Watton and Swaffham Crime

Mon, 17:26

Two serial burglars who stole thousands of pounds of jewellery and shotguns from homes across the country have been jailed for a combined total of more than 13 years.

Detectives are investigating multiple break-ins in the Watton area.

Norfolk Police Chief Constable Simon Bailey has admitted police may need to work with so-called paedophile hunters despite claims the groups are putting children’s lives at risk.

Armed officers will be deployed across Norfolk over the coming days as the UK terror threat is raised to its highest level.

Norfolk Police

Police were involved in a late-night pursuit after a JCB teleporter was stolen in Swaffham.

With almost 2,500 reported scams in the past three years in Norfolk, experts have now shared their top tips on how to avoid them.

It took just one punch to dislocate Shannon Morgan’s jaw and completely change her life.

A report from an independent monitoring body has described a “volatile” situation, and “unrest” taking place at HMP Wayland.


Norfolk Constabulary have taken another step in equipping its officers with the latest technology.

Lorne Green

It’s a relatively new technology that drivers have been using to settle insurance claims and capture footage of the unexpected.

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