LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 25/06/2019
Written by Mike Stewart on 26 June, 2019
NORFOLK POLICE CHIEF CALLS FOR MORE ACTION ON CHILD ABUSE
Norfolk’s Chief Constable has warned that the big tech companies must take more action against online sexual abuse.
Simon Bailey, who is the national police lead on child protection, says that children will never be safe online, without real action against grooming and abuse.
Over 8,000 child sexual offences with an online connection were recorded last year nationally, 168 of them in Norfolk. The number recorded in the county has almost doubled since figures were started four years ago.
HERITAGE WALK WON’T HINDER BUILDING PLAN, SAYS GROUP
It seems that a plan to establish a country walk near Diss Town centre won’t affect another proposal to build on land nearby.
The Parish Fields group has suggested the idea of a walkway, along the path of a former Victorian walk, on the Boundary Belt. The group says their suggestion will still allow a proposed development of 24 retirement homes near Shelfanger Road to go ahead.
The group was originally set up to oppose building on the open land at the Parish Fields site……..and now has over 140 members.
LAND ROVER STOLEN FROM HOUSE AT EYE
Police are appealing for witnesses after a Land Rover was stolen at Eye.
The blue Defender pickup was taken from a property in Braiseworth Road sometime between last Thursday evening and early Friday morning.
ROTARY CLUB GIVES CASH BOOST TO PLAYGROUP
A special playgroup in Eye has received £500 in funds to replace and repair equipment, damaged in recent attacks of vandalism.
The Eye Opportunity Group has been given a financial helping hand by Diss and District Rotary Club after hearing of the group’s plight. Other local businesses, people and charities have also chipped in to help the group, which offers playing facilities for young children with learning needs.
CANARIES MAKE THEIR SECOND NEW SIGNING
Norwich City have made their second signing of the close season. Swiss international striker Josip Drmic has signed a three-year deal at Carrow Road on a free transfer from German club, Borussia Monchengladbach.
Meanwhile, it seems Ipswich Town goalkeeper Bart Bialkowski is set to stay at the club, after his move to Millwall fell through.