Policing

Our officers also dealt with a couple who had travelled from their home in east London to Winterton for a walk along the beach. After failing return to their car after more than hours in poor weather condition, the couple sparked a search after coast watch volunteers raised the alarm. Along with the Coastguard and volunteers, we searched for the couple for just over an hour before they were found safe and well. After speaking with the couple, it was established they’d travelled from London earlier in the day. While it probably wasn’t their intention to trigger a coastal search, it does demonstrate the consequences that our decisions and actions can have, however unintended.

Fines were also given to seven people attending a birthday party at an address in King’s Lynn, five people found mixing at another home in Lynn, three people in Wymondham found to be mixing after officers were called to a fight.

I think most people would agree this third lockdown has been the toughest yet, and while there is real hope with the vaccination programme, there’s still someway to go before we can begin to imagine what some form of normality looks like.

People are continuing to make real sacrifices to stick to the lockdown rules; not seeing friends or family and staying home as much as possible. I’m grateful to the overwhelming majority of you who are continuing to do the right thing and follow the rules, which is why it’s so important we act when people blatantly ignore them.

There are no excuses for the behaviour witnessed last weekend which led to the fines being issued and we will continue to take action where proportionate and necessary.

Many thanks - T/Superintendent Nathan Clark

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CURRENT TERRORISM THREAT LEVEL

SUBSTANTIAL

CURRENT TERRORISM THREAT LEVEL

SUBSTANTIAL

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Last weekend, we witnessed numerous blatant breaches of lockdown rules, resulting in 88 fines being issued between Friday and Sunday. This included 16 people found at a house party in the early hours of Sunday morning in Thetford, with each being given an £800 fine. This new measure, introduced by the government last month, is aimed people attending gatherings of more than 15 people.

Terrorism threat level is raised to

SUBSTANTIAL

with effect from 3 NOVEMBER 2020.

SUBSTANTIAL means that an attack is likely

Threat levels

There are 5 levels of threat:

  • low - an attack is highly unlikely

  • moderate - an attack is possible but not likely

  • substantial - an attack is likely

  • severe - an attack is highly likely

  • critical - an attack is highly likely in the near future

The level is set by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre and the Security Service (MI5).

Threat levels do not have an expiry date. They can change at any time as different information becomes available to security agents.

November 2020.

To report any suspicious activity or behaviour call 0800 789 321 or in an emergency dial 999.

The threat to the UK (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) from international terrorism is SUBSTANTIAL.

Note that this means an attack is likely.

Latest information is available here

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