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Ram-raiders use JCB to steal cash machine from supermarket

Huge hole left where the cash machine was dragged out.

Thieves drove a JCB into the front of a supermarket in Norfolk to steal a cash machine.

It happened in Wells-next-the-Sea at the Co-op store on Polka Road sometime between 2.50am and 3am on Monday 17 July.

The suspects then used the teleporter to remove the cash machine before loading it onto a 4x4 truck, which fled the scene.

Officers believe a dark coloured hatchback vehicle was also used.

The JCB was left at the scene.
  • Police are appealing for witnesses to contact DS Andy Garner or DC Sam Harris at Norfolk Constabulary on 101.

Flood barriers up - but high tide passes without incident in Wells

The flood barriers at Wells-next-the-Sea. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The first high tide of the day passed without incident this morning in Wells - but the coastal town was ready for the worst.

The flood barriers are up and were closed in the lead up to a possible surge at 7am.

But they were reopened soon after and ITV News Anglia's reporter Malcolm Robertson said the roads had remained clear of water.

Water levels did not reach the roads at Wells-next-the-sea this morning. Credit: ITV News Anglia.


Fishing boat rescued off the coast of Wells

Wells lifeboat has rescued a small fishing boat that had suffered engine failure on it's way from Wells to Grimsby.

Crews were in the middle of a training exercise when they received the call from the Coastguard at 9am Sunday 18th December.

The twenty-four foot leisure craft 'Patsy Lou' got into difficulty around five miles north of Wells and the two-man crew called the coastguard for help.

No one was hurt in the incident.

Appeal for witnesses after man dies in A149 motorbike crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a motorbike crash on the A149 at Holkham, Norfolk, yesterday afternoon.

Officers were called to the scene at 2pm after a Keeway 125 motorbike, travelling from Wells towards Holkham, left the road and mounted the verge.

Emergency services attended to the rider, who was in his seventies, but he died at the scene.

The road was closed while the incident was dealt with. It re-opened shortly before 5.30pm.

Appeal launched for new lifeboat in Wells

An appeal's been launched for a new lifeboat at Wells on the Norfolk coast.

Over the years,thousands of lives have been saved by crews from the town. but volunteers at the station want to replace the current boat with a faster, more modern vessel.

Although most of the two million pounds needed has already come from legacy gifts, 250 thousand pounds still has to be raised over the next 18 months.

Click below to watch Malcolm Robertson's report


Lifeboat crews issue weekend warning after two call outs

Wells all weather lifeboat comes to rescue of a boat in trouble Credit: Wells Lifeboat

Wells lifeboat crew have urged the public to check tides and sea conditions before venturing out following two call outs this weekend.

The all-weather lifeboat was summoned to help a pleasure craft with steering problems about a mile off the Norfolk coast yesterday. The boat was towed to safety.

In a separate incident the inshore boat rescued a woman dog walker who was cut off by the tide. No-one was hurt in either incident.

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