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Fakenham and Wells Crime

Friday, August 16, 2019

Norfolk County Council and Norfolk police have warned about multiple scams trying to catch residents out.

A 53-year-old man has admitted his role in a £1m cannabis factory uncovered at a Lenwade industrial estate last month.

A man arrested in connection with a sexual offence has been released under investigation.

A forensic scientist from Norfolk is urging the government and retailers to ban pointed knives as part of a new law aimed at tackling knife crime.

More than 200 sexual offences against children under the age of eight were recorded by police in Norfolk in the past year, new figures have revealed.

A man who stole a large quantity of cash from a Norfolk restaurant where he also assaulted two people has been warned a custodial sentence was "inevitable".

"Under siege" Norfolk farmers are digging ditches and building earth mounds around their land to keep out criminals as the cost of rural crime has doubled in just a year.

A beehive with a colony of bees, 2,500 one day old pheasant chicks, 60 canaries and a pet tortoise of 27 years.

The police and crime commissioner for Norfolk has questioned whether officers need a university degree to 'clear up vomit on Prince of Wales Road'.

New figures showing that just 3pc of rape reports are being prosecuted in the county have been labelled "a disgrace" by Norfolk's police chief.

Norfolk's chief constable has cautiously welcomed a fresh recruitment drive for police officers but said "we do not know where the money is coming from".

More than 2,000 children go missing each year in Norfolk, triggering a police response.

Children cautioned or sent to court in Norfolk has almost halved in five years as youth crime was today described as a 'national emergency'.

The head of a Norfolk domestic violence charity has said the rise in location tracking technology including Snapchat and Find My iPhone could be behind an increase in reports of stalking offences.

A national children's charity has raised concerns about a spike in youngsters being left at home alone during the school holidays.

Robberies at Co-op food stores in Norfolk and Suffolk have dropped by 30pc since the retailer rolled out a series of crime prevention measures.

He is just eight weeks old and cute as a button.

Police are urging the owner of a 'beaten up' bicycle to come forward.

A pledge by the new Prime Minister to increase police numbers has been welcomed by Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), who says he is optimistic the county will benefit.

An inquest has been adjourned into the death of a man who was charged with owning a stash of illegal weapons.

From drugs and violence, to orange jumpsuits and bad food, clichés about life behind bars are something we're all familiar with.

It is more than a year since Norfolk Police announced radical plans to redesign its policing model, including scrapping PCSOs.

Norfolk's chief constable has defended a rise in knife seizures as the force tries to "keep a lid on violence".

Police seized a stash of weapons from a Fakenham home, following a tip off from border agencies.

Norfolk's chief constable has spoken out about his frustration in the continued fight to get drugs off the county's streets.

An extremist who shouted "Allahu Akbar" as he tried to behead a fellow inmate in a Norfolk jail has been found guilty of attempted murder.

A surge in police recruitment is contributing to pressures on the 999 system, as roads officers are being called on to attend emergencies.

A woman has described how her elderly grandparents refused to believe their carer, who they had built up trust in, had stolen from their savings.

A convicted rapist who has gone on the run could be in Norfolk, warn detectives who are investigating a potential sighting of him in the county.

Nearly 200 people have reported cases of revenge porn to Norfolk police since it was outlawed four years ago - but just a handful have made it to court.

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