LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 29/8/2018
Written by Mike Stewart on 29 August, 2018
SURVEY SHOWS THE EXTENT OF SELF-HARM BY GIRLS
A new survey has shown that over a fifth of 14-year-old girls in this region said they had self-harmed in the last year.
A Children’s Society report says that one in six of more than 11 thousand children questioned in the east of England had self-harmed at that age. The figure includes one in 10 boys who self-harmed and 22 per cent of girls.
The report also found that children aged 10 to 17 were least happy with school and their appearance.
A Children’s Society spokesman says that it is deeply worrying that so many children are unhappy to the extent that they self-harm.
POLICE DOG TRACKS BURGLAR DOWN
A man has been arrested after police were called to a burglary incident at East Harling.
The incident happened overnight when a police dog unit was able to track a burglar from the scene. The police dog found the man hiding in thick brambles behind a large fence.
A van, stolen from Cambridgeshire earlier, was also found near the scene of the incident.
POLICE INVESTIGATE ATTEMPTED ARSON
An investigation is underway after a case of attempted arson in Haughley.
The incident took place in the middle of the night on Tuesday when a piece of burning paper was pushed through the letterbox of a house in Windgap Lane.
People inside the building were woken by the smell of burning and were able to put the flames out. Only minor damage was caused and no one was hurt.
COMMUNITY DIG UNEARTHS GARDEN FINDS
An archeological dig has uncovered a series of historical finds in Wreningham.
The dig is a community project involving villagers and archeologists. So far, artefacts have been found in five test-pits in local gardens, including medieval pottery and prehistoric flints. These will now be cleaned and then dated.
CITY INTO THE THIRD ROUND
Football…and Norwich City go into the draw tomorrow evening for the third round of the E.F.L Cup. They bounced back from a heavy defeat at the weekend with a 3-1 win at Cardiff City last night.
Meanwhile, Ipswich Town have made their tenth signing of the new season. He’s winger Jordan Graham, who joins from Wolves on a season-long loan.