The following is a local policing update for the Attleborough neighbourhood
Weekly crime summary 25 August 2016
Norfolk Police are reminding residents of the importance of water safety as the current warm weather looks to continue over the bank holiday weekend.
We would urge people to be aware of the potential dangers of swimming in the sea or diving into rivers, lakes and reservoirs.
- Beware of powerful tidal waters and always read and obey any safety signs.
- Do not jump or dive into rivers. Quick entry into cold water can cause your body to go into shock. Low water temperature can numb limbs and claim lives.
- You won’t be able to judge the depth of water just by looking and there could be submerged hazards such as weeds, rubbish or pollution.
- There may be strong currents, which could pull you downstream or under the surface of the water.
- Never go into water if you have been drinking alcohol.
- Don’t assume because you can swim in a pool that you can deal with the challenges of open water swimming. Swim in safe areas, or where there is supervision and/or a lifeguard.
- Pilot launch to help residents in Thetford access more police services
Norfolk Constabulary is working with Norfolk County Council’s Library and Information Service to test a new way of helping residents access more police services in libraries.
The six month trial will run from the end of September in Thetford and will involve library staff signposting customers to police services, while also helping them complete online self-reporting forms, a function which will soon be available as part of the Constabulary’s new website.
Library staff will also be able to help customers with online enquiries about lost and found items; however members of the public will not be able to take these items to the library.
For the duration of the trial, the current Police Public Enquiry Office (PEO) in Thetford will temporarily close but the overall opening hours are improved by the service provision, with the exception of Wednesdays, where the library currently closes at 1pm.
Members of the public who require an emergency response from Norfolk Constabulary should call 999 or dial 101 for less-urgent crime reporting or to speak to a specific officer or member of staff.
Car stolen following Attleborough burglary
Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Attleborough on Thursday 18 August.
It happened in Foxglove Road around lunchtime when suspects broke into a house after forcing a rear window.
The offenders carried out an untidy search and stole a number of items including a 42 inch curved TV, clothes, Nike Air trainers and keys to a black Mercedes C200. The car was subsequently stolen from outside the property.
Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or noticed anything suspicious in the area.
Anyone with information should contact Det Con James Morgan at Thetford CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Please note that due to the introduction of new software the Police Connect service has altered.
We will continue to provide a weekly update and overview for your area and will highlight any crime trends or issues that you need to be aware of. Urgent crime updates or appeals for information will also be issued as necessary.
News, appeals and information can also be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.norfolk.police.uk
Message from Chief Inspector Paul Wheatley