LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 29/03/2019
Written by Mike Stewart on 1 April, 2019
ARREST AFTER CAR STOLEN FROM DISS CRASHES IN THE CITY
A man has been arrested after a car, reported stolen from Diss, was chased through Norwich city centre by police.
The car was spotted by officers in the city after it was flagged as stolen on Thursday evening. After a short chase, the car collided with another vehicle.
A 33 year old man has been arrested for car theft, dangerous driving and driving while disqualified.
ALBANIANS WORKED AS ‘GARDENERS’ AT CANNABIS ‘FARM’
Two Albanian men have been sent to Crown Court for sentencing after police found cannabis, said to be worth around a million pounds, at Redgrave.
More than 800 cannabis plants and a large amount of equipment were discovered at premises on Redgrave business centre. 34-year-old Eglant Selenica and 29-year-old Daniel Muhaj, both of Redgrave, have admitted charges of producing cannabis.
The magistrates heard that the two men were illegal immigrants and had only worked as gardeners looking after the plants. They were caught after local people noticed the smell of cannabis coming from a unit. Police say that enquiries are continuing.
SIGNATURES KEEP GROWING ON PETITIONS
A petition to stop the former Apollo club in Harleston from being knocked down is to be sent to South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon.
The on-line petition has been signed by nearly 900 people so far, out of a target of 1,000 names. Organisers want to buy the old Apollo building to convert it into a community hub.
Meanwhile, an on-line petition to save All Hallows hospital at Ditchingham has now collected just under 6,000 names.
BURGLARIES ‘LINKED’ AT OAKSMERE BUSINESS PARK
Police are appealig for witnesses after burglaries on the Oaksmere business park at Yaxley.
The burglaries which are thought to be linked took place sometime between Monday and Wednesday this week.
Industrial equipment, tools and diesel fuel were stolen after the intruders forced their way into compounds and portacabins. Two vehicles were damaged and two vans stolen, which have since been found.
CHANCE FOR HARLESTON TO PRESS ON WITH TITLE BID
Harleston Town will look to press on with their championship push at the weekend. They’re at home against Haverhill Borough, who are languishing close to the bottom of the table. With just four games left, it’s a chance for Harleston to add to their points lead over second-placed Mulbarton, who are without a match this weekend.
TOUGH ONE FOR TOWN AS THEY TRAVEL TO TOP-THREE TEAM
There’s a tough game for Diss Town. They’re away at Swaffham Town, who currently lie in third place. Swaffham have games in hand on the two teams above them and still have a mathematical chance of winning the title. The Tangerines will need to find their best form against a side that’s lost only five times this season.
CANARIES GO FOR SEVEN WINS IN A ROW
In the Championship, Norwich travel to fifth-placed Middlesborough. The Canaries are unbeaten in six, while Boro have lost their last four games. Ipswich Town are at home to mid table Hull City. Town may be facing relegation, but a win would lift spirits after three consecutive draws.
DISS CHASING THEIR SECOND WIN OF THE CAMPAIGN
Diss Rugby Club firsts will hope to continue their recent improved form. They’re at home to Sudbury, who won heavily in the teams’ first meeting, but are now only a few places above Diss in the table. It’s a chance for the seniors to notch their second win of the season.