Operation Everest - results

PUBLISHED: 13:49 20 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:50 15 June 2010

HIGH visibility police patrols in the town centre marked the start of Operation Everest in Honiton last week. The force-wide initiative took place all day on Tuesday and involved speed checks being carried out in Honiton and Dunkeswell.

HIGH visibility police patrols in the town centre marked the start of Operation Everest in Honiton last week.The force-wide initiative took place all day on Tuesday and involved speed checks being carried out in Honiton and Dunkeswell.Two arrests were made in the morning.Plain-clothed officers patrolled Exeter Road during the afternoon, in a bid to identify and stop motorists using mobile phones or not wearing seat belts.During the day two people received £60 fines and three penalty points for motoring offences while a further 11 drivers were given on-the-spot fines of £30.Partners and Communities Together (PACT) surgeries were held at locations throughout Honiton and in the Spar shop at Dunkeswell.PC Ian Atyeo, Neighbourhood Beat Manager, said: "It gave residents the opportunity, by filling out a simple postcard, to make a change to things that they feel are needed. This is not just police issues, but anything that either we or our partner agencies can deal with."Property marking was offered by police in rural areas, including Dunkeswell, Luppitt and Buckerell following a number of shed break-ins.

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