LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 11/10/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 13 October, 2019
WARNING AFTER VAN THEFTS IN SOUTH NORFOLK
South Norfolk police have issued a warning, after a series of thefts from vans and cars.
A total of ten incidents have been reported in the area, including at Diss, Roydon, Bressingham, Dickleburgh and Kenninghall. The incidents took place between last Saturday and Wednesday, with tools and equipment being stolen.
Police urge drivers to mark or register their tools, remove them from vehicles and upgrade security measures.
SORTING OFFICE WORKERS END STRIKE ACTION
Postal services locally have been disrupted, after workers came out on strike at the Sorting Office in Diss.
The workers started unofficial industrial action yesterday morning at the office in Chapel Street, but have now returned to work. Talks took place between Royal Mail management and union officials over a health and safety issue, caused by flooding in part of the delivery office after this weekend’s heavy rain.
Royal Mail have said that the building has since been cleaned and sanitised, after a problem with sewage.
WOMAN IN CAR CRASH HUNTS FOR “HEROES”
An Occold woman is looking to find two men she calls heroes, after they pulled her friend from a burning car.
The incident happened in Cranley Green two weeks ago, when the car, driven by her friend, left the road and hit a tree.
32 year old Katie Downes, of Redlingfield Road, says the two men stopped their van and
rescued her friend,Tim Mayhew from the flames. She wants to thank the men along with two women who helped her after the accident.
Mr Mayhew is now said to be in a special burns unit at Chelmsford hospital.
LOCAL POLICE TEAM GETS AWARD
A police team in South Norfolk has won an award for their response to a recent serious incident at Diss.
The Diss, Long Stratton and Harleston team has been chosen as this year’s winners in the Norfolk Police Safer Neighbourhood Team award. They received the recognition for their professionalism during the incident in the town centre and for subsequent work in reassuring the community.
NORFOLK CUP WEEKEND
Diss Town are back in cup action this weekend. They’re at home for a Norfolk Senior Cup tie against leading Anglian Combination Premier side, Mattishall. Harleston Town also have a Senior Cup tie at home. They take on Thurlow Nunn first division team, Sheringham.
Scole United are away for an Anglian Combination league game at Beccles.