Shop thefts top monthly crimes recorded in Honiton

PUBLISHED: 11:00 17 April 2015 | UPDATED: 11:00 17 April 2015

The Honiton police team have seen a drop in annual crime.

The Honiton police team have seen a drop in annual crime.

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In all, 41 crimes were reported between Monday, March 9, and Sunday, April 12.

Crime has slightly fallen in Honiton in the last month - but police have recorded seven thefts from shops in that time.

Honiton PCSO Steve Mingo told town councillors at a recent meeting that the police were working with shops to crack down on persistent offenders.

In all, 41 crimes were reported between Monday, March 9, and Sunday, April 12.

This is compared to 43 for the same period last year - a reduction of two.

The offences consisted of five cases of actual bodily harm, two of which were in a domestic setting.

There were also six incidents of common assault. The offender was known to the aggrieved in five of the incidents.

Police also reported three public order act offences, two of which are still under investigation, one count of harassment without violence, and one theft of a pedal cycle.

There were four other thefts, including two by finding, one in a dwelling and one from a motor vehicle.

The other crimes include five counts of making off without payment of fuel, two burglaries, one of an industrial unit and the other of a public house, one attempted burglary of a shop, two sexual offences, three incidents of criminal damage to a vehicle and one case of criminal damage to a property.

Anyone who witnesses a crime, or thinks they have information on any of the mentioned incidents, should get in touch with police by calling the non-emergency number 101.

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