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Fourteen cars vandalised by vandals in Thetford in one night

PUBLISHED: 17:29 31 January 2014 | UPDATED: 23:36 31 January 2014

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Vandals have scratched and damaged at least fourteen cars in a night of crime on a Thetford estate.

Norfolk Police are now looking for witnesses to the incidents after the vehicles were damaged in Rowan Close and Fir Road between late afternoon on Wednesday and early morning Thursday.

Damage included paintwork being scratched by a sharp implement and in one case an obscene word was written, according to a police spokesman.

Anybody with information relating to these crimes is asked to contact the Thetford Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police have launched an attempted murder investigation after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed in Osborne Street, Colchester, in the early hours of this morning.

A new road, which ran almost £5m over budget, faces fresh controversy after it emerged a council employee involved in the project also completed work for the road’s developers through his private company.

A damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.

Emergency services were called to an incident in Stoke-by-Nayland where a car overturned and ended up on its roof.

A Suffolk family had the BBC’s DIY SOS team spend 10 days at their property in November.

Witham MP Priti Patel is urging schools in the region to take advantage of the opportunity to visit the infamous Holocaust concentration camp Auschwitz, as part of a nationwide programme to educate pupils of the atrocities.

Nadhim Zahawi, minister in the Department for Education says the Ipswich Opportunity Area plan will give young people in the town to be the best version of themselves.

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