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COLYTON: Police ‘disappointed’ with young offenders

Thursday, 13 March 2014

POLICE?have said they are “disappointed” in local youths after they caused a trail of criminal damage through Colyton.
Incidents of criminal damage and arson in Colyton were reported to police between February 20th and 21st.
The incidents included damage to a litter bin in St Andrew’s Square, possibly caused by a firework. Fencing was damaged at the Peace Memoiral Playing Field and a small fire was lit in a litter bin causing minor damage at Hillhead.
Local youths have been identified as responsible and are currently being dealt with by police.
PC Stephen Speariett said: “I was very disappointed to see that a number of local youths in Colyton decided it was acceptable to cause damage in the area that they live in.
“The neighbourhood team have tried to get to know most of the youngsters on a personal level and we therefore feel let down by this mindless action.
“It is our intention to ensure those identified as responsible will have to conduct community work in the area in which they have shown little respect for.”
Between February 14th and 15th, a set of number plates from a red Mercedes 230 were stolen while it was parked in Dolphin Street car park.
The registration number was E669 PFX. If you see this registration number on a vehicle in suspicious circumstances, for example at a filling station or unusual locations, please call 999 quoting crime number KN/14/52.
The number of crimes reported in Colyton during February, totalling four, compares to four the previous month and three in february 2013.
Speaking on issues affecting the whole of the Seaton Rural policing area, which includes Colyton, PC Speariett added: “We are continuing to see vehicles broken into at rural car parks and we can only encourage motorist to leave all valuables at home or to take them with you”.
If you have any information on any of the crimes please get in touch with Seaton Police Station on 101, by e-mail at or you can call crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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