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Thetford and Brandon Crime

Sunday, July 23, 2017
Norfolk Police

Vulnerable young people who are exploited by London gangs to transport drugs into Norfolk should be treated as victims, rather than criminals, according to the NSPCC.

Police have abandoned their search of a landfill site after 20 weeks looking for the body of missing airman Corrie McKeague.

Katie Elliott

A high-speed car chase led police across two counties and smashed through rail crossing barriers at Lakenheath train station, Station Road, last night.

Suffolk Police

The attempted abduction of a serviceman from a Norfolk airbase a year ago is no longer being treated as an active investigation by police.

A police campaign targeting drink and drug drivers on the roads of Norfolk and Suffolk over the course of June has led to more than 80 motorists being prosecuted.

Dozens of calls raising concerns about the underground puppy trade were made in the region last year, new statistics show.

Dozens of calls raising concerns about the underground puppy trade were made in the region last year, new statistics show.

The number of calls made to a leading charity with concerns about children being left home alone has soared by more than 63pc.

Drivers using mobile phones will be targeted by police driving unmarked cars and motorcycles as well as marked cars in a new crackdown.

Every day at least one illegal firearm on average is taken off the streets of Norfolk as figures reveal thousands of weapons were seized by police.

A 64-year-old man who pleaded guilty to death by dangerous driving has been jailed for seven years.

Ipswich Crown Court

Police have expressed shock after a motorist was found driving following excessive drug use.

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Eyewitnesses have spoken of the terrifying moment they were woken by a crash as thieves rammed a digger into the wall of a Lakenheath bank.

Suffolk police

Eyewitnesses have spoken of the terrifying moment they were woken by a crash as thieves rammed a digger into the wall of a Lakenheath bank.

Suffolk police

A taxi driver under the influence of drugs while carrying a customer was among 70 vehicles stopped during a police operation targeting criminals using Norfolk’s roads.

Police from six counties joined forces to tackle criminal activity on the road network around Thetford.

Sainsbury

Today marks the second anniversary of the discovery of the body of Sergiusz Meges in a Norwich underpass but police are still no nearer to finding the 29-year-old’s killers, it has emerged.

Thetford

Residents have been urged to keep their doors and windows locked when they are out over summer to prevent becoming an easy target for thieves.

Suffolk police

Two men have been arrested in connection with drug offences after police attended a campsite in Thetford Forest.

The hunt is on today for a Norfolk couple who police fear have abducted their seven-month-old baby.

People in the UK are potentially having to come to terms with a “new normality” following the weekend’s London terror attacks, Norfolk Police’s chief constable Simon Bailey has warned.

Simon Bailey

Mindless vandals who are throwing stones at residents on a Norfolk housing estate have been criticised by a community leader for the area.

Ten times the number of online child sex offences were reported in Norfolk than Suffolk last year, as the leading children’s charity calls for police forces to do more to investigate internet crimes.

Norfolk Police

People stopped by police will now be caught on film as front-line officers start wearing body cameras while on patrol.

Police are appealing for information following an incident of indecent exposure in Thetford.

Armed police with sub-machine guns are continuing high visibility patrols across Norfolk over the Bank Holiday weekend - despite a lowering of the UK threat level.

Simon Bailey

A flurry of overdoses in 24 hours has sparked fears that an unusually-potent batch of heroin is being pushed on Norfolk’s streets.

As armed officers are deployed across the county in response to the increased threat level, the message from Norfolk’s chief is: “Talk to us”.

Lorne Green

Police are appealling for information after an arson attack on a car in Thetford.

Norfolk police have stationed armed police in Norwich and Great Yarmouth as part of a county-wide operation to reassure the public following the Manchester terror attack.

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