Mobility scooter deliberately driven into car

Police say a disabled driver collided with a stationary vehicle in Colyton on purpose

The driver of a mobility scooter deliberately crashed into a parked car at Colyton, police have revealed.

Officers were called to Market Place, on September 10, after reports that the disabled driver had collided with a stationary vehicle on purpose, damaging its front bumper.

The incident was one of two cases of criminal damage reported in the town last month. The second involved graffiti being sprayed onto a sign at the picnic site at Hillhead.

Officers say anyone with information about either case should contact them, quoting

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Crime reference KN/12/408 by calling 101, by e-mail at or you can call crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Overall recorded crime in the Seaton rural policing division last month was at it lowest for some eight year.

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In total police investigated just three incidents – the other being the theft of a pair of leather Dubarry boots from the front porch of a property in Branscombe.

Community beat manager PC Steve Speariett said: “Compared to September last year, crime has decreased from 18 in 2011 to three this year – a decrease of 63 per cent.

“For the 15th consecutive month crime continues to be below the long term average.

With three reported crimes this represents the lowest September total since at least 2004. I am pleased to report that Colyton carnival passed off with no incidents.”

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