Police Notices

Information circulated by Norfolk Constabulary, particularly that relating to the Harling and surrounding areas. Please note that these are now supplied as “PDF” files, as some users were having problems viewing earlier posts.

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ATTLEBOROUGH CRIME SUMMARY 22ND SEPTEMBER

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Weekly crime summary 22 September 2016

Numerous Norfolk offences detected in Europe-wide campaign

 

Road checks carried out in Norwich on Wednesday in support of a Europe-wide campaign to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on the roads have seen over a 30 people dealt with for offences including driving while using a mobile phone, driving with no insurance and driving while not wearing a seatbelt.

 

Police in both Suffolk and Norfolk carried out the checks across both counties during the day with targeted operations in Norwich and Lowestoft as part of Project Edward – European Day Without A Road Death – a campaign by TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network, which aims to get people thinking seriously about road safety.

 

Officers from the Norfolk roads policing and firearms operations unit and other partner agencies took part.

 

As a result of the day –

14 drivers and three passengers were dealt with for not wearing a seatbelt

10 people were found driving while using a mobile phone

12 people were caught using a bus lane inappropriately

 

Two people were caught with windscreens with glass not as prescribed (one of the vehicles had a light transmission of only 4% with the legal requirement being 70%)

 

One driver was found not to be in proper control of their vehicle

 

And two people were found committing drugs offences.

 

In addition, 181 people were found to be driving with excess speed in the Costessey and Bowthorpe area, 1400 local children were given road safety education and 88 child seats were checked.

 

Police in Norfolk and Suffolk work closely with partner agencies, including Think! Norfolk Road Safety Partnership and the Suffolk Roadsafe Partnership, to educate drivers and improve safety. A lot of work is focused on the fatal four motoring offences of drink driving, speeding, using a mobile phone and not wearing a seatbelt.

 

Iain Temperton, Team Manager, Casualty Reduction Education & Development, said; “Achieving a zero figure on 21 September was always very unlikely. But we must aim for zero because no loss of life on Europe’s roads is acceptable and we remain committed to encouraging everyone to work together to eliminate road traffic deaths. </

 

“If more drivers, riders, pedestrians, cyclists and other road users can pause for a moment to reflect on simple ways to reduce risk and improve safety, then we will be going a long way towards that ultimate goal of no deaths on Europe’s roads.”

 

Sgt Peter Howlett, who led the team in Norwich on Wednesday, reflected on the results saying: “These results show that people are still not thinking about road safety and how their decisions could negatively impact on themselves and others.

 

“Our aim, along with our colleagues across the UK and Europe, is to reduce the number of those killed and seriously injured on our roads and we will continue to carry out these regular checks to deal with drivers who persist in putting lives at risk.”

 

Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Greene, commenting on the results, said:
“It beggars belief that drivers and their passengers could be so oblivious to their own safety, and the safety of others, as to sit on seat belts rather than put them on, drivers dare to play Russian roulette by talking or texting on the phone with the engine on, ignoring the rules of the road. If this is you, are you angling to become another statistic? Do yourself and everyone else a favour and drive responsibly. PLEASE!”

 

Motorists are also being encouraged to sign a road safety pledge on the TISPOL website (www.tispol.org/edward).

 

 

 

Thank you.

 

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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.

Police Connect

 

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

 

Thank you.

 

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POLICE CONNECT MESSAGE – SUFFOLK POLICE

Officers are releasing CCTV pictures of two men they would like to speak with in connection with a number of burglaries across Suffolk and Norfolk

RURAL CRIME NEWSLETTER

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Weekly crime summary 5 May 2016

Speeding Campaign

More than 2,400 motorists were caught speeding in Norfolk and Suffolk during a week-long enforcement campaign.

Officers from the roads policing unit and vans from the Norfolk Safety Camera Partnership and Suffolk SafeCam were deployed across both counties to increase checks

During the campaign, a total of 2,493 were caught speeding, 2,227 of which were caught by fixed/mobile cameras while the remainder were caught by police officers on patrol.

In Norfolk police officers on patrol issued 153 Traffic Offence Reports for speeding and while 103 were issued in Suffolk.

Chief Inspector Kris Barnard, head of the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing and Firearms Operations Unit, said: “Speeding is recognised as one of the ‘fatal four’ offences which leads to people being killed or serious injured in a collision along with drink driving, using a mobile phone and not wearing a seatbelt.

“We target these and other types of offences all year round but these campaigns allow to raise awareness among drivers and explain the consequences of speeding.

“Drivers should adjust their speed to suit the conditions on the road and be aware of hazards. The higher your speed, the less time you have to react. Think…could you stop in time if something unexpected happened in front of you?”

The Europe-wide campaign, co-ordinated by TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network, ran from 18-24 April.

Motorists caught speeding face a £100 fixed penalty notice and three points on their licence, or may have the option to complete a Speed Awareness course. Under certain circumstances drivers could be taken to court where they may face larger fines and disqualification from driving.

Results breakdown:

Norfolk:

1541 drivers caught speeding –1388 of these were camera activations

Suffolk:

942 drivers caught speeding – 839 of these were camera activations

Police Connect

Please be aware that due to the introduction of new software, a reduced service continues to be provided by Police Connect.

The full service will be resumed as soon as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

News, appeals and information can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.norfolk.police.uk

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Good Evening all,

Welcome to this week’s rural crime update. Below you will find some advice ref rural crime in the County, should you have any feedback please contact me on the details below.

Firstly let me start by saying a big thank you! Since last week’s Op Randall newsletter we have received lots of calls ref suspicious vehicles, each and every call is followed up and investigated so please keep them coming in!

Below is another vehicle we would like you to keep your eyes peeled for.

Keep your eyes peeled

Distinctive Transit

A distinctive Transit van has been seen acting suspiciously within the South Norfolk area which as you know has suffered several high value agricultural thefts in recent weeks. The vehicle is described as white, down the side of the nearside is a large blacked out window, with a distinctive dark coloured stripe running along part of this side of the van, there are also chevrons on the rear doors. The unknown driver was wearing high vis on the top half of their body.

Please keep your eyes peeled and report any sightings on 101 or direct to DC Andy Brown on 07900 407106. Do not approach any persons with the vehicle, but report their descriptions and registration number as soon as possible.

Don’t forget the Berlingo

A dirty white Berlingo van has been seen on a few occasions in the vicinity of recent burglary non dwellings and trailer thefts. The vehicle has peeling high visibility stripes/chevrons similar to an ex highways vehicle. If you notice this vehicle please note its registration number and report to is on 101 or direct to DC Andy Brown on 07900 407106. Below is a picture of a Berlingo van (this is not the van in question).

Farm Security

DC Andy Brown has visited more farms and is keen to visit more so please give him a bell. Andy has branched out into the farming community actively engaging & helping farmers protect their property and land.

He will offer you some great advice to help protect your livelihoods and also how we can all share information that can ultimately lead to a reduction in rural crime.

If you have any concerns ref metal theft Andy is also our metal theft coordinator and happy to help!

Please contact DC Andy Brown at brownap@norfolk.pnn.police.uk or 07900 407106.

South Norfolk Burglary Non Dwellings Significantly Reduce

You will be pleased to hear that the burglary non dwellings concerning agricultural thefts in the South Norfolk area have significantly decreased. We believe this is due to receiving public calls with information, targeted proactive patrols and members of the community taking better precautions to protect their property. Let’s not fall into complacency however, report anything suspicious to us.

 

Mark those trailers!

You will be aware of our advice in recent weeks to mark up your trailers as obviously as possible. We continue to urge you to protect your property. Situate your trailers near to CCTV cameras or Wildlife cameras as this may assist us in capturing these offenders and returning your property to you. Secure barns and garages are not a deterrent for these organised criminals, cameras will greatly assist.

Please be vigilant and report any suspicious vehicles or persons to us immediately, obtaining a registration number of a vehicle will help us greatly.

Consider welding the sides of your trailers highlighting your company name or post code for example, in a very obvious place. You could also consider etching or scratching in the same type of information. Please take photos of these markings so in the event of any theft we will have the evidence needed to reunite you with your property if it is found. Take the time this weekend to protect your trailers.

Rural crime updates

Please find information below regarding rural crime in Norfolk from 15th April – 21st April 2016, I am pleased to say there is little rural crime to report.

Burglary other than dwelling

Coltishall – Unknown persons have entered an insecure Church and stolen valuables. The investigation continues.

Newton Flotman – Unknown persons have entered an insecure outbuilding and stolen a ride on lawn mower, hedge cutter and strimmer.

Theft other – None of note

Criminal Damage – None of note

Burglary Dwelling – None of note

Theft from motor vehicle – None of note

Theft of motor vehicle

Burston – Two Land Rover Defenders have been stolen from the owner’s driveway, a window smashed on one of them. The victim disturbed the offenders who made off. This case is currently under investigation.

If you have any information in relation to the above incidents or you have information you would like to see on this newsletter please contact me on the details below

Should you have any concerns or information about rural crime do not hesitate to call us on 101, in an emergency please dial 999. Alternatively, if it is not urgent please forward me an email at Horton-SmithA@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

Wishing you all a safe weekend

Abigail

T/Sgt 1494 Horton-Smith

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Weekly crime summary 24 March 2016

 

Public Enquiry Office opening times over Easter

 

Norfolk Constabulary is reminding members of the public about opening times over the Easter period of all Public Enquiry Offices (PEOs).

The PEOs will be open as normal apart from Good Friday 25 March and Easter Monday 28 March.

Anybody wishing to speak with an officer is advised to use the yellow phone outside the police station, as this connects directly to the Contact and Control Room.

Alternatively, call the non-emergency number on 101 or in an emergency dial 999.

 

 

Take some time to think about security as the clocks go forward

 

With the clocks going forward this weekend, householders across Norfolk are being urged not to make it easy for potential thieves.

Officers are advising people to pay extra attention to home, bike and vehicle security with the onset of lighter nights – often seen as an opportunist time for this type of crime.

Norfolk Constabulary offers the following advice to residents:

Windows

Always lock your windows when you leave the house.

Remove the keys and keep them in a safe place. However, everyone should know where the keys are kept so they can escape in an emergency.

Doors

Keep your front and back doors locked or in view when you are at home.

Use or consider fitting a door chain and spy hole – a chain allows you to speak to the caller without opening the door fully and the spy hole also you to see who is at the door.

Fit five lever mortice locks to all external doors.

Check your cylinder locks on patio/plastic doors and ensure they are snap and bump resistant – a local Master Locksmith can advise if you are not sure.

Keys

Never leave a spare key in a convenient hiding place such as under the doormat, burglars know all the usual hiding places.

Never leave your house or car keys in or near a door or window.

Attention should also be paid to the security of sheds and garages and to the property stored within.

Parked cars – especially those left in remote areas such as beauty spots – should be left locked and secure with no property left on display and satellite navigation devices, car audio equipment, cameras, handbags and laptops should be removed from the vehicle entirely.

Bikes should always be left secure, using a sturdy lock covering the bike stand, wheel rim and frame together.

People attending large scale events or out and about in busy areas should be mindful of thieves and keep handbags closed and mobile phones out of sight and kept securely on their person.

The clocks go forward on Sunday 27 March 2016.

Anyone with information about thieves operating in their area should contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

 

 

Police Connect

 

Please be aware that due to the introduction of new software, a reduced service continues to be provided by Police Connect.

 

The full service will be resumed as soon as possible.

 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

News, appeals and information can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.norfolk.police.uk

 

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BOGUS CALLERS

Attached is a poster sent through from Norfolk Police highlighting the increase in bogus callers to our properties and distraction burglaries.

If you would like a copy of this poster for perhaps your club or place of work please let me know and I would be happy to print one off.

Distraction Burglary Jean A4 Poster 1-16