Drunken woman assaults baby in Sheringham

A 'heavily inebriated' woman scratched a babe-in-arms on the face during an unprovoked attack in High Street in Sheringham.

In an incident that happened on the evening of Monday, October 3, the woman who was holding the baby was 'set upon' by the other woman.

According to Sgt Andy Smith, who mentioned the incident during his monthly policing update to Sheringham Town Council on Tuesday, October 4, the woman holding the baby was not injured.

He told councillors the attacker had been arrested and he was 'confident' that charges would follow.

? Sgt Smith said there had been 13 crimes reported in Sheringham in the month since the previous meeting - down 48pc on the same period in 2010.

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They included a man being punched in the face in the car park of the Crown pub, and another person in the same location being hit by a bottle that had been 'recklessly thrown'.

? Sgt Smith told councillors it would be his last attendance at the town council, as he would soon be based at Cromer police station as part of a series of changes to policing in the district.

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He said Ian Smith would stay as beat manager in Sheringham, along with four police community support officers. He said he would continue to oversee policing of Sheringham, and added: 'I will seek to ensure that the town continues to have a positive police presence.'

Councillor Peter Cox proposed a vote of thanks, and said: 'You have been a total revelation. You've made such a difference to this community and the villages around. We will miss your reports, which have been so enlightening.

'We at last have known what's going on in Sheringham.'

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