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Cannabis growers jailed

Cannabis growers jailed

11 December 2015 Two men involved in the production of cannabis at a pig farm in Bradenham have today, Friday 11 December 2015, started prison sentences totalling more than 12 years. Detectives from Norfolk Constabulary s Tactical Crime Unit charged the men following the discovery of a significant cannabis farm at Gibbett Site Pig Farm on Hale Road in Bradenham in November 2013. Andrew Deakin, aged 52 and from Oxford Road, Clacton on Sea, was found guilty at an earlier hearing of one count of conspiracy to produce cannabis, one count of conspiracy to supply cannabis and one count of concealing criminal earnings.

Paul May, aged 37 and from Hall Street, Long Melford was also found guilty of one count of conspiracy to produce cannabis, one count of conspiracy to supply cannabis and one count of possession with intent to supply cannabis. Mark Jude, aged 48 and from West Carr Road, Attleborough, was acquitted of all charges. Officers were alerted to the property via a 999 call on Sunday 24 November 2013, which alleged threats made with a firearm.

Upon arrival and after further enquiries, they found the multi room, highly organised and sophisticated production operation, with over 1000 cannabis plants being seized, along with equipment associated with drugs cultivation. Deakin was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment and May was sentenced to 5.5 years imprisonment at a hearing at Norwich Crown Court this afternoon. Det Con Kerrie Atkin said: “We will always take positive action against illegal drug activity where possible.

I would urge anyone with similar concerns in their community to contact us on 101 where information will be dealt with sensitively.

Anyone concerned about illegal drug activity should contact their local policing team on 101 or alternatively information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Alliance cricketers celebrate another summer of success

Alliance cricketers celebrate another summer of success

Premier division champions Fakenham with Emma Conway from Dipple and Conway and John Tythcott, vice-chairman of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance. Picture Credit Newsmakers PR The big hitters of club cricket celebrated a season to remember when the Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Cricket Alliance handed out its 2015 awards. Honours were spread right across the county with Fakenham taking pride of place during the awards night at Wensum Valley Hotel and Country Club after their exciting young team, led by Australian Keegan Monahan-Fairlie, won the Premier Division for the first time since 2011.

Fakenham s subsequent frustration at missing out on promotion to the East Anglian Premier League, when they lost in the play-off semi-finals, was softened when they were named as Club of the Year. Among the individuals honoured was Vauxhall Mallards veteran Carl Amos, who at 42 continued to show the quality that has made him a legend of Norfolk cricket by finishing as the league s leading run scorer with a total of 1074. The bowling honours were shared by Norwich s Simon Key, whose 38 wickets helped his team to the Division Two title, and Marcus Bishop of Lowestoft, while Andy Dale took the wicket-keeping award with 30 dismissals for Swaffham.

Neil McDonald, Dipple & Conway s Group Practice Manager, said the second year of sponsorship had been another fulfilling one, adding: It has been exciting to be involved in a competition which reflects all the positive things about sport in Norfolk. The quality of the cricket has been exceptional and the spirit even more so, often with different generations of the same families playing side by side. Company director Matthew Conway added: We are a family-run, community-orientated business, about to celebrate our centenary in 2016, so it was fitting to be supporting a league which represents not only tradition but friendly competition played out in the heart of the county s communities.

Alliance chairman Peter Thomas, who helped present the trophies with Matthew Conway, Emma Conway and Neil McDonald, said: There s no doubt that the input of Dipple & Conway has made a big difference to the competition over the past two years with the introduction of the player of the month awards further adding to the level of interest. He added: We also pride ourselves on our youth section which is getting youngsters involved in cricket, gaining confidence and even playing in adult teams, which is good for the future of the sport. On the Club of the Year award to Fakenham, he added: They were good both off and on the field.

It was just disappointing that they couldn t go on to get the reward they really deserved by getting in the EAPL. But they are a young team and I think with another year of experience they can only get better. The awards evening was compered by Anglia Television presenter and keen cricketer Jonathan Wills.

Division One winners Garboldisham with Matthew Conway, from Dipple and Conway, and John Tythcott, vice-chairman of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance. Picture Credit Newsmakers PR Division Two winners Norwich A with Matthew Conway, from Dipple and Conway, and John Tythcott, vice-chairman of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance. Picture Credit Newsmakers PR Division Three winners Vauxhall Mallards A with Matthew Conway, from Dipple and Conway, and John Tythcott, vice-chairman of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance.

Picture Credit Newsmakers PR Division Four winners Winterton with Emma Conway, from Dipple and Conway, and John Tythcott, vice-chairman of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance. Picture Credit Newsmakers PR Division Five winners Martham with Matthew Conway, from Dipple and Conway, and John Tythcott, vice-chairman of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance. Picture Credit Newsmakers PR Division Six winners Bircham with Emma Conway, from Dipple and Conway, and John Tythcott, vice-chairman of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance.

Picture Credit Newsmakers PR Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Cricket Alliance Award Winners: Premier Division Winners Fakenham Runner-Up -Sprowston Division One Winners Garboldisham Runner-Up North Runcton Division Two Winners Norwich A Runner-Up Thetford Division Three Winners Vauxhall Mallards A Runner-Up Brooke A Division Four Winners Winterton Runner-Up Mundford Division Five Winners Martham Runner-Up Hethersett & Tas Valley A Division Six Winners Bircham Runner-Up Bradenham A Junior Competitions Under-9s – John Dewing Trophy Winners Brooke Runner-Up Horsford Under-11s – Terry Moore Trophy Winners Vauxhall Mallards Runner-Up Southwold Under-13s – Allan Bridgewater Trophy Winners Acle Runner-Up Cromer Under-15s – Andy Seeley Trophy Winners Swardeston CEYMS Runner-Up Acle Merit awards Leading run scorer Carl Amos (Vauxhall Mallards) Leading wicket-takers Marcus Bishop (Lowestoft) and Simon Key (Norwich).

Leading wicketkeeper Andy Dale (Swaffham) Dipple & Conway Players of the Month May Jasper Payne (Swaffham) June Robin Yates (Mundford) July Harrison Futter (Fakenham) August Ben Coote (North Runcton).

Club of the Year Fakenham

Man charged: indecent exposure

Man charged: indecent exposure

01 April 2015 A 29-year-old man from Necton has been charged in connection with a series of indecent exposure incidents. Michael Croll, of Ketts Hill, faces 13 charges of indecent exposure with the incidents dating between July 2012 and September 2014. The charges relate to incidents in Dereham, Fakenham, Shipdham, Bradenham, Ashill, Little Cressingham, Ovington, Beetley, Saham Toney and Swaffham.

Croll has also received a charge of driving without insurance.

Croll has been released on police bail and is due to appear at King s Lynn Magistrates Court on Thursday 23 April.