Honiton: Police quizzed over unrecorded crime

POLICE in Honiton are to investigate a claim that a man who tried to report an incident of criminal damage was turned away from the town s police station.

POLICE in Honiton are to investigate a claim that a man who tried to report an incident of criminal damage was turned away from the town's police station.

Councillor Ron Farnham told Honiton Town Council last week that he was concerned the man was told there was nothing police could do.

It was alleged the man's car was damaged while left in Lace Walk car park.

Councillor Farnham questioned whether the police response could distort crime figures for Honiton.

"I am concerned that the crime figures are not accurate," he said.

Pc Ian Atyeo assured councillors that the man's complaint should have been dealt with and that he would get in touch with the complainant.