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Valuable ring stolen as spate of burglaries continue

A £3,000 diamond ring has been in stolen in one of a number of burglaries in the Norwich area.

Norfolk Police are urging homeowners to be vigilant following the latest spate of break-ins which took place over the weekend.

Between 5pm and 6pm on Sunday, burglars targeted a home at Soleme Road.

They took a large amount of jewellery including a ring worth £3,000 and featuring 19 diamonds.

Alcohol was also taken and the gas fire was removed and left next to the fireplace.

Earlier in the day, between 2am and 7.15am, burglars broke into a mid-terraced house at Romany Road and stole a laptop.

Norfolk Police said these latest thefts came as police were already investigating a large number of burglaries across the city.

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Police car involved in crash

Officers are at the scene of a crash that took place earlier this evening in Norwich involving a police car and a taxi.

It happened at about 6.50pm on the A140 Boundary Road at the junction with Aylsham Road.

The police vehicle, a Ford Transit Connect, was responding to an emergency call at the time.

Norfolk Police said the male driver of the taxi complained of neck pain but was otherwise unhurt and did not need treatment.

The male driver of the police car sustained a minor injury to his arm. No one else was involved.

Boundary Road remains closed while the vehicles are recovered and drivers have been warned to expect lengthy delays into the evening as enquiries continue.

Temporary Chief lands permanent role

Simon Bailey has been appointed as the new Chief Constable of Norfolk Police.
Simon Bailey has been appointed as the new Chief Constable of Norfolk Police. Credit: Norfolk Police

The new Chief Constable at the helm for Norfolk Police has been confirmed, after his appointment was approved by Norfolk Police and Crime Panel.

Simon Bailey was proposed by Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Bett and his decision was confirmed following a hearing last week.

He steps up from Temporary Chief Constable to take the full-time position.

Eleven dogs stolen from kennels

Police are appealing for information after eleven dogs were stolen from kennels in Marshland St James, in West Norfolk.

Between 7pm on Saturday 12 October and 1pm on Sunday 13 October, thieves broke into a garden at the back of a property in the village.

They stole:

Two female and one male Maltese puppies;

Four female and one male Maltese adult dogs;

A male adult pug described as fawn with bandy legs and a slate grey area around its hind legs;

A female adult pug described as fawn with bulgy eyes;

A pregnant, female adult pug which was fawn with some fur missing from under its chin.

Anyone with information should contact PC Krystina Dowe at Downham Market Police Station on 101.

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Police make arrests after man injured in fight

Two people have been arrested after a man was found with serious injuries in Costessey near Norwich.

Police were called to East Hills Road at 4.30am this morning after reports of a fight.

A man in his 60s was found with serious but non life-threatening head and arm injuries.

He's in a stable condition at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Two men, aged 42 and 16, are in custody on suspicion of assault. All the people involved knew each other and police are not looking for anyone else.

CCTV appeal after fake notes passed in King's Lynn

CCTV images - do you know this man?
CCTV images - do you know this man? Credit: Norfolk Police

Police have issued CCTV images of three men they want to speak to after a number of counterfeit notes were passed in West Lynn.

Between 2.50am and 3.05am on Thursday 30 May 2013 a number of fake British notes were tendered at two business premises on Clenchwarton Road.

Officers want to speak to the men pictured as they may be able to assist with inquiries.

CCTV images - do you know these people?
CCTV images - do you know these people? Credit: Norfolk Police

New job for Chief Constable

New job for Norfolk's Chief Constable Philip Gormley
New job for Norfolk's Chief Constable Philip Gormley Credit: Press Association

Philip Gormley, the Chief Constable of Norfolk police, has been named the deputy director general of the National Crime Agency (NCA).

He will be responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of the crime-fighting agency which will spearhead the fight against serious and organised crime.


Police hunt aerosol attacker

Norfolk police E-fit
Police hunt men after teenage boy burned with aerosol Credit: Norfolk Police

Police have issued an E-fit picture of a man they want to speak to after a 13-year-old boy was sprayed with a lit aerosol can.

The teenager suffered minor burns after the attack in an alleyway between Kalmia Green and Hazel Way in Gorleston around 3.40pm on Wednesday, 24 April.

The boy had knelt down to take something out of his bag when he heard footsteps and saw two men. One of the men was flicking a lighter and the other handed him an aerosol can which was then sprayed at the 13-year-old and ignited for a second. The two then ran off laughing.

The men are both described as white, around 5ft 10ins tall and well built, with one wearing a light coloured hooded top with hood up and the other, seen in the E-fit, wearing a red ‘Jack Wills’ hooded top with ‘Wills’ in white writing.

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