Police praise quick actions of Diss residents

Police have praised the quick actions of residents in Diss which led to two arrests for attempted car break-ins.

Witnesses reported seeing two people suspiciously trying the handles to garages and car doors in Wordsworth Road at 9.15pm yesterday.

Officers immediately responded, and with the help of the Police Dog Unit, tracked down two teenage boys who were arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary and vehicle interference.

A 14-year-old was subsequently bailed with a condition that he must abide by a 7pm to 7am curfew, and a 16-year-old was released without charge.

Diss Inspector Gavin Money said: 'Vigilant members of the public really are our eyes and ears in the community and reporting suspicious behaviour immediately can lead to positive police action – as in this case.'

Residents reporting an incident requiring immediate attention should always call 999, but information can also be passed onto officers via the non-emergency number 0845 456 4567.