Police ‘pleased’ to see drop in offences in Honiton

PUBLISHED: 15:00 21 September 2016

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Crime statistics for Honiton show that 23 offences were committed in the last month - a substantial drop when compared against 45 for the same period last year.

In figures reported to Honiton Town Council, the incidents were took place between Monday, August 8, and Sunday, September 11.

Of the 23 incidents, five were assaults, comprising two resulting in actual bodily harm, two common assaults and one classed as ‘other’.

There were also two burglaries reported, three criminal damage offences, one incident of harassment without violence and one case of a dog being dangerously out of control. The remaining offences consisted of one sexual offence, one malicious communications offence, one stalking offence, two thefts, three thefts from a shop, one theft of a hire car and two public order offences.

A spokesman for Honiton’s neighbourhood beat team said: “We are pleased to see a drop in the crime figures this month in what has otherwise been a very busy summer.

“Now that the tourism season is winding down and children are back to school, neighbourhood teams will be focusing on events such as the carnivals and bonfire night.”

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