LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 19/12/2019
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 20 December, 2019
MAN ON BAIL AFTER ROBBERY OF NINETY-YEAR-OLD
A man in his 20s has been released on police bail, after being questioned over a robbery in Diss town centre.
He’d been taken into custody, after police released a CCTV image of two menin connection with an incident involving an elderly man last week. The man, in his 90s, had withdrawn a large amount of money from a cash machine in Market Place, but noticed it was missing soon afterwards. Police are continuing to investigate the incident.
INQUIRY SPREADS AS NUMBER OF ATTACKS GOES UP
A major police inquiry is underway, after a widespread series of attacks on cars in the Waveney Valley.
Police are appealing for information about a total of 20 offences of vandalism committed at the weekend. The incidents took place between Friday night and Monday at various locations, including Diss, Harleston, Eye, Yaxley, Hoxne, Bressingham, Redgrave and North Lopham. In most cases, windows or windscreens were smashed, using bricks or stones.
VILLAGE HOMES PLAN TO GO AHEAD
Plans to build a small estate of houses at North Lopham have been approved.
It’s intended to put seven new homes on land, north of The Street. There’s been mixed reaction to the plan, with some villagers concerned that it could worsen flooding issues in the area.
WARNING FOR DOG WALKERS AFTER POISONING
There’s a warning for dog walkers in the Eye area after a number of suspicious chocolates were found at Thorndon.
Several dogs have had to be taken to the vets for treatment after eating tainted chocolate marshmallows. They’d been left on the ground at Clint Road, near a popular dog-walking spot. Police say that the items contained pharmaceutical capsules, though the contents have not yet been identified.
They’ve removed more of the items from the area and have now started an inquiry.