Drive-by air rifle shooting and row between carnival balloon sellers among latest Cromer crimes

A Cromer police officer picked out 'mindless vandalism' by yobs who keyed at least a dozen cars as he gave the highlights and lowlights of policing in the town over the last month.

At Monday night's town council meeting, PC Barrie Creswell told members that 12-13 cars were keyed on Vicarage Road and St Mary's Road a few weeks ago.

He said: 'Nothing was stolen - it was just mindless vandalism.'

PC Cresswell was delighted to report that crime did not rise during the town's carnival week. And he said that a man had been arrested in connection with a number of windows being smashed on Hamilton Road on September 3.

But he provided the councillors with a list of incidents that had been reported since the last full council meeting on August 8, including:


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? A stone statue weighing half a tonne that was stolen from the gatepost of a driveway

? A charity box taken from a hotel reception

? A person at a bus stop who was shot at with an air rifle from a passing car

? An argument between balloon sellers about the 'patch' on carnival day.

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