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Confidential papers stolen from clinic

PUBLISHED: 15:13 02 June 2008 | UPDATED: 11:10 03 July 2010

POLICE investigating how confidential papers became strewn across a Gorleston street have confirmed the papers were stolen from a local NHS clinic.

A number of items of post, which included one pack of police referrals to children's services, were stolen from a letter box at the Newberry Clinic in Lowestoft Road following a mail delivery on Saturday morning.

POLICE investigating how confidential papers became strewn across a Gorleston street have confirmed the papers were stolen from a local NHS clinic.

A number of items of post, which included one pack of police referrals to children's services, were stolen from a letter box at the Newberry Clinic in Lowestoft Road following a mail delivery on Saturday morning.

It is thought the papers were discarded in the grounds of the clinic. Police were alerted by members of the public on Sunday morning, who had found some of the papers which had blown into the road.

A police spokesman said: “Some police referrals, which had been properly posted according to usual processes, arrived at the clinic on Saturday morning and were stolen during a burglary.

“We are working in conjunction with the James Paget University Hospitals to establish a clearer picture of what happened and will decide if any further steps need to be taken at the conclusion of these enquiries.

“We thank those members of the public who brought this matter to our attention and would urge anyone with information about the theft or who has found any papers of interest to us to contact police immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Yarmouth CID on 0845 456 4567.

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