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A library isn't the obvious place to report a crime but people will be able to from September at Thetford in Norfolk following the closure of the front desk at the town's police station.
A six month trial will see services switch to Thetford library in a move that has angered residents because librarians will be dealing with police matters. A similar scheme will start at Gorleston library too.
It is an idea that's already been rolled out in other police force areas as forces struggle with budget cuts.