The following is a local policing update for the Rural Flegg Villages neighbourhood
Weekly crime summary 25 August 2016
Norfolk Police are reminding residents of the importance of water safety as the current warm weather looks to continue over the bank holiday weekend.
We would urge people to be aware of the potential dangers of swimming in the sea or diving into rivers, lakes and reservoirs.
· Beware of powerful tidal waters and always read and obey any safety signs.
· Do not jump or dive into rivers. Quick entry into cold water can cause your body to go into shock. Low water temperature can numb limbs and claim lives.
· You won’t be able to judge the depth of water just by looking and there could be submerged hazards such as weeds, rubbish or pollution.
· There may be strong currents, which could pull you downstream or under the surface of the water.
· Never go into water if you have been drinking alcohol.
· Don’t assume because you can swim in a pool that you can deal with the challenges of open water swimming. Swim in safe areas, or where there is supervision and/or a lifeguard.
Advice to motorbike and moped owners
We continue to see a number of mopeds and low cc motorbikes stolen across the neighbourhood, which are very appealing to thieves due to how easy they are to steal and pass on. Frustratingly some of these have been bikes with very few security measures protecting them. Even very basic security measures can deter the opportunist thief.
· Never leave your keys with the motorbike or moped.
· Try to use a designated motorcycle parking place with a stand and security loop. If you have a garage, fit strong locks and invest in a ground anchor.
· Cover your machine if possible
· Always put the steering lock on
· If you have a security device, use it
· Fit an industry approved electronic immobiliser – this may also help reduce your insurance costs
· Register your vehicle at www.immobilise.com
We are also asking members of the public to be vigilant for suspicious activity around motorbikesand would urge anyone with information about the thefts, or who has been offered a bike for sale in suspicious circumstances, to get in touch with police on 101.
Pilot launch to help residents in Gorleston access more police services
Norfolk Constabulary is working with Norfolk County Council’s Library and Information Service to test a new way of helping residents access more police services in libraries.
The six month trial will run from the end of September in Gorleston and will involve library staff signposting customers to police services, while also helping them complete online self-reporting forms, a function which will soon be available as part of the Constabulary’s new website.
Library staff will also be able to help customers with online enquiries about lost and found items; however members of the public will not be able to take these items to the library.
Members of the public who require an emergency response from Norfolk Constabulary should call 999 or dial 101 for less-urgent crime reporting or to speak to a specific officer or member of staff.
Please note that due to the introduction of new software the Police Connect service has altered.
We will continue to provide a weekly update and overview for your area and will highlight any crime trends or issues that you need to be aware of. Urgent crime updates or appeals for information will also be issued as necessary.
News, appeals and information can also be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week atwww.norfolk.police.uk