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Fakenham and Wells Crime

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Warnings have been issued by police as rumours grow that there will be unofficial 1940s-themed events this weekend, when a popular festival would have happened.

An elderly resident almost lost £520 after being promised £5,000 in credit by cold-callers pretending to be from an electricity company.

The news that those who attack emergency workers are to face tougher sentences has been greeted as ‘a step in the right direction’ by those who represent police officers in Norfolk.

A woman was hit in the head by her car’s wing mirror in a hit-and-run crash with a motorcycle.

Norfolk Live

A sex abuse charity has warned children receiving support for trauma have been “set back” by lockdown as the service was forced to cut face-to-face contact.

Norfolk’s police chief has revealed the grim statistic that 26pc of the county’s overall crime demand is abuse related - with the figure “going up and up year on year”.

Victims have recounted their experiences of sexual and domestic violence as charities encourage people to look out for the “warning signs” of child abuse.

Two women who suffered from “the worst kind of physical and mental trauma” during lockdown have opened up about their experiences - and how they escaped the torment of their abusers.

Fears have been raised about a tide of abuse referrals as victims of domestic and sexual violence return to schools and work places.

People in Norfolk followed advice to stay calm ahead of new laws coming in to limit the size of social gatherings.

The rear window of a parked car was smashed overnight after a rock was thrown at it.

Fakenham

Three men were arrested after a gamekeeper was pelted with stones as the hare coursing season got under way.

These are the criminals who were jailed in Norfolk during August.

A woman in her 40s has been released under investigation after being arrested on suspicion of threats to kill a staff member working in Costa Coffee.

Norfolk Live

A woman in her 40s has been arrested on suspicion of threatening to kill a staff member working in Costa Coffee.

Norfolk Live

Police are appealing for eyewitnesses and information after £20,000 worth of equipment was stolen from a horse riding centre.

Parents have offered to pay towards repairs after a child aged under 10 smashed two Victorian stained-glass windows, causing damage of up to £15,000.

Norfolk Live

A would-be burglar left empty-handed after breaking into a property in a mid-Norfolk village.

Watchdogs have issued a warning for people to be on their guard over two scams, after reports cold callers have been trying to con people in Norfolk.

Social workers are braced for a surge of referrals of vulnerable children when Norfolk schools go back in September, amid fears abuse and neglect has gone unreported during the pandemic.

The county councillor in charge of services for vulnerable children has been disqualified from driving for six months after being caught repeatedly breaking the speed limit.

Vandals have damaged a wooden seesaw in a children’s play area.

A number of people have been left £37,000 out of pocket after falling victim to a scam where fraudsters claimed to be police officers.

These seven criminals are wanted by Norfolk Constabulary. If you do encounter any of these people, you are advised not to approach them and contact the police immediately on 101.

Police in Norfolk have insisted they will only use enforcement as a “last resort” when it comes to people not wearing facemasks in shops.

A professional Norfolk boxer has admitted having a shotgun disguised as a walking stick.

Norfolk’s chief constable has said he fears a ‘hidden bubble’ of child abuse crimes may have ooccured during coronavirus lockdown.

The chairman of Norfolk’s police federation has said he expects the onus of enforcing the mandatory wearing of face masks to fall with shopkeepers - as the constabulary does not have the capacity to do it.

Breckland Police have arrested a 30-year-old man after he was found carrying 50,000 illegal tobacco products in the boot of his car.

A domestic abuse charity saw a 300pc rise in calls during lockdown, as police raised fears that victims were unable to get away from their abuser.

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