Police Connect – Norfolk Business Newsletter – March 2017

The Following is a Police Connect message:

Dear Business colleague,

As part of our commitment to keeping you informed about police and crime issues affecting the business community, we will be issuing brief monthly email updates on any areas relevant to you.

Please see below for March’s update. If you require any further information on the issues noted contact Norfolk Police on 101.

More than 100 stopped for seatbelt offences

Officers from Norfolk and Suffolk’s Roads Policing and Firearms Operation Units (RPFOU) and the Road Casualty Reduction Teams (RCRTs) supported the Europe-wide TISPOL campaign (13-19 March) with a total of 109 tickets issued for seatbelt offences.

Over 160 tickets issued in mobile phone campaign

More than 160 people were caught driving while using a mobile phone Norfolk and Suffolk during an enforcement campaign.

Police carried out patrols in marked and unmarked cars and bikes in a bid to target drivers using their mobile behind the wheel as part of Operation Ringtone.

Fresh approach to police officer recruitment – Lines now open!

Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies are taking a fresh approach to their police officer recruitment as lines open today for the first time this year (Monday 13 March 2017). This new campaign will focus on the reality of being in the police service in today’s society.

Norfolk recognised as top performing force

Norfolk Constabulary has been recognised as one of the top performing forces in the country in an inspection report published by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies (HMIC) on 2 March 2017.

Cash taken in petrol station robbery

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a robbery at a petrol station in Thetford.

The incident happened at the BP petrol station on the A11 on 25 March shortly after 9pm when two men approached the petrol station. One man stood at the door while the other suspect entered the shop, threatening the cashier with a knife and demanding money.

Man sentenced over Doctors Surgery explosives

A 39-year-old man has been sentenced to five years imprisonment after explosive devices were posted through the letterbox of Boughton Doctors Surgery.

Ozzie Welsh, of Short Lane in Feltwell, near Downham Market, was sentenced today (Monday 13 March) at the Old Bailey after previously pleading guilty to possessing explosives.

Counterfeit £20 Scottish notes

Police are warning local businesses and members of the public to be vigilant to the circulation of counterfeit notes.

It follows a number of incidents which have happened in North Walsham, East Runton, Mattishall and Sheringham between 3 and 9 March in which fake Scottish £20 notes have been used.

Shop workers are asked to be vigilant and to carry out basic checks and making use of ultra-violet equipment, which many stores have.

Persistent beggar is handed Criminal Behaviour Order – Norwich

A man has been handed a two year Criminal Behaviour Order after persistently begging in Norwich.

34-year-old Jamie Barnes, of William Kett Close in Norwich, was given the order on Wednesday 1 March 2017 after he was found to be involved in a number of incidents associated with begging in the last 12 months.

Four lorries destroyed in arson incident

Police are appealing for information after four lorries were destroyed in an arson incident in Besthorpe which took place at approximately 9.30pm on Friday 3 March 2017.

Appeal following robbery at Fish & Chip Shop in Norwich

Police are appealing for information following a robbery at the Orford Place Fish and Chip Shop in Norwich.

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