Fakenham and Wells Crime


Police have moved to reassure people in Norfolk that the county remains one of the safest in the country, despite an increase in violent crime and sexual offences.

An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of affray after supermarket staff were threatened with a crowbar.

Items including a gun cabinet containing four rifles have been stolen during a burglary from a property.

Norfolk’s chief constable has said we have to “stop reacting to crises as they arrive” as victims of stabbings are refusing to engage with police - preventing prosecutions.

A dog’s defensive instinct for its owner may have stopped a woman from being robbed by a man with a knife.

A 13-year-old boy has been banned for life from a Norfolk supermarket following theft and anti-social behaviour.

Police in Norfolk will be targeting drivers who text and talk behind the wheel as part of a two week-long enforcement campaign.

A business owner hailed a local hero during last year’s Beast from the East has had more than £4,000 worth of tools stolen from his truck while he sat just metres away.

As Norfolk’s Class A drug supply remains stable despite more than 1,000 arrests, calls are being made for a radical change in policy. Luke Powell reports.

A large quantity of illegal tobacco and “unsafe” cigarettes have been seized from a shop in Dereham after concerns that they were being sold to schoolchildren.

People in Norfolk have been warned by watchdogs not to fall for scam telephone calls about arrest warrants for unpaid tax.

A school pupil ran away to safety after refusing to get into a van driven by a stranger near a Norfolk school.

A pattern of thefts of tractors, horse trailers, quad bikes and agricultural machinery is developing in north Norfolk and Broadland, police have warned.

Three years since a new law aimed at domestic abusers who control their partners’ behaviour came into force, two of every three reports end with no action.

Almost 200 reports of dog fighting incidents have been reported in Norfolk and Suffolk in the past four years, new figures from the RSPCA reveal.

Murdered mum Michelle Bettles should be celebrating her 40th birthday this year. On the anniversary of her death her parents speak of their never-ending quest for justice - and reveal how the discovery of a notebook has given them fresh hope.

A man with a knuckle duster was arrested in mid Norfolk yesterday for breaching a non-molestation order.

Cash was stolen from a property during a burglary in Dereham.

Two people were arrested following an assault on a bus in north Norfolk.

More than 200 knives have been seized during a week of action aimed at reducing knife crime.

Norfolk police

Residents of a usually quiet Norfolk village have expressed their shock after police raided a large cannabis farm.

Breckland Police

Two men have appeared in court following a street fight which followed a “history of trouble” between two families.

Norwich Crown Court

Police officers have discovered a large cannabis farm in a Norfolk village.

Breckland Police

A violent goalkeeper was barricaded in his dressing room by fans after he knocked a referee unconscious in a “cowardly” attack.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Two men have been charged after police were called to an unlicensed music event over the weekend.

Staff and volunteers at a north Norfolk charity have been left “very shocked and surprised” after four wheelchairs were stolen.


Two men stole cash and jewellery from an elderly woman by pretending to be from the water board to gain access to her home.

Two tractors and three tractor Global Positioning Systems (GPS) have been stolen from farms in north Norfolk.

Norfolk Police

One in five hate crimes in Norfolk are being closed without identifying a suspect, as forces have been urged to improve their response.

Home Office

Watchdogs have warned people in Norfolk in Suffolk not to fall for scam texts offering council tax refunds.

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