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Dereham 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 headteacher has voiced her frustration after vandals damaged building materials intended for the renovation of outdoor space, halting the project.

Fakenham

A man arrested in connection with a crash at Swannington in which a popular Hellesdon cyclist and athlete was killed has been released under investigation.

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.

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Six people have been prosecuted for misuse of blue badges meant for disabled people in Norfolk, while dozens more drivers have been sent warning letters.

Police are keen to reunite items believed to have been stolen with their owners.

Three boys aged between 11 and 14 are being questioned by police after two separate break-ins at a church and school.

Dereham

A man stole more than £115,000-worth of products from his employer to pay for a gambling habit, a court has heard.

Members of a Norfolk-based gang stole painkilling gas from five hospitals the day before the country was put into lockdown during the coronavirus crisis, a court has heard.

Mindless vandals caused about £1500 worth of damage to equipment bought for a school to keep children safe in their bubbles.

A man who was caught almost three times over the drink-drive limit has been banned from the roads.

Norfolk Live

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

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

A “large quantity” of cannabis was seized in a drug bust in mid Norfolk.

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.

Two men have been charged with burglary and a fraud in which stolen cash cards were used to get almost £500.

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

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

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

A thief smashed the window of a house over the weekend and escaped with expensive goods.

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.

Fraudsters posing as police officers are attempting to convince elderly people to withdraw large sums of cash, the force has warned.

The news that those who attack emergency workers are to face tougher sentences has been greeted as ‘a step in the right direction’ by those who represent police officers in Norfolk.

A woman was hit in the head by her car’s wing mirror in a hit-and-run crash with a motorcycle.

Norfolk Live

A sex abuse charity has warned children receiving support for trauma have been “set back” by lockdown as the service was forced to cut face-to-face contact.

Norfolk’s police chief has revealed the grim statistic that 26pc of the county’s overall crime demand is abuse related - with the figure “going up and up year on year”.

A man in his 40s was arrested on suspicion of theft, after police spotted and stopped a car in Norwich.

Victims have recounted their experiences of sexual and domestic violence as charities encourage people to look out for the “warning signs” of child abuse.

Two women who suffered from “the worst kind of physical and mental trauma” during lockdown have opened up about their experiences - and how they escaped the torment of their abusers.

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