Vandals target Harleston surgery

A locked box containing discarded syringes have been broken into by vandals who are targeting a doctors' surgery in Harleston. Over the last two to three weeks, damage has been caused regularly on Friday and Saturday nights at the premises in Bullock Fair Close.

A locked box of discarded syringes was broken into by vandals at a doctors' surgery in Harleston.

Over the last two to three weeks, damage has been caused regularly on Friday and Saturday nights at the premises in Bullock Fair Close. The incidents include upturning planters, breaking lights and breaking into the 'sharps box', which contains the syringes.

About £200-worth of damage has been caused so far.

Investigating officer PC Rick Hulme said: “Most of the damage has been of a minor nature but it is extremely dangerous to tamper with discarded needle containers.

“We are keen to nip this problem in the bud as swiftly as possible and police patrols will be paying special attention to this area.

“I would like to publicly warn whoever is responsible that if you continue doing this you will be caught. Stop this recklessness now before more serious damage is caused.”

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PC Hulme urged people living in the area to contact him if they see anyone behaving suspiciously, or if they have any information about who is responsible for these incidents.

Residents claim anti-social behaviour is on the increase in Harleston, and police officers held high visibility weekend patrols earlier this month as part of a crack down on crime.

Any information to PC Hulme at Harleston Police Station via 0845 4564567 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.