FENLAND/WEST NORFOLK: Jewellery recovered by police set to go on display

JEWELLERY RECOVERED BY POLICE SET TO GO ON DISPLAY FENLAND/WEST NORFOLK: MORE than 200 items of jewellery are set to go on display this weekend, as Norfolk Police try to identify a hoard of items which have been recovered from police raids. The Th

JEWELLERY RECOVERED BY POLICE SET TO GO ON DISPLAY

FENLAND/WEST NORFOLK: MORE than 200 items of jewellery are set to go on display this weekend, as Norfolk Police try to identify a hoard of items which have been recovered from police raids.

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The raids have been carried out at addresses in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire over the last ten months, in connection with armed robberies and aggravated burglaries across West Norfolk and Fenland between August last year and February this year.


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The recovered jewellery includes gold watches, coins, sovereigns, rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and brooches.

Det Sgt Andy Lovick, of the constabulary's Major Investigation Team said: "We are keen to identify as much of this property as possible.

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"We have already contacted a large number of burglary victims personally by letter and invited them to attend this exhibition.

"But we would also encourage anyone else who may have had items of jewellery stolen from them over the last ten months, and has not for whatever reason reported the crime, to come along and see if they can identify their property."

The exhibition is due to take place between 10.30am and 4.30pm on Saturday, May 24, at the Weeting Bowls Club in Lynn Road, Weeting, near Brandon.

Members of the public planning to attend are advised to bring identification with them and, if possible, any receipts or photos they may have relating to their property.

Representatives from Victim Support will be on hand to offer assistance to anyone wanting support. Detectives from both Downham Market CID and the MIT will be in attendance to deal with any new crime reports and officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood Team will also be present.

Anyone with further queries about this event should contact Det Con Craig Leeder, of the MIT, on 0845 456 4567.

TEENAGERS APPEAR IN COURT IN CONNECTION WITH DEATH OF PREGNANT EWE

NORFOLK: SIX teenagers - including one from Wisbech - appeared before magistrates yesterday in connection with the killing of a pregnant sheep in a Norfolk coastal town.

Sean Yaxley, 19, from Braintree in Essex, together with a 17-year-old youth from Wisbech, a 17-year-old from Wells and a 17-year-old youth from East Molesey, Surrey, denied causing unnecessary suffering to the Black Hebridean sheep in Wells-next-the-sea on March 23.

The remaining two defendants - a 16-year-old youth from Wells and a 15-year-old from Wells - did not enter pleas when they appeared at King's Lynn Magistrates' Court.

The five teenagers under 18 are all male but cannot be identified for legal reasons.

All six were released on unconditional bail to reappear at King's Lynn Magistrates' Court on June 4.

PLAYSTATION, NINTENDO, JEWELLERY, AND LAPTOP JUST SOME OF ITEMS STOLEN IN BURGLARY

SUTTON BRIDGE: MORE than £2,000 worth of items were stolen in a burglary, with thieves gaining entry via a dog flap.

The burglary was committed in Wharf Street, Sutton Bridge, between 11am and 2pm on Sunday.

The items stolen were:

• A PlayStation 3 games console with remote,

• A Nintendo Wii console with two controls,

• Miscellaneous jewellery,

• An ornamental 'Alien Head' containing DVDs and an ornamental 'Predator Head' containing DVDs,

• A Packard Bell laptop, and

• Miscellaneous computer and video games.

Also stolen was a unique novelty cigarette lighter in the form of a silver metal kneeling astronaut. Police said this is one of only two in the world.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Alan Jesson at Spalding CID on 01775 722233, quoting incident number 225 of 18 May, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

DROP-IIN CAFE READY FOR FRIDAY LAUNCH

A DROP-in cafe at a Chatteris church hall will launch on Friday at 8pm.

The Hope Youth Café has been set up as part of the Hope 08 initiative together with Chatteris Churches Together and the Youth Worker Trust.

It takes place at the Emmanuel Church Small Hall, and will be open on Friday evenings from 8-10pm.

Friday's opening will be done by the Deputy Mayor of Chatteris, Councillor Florence Newell, as the Mayor of Chatteris, Councillor Sue Elam is unable to attend.

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