Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Risk of cuckooing

Cuckooing is when people’s homes are invaded by criminals mostly to store and deal drugs.  

Criminals often target and exploit those in difficult circumstances such as loneliness, disability, addiction or debt.  

They initially forge a relationship by offering something in return such as friendship, drugs or money but these benefits soon end in favour of abuse and exploitation.  

The Police are asking for your help to identify and report cuckooing in your area.

The signs to look out for:

• Lots of different people coming and going from an address during the day and at night

• Suspicious smells coming from the property

• Windows covered or curtains closed at all times

• Cars pulling up to or near to the house for a short period of time

• An increase in anti-social behaviour around the property

If you see something - report it! 

We all have a role to play in keeping our community safe.

If you suspect that drug dealing is taking place or you’re concerned that someone in your neighbourhood may have been targeted call Norfolk Constabulary on 101 or report information online at County Police

You can also provide information anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or submit details at

Police Contact Advice

  • Telephone 999 in an emergency where there is a danger to life or a crime is in progress

  • Telephone 101 for non-emergencies where police attendance is required, to report a crime or to report any other incidents

  • Alternatively, visit County Police web-site to  report a non-emergency crime online or chat to a police operator live via the web chat service.