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Police patrols to be carried out following murder on city estate

PUBLISHED: 15:38 07 June 2019 | UPDATED: 15:38 07 June 2019

Supt Terry Lordan is the new District Commander for Norwich Police.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Supt Terry Lordan is the new District Commander for Norwich Police. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Police reassurance patrols will be carried out on a Norwich estate following the murder of a 39-year-old man who was attacked in a flat.

The block of flats  at Dolphin Grove where a man was seriously assaulted. Photo: Luke PowellThe block of flats at Dolphin Grove where a man was seriously assaulted. Photo: Luke Powell

Norwich police commander Supt Terry Lordan said officers would be knocking on doors in the Dolphin Grove area in the coming days to speak with residents about any concerns they had.

It comes after James Greene died on Thursday morning - two days after he was seriously assaulted at a flat on the estate.

A man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the incident.

Supt Lordan urged the public to speak with police and said better engagement with officers was key to helping tackle crime.

He said: "We cannot do what we do without the public's help.

"Over the coming days the local policing team will be carrying out door knocks in the area, so if people have any questions or concerns please to speak to our officers."

In regard to tackling anti-social behaviour in the city, Supt Lordan said a "holistic" approach was needed, incorporating police, the city council and the local community.

"The council has a number of funding streams where they can look to improve certain areas," Supt Lordan said. "They are keen for the community shape what that looks like."

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He said four mobile cameras are now available for use in areas suffering with anti-social behaviour linked to drug dealing.

He also stressed the importance of people providing information to police about suspicious activity.

"If there is a particular address that is impacting the community then we need to know so we can take positive action around it," Supt Lordan said.

"Over the past six weeks, we have had six people arrested for dwelling burglaries and five people arrested for robbery.

"This has been achieved by the community coming forward and helping us."

Supt Lordan said police are also exploring "online options" to increase engagement with officers and the local community.

He said platforms such as Whatsapp and Facebook could be utilised in the future.

The public is already able to vote on policing priorities in their area via online polls.

Anyone wishing to contact their local policing team can do so via the Norfolk police website or by calling 101.

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