Diss residents urged to be the ‘eyes and ears’ of community in bid to prevent crime

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People living in and around Diss are being urged to be the ears and eyes of their community and to work with local police to help prevent crime.

Officers are reminding communities to keep them informed of any suspicious activity in the area they live and not to hesitate in giving police a call.

Inspector Jason Broome, Local Policing Commander for Diss, said: “There have been times when local people have told us they have seen something suspicious in their neighbourhood, such as a stranger in their area, a strange vehicle or a cold caller, but didn’t contact us at the time because they didn’t feel it was important enough.

“Although it may not seem important, or you may think you are wasting our time by reporting it, people living and working here are our ears and eyes of the community and we value any information they may have. You never know if that one piece of information could help us track the movements of known criminals or tie in with an ongoing investigation.

“And if anyone has any concerns about passing on their personal details, you don’t even have to give your name if you don’t want to.”

If you see anything suspicious in your area, please contact your local neighbourhood policing team on 101 or email sntdiss@norfolk.pnn.police.uk or dial 999 if you believe a crime in in progress.