LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 11/03/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 12 March, 2019
POLICE CHIEFS IN TOWN TO HEAR VIEWS ON LOCAL CRIME
Norfolk’s Chief Constable and the county’s police and crime commissioner are in Diss tonight to answer questions from local people.
The two will be hosting the meeting at the Corn Hall to hear views and concerns about crime and policing in the area. It’s one in a series of public meetings taking place around Norfolk to canvass views and address queries about policing.
KNIFE AMNESTY UNDERWAY IN THE TWO COUNTIES
Police in Norfolk and Suffolk are calling on people in the county to hand in knives as part of a national campaign. They’re supporting a week of action aimed at reducing knife crime.
It comes after offences involving knives showed a sharp increase in Norfolk during 2018, compared to the previous year. Police say knives can be handed in at any police station.
CARE HOME WORKER STOLE FROM ELDERLY MAN
A worker at a care home in Diss is facing prison, after stealing money from a 94 year-old man.
Care worker Kelly Harris took a total of £600 from the elderly man at Weavers Court, but was caught on a secret camera after his son noticed that money was going missing. She’s been granted bail until April 9th for reports, after admitting the offence.
Her solicitor told the court that Harris had expressed remorse and clearly regretted her actions. He asked for any prison sentence to be suspended, because of concerns for the care of her 10-year-old son, who has Aspergers syndrome.
PLANS DROPPED FOR DEVELOPMENT IN VILLAGE
Developers have dropped their plans to build nearly 150 homes in a South Norfolk village.
The decision comes after more than 250 objections from local people to the planned development in Brooke. A plan to build a primary school in the village has also been dropped, after the county council failed to offer funding.
And plans to build about a hundred homes on a chicken farm at Weybread have been put on hold. Developers have asked for more discussions with Mid-Suffolk planners about the proposals at Crown Farm.
GALES SET TO CONTINUE INTO THE WEEK
More strong winds are expected in Norfolk and Suffolk over the next few days, as the stormy weather continues.
Winds from 40 up to 55 miles an hour will last until early afternoon, before returning overnight. The gales will be back again early Wednesday morning…. and are expected to last throughout the day.
Forecasters have issued a yellow weather warning with heavy rain also expected at times.
CITY STAY TOP AS THE BLUES CLAIM ANOTHER DRAW
Ipswich Town picked up another point at the weekend, despite looking set for relegation. A Jon Nolan equaliser early in the second half at West Bromwich Albion and a determined defensive display brought the draw. Town are still seven points behind next-to-bottom Bolton and 12 points away from safety.
Norwich City stay two points ahead at the top of the table, following their home win on Friday. Both Leeds and Sheffield United both stayed in touch with victories.
HARLESTON MOVE FURTHER AHEAD IN TITLE RACE
Harleston Town moved further ahead at the top of the table with a 1-1 draw at eighth-placed Downham Town. They’re now four points clear of Mulbarton with both teams having eight games left to play.
In rugby….Diss found Fullerians too strong for them in their away match at Watford, losing 59 points to 5.