LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 19/11/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 19 November, 2019
MAN HAD STONES IN A BAG TO THROW AT PASSING CARS
A South Norfolk man, who threw rocks at cars in about 100 separate incidents, was found by police to have a large bag of stones in his car.
A court’s heard that he committed the two-week spree of offences while driving around roads on the Norfolk-Suffolk border during May and June. A ‘bag for life’, containing 19 stones of various sizes, was found in 25 year old Aaron Hurley’s car, when he was arrested.
Hurley, from Langley, admitted endangering road users and causing criminal damage. He must complete a three-year community order, with continuing mental health treatment, along with a rehabilitation course. He was also banned from driving for a year.
HOME PLAN FOR FORMER TORY OFFICES APPROVED
Plans to convert the former South Norfolk conservative party offices in Diss into a house have now been approved.
The current structure of the three-storey building overlooking the Mere in Denmark Street will be retained under the plans. Planning permission was previously given ten years ago to demolish it to build a large block of apartments on the site, but this would have blocked a view of the Mere from the road.
The building, put up in the 1960s, was sold at auction earlier this year and is currently leased to Grasmere Social Club until late 2020.
TEEN GANG THREATEN WOMAN WITH KNIFE
Police in Bungay are investigating, after a gang of teenagers made threats with a knife to a woman in the town centre.
The incident happened early on Monday evening last week, when the 40- year-old woman was approached by two boys and a girl. They followed her from St Mary’s Street into Rose Lane where one of the boys used a knife in threatening her.
The group are described as white, aged between 14 and 16. Police are appealing for witnesses.
DISS COUNCIL UP TO A ROUND DOZEN!
The number of town councillors at Diss is continuing to grow.
A 12th councillor has now joined the town authority, with former airman Jim Welch being co-opted on to the list of councillors. He worked in the RAF for 25 years before moving to Diss four years ago from RAF Honington.
That still leaves two vacancies to be filled on the council.
TOWN TAKE ON TOP TEAM IN CUP TIE
Diss Town are in Cup action tonight. They’re at home in the Thurlow Nunn first division north knockout cup for a difficult tie against the current division leaders, Mulbarton.