Don't miss a story sign up to Midweek Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Police get tough on Colyton vandals

09:39 21 March 2014

PC Steve Speariett

PC Steve Speariett


Officers are ‘disappointed’ that some local youths think it acceptable to cause damage in their town

Police have launched a get tough campaign against young vandals in Colyton.

It comes after several recent “mindless” attacks on property in the town.

Between February 20 and 21 a litter bin in St Andrew’s Square was damaged, possibly by a lit firework; fencing was damaged at the Peace Memorial playing fields and a small fire was started in the litter bin at Hillhead causing minor damage.

Neighbourhood beat officer Pc Steve 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.”

PC Speariett said a number of local youths had been identified as being responsible for causing some of the damage and are in the process of being dealt with.

He said police were also concerned about the number of thefts from cars left unattended in car parks across the Seaton rural policing division.

He said: “We can only encourage motorist to leave all valuables at home or to take them with them.”


Other News Stories

Yesterday, 15:30

The incident happened at 3.27am on Monday, November 23, outside Honiton Family Church.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:46
Providing accommodation for gypsies and travellers is a legal requirement that East Devon District Council must meet through its Local Plan

IN A significant development in the proposals to locate a large gypsy and traveller site in Cranbrook, East Devon MP Hugo Swire has urged East Devon District Council to rethink its plans.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:30
Dignataries gathered for anniversary celebrations at the Honiton Evangelist Church on Sunday. Ref mhh 6818-47-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Mayor Caroline Kolek, mace bearer Dave Retter and other dignitaries attended a special service, before enjoying a lunch.

Read more
Mon, 11:45
Woodroffe students at the sculpture park

The students were able to broaden their contextual awareness and understanding as they were prompted about their own thoughts on the selected exhibits.

Read more
Sunday, November 22, 2015
George Blake of AG Signs with last year's winners, nine year olds Simon Lazell and Isabel Cottrell. Ref mhh 0401-52-14TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A competition has been launched by Honiton company AG Signs to find 24 faces to be part of a festive garage display in Dowell Street.

Read more
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Honiton High Street's Shoezone / Stead and Simpson store. Ref mhh 6814-47-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Shoe Zone bosses confirmed the store will close at Christmas. A spokesman for the national retailer says the closure is due to the lease of the building expiring,

Read more
Saturday, November 21, 2015
The Premier Inn at Turk's Head in Honiton. Ref mhh 6832-47-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

The 66-bedroom hotel is currently being built on Turks Head Lane.

Read more
Friday, November 20, 2015
Geoff Gilbert with be cycling from Dieppe to Paris as part of a group raising people's awareness of climate change. Ref mhh 6792-47-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

The 150-mile cycle ride from Dieppe, in northern France, to Paris is organised by relief and development charity Tearfund and Climate Stewards, a Christian environment charity.

Read more
Friday, November 20, 2015
Pictured at the cheque presentation (l to r) Libby Dibble, Christine Galvin, Tracey Voysey, and David Baker. Photo by Bill Coltham

Cry rings out for ‘any old iron?’ at All Saints

Read more
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Recycling bags.

Households taking part in EDDC’s recycling trials in Feniton and Exmouth (The Colony) have until Monday, November 30 complete the online or paper questionnaire and return it to the council.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

Find a job in Devon

Find planning applications