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Forest Heath: Four people charged after policing operation

12:00 10 December 2012

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A PRO-ACTIVE policing operation targeting burglars saw four people charged.

Six teams of officers carried out warrants across the Forest Heath district on Friday while PCSOs provided reassurance to local communities following a rise in domestic burglaries.

A total of 10 warrants were executed and seven arrests were made during the day in conjunction with countywide initiative, Operation Drawbridge, aimed at reducing burglaries.

Two men were charged with burglary, one man with theft and a woman was charged with receiving stolen goods and are due before court later this month.

A 53-year-old woman, from Brandon, who was arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis and possession with intent to supply, has been bailed until February 1.

A 28-year-old woman, from Newmarket, who was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply has been released on bail to February 5.

A 30-year-old man, from Mildenhall, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply and has been bailed until February 9.

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Firefighters from Colchester were called to a blaze on a boat.

Two fire crews from Colchester were called to a boat moored on the quay in the town after reports of a fire on Saturday morning.

Clacton lifeboat was launched during the drama at the pier.

All four emergency services were called to a drama on Clacton Pier on Friday afternoon when someone was seen sitting on the wrong side of the fence.

The site earmarked for 175 homes in Stowupland.

The approval of 175 homes on the edge of a Suffolk village has prompted fears that planning shortfalls highlighted in the decision could leave more communities at risk from “predatory” applications.

Colchester General Hospital

An “exciting” new multi-million pound state-of-the-art department will be built at Colchester General Hospital as it becomes a regional centre for medical tests.

Pupils from Kyson school, Woodbridge take time out from usual lesson to build dens.

Suffolk primary school pupils ended their half term with a two day den-building adventure this week transforming piles of rubbish into creative constructions complete with drawbridges, furnishings and secret tunnels.

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