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Police warning after spike in anti-social behaviour on Thetford estate

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Police are warning residents of the Abbey Estate in Thetford to be vigilant after a spike in anti-social behaviour over the weekend.

The comes after reports of a deliberate arson on Sunday where more than 12 people are believed to have pushed two cars to the middle of Canterbury Way before setting them alight.

The incident happened at around 10.50pm on Sunday night (July 17).

Norfolk Fire and rescue Service attended and extinguished the fire before the police arrived.

Inspector Rebecca Cant wanted to said the force had allocated extra resources to keep an eye on the situation.

“I would like to reassure members of the public that last night’s incidents were isolated to the Abbey Estate.

“We are allocating extra resources to the continuing disorder around this estate and will use relevant powers to maintain control of the situation.

“Additionally, we are working closely with Flagship and Breckland District Council and will continue to try and find a suitable resolution.

“A street briefing will be held today (July 18) between 2pm and 4pm on Gloucester Way and Canterbury Way for residents to discuss their concerns.

“Criminality and anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and anyone who chooses to commit offences must be dealt with appropriately.

“If you witnessed any anti-social behaviour over the weekend or have information about the arson please call us on 101.”

Anyone who saw anything suspicious at the time of the fire should call Breckland OPT on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.


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