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Police warning after spate of Diss burglaries


A spate of burglaries in Diss has prompted police to remind people to keep their property locked.

A shed at the grounds of Diss High School in Walcot Road was also broken into at about 1.30am on Friday, while a further seven burglaries took place last week.

The Sports Pavilion on Shelfanger Road in Roydon, was broken into between Tuesday at 8.15pm and Thursday at 8am, a garage at a home in Common Road in Shelfanger was broken into between Wednesday at 10pm and Thursday at 8am, and five sheds, two on Rectory Road, one on Diss Road, one on Common Road in Shelfanger, and one on Shelfanger Road in Roydon, were broken into between Tuesday night and Thursday morning.

No items were taken in any of the break-ins although the doors that were forced were criminally damaged in all of the incidents.

Chief Inspector Mike Britton, local policing commander for South Norfolk, said: “In light of this spate of break-ins, this is an opportune time to remind shed owners to keep their sheds as secure as possible, and not to leave any items of value in there that could just as easily stay in the home.

“In the meantime, we would welcome anyone with any information that might assist officers with this investigation to come forward and share it.”

Contact police on 101. For more advice on shed security, visit www.norfolk.police.uk.

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