Police dig in for war against allotment thieves

Seaton officers will offer security advice to prevent thefts from garden sheds

POLICE at Seaton have declared “trench warfare” on thieves who target local gardeners.

Building on the success of last year’s Caravan Watch and Farm Watch, Police and Community Support Officers Chris Bolsover and Mike McGauley are adding Allotment Watch to their local initiatives.

Over the coming months the two men will be visiting various local caravan sites, allotments and farms in the Seaton area to talk about security and crime prevention. The dates and locations will be published in the near future. The officers will also provide a property marking service.