An attack is likely - October 2023

see more below

February 2024.

Policing. See below a letter from a student Police Officer asking about  experiences you may have about burglaries in the local area..

Should you have any information about this and wish to respond please route your message through the Parish Council Clerk. He will then consolidate replies and pass it on to the Officer..

Clerk to Parish Council - Mr R Pannel - Telephone 01553 775724 - or e-mail - bob.pannell1@btopenworld.com.

Dear East Winch Parish Council,

I hope you are all well.

I am a student police officer currently based at Hethersett Old Hall.

Upon the completion of my training, I will be stationed in King’s Lynn. As such, I am researching local crime in the surrounding villages as part of my evidenced based policing assessment.

According to open-source data, 29.4% of all crimes committed in the Dersingham and Gayton policing ward in December 2023 were burglaries. This included villages like East Winch. This contrasts with the average of 6.5% over the last 12 months. I am keen to investigate this for my assessment.

I therefore wondered if any residents had spoken about this trend? If so, I would be keen to understand the impact of these crimes on local people, what the police response has been like, what residents would like the police to do, and any other information you may be able to add

For clarity, as a student officer, I am not seeking out personal or confidential information for this research.


Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing back from you.

Kind regards,

PC 2623 Jacob Reeder

Student Officer.

Norfolk Constabulary

Hethersett Old Hall

Norwich Road


Norfolk, NR9 3DW


The UK terrorism threat level i


SUBSTANTIAL  means that an attack is likely - (OCTOBER 2023)

Threat levels

There are 5 levels of threat:

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.

 In July 2019 changes were made to the terrorism threat level system, to reflect the threat posed by all forms of terrorism, irrespective of ideology. There is now a single national threat level describing the threat to the UK, which includes Islamist, Northern Ireland, left-wing and right-wing terrorism

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 highly likely.

Latest information is available here

(Link takes you to a Government website)