Seaton crime figures encouragingly low

PUBLISHED: 15:59 09 April 2015

PC Steve Speariett

PC Steve Speariett

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Officers dealt with just 18 incidentlast month compared with the annual March average of 30

Recorded crime in Seaton during March remained well below the annual average.

Officers dealt with 18 incidents in the town area, compared with 10 in February. The total is considerably less than the monthly average for March which has been 30 since 2004.

Neighbourhood beat officer PC Steve Speariett said: “March saw crime at similar levels to previous years but down from a peak of 53 in 2007 and it still represents the second lowest total since 2004.

“In 13 of the crimes, a suspect has been identified and one individual, a 22-year-old male, is a suspect for six of the crimes.

He has since moved away from the area.”

Amongst incidents police are investigating is the theft of three wheel discs from a silver Rover car which was parked in Harepath Road between March 20 and 23.

Anyone with information is asked to call officers on 101, quoting crime reference CR/019705/15.

Alternatively, you can call the Crimestoppers number, 0800 555111, if you want to leave anonymous information

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