Thetford and Brandon Crime

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Cyber scammers targeted a district council with a hoax email con in which they pretended to be the authority’s leader.

A 30-year-old man has been charged with assault and criminal damage after an incident where police were spat at.

Essex Police have confirmed they will be reviewing the case of Simon Dobbin following his death on Wednesday morning.

A man who “donkey kicked” a police officer in the shins following his arrest outside a Bury St Edmunds pub has been fined in court.

Burglars have broken into around 18 sheds on a town’s allotment.


Jewellery was stolen as thieves broke into a home in Sapiston.

Suffolk Live

For the three university students fined £10,000 each after throwing a party in Norwich, the harsh financial lesson of falling foul of coronavirus guidelines may be the most memorable of their time studying.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Campers who left behind their rubbish in woodland have been fined and ordered to write a letter of apology.

Extra cash for Suffolk’s police force funded from the council tax rise this year is being spent on frontline rural policing, serious crime disruption and support for domestic abuse victims among its key priorities.

Tim Passmore

A six-figure sum has been given to Suffolk police to help enforce coronavirus rules, it has been confirmed – but nobody in the county has yet been issued a top-level £10,000 fine for Covid-19 breaches.

Tim Passmore

Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner has outlined where the additional 54 police officers announced last autumn are being deployed – with a large proportion carrying out activities in the west of the county.

Tim Passmore

An investigation into an incident where a cyclist was garroted by a rope strung up between trees on a popular Norfolk cycling route has been closed.

The scale of sex offences recorded on school grounds in Norfolk over the past five years has been revealed.

Two criminals were caught red-handed trying to steal plants from a Norfolk cannabis factory.

A 21-year-old man has been charged in connection with a variety of fraud which sees criminals pose as police officers.

Backlogs in cases coming to Suffolk’s courts are “deeply worrying” according to the police and crime commissioner – with some victims and witnesses having to travel as far as Chelmsford to give evidence.

Tim Passmore

A fraudster posing as the manager of the Shell Fiveways Service Station has stolen cigarettes, cash and Red Bull from the store on the A11.

Suffolk Live

A man has been arrested after police discovered a cannabis factory at a Thetford property.


A woman in her 60s was conned out of £60,000 by criminals posing as police - who convinced her she was helping with an undercover investigation.

More than £1/2m has been awarded to councils in Norfolk and Waveney to step up checks to make sure people and businesses comply with coronavirus rules.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Police want to trace a man in connection with assaults on officers at a rave which attracted more than 500 people to Thetford Forest.

Norfolk Live

Burglaries have returned to pre-lockdown levels in Norfolk after collapsing during lockdown.

Burglars are likely to get away with their crimes, police figures suggest, with only 6pc of break-ins solved across Suffolk since the start of last year.

A single mum is thousands of pounds out of pocket after unwittingly buying a stolen car on Facebook.

Norfolk’s chief constable has warned the next six months dealing with the coronavirus outbreak are likely to be “tougher for us all”.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

An army veteran caught with an imitation rifle, hand axe and lock knife in Brandon town centre while dressed in camouflage must wait to learn his fate from a crown court judge.

The number of children being exploited by London gangs to move drugs into Norfolk and Suffolk has halved, despite demand for drugs being “very high” during lockdown.

A woman is to stand trial accused of helping to organise an illegal rave at Thetford Forest.

Norfolk Live

Police are hunting two men over a violent robbery.


More than £1.1million is being committed to a fresh three-year campaign in tackling county lines drug operations – with specialist hubs set for Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds.

John Ward

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