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Police Connect – rural crime report

Welcome to this weeks rural crime newsletter. Below there is a summary of some the incidents across Norfolk. We would like to thank you for all your calls to Norfolk Constabulary; every piece of information, no matter how small helps us make Norfolk a safer county.

You are our eyes and ears and we depend on your assistance to reduce rural crime.

If you do not wish to leave your details, you can also call anonymously or via Crime Stoppers.

Query Who to contact Non Urgent Urgent
Farm / Agricultural & general advice
DC Andy Brown
Tel 101 or 07900 407106 OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk
999
Metal Theft DC Andy Brown Tel 101 or 07900 407106 OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk 999
Wildlife Crime Insp Jon Papworth
Tel 101 or WildlifeCrime@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

999
Newsletter feedback T/Insp Mark ASKHAM OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk 999
All other enquiries DC Andy Brown OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

Good results-

4 men have been arrested this week; charged and remanded to court for ‘conspiring to steal church roof lead’. 3 of the men were of no fixed abode, the other was from Birmingham.The investigation continues.

A male was arrested for stealing diesel from a Tipper truck within a locked compound in East Tuddenham

Heritage Crime

A security box was stolen from St Andrews Church in HOLT

Op Galileo

Coursing reported in Drayton and Methwold Hyde

Farm and agriculture

A chemical shed was broken into in Gayton and chemicals stolen.

A stable yard near in Colney was broken into and horse feed stolen

An agricultural industrial unit was broken into on the Bexwell Airfield site- nothing reported as missing.

Rural Crime

30 chicken eggs and 24 duck eggs were stolen from the roadside at a farm in Hingham

A caravan was stolen from a farm in Hopton

Reports of a suspicious silver Ford transit van with a roof rack visiting St Agnes Church, Cawston

Reports of a male trying to sell diesel in Hillington from a Silver Ford transit.

Reports of a dark blue van poking around a farm in Kenninghall.

Rogue Trading

We are starting to take reports of unknown persons offering to sell Generators and power tools from vans at your doorstep, These sellers will not offer any consumer protection, so can we advise you to ‘Say No’ and report these incidents to the Police and trading Standards.

There has been an incident in Heathersett where two males were trying to sell generators and power tools- a blue/grey Ford Mondeo on a 16 plate and a silver transit were involved.

Royal Norfolk Show- 28th and 29th June

If you want to see any of the team face to face, the majority of us will be there for the Royal Norfolk Show where we are having an Emergency Services Village alongside Norfolk Fire & Rescue, Coastguard, East Anglia Air Ambulance and the Ambulance Service. We are sited opposite the Dereham Gate.

DC Andy Brown will also be available and will be sited in the NFU stand should you wish to speak with him.

Wildlife Crime: WildlifeCrime@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

If you are aware of an incident or offence taking place there and then or shortly afterwards please dial 999. The above inbox will not be monitored 24/7 but it will provide you with a direct way to contact our Wildlife Crime Officers. We look forward to hearing from you.

Your local Wildlife Crime Officers:
Name
Area
Insp Jon Papworth WCO Lead
Breckland
Sgt Andy Tomlinson
Breckland
PCSO Helen Maxwell
Breckland
PC Ben Clark
Kings Lynn / Downham Market
Pc Maria Asker
Kings Lynn
PC Jim Squires
South Norfolk
PS Richard Bedder
Broadland
PC Jason Pegden
North Norfolk
PC Stu Doe
North Norfolk
DI Tom SMITH
Norwich
PCSO Mac Cornaby
Norwich
Until next time, have a great week and make the most of the sunshine.

Police Connect – rogue traders

Norfolk Police and Norfolk Trading Standards are warning residents to be on their guard after receiving reports of doorstep cold calling incidents in Beeston Regis this morning (25/05).

Reports have been received regarding a male in a Red Transit Van going door to door trying to sell Fish.

Trading Standards advises NEVER to deal with anyone who cold calls at your property offering to sell something.

It is possible these sellers may continue to move to other locations in the Norfolk area.

Anyone sighting these sellers in Norfolk or concerned about rogue trader activity can contact Trading Standards via the Citizens Advice consumer helpline 03454 04 05 06 or contact Norfolk Police by dialling 101.

Thank you

North Norfolk Police

Food Hub Update

EDP has announced that the Food Hub has been granted LDO status

Police Connect – greater police presence following Manchester bombing

Police chief reassures public over ‘critical’ threat level

With the UK terror threat level being raised to ‘critical’, Norfolk’s Chief Constable Simon Bailey has moved to reassure residents.

Members of the public will be seeing an increased police presence, including armed units, at key locations around the county.

The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre raised the threat level last night – meaning an attack not only remains highly likely but a further attack may be imminent.

Chief Constable Simon Bailey said: “There is no specific intelligence relating to Norfolk however the public would expect us to respond accordingly to this raised threat level.

“As a result members of the public will see an increased policing presence at key locations – primarily those with high-footfall and we are reviewing key events over the coming weeks.

“Military personnel are not currently being deployed – but the threat assessment is continuously under review.”

“I would ask the public to remain calm but alert – if you see anything which causes you concern, then call the police immediately. Look out for anything that seems out of place, we would rather investigate concerns which come to nothing, rather than hear an incident could have been prevented.”

Latest guidance on recognising the terrorist threat and remaining vigilant can be accessed via www.nactso.gov.uk

To report any suspicious activity or behaviour call 0800 789 321 or in an emergency dial 999.

Police Connect – Rural Crime Report

Welcome to this weeks rural crime newsletter. Below there is a summary of some the incidents across Norfolk. We would like to thank you for all your calls to Norfolk Constabulary; every piece of information, no matter how small helps us make Norfolk a safer county.

You are our eyes and ears and we depend on your assistance to reduce rural crime.

If you do not wish to leave your details, you can also call anonymously or via Crime Stoppers.

Query Who to contact Non Urgent Urgent
Farm / Agricultural & general advice
DC Andy Brown
Tel 101 or 07900 407106 OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk
999
Metal Theft DC Andy Brown Tel 101 or 07900 407106 OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk 999
Wildlife Crime Insp Jon Papworth
Tel 101 or WildlifeCrime@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

999
Newsletter feedback T/Insp Mark ASKHAM OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk 999
All other enquiries DC Andy Brown OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk
Op Galileo

4 males with Lurcher dogs spotted hare coursing on Brandon Bank, Downham Market

Heritage Crime

Lead stolen from roof at St Andrews Church, Field Dalling, Holt

4 suspicious males seen paying attention to St Martins Church, Fincham

Stain Glass Window smashed at Church of St Mary, Carlton Forehoe

Damage to main door at Kingdom of Jehovah’s witnesses in Norwich

Lead stolen from porch roof at All Saints Church, Weasenham

Farm and Agriculture.

Battery and charger stolen from Shotesham St Mary

Rural crime

Silver Ford Transit on foreign plates seen acting suspiciously at a caravan Storage Unit in Hopton

White Mercedes Sprinter on false plates seen acting suspiciously at a business premises in Fakenham

Power tools have been stolen from a shed in Norwich

A rattan furniture set has been stolen from a garden in Thetford

Rogue Trading

We are starting to take reports of unknown persons offering to sell Generators and power tools from vans at your doorstep, These sellers will not offer any consumer protection, so can we advise you to ‘Say No’ and report these incidents to the Police and trading Standards.

This week we have had an incident in Wymondham where 2 Irish sounding males entered a farm and tried to sell a generator

Metal Theft

Lead stripped from roofs at site of new housing development in Costessey

A white Ford Transit van with blacked out rear windows has entered a recycling yard in Pullham Market and taken some empty cable reels

Remember to Mark your property to make it unattractive to thieves.

Policing Operations

Police joined forces with HMRC, Trading Standards, the Rural Crime Task Force, Norfolk County Council Business Crime, Roads Policing and the Special Constabulary with a Multi Agency Operation in West Norfolk targeting rogue traders.

HMRC had 28 contacts with 7 for further potential offences, Trading Standards had 54 contacts with 18 offences identified and 30 info packs being given out.

Police recovered a stolen trailer, caught 3 drivers with No Insurance, 1 drugs arrest, 2 Waste Carriers Offences dealt with, 25 vehicles dipped for red diesel, 13 TORs issued for mobile phones and common use offences.

Raves and Unlicensed Music Events

As we approach the warmer summer months, the Constabulary urges rural communities to report any activity which seems out of the ordinary. This may be convoys of vehicles entering farm land, increased numbers of people walking on road sides as if they are lost or the sound of distant loud repetitive music.

Report any activity anonymously if you wish through the below link
https://crimestoppers-uk.org/misc/media-centre/news-press-releases/give-anonymous-information-about-waste-crime-as-environment-agency-publish-annual-waste-crime-report/
Have a great week.

Honingham Bowls Club New Name and Update

Honingham Fun Play Area

Thanks to a BDC Grant and generous support from our Parish Council, Honingham’s disused Bowling Green is now back in good order, and is available to all who would like to use it for casual, friendly competition. All equipment provided – just bring some flat soled shoes!

It is available for use at any time, but we are holding a “Roll-up” session every Thursday evening, 6.30 pm until dusk. You can try your hand at bowls, or play pool or darts in the clubroom. Youngsters are welcome – we also have crazy golf, croquet, target bowls and table-football, and the adjoining playing field to keep them amused. Coffee, tea and soft drinks available.

This is a free Village amenity (but donations are welcome and will be used to buy further equipment). The first couple of weeks have been promising, with 20 to 30 people of all ages turning up to have a fun evening. Why not give it a try? Having a get-together with family and friends? You could arrange to use the area and equipment for a novel afternoon or evening party – come and have a chat one Thursday to investigate.

Diary Note!!! On Sunday 25th June we will be holding an open day, with all the activities, plus competitions and a BBQ. Look forward to seeing you there…..
Watch us on our facebook page.

Library Van – 17th May 2017

The Library Van will be visiting us again on Wednesday 17th May, usual times which are 0940’ish Fellowes Road and 10am ‘ish at The Pump.