Crime down in Honiton rural area

But a sexual assault, fraud and thefts are among the matters reported to police.

Crime is down in rural areas of Honiton according to the latest police figures.

According to a report for December there were eight reported crimes which is down from 10 during the same period last year.

These included an incident of arson on December 8, where a number of scrap cars were set on fire, and an assault and criminal damage in Broadhembury.

A quantity of cash was stolen from a secure business premises in Gittisham between December 5 and 6 and there was a similar incident in Luppitt where money was stolen.

In addition to this there was a case of fraud in Luppitt where money was handed over for a computer that did not arrive and a female was sexually assaulted at a private residence in Yarcombe.

Anyone with information on these incidents is urged to call police in Honiton on 101.