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Police team honoured for response to Diss incident

PUBLISHED: 08:56 11 October 2019 | UPDATED: 12:31 11 October 2019

The winners of the Safer Neighbourhood Team of the Year, Diss, Long Stratton and Harleston SNT team, with Chief Constable Simon Bailey, and sponsor Darren Warren of the Co-Op, at the NOSCAs (Norfolk Safer Community Awards). Picture: Denise Bradley

The winners of the Safer Neighbourhood Team of the Year, Diss, Long Stratton and Harleston SNT team, with Chief Constable Simon Bailey, and sponsor Darren Warren of the Co-Op, at the NOSCAs (Norfolk Safer Community Awards). Picture: Denise Bradley

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A police team serving Diss have been recognised for their neighbourhood work in response to a serious incident.

The Diss, Long Stratton and Harleston SNT were awarded the 'Safer Neighbourhood Team of the Year' honour by the chief constable Simon Bailey at the Norfolk Safer Community Awards (NOSCAs) which celebrate and recognise the extraordinary efforts made by the county's police officers and members of the public.

The officers were recognised for their "professionalism after a serious incident in Diss town centre and the subsequent community reassurance."

The winner of the Student Officer of the Year, Hathaichanok (Som) Sampao, with Chief Constable Simon Bailey, and sponsor, Jerry White of City College Norwich, at the NOSCAs (Norfolk Safer Community Awards). Picture: Denise BradleyThe winner of the Student Officer of the Year, Hathaichanok (Som) Sampao, with Chief Constable Simon Bailey, and sponsor, Jerry White of City College Norwich, at the NOSCAs (Norfolk Safer Community Awards). Picture: Denise Bradley

Other South Norfolk officers recognised included PC Hathaichanok Sampao (Som) who won 'Student Officer of the Year', being described as "hard working, reliable and unphased when under pressure".

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Speaking at the awards ceremony, Mr Bailey said: "This event is a fantastic opportunity for the constabulary to celebrate the efforts of its police officers, police staff, partners and members of the community. To recognise the difference they make to improve the quality of life for our communities and to keep Norfolk the safe county it is."

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