15 Aug GY Today – Wednesday 15th August
Have you seen missing scooter that was stolen from elderly owner?
The scooter was reported stolen after its 77-year-old owner reported he was approached by four men from a van in Camperdown by the town’s seafront on Saturday night.
The victim was pushed off the scooter by one of the gang members who held him down while the other men took the scooter to their van and fled.
The victim, who lives in east Norfolk, was said to have been left shaken by his ordeal but not injured.
The incident is said to have happened at 8.30pm and is still being investigated by Great Yarmouth CID.
The four suspects are described as being in their 20s wearing dark hooded jumpers/jackets, one of which had a distinctive white line around the trim. The Van is dark grey/blue.
Anyone with information should call Det Con Richard Wallis at Great Yarmouth CID on 101.
Police Appeal for help Locating Wanted Man
Great Yarmouth Police are looking for wanted man David Tranter, who is from the town.
If anyone has any information on him or knows of his whereabouts contact police on 101 or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
Man charged after reportedly being aggressive towards ambulance staff
A man has been charged with being drunk and disorderly after he became aggressive towards ambulance staff who were trying to help him.
Dax Nevin, 41, of Stone Road in Great Yarmouth, was being treated by the 999 team at the cemetery on Kitchener Road when he allegedly became aggressive. He was arrested and charged and has been bailed to appear at Great Yarmouth Magistrates Court on Wednesday, August 29.
A police spokesman said the incident took place at around 7.15pm on Tuesday, August 14.
Gorleston’s New £300,000 Attraction Closed For Maintenance.
Within a week of opening, the new seafront spashpad at Gorleston has had to close due to maintenance work.
The new £300,000 wet play attraction opened last Wednesday and was a great hit to children and parents, however families were disappointed yesterday to find the splashpad closed for maintenance by owners Great Yarmouth Borough Council.
A statement from the council said: The splashpad has already proved hugely popular and we’ve received lots of positive comments from families.
“The splashpad is a newly-installed, complex piece of equipment, and we were clear at opening that we would need to monitor and test its operation while it beds in over the coming weeks.
“The splashpad was closed temporarily earlier today(Tuesday) in order to undergo maintenance by contractor Ustigate. We apologise for the inconvenience and will look to re-open it as soon as possible.”
Local Company offers free cleaning for three war memorials to mark First World War centenary commemoration
An independent business has promised to clean three war memorials for free to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War
Framingham Pigot based VariBlast, a specialist cleaning company, is offering the service as part of their 10th anniversary celebrations.
Business founder Warren Farrow, 34, said: “It’s been a challenging 10 years, but very rewarding, and to celebrate we would like to give something back to the Norfolk community and those who gave so much some 100 years ago. We are offering a free cleaning service for three war memorials in the county in time for the very special Remembrance Day service in November this year.”
To enter email firstname.lastname@example.org with a picture of the memorial, the location some proof of permission and contact details. Only one entry can be made per memorial and the winning three entries will be drawn on October 1.
Man charged with growing 300 cannabis plants in warehouse
A man is to appear in court today charged in relation to the discovery of 300 cannabis plants in a Great Yarmouth warehouse.
Marcus Webster, 44, of Munnings Road, Norwich, has been charged with producing the controlled drug cannabis following the discovery of a cannabis factory in a Southtown Road warehouse on Monday.
He was remanded in custody and will appear at Norwich Magistrates Court today.
A 40-year-old woman from Norwich who was also at the same location on Monday has been released under police investigation.
Police say as well as the 300 cannabis plants being discovered they also found cash as they carried out a Section 23 Misuse of Drugs Warrant on Monday.
Police have said the cannabis plants have an approximate value of £70,000 but if they had reached full maturity would have yielded approximately £750,000 a year.
Palmers Goes Bananas
Palmers Department Stores in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft have announced a sale that will have shoppers going bananas.
The stores have launched a Palmers Go Bananas £2m stock clearance sale with up to 60% discount throughout the branches to include cook-shop products, fashion, handbags, shoes, linen and furniture.
The sale which is only available in store runs till September 9th.
David Howard, managing director at Palmers, said the annual sale had been put back two weeks compared to previous years and as well as residents he hoped holidaymakers would be drawn to the Palmers Go Bananas stock clearance.
He said there had been queues on the first day of the sale at the Great Yarmouth store and there are great deals at fantastic prices.
The stores in Great Yarmouth Market Place and Lowestoft’s London Road North are open Monday to Saturday 9am to 5.15pm and from 11am to 4pm on Sundays.