LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 27/9/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 30 September, 2018
WARNING OVER COLD-CALLS TO LOCAL BUSINESSES
Local businesses are being warned to be alert, following a series of scam cold-calls.
The warning comes after a Harleston company received a phone call last week, asking for sponsorship for a campaign in schools to talk about safety issues. The man claimed to be from Suffolk police and asked to speak to a director.
A similar incident then took place earlier this week in Hadleigh, asking for charity donations. A sister company also received a call the same day, but he was challenged by staff and the call ended.
Police say the man had used the names,’Mark Shepherd’ and ‘Steven Gerrard’ and gave invalid phone numbers.
WOMAN DIED FROM MULTIPLE STAB WOUNDS
A post-mortem has confirmed that the death of an elderly South Norfolk woman at the weekend was caused by multiple stab wounds.
The body of the woman, believed to be Frances Hubbard, was found by police, at a house in Churchill Place at Brooke on Sunday. A man, understood to be her husband, Michael, has been detained under the Mental Health Act, after being arrested on suspicion of murder.
CAR TURNS OVER IN EYE STREET
A town centre street in Eye has been closed for nearly two hours, after a car flipped over on to its roof.
It’s not known how the incident happened in Lambseth Street yesterday, but it’s understood that a pick-up truck was also involved. The car, a Ford Focus, ended in the road upside-down, near to Eye fire station.
PLAN FOR FLOWERS IN DISS TOWN CENTRE
A Diss woman has launched a scheme to give the town’s main street a floral look.
Former carnival organiser Doreen Collins is hoping to raise around £2,000 to buy a number of planters to put along Mere Street and Market Place. She believes the plants will brighten up the area and help to boost visitors and trade in the town.
The scheme, called Floral Diss, will add to the plants already in place in the Heritage Triangle. A number of shops and businesses have already agreed to support the idea.
WALTERS OUT FOR SIX MONTHS
Football…and Ipswich Town striker Jon Walters will be out of action for six months with an Achilles injury.
He joined Town at the start of the season on loan.