Diss high school are celebrating, after raising a grand total of £4,500 for charity…..in just a week.

The sixth formers raised the cash as part of the school’s annual charity week.  The money’s being shared by the East Anglian air ambulance and children’s hospices.

MANAGER AND CLUBS FINED AFTER DERBY MATCH FRACAS

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert has been fined £3,000 after being sent to the stands during the recent East Anglian derby match at Carrow Road.  Lambert has also been banned from the touchline for two games, starting on Saturday at Wigan.

Norwich City have been fined £25,000 and Ipswich Town £20,000 for failing to control their players during the match. Both the clubs and Lambert had admitted the charges.

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