LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 24/01/2020
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 26 January, 2020
JAIL FOR DANGEROUS GUNS CRIME
A man from Pulham St Mary has been jailed for ten-and-a-half years, after admitting a series of charges involving the supply of dangerous weapons.
30 year old Kevin Lee and his brother were involved in a professional operation to sell illegal lethal weapons, for likely use in serious crime. The court heard that Lee, of St Mary’s Terrace, and brother Guzzy, from Wymondham, both had convictions for previous offences.
WEEKEND TRAIN TRAVEL TO BE HIT BY WORK
Train passengers from Diss to London are facing more disruption to journeys on upcoming weekends.
The main line will be closed by Network Rail for works near Stratford throughout most weekends until after Easter, starting from tomorrow. A bus replacement service will run between Ingatestone and Newbury Park.
POLICE CONCERN FOR MISSING MAN
Police say that they’re increasingly concerned for the welfare of a Gislingham man.
47 year-old Lee Fitzgerald went missing a fortnight ago and his family have appealed for him to get in touch. It’s thought he may have travelled to Great Yarmouth by train from Diss.
OLD STATION GOES ON SALE
The former Victorian railway station in Pulham Market has been put up for sale.
The Station House is on the market for £465,000 and includes a workshop, large car parking area, along with and a hundred feet of platform. The current owner, a builder, has lived in the property since 1985 and has carried out various renovations.
CITY ON CUP DUTY AS TOWN CHASE TOP SPOT
Norwich City take a break from league action tomorrow, away at fellow Premiership strugglers, Burnley in the fourth round of the F.A.Cup
In League One, a win could take Ipswich Town back into the top two. They’re at Portman Road against mid-table Lincoln.
DISS BID TO REGAIN FORM
Diss Town will be looking to get their season back on track after a poor run of form recently. They’re at home to mid-table Leiston.
Harleston Town play Wroxham in the quarter-finals of the Norfolk Senior Cup. Kick off is at 1.30 at Wilderness Lane. Scole United are away against Wroxham Reserves with both teams below mid-table in the Anglian Combination Premier division.
Rugby…..and there’s a big game tomorrow for Diss first team as they look for revenge at home to local rivals Wymondham, who beat them earlier this season. Kick-off is 2pm.