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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 26/03/2019

Written by on 26 March, 2019

MILLION POUND CANNABIS FIND AT REDGRAVE BUSINESS PARK

A cannabis find, estimated to be worth about a million pounds, has been discovered at Redgrave.

Two men have been arrested and charged, after the find at Redgrave business centre.  Police found more than 800 cannabis plants, a large amount of hydroponics equipment and associated paraphernalia at the site.

The swoop by officers followed information they received from the public about activities there.  A police scene remains in place, while enquiries continue.

34-year-old Eglant Selenica and 29-year-old Daniel Muhaj, both of Redgrave, have been charged with producing cannabis. The two men are due to appear before Ipswich Magistrates tomorrow.

NEW BOSS LINED UP AT LOCAL HEALTH TRUST

A new chief executive has been appointed for the troubled Norfolk and Suffolk NHS foundation trust.

Professor Jonathan Warren is to take over the top job after 35 years of working in health-care leadership.  He says his main task will be to improve the quality of services, so that people in the two counties get the service they expect.

Meanwhile, Suffolk county councillors have decided not to support a move to split the Norfolk and Suffolk mental health trust in two, with a separate body for each county.

RENOVATIONS WILL CLOSE TOILETS AT THE MERE FOR WEEKS

Refurbishment work may close the Mere’s Mouth toilets in Diss until the summer.

Work on renovating the town centre toilet block will start shortly and it’s expected that it will be June or July before the building can open again.  The refurb follows the town council’s agreement to take over responsibility for the building from South Norfolk.

PETITION GOES WELL PAST THE TARGET FIGURE

A petition, calling for All Hallows hospital in Ditchingham to be saved from closure, has now gone well past its initial target figure.

The target of 5,000 signatures was achieved in just a few days and the organisers are now aiming to reach 7,500 signatures.

BURGLARS FAIL TO STEAL QUAD BIKES

An attempt to steal two quad bikes from a South Norfolk property has failed.

The attempted burglary happened on Sunday night at Hempnall, when two trailers were targeted as well. Outbuildings were also damaged.  It’s suggested that trailers should be locked away or hidden from sight and also properly marked up, after two recent thefts in the Rushall area.

TOWN CENTRE SIGNPOST DAMAGED

Police in Diss are investigating damage to a signpost in the town centre.

The damage was caused at the weekend to the sign, which is owned by South Norfolk council.  Police say the incident in Mere Street was captured on CCTV.

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