LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 12/11/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 14 November, 2019
MAN ARRESTED AFTER POLICE SEARCH OF SYLEHAM
Police say a man from Essex has been arrested, after a ram raid on a Co-op store in Debenham overnight.
The 30 year-old from Colchester was detained after a major search of the Syleham area, when a stolen transit van and car, used in the robbery, were found in the village. A police dog team joined the search around Syleham for three men seen to have taken part in the robbery.
The man taken in for questioning is suspected of burglary and taking a car without permission. The gang used a JCB teleporter to smash open the front of the building and then removed a cash machine from a wall at the store in Chancery Lane. The cash machine and its contents were found inside the abandoned van.
The same store was also raided early last year, when a cash machine was again targetted. Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
PLANS FOR MAYFLOWER CELEBRATION IN HARLESTON
Plans to mark the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s sailing to America will be announced in Harleston later this week.
An open meeting is set for Thursday to release details of how the event will be commemorated in the town, during the next 12 months. The Harleston connection is the four members of the Fuller family from the town, who were among Quaker pilgrims on the Mayflower’s journey to New England.
The year’s celebrations are due to start next Thanksgiving Day, on November 28th, at the town’s St John’s church.
THOUSANDS OF POUNDS SPENT ON WASTE CLEAR-UP
Nearly a quarter of a million pounds has been spent by South Norfolk council to clear up fly-tipping over the last seven years.
The council investigated a total of 818 cases of illegal dumping of waste at a further cost of more than £12,000. The fly-tipping figures for the area, though, are among the lowest in Norfolk, with the council saying that the main problem is caused by unlicensed carriers collecting waste.
WARNING ISSUED ON POSSIBLE FLOODING
Weather forecasters have put out a yellow warning of possible flooding for Norfolk and Suffolk on Thursday.
The warning comes with heavy rain likely throughout the day, with up to 30 millimetres, that’s over an inch, expected in places.
DISS LOOK TO BAG MORE POINTS
Diss Town are in action tonight and have a chance to catch up with the leaders in the Thurlow Nunn first division north. They’re away at lowly Framlingham.
Meanwhile, Ipswich Town will play Coventry City away in the next round of the F.A Cup, if they win their first round replay at Lincoln City next week.