LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 13/06/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 13 June, 2019
MAN ARRESTED AFTER SERIES OF INCIDENTS OF CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO CARS
Police say they’ve arrested a man in connection with a series of incidents of criminal damage to cars on roads in the Waveney Valley.
More than 50 potentially dangerous incidents have taken place at various villages and towns over the last three weeks. Cars have been hit by rocks, stones and other objects while travelling along roads on the Norfolk-Suffolk border on and around the A143, the A146 and the B1062.
A man in his 20s, from the Loddon area, was arrested last night and remains in custody, on suspicion of causing criminal damage.
EXTRA WARDENS AS MOVE STARTS TO CRACK DOWN ON ILLEGAL PARKING
A crackdown on illegal car parking is now underway in Diss town centre.
Extra parking enforcement wardens from Kings Lynn have been brought in to help reduce the amount of illegal parking, especially in the Heritage Triangle area. The operation will take place on selected days over the next two weeks.
Nearly ten parking spaces have been removed in the area following the recent £3 million revamp and motorists have complained about confusion over parking rules.
BAIL GRANTED FOR ELDERLY MAN ON FATAL STABBING CHARGE
An elderly South Norfolk man, accused of killing his wife, has been granted bail.
81 year old Michael Hubbard is charged with stabbing his wife to death at their home in Brooke last September. He’s appeared in court via a video link from a secure unit, where he’s been detained since his arrest.
TOWN CENTRE BUS SHELTER TO GET A MAKEOVER
An iconic 1950s bus shelter in Eye town centre is to get a much-needed makeover.
Work is expected to start next month on restoring the shelter in Lambseth Street, in the town’s conservation area. The project, costing around £3,000, will also result in new display panels, with information about bus services, being installed at the shelter and at the nearby stop outside Linden House.
CANARIES START BACK IN THE PREMIERSHIP…..AT THE CHAMPIONS
Norwich City’s first game back in the Premiership will be at European champions Liverpool on Friday evening, August 9th.
They’ll be away at Premiership champions, Manchester City on the last day of the new season.
Ipswich Town’s fixtures in League One are announced next week.