Fakenham and Wells Crime

Fri, 10:16
Simon Bailey

As traditional detective methods become redundant police must adopt a “new set of skills” to prepare for the future, Norfolk’s chief constable has warned.

An 83-year-old drink-driver caused a head-on crash in Fakenham which left a motorcyclist with serious injuries, a court heard.

Residents have been warned to be on their guard against rogue traders offering garden furniture for sale and to gravel driveways.

A man who pleaded guilty to possessing heroin with a £5,600 street value has breached a criminal behaviour order seven days after it was imposed.

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of an 81-year-old man who is missing from home.

Four of every five sex offenders in Norfolk who applied to be removed from the life-long register in recent years have been successful.

Theresa May

Clothing banks have been damaged and broken into across the county, with police urging local communities to be vigilant.


It was a busy weekend for the emergency services near a north Norfolk market town after three separate crashes resulted in two arrests.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service

Drug dealers are targeting schools in Norfolk and recruiting local youngsters to act as mules, a senior police officer has warned.


People will today learn just how much of their money they will be asked to hand over to pay for Norfolk’s police force over the next 12 months.

Lorne Green

A series of short videos are being released to put the issue of sexual consent in every day contexts as reported rape and sexual assaults continue to rise.


Police hope a social media drive can help stem rising sex assaults by highlighting issues of consent.


A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving in north Norfolk.

Norfolk police

Ex-police officers and veterans are being hired on zero hours contracts to replace PCSOs guarding crime scenes.

Simon Bailey

Police are investigating after a mother claimed a man inappropriately touched himself and followed her and her three-year-old son around a supermarket in Fakenham.

A sex attack victim who was subjected to “12 hours of pure living hell” has described how delays in the case coming to court delayed her recovery.

Police have issued a scam warning after an elderly woman attempted to buy almost £2,000 worth of vouchers at a local supermarket.


Detectives within Norfolk Police have been warned to be ‘uniform ready’ to potentially assist front-line policing duties in the event of a fall-out from a no deal Brexit, in particular fears of fuel shortages.

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More than 180 people were arrested during the Christmas drink and drug driving campaign in Norfolk, with more people testing positive for drugs than alcohol.

Kris Barnard

A number of chocolate bars, coffee and hot chocolate has been stolen after three sheds were broken into in mid-Norfolk.

Police in north Norfolk responded to reports of an escaped goat “with large horns” on the loose in Blakeney last night.

Jon Parker

The spiralling cost of livestock theft in our region has today been revealed, after a hundred sheep were stolen from a Norfolk farm.

Norfolk police

The number of sheep stolen from a mid Norfolk farm on Tuesday night has now been confirmed by police.

Norfolk's police

A farmer has spoken of his shock after hundreds of lambing ewes were stolen from his mid Norfolk farm.

Norfolk police

A driver abandoned their car but left a mobile phone behind after crashing into a wall in Dereham.

A flatbed van carrying scrap metal was stopped by police after debris reportedly fell onto the road.


A leading barrister has said a “crisis” in Norfolk’s courts is “undermining the credibility of witnesses” as waiting times for justice soar across the county.


A group of farmers are on “high alert” after items estimated to be worth hundreds of pounds were stolen during a weekend crime wave in mid-Norfolk.

Norfolk police

Thousands of rings, watches, earrings and other items of suspected stolen property have been recovered from a “prolific” burglary gang who hit almost 100 Norfolk properties.


Norfolk’s police chief has said freezing council tax next year would “inevitably” lead to fewer police officers.

Lorne Green

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