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Crime down throughout whole rural policing area

Thursday, 12 December 2013

A TOTAL of four crimes were reported in the Colyton area during November, comparing to five crimes the previous month and four in Novmeber 2012.
The incidents included a breach of the non-molestation order, which police have said was a domestic related incident between October 21st and November 5th.
On Novmeber 8th police issued a public order offence when a man shouted at another man causing harassment outside the Gerard Arms.
On November 9th, criminal damage was caused to a wall in Watery Lane. The offender has been identified and dealt with by way of restorative justice.
Further criminal damage was caused to the wing mirror of a silver Ford Focus between November 18th and 19th. The exact location of the incident is not known.
Speaking on crime throughout the whole Seaton Rural policing area, of which Colyton is part, PC Stephen Speariett said: “This month we have seen a decrease in the reported crime and of the 11 offences, suspects have been identified in eight of these crimes.
“Opportunistic thefts and minor criminal damage continue to be an issue and we therefore ask the community to be vigilant in reporting suspicious behaviour and ensure property is not left on display or unattended.
“It was disappointing to see another arrest for drink driving. Again, it was a local middle age man who was arrested after he managed to drive his car into the brook in Fore Street, Beer. We are all well aware of the consequences and serious injuries a vehicle can cause and it was fortunate the vehicle did not hit anybody.
“The neighbourhood team will be assisting in the annual Christmas drink drive campaign. If you have any concerns that anybody is about to drive their vehicle whilst under the influence then we encourage you to call the police.
“Finally the whole team at Seaton would like to wish you all a happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.”
If you have any information on any of the crimes above contact Seaton Police Station on 101, by e-mail at or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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