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Carer jailed for stealing £33,000 from elderly victim

A woman who stole thousands of pounds from an elderly lady she was employed to care for has been jailed for 18 months.

Linda Greenacre worked as a carer for the 90 year-old woman in King’s Lynn, and stole over £33,000 in cash and self-written cheques.

Over a period of 21 months, between 10 March 2012 and 1 January 2014, Greenacre slowly stole the money – making around 36 trips to ATM machines using the victim’s bank card to withdraw cash and forging 64 cheques for varying amounts made out to herself.

Greenacre’s deceit was uncovered when the victim received a letter from her bank stating that her account was overdrawn.

Fifty-four year-old Linda Greenacre, of Lady Jane Grey Road, King’s Lynn pleaded guilty to the offences and was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

"This theft took place over a prolonged period and saw Linda Greenacre take advantage of an elderly lady whom she was trusted to care for. Her actions were calculated, deceitful and purely for her own personal gain. The majority of the money stolen was spent on jewellery."

– Detective Constable Bridget Milne of the Adult Abuse Investigation Unit

Police release CCTV following oil theft

CCTV of two men police want to trace Credit: Norfolk Police

Police in King’s Lynn have released a CCTV image of two men they wish to speak with in connection with a theft.

The incident happened on Wednesday 4 June at about 6.30am when nine tubs of cooking oil were stolen from outside The Gatehouse pub, Kellard Place.

A white transit van was seen in the area at the time and left travelling down London Road toward the town centre.

Officers are keen to identify two men pictured in the images who may be able to assist with their enquiries.

Anyone with information should contact PCSO Tessa Munro at King’s Lynn Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Vandals use crane to cause nearly £30,000 of damage

Vandals used a crane to cause £29,000 of damage. Credit: Norfolk Police.

Police in King’s Lynn are appealing for information after vandals used a crane to destroy another - causing nearly £30,000 of damage.

Between 12pm on Sunday May 4 and 10pm on Monday May 5 someone forced their way into the site at Bentinck Dock.

After destroying the crane, the vandals also smashed the headlights and damaged the windscreens of five lorries kept in the yard.

The total cost of the damaged is estimated to be over £29,000.

9-year-old boy badly injured in coach fall

A nine-year-old boy has suffered "life-threatening injuries" after falling from a coach in Norfolk, police have said.

Officers in Norfolk said nobody else was injured in the incident, on the A47 trunk road near King's Lynn.

"The boy has been taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn with life-threatening injuries.

"A number of other people were on board the coach at the time and no other passengers were injured."

– Norfolk Police spokesman

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

A total of 20 children and 10 adults were on board the 71-seater coach at the time of the incident.

The youngsters are from Stamford Rugby Club in Lincolnshire and were travelling home after playing in a tournament at Holt in North Norfolk when the incident happened.

"This is a serious incident which has left a nine-year-old boy fighting for his life.

"The circumstances of how the boy came to fall from the coach will form part of our investigation and it would be inappropriate to speculate further at this stage.

"The boy's parents, who were travelling with the teams, are being supported by specially trained officers."

– Superintendent Dave Marshall

Post-mortem to be carried out on body found in King's Lynn quarry

A post-mortem is due to be carried out on a body found in a quarry near King's Lynn yesterday. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A post-mortem is due to be carried out on a body found in a quarry near King's Lynn yesterday afternoon.

Officers were called to the site off the A10 between Tottenhill and Watlington just after three o'clock after a member of the public reported seeing a man in the water.

A cordon is still in place at the scene - the death is currently being treated as unexplained.

Protecting King's Lynn from flooding

Work on a one million pound scheme to protect King's Lynn from flooding will get underway by the end of the month.

Protecting homes in King's Lynn in December Credit: ITV Anglia

Today people are being invited to find out more about the King's Lynn Tidal Defence project and also discuss their concerns following the December tidal surge.

A drop in session is being held in the town hall this afternoon. The project will see flood gates refurbished and existing tidal defences strengthened.

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