Norfolk Police are reminding residents of the importance of water safety as the current warm weather looks to continue over the bank holiday weekend.
We would urge people to be aware of the potential dangers of swimming in the sea or diving into rivers, lakes and reservoirs.
- Beware of powerful tidal waters and always read and obey any safety signs.
- Do not jump or dive into rivers. Quick entry into cold water can cause your body to go into shock. Low water temperature can numb limbs and claim lives.
- You won’t be able to judge the depth of water just by looking and there could be submerged hazards such as weeds, rubbish or pollution.
- There may be strong currents, which could pull you downstream or under the surface of the water.
- Never go into water if you have been drinking alcohol.
- Don’t assume because you can swim in a pool that you can deal with the challenges of open water swimming. Swim in safe areas, or where there is supervision and/or a lifeguard.
Burglary in Diss prompts witness appeal
Police are appealing for witness to come forward following a burglary in Diss.
A property in Sunnyside was broken into sometime between 12.30pm and 2.10pm on Monday 15 August 2016. Electrical items have then been stolen from within the address.
Anyone with information should contact DC Mike Larkin at Norwich CID on 101.
Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Please note that due to the introduction of new software the Police Connect service has altered.
We will continue to provide a weekly update and overview for your area and will highlight any crime trends or issues that you need to be aware of. Urgent crime updates or appeals for information will also be issued as necessary.
News, appeals and information can also be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week atwww.norfolk.police.uk
Message from Chief Inspector Nathan Clark