Monthly Archive: December 2009

Birse scoops  147M A11 Fiveways to Thetford improvement scheme … 0

Birse scoops 147M A11 Fiveways to Thetford improvement scheme …

20 December, 2009 | By Mark Hansford 1 The Highways Agency has awarded the 147M A11 Fiveways to Thetford Improvement scheme to Birse Civils.

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Norfolk Constabulary: Police warning to shoplifters 0

Norfolk Constabulary: Police warning to shoplifters

Shoplifters are being warned to stay out of Gorleston or face prosecution as police target offenders in the run up to Christmas. The campaign by the town s Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) will see more officers patrolling the High Street, working closely with operators at Gorleston CCTV and members of banning-scheme Shopwatch. Operation Cape aims to reduce shoplifting during a period which historically sees an increase in the number of offences.

Reducing theft from shops on the High Street is a current priority for the team and officers have worked closely with shops offering crime prevention advice for the busy Christmas period. Police have already secured results after a 21-year-old female was issued with a three-month Gorleston Retail Partnership exclusion notice for behaving in an anti-social manner in a shop. Insp Richard Graveling, who leads the Gorleston NPT, said: Shoplifting in Gorleston will not be tolerated.

People considering shoplifting as an option should not bother coming to Gorleston. We will take firm action against those caught shoplifting or believed to be handling stolen goods. This operation aims to deter shoplifting and improve reassurance among retailers and shoppers in the town.

Insp Graveling urged shoppers to play their part in the campaign by reporting incidents of shoplifting to shop staff and police immediately. Tracy Knights, of Sentiments on the High Street, said members of the Shopwatch scheme were pleased with the scheme. She said: We are glad to be members of the scheme and the radio link with police is very affective.

It is another example of people working together to make Gorleston a better shopping experience.

Norfolk Constabulary: Shoplifters are not welcome 0

Norfolk Constabulary: Shoplifters are not welcome

Police in Swaffham are working with shops in the town to drive down retail theft. Extra eyes have been recruited to deter thieves from stealing in Swaffham this is in the form of cardboard cops . Retailers and police are also taking the following measures to stop shoplifters: Extra high visibility policing presence in shops throughout the town.

Retailers alerting police and other premises of alleged offenders. CCTV has been used to identify thieves. The Rainbow Foodstore and shops across the town are working together with the police to take action against shoplifters.

Swaffham Insp Ady Porter said: The Rainbow Foodstore and other retailers are working in partnership with the Swaffham Neighbourhood Policing Team to reduce thefts within the shops and the addition of the static officers is just one of the measures that the stores are taking to combat theft.

Mick Clark, Loss Prevention Manager of Anglia Co-operative said: We are pleased to be working in conjunction with the police in Swaffham and will offer our support in many ways, including having ‘cardboard cops’ in-store to highlight the increased visibility of police presence in the town centre.” To contact Swaffham Neighbourhood Policing Team call 0845 456 4567 or email sntswaffham@norfolk.pnn.police.uk 1 .

References ^ sntswaffham@norfolk.pnn.police.uk (norfolk.police.uk)