Crime continues to fall across East Devon

But outbuildings and sheds in rural areas remain targets for thieves.

CRIME is continuing to fall across East Devon, according to Inspector Antonia Weeks.

But break-ins in rural areas are causing concern and police are on the heels of the culprits. Residents are being urged to help police identify them.

Inspector Weeks told the Midweek Herald that recorded crime has seen a reduction of four per cent, so far, this year.

House burglaries and vehicle crime have seen “significant reductions”, she said.

However, the Honiton-based inspector was keen to point out: “We are still vulnerable to crime in rural areas, particularly break-ins to outbuildings and sheds.

“Please, take care to secure portable items, such as garden machinery, and be vigilant about who is visiting or working in the local area.

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“We are working hard to identify who is committing this crime in our area and any additional information is very valuable.”