Rural Flegg Villages Crime Summary:
Police investigate Yarmouth arson
Detectives are investigating after suspects smashed a window before setting fire to a shop in Great Yarmouth.
The incident happened in King Street in the early hours of Monday 16 March between 1.40am and 1.55am and residents in neighbouring properties had to be evacuated as a precaution.
Firefighters extinguished the blaze and police are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident.
“Initial enquiries suggest two men were seen near to the food shop moments before the fire started,” said investigating officer Detective Constable Zoe Catton.
“The men ran from the scene shortly afterwards and I’d be keen to hear from anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area around the time stated.”
Anyone with information should contact DC Catton at Great Yarmouth CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Appeal after couple assaulted in High Street, Gorleston
Police in Gorleston are appealing for witnesses after a man and woman were assaulted in the town.
The incident happened on Wednesday 11 March at about 10pm as the couple, aged in their late teens, waited at a bus stop on the High Street near to the Wilkinsons store.
A man approached the victims and attempted to start a conversation before punching the man in the head. The woman then intervened and was also hit in the head by the man who walked off.
Investigating officer, PC Richard Bladon, said: “The suspect is described as white, aged in his 20s, with short dark hair, a poor complexion and slight facial hair. He was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, a yellow and white t-shirt and carrying a can of beer.
“I’m keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or noticed a man fitting the description in the area around the time stated.”
Witnesses should contact PC Bladon at Gorleston Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police appeal following egg throwing incidents in Gorleston
Police are appealing for information after a number of incidents on the High Street in Gorleston.
Officers have received reports of three men throwing eggs and stones at a man from inside a silver Renault Megane on a number of occasions between 9am on Tuesday 10 March and 4.50pm on Tuesday 17 March.
The man has been hit by the eggs and stones but didn’t suffer any serious injuries.
Anyone who may have witnessed these incidents or anyone with further information is urged to contact PC Lisa-Jayne Palliser at Gorleston Police Station on 101.
Van window smashed – Gorleston
Police are appealing for information after a van was damaged in Gorleston.
It happened sometime between 8pm on Sunday 15 March and 2.50am on Monday 16 March. A window was smashed on the blue Ford Transit van as it was parked in Western Road.
Anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area between the times stated or anyone with information should contact PC Daniel Lemmon at Gorleston Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.