Monthly Archive: November 2010

Armed police involved in Norfolk arrests swoop 0

Armed police involved in Norfolk arrests swoop

Police raid. Tuesday, November 30, 2010 9:42 AM Six people have been arrested after armed police searched properties in Norwich and Gorleston. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

Armed police are currently involved in a major operation which has already seen six people arrested following swoops on properties around the Norwich area and Gorleston. Officers from Norfolk Constabulary searched a property in Denmark Opening in Sprowston at around 9am this morning. A second address in the coastal town was also searched.

The investigation also saw a dramatic incident on Barrack Street at around 1pm when a man was surrounded by armed officers before being led away. Police also towed away a Mercedes car from the scene, which appeared to have a dent in its right hand side. The scene was witnessed by users of the nearby Greens gym on the opposite side of the road.

One woman who did not want to be named, said: We saw him standing there with police pointing guns at his head. Since the start of the operation armed officers have also been spotted at Meadow Way in Hellesdon, and it is believed police are also targeting a property in Rackheath. Police said the arrests were part of an ongoing operation but would give no further details.

A Norfolk Constabulary spokeswoman said that four men and one woman have been arrested in connection with the investigation. A fifth man has also been arrested in the wake of the swoop on an unrelated matter. A Norfolk police spokesman said: Armed officers have this morning executed search warrants at various addresses in Norwich and Gorleston as part of an ongoing investigation.

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Norfolk Constabulary: Stalham damage charge 0

Norfolk Constabulary: Stalham damage charge

A 23 year old male will appear in court next month charged with criminal damage.

Robert Sambrook, of Peterkin Road, Norwich has been charged with criminal damage in connection with an incident that took place on Friday 12 November, where the windscreen of a vehicle was smashed on the High Street in Stalham.

Sambrook will appear at Cromer Magistrates Court on Thursday 2 December.

Norfolk Constabulary: Business security advice 0

Norfolk Constabulary: Business security advice

Stalham Safer Neighbourhood Team is urging local businesses to attend a crime prevention forum being held next month. The Crime Prevention Business Forum will be held on Wednesday 8 th December from 12pm until 3pm, at JC Cars on Littlewoods Lane Industrial Estate in Hoveton. Business owners and employees are encouraged to come along to the event to discuss crime prevention measures and raise any issues or concerns that they might have with Crime Prevention Officer Ian Plews and local PCSO Lucy Collyer.

If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to speak to a member of Stalham SNT regarding crime prevention, or any concerns that you may have, call 0845 456 4567 or email 1 References ^ (