Monthly crimes fall by more than half in Honiton

PUBLISHED: 11:30 18 February 2015

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Statistics reveal that 17 offences were recorded between Tuesday, January 13, and Monday, February 9.

Crime is down by 56 per cent in Honiton after just 17 offences were reported in the last month, according to the latest police figures.

The statistics were revealed by Honiton PCSO Sue Rowe at the latest town council meeting held on Monday.

The 17 offences were recorded between Tuesday, January 13, and Monday, February 9 - against a total of 39 for the same period last year.

Of the recorded offences, four were public order related, three of which have led to charges in court.

There was one case of drug possession, dealt with by a penalty notice, and one report of criminal damage to a building.

Honiton Criminal Investigation Department is currently looking into a burglary dwelling.

There was also a shed that was burgled, which resulted in a theft of a bicycle.

The remaining offences include one fraud offence, a drink-driving offence, two counts of theft by finding, one social media related communications act offence and one incident of common assault.

Anyone who witnesses a crime, or has any information relating to the mentioned offences, should call police on 101.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or report incidents online at www.Crimestoppers-ukorg.uk

For more information about the policing team in Honiton, check out their Facebook page - Honiton Police.


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