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Travellers leave town after weekend of disturbances

Extra police have been on duty in the Norfolk resort of Cromer after reports of disturbances in the town. Travellers camping nearby left the town on Sunday afternoon after being served an eviction notice by the district council.

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Norfolk police to carry out review into Cromer disorder

Norfolk Police has announced it'll carry out an internal review of the way it dealt with problems at Cromer last weekend - following a visit by the Chief Constable to the seaside town.

There were reports of trouble and businesses shut early on one of the busiest weekends of the year as tensions rose following the arrival of travellers at the resort.

Many people have been critical of the way police dealt with the problems, but Simon Bailey says he has listened to concerns raised by the community and lessons will be learnt.

People in Cromer are feeling very angry, let down and fearful of the same holiday period this time next year.

This is why it is so important that I want to give a reassuring message to those visiting Cromer and the residents that there will be additional resources in Cromer this weekend.

I will be working very closely with partners that the lawlessness we saw won't happen again.

I need to look at the totality of the response and through the review, know what happened. I need to ensure this doesn't happen again and rebuild the confidence of the community as soon as possible.

– Simon Bailey, Chief Constable, Norfolk Police

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