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We have been given an update on the investigation into the burglaries that took place in Langham earlier in the year. Jason Pegden of Norfolk Constabulary wrote:
"I am able to update you guys on the Langham burglaries, I understand from CID that it has been a long process but two persons are now remanded in custody for the burglaries and have been charged for the offences and are both awaiting court, both have also been dealt with for a string of other offences out of county. There were four persons involved at the time, we are waiting the identity of one other which is currently in another prison for other burglaries, but this is a recent enquiry. The fourth person has not been identified , but none the less we have managed to detect your burglaries for Langham. Please spread the news although we will update all that were affected by these crimes."
For the first time, people can register to vote online.
From mid-August, North Norfolk residents will receive a letter informing them of a change to the electoral registration system. The Individual Electoral Registration system (IER) makes every eligible voter individually responsible for registering themselves to vote.
Most people will be told they don't have to do anything as they will automatically be added to the new system. But we want to make sure that everyone else is aware of their chance to register too. If you’ve just turned 18 or you’ve not registered before, you can now get online to register to vote. This is your chance to make sure you have your say in next year's national and local elections.
North Norfolk residents will be sent a letter from their Electoral Registration Officer this week informing them of a change to the electoral registration system.
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Police are warning members of the public to be vigilant after residents in North Norfolk were called by phone scammers this morning (13 March).
Two people living in the Fakenham area received phone calls from offenders claiming to be police officers in London.
They were told that there had been fraudulent use of their bank cards – in some cases the line then went dead and in others they were told to call back on another number and when they tried the line had not been cleared.
Incidents have previously been reported in the Norwich area and residents should remember the following:
• Your bank or the police will never ask for your PIN, bank card or bank account details over the phone – never give these details out.
• If you receive such a call leave the landline for at least five minutes to make an outside call. Fraudsters will keep the line open and have been known to play ring tones, hold music and a recorded message down the phone so the victim believes they are making a call to a legitimate number.
• Use a friend or neighbour’s telephone instead.
• Friends, family, carers and neighbours are asked to spread the word to ensure everyone is aware of this scam and what they should do.
Anyone who believes they have been a victim of fraud should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. You can also report a fraud to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or via their websitewww.actionfraud.police.uk
Here is a link to the correct report.
Sorry for the earlier confusion.
One of the more eagerly awaited participants at last night's Parish Council meeting was our PCSO Keith Clarke. He conveyed his thanks for all the information from villagers regarding the recent burglaries. He and and his colleagues will be around over the next few days so if you have any information that may be useful please feel free to approach him or phone 101.
There were 5 properties burgled, windows were smashed and items taken. One individual was arrested and charged in connection with 1 burglary in Fakenham and is in custody on bail for the Langham burglaries. The individual is a foreign national from the London area.
The investigation is ongoing.