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North Yarmouth: rise in damage offences

PUBLISHED: 09:02 15 October 2008 | UPDATED: 12:01 03 July 2010

CRIMINAL damage offences should be reported immediately to police rather than victims waiting until the following day.

Following a recent rise in criminal damage incidents in the north Great Yarmouth area Sgt Ian Cox of the local Safer Neighbourhood Team is urging victims and witnesses to offences to call police straight away, giving officers a better chance of catching the culprit.

CRIMINAL damage offences should be reported immediately to police rather than victims waiting until the following day.

Following a recent rise in criminal damage incidents in the north Great Yarmouth area Sgt Ian Cox of the local Safer Neighbourhood Team is urging victims and witnesses to offences to call police straight away, giving officers a better chance of catching the culprit.

Sgt Cox said: “Please do not leave the reporting of criminal damage or antisocial behaviour until the following day. Report it immediately as it will give my officers the chance to detect offenders or deter them from committing offences; it is by working together that we can reduce this problem.”

In recent weeks there has been a spate of sporadic damage to cars and property in an area between St Nicholas Road the Jellicoe Road.

To report a crime in the process of being committed or other emergencies call 999, for all other matters call police on 0845 456 4567.

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