Grievous bodily harm reported in Sidmouth and other news

07:00 11 January 2013

Archant

An act of arson and another of grievous bodily harm were among 30 crimes recorded in the area last month. Read this and more.

CRIME TALLY: An act of arson and another of grievous bodily harm were among 30 crimes recorded in Sidmouth, Sidford, Sidbury and Newton Poppleford last month.

Police say four common assaults, thefts from motor vehicles, criminal damage and a drugs offence also made up the tally for December along with one drunk and disorderly offence.

PC Jim Tyrrell said the number of offences would have “gone down a bit” when compared to the same period in 2011.

An act of shoplifting was also dealt with by officers.

-----

WOUNDING ALLEGATION: A 21-year-old Sidmouth man was committed to Exeter Crown Court this week to face a charge of wounding with intent.

Duane O’Connor, of Manstone Avenue, is alleged to have committed the offence in the town on December 16 last year.

He appeared in front of magistrates sitting in Exeter on Tuesday, and was given conditional bail ahead of an appearance at crown court on January 22.

-----

DEVON TALK: The Devonshire Association is holding a talk in Sidmouth in the Hatton room of Kennaway House today (Friday) at 2.30pm.

Speaker is Alan Rosevar will talk about ‘Turnpikes in Devon’.

All are welcome to attend.

For details on membership contact Marion Minards-Gammell on 01404 823535.

0 comments

Other News Stories

58 minutes ago
Knotweed can cause financial, legal and technical implications.

The event will provide useful information on how to handle the plants.

Read more
08:22
Protestors at Ottery Hospital

Campaigners have vowed to continue fighting for Ottery’s hospital beds after a public consultation on controversial plans ended.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00
EDDC's Knowle HQ. Ref shs 7705-15-12SH Picture: Simon Horn

A specialist retirement community developer is lined up to buy the district council offices at Knowle, if the authority gives the go-ahead later this month.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:02
Barrel rolling as part of Beer Regatta Week. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shb 1105-33-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

New blood is being sought to join the ranks of the Beer Regatta committee for this year’s event.

Read more
The public bus currently makes a regular visit to Slade Close. Ref sho 7132-06-15SH. Photo Simon Horn

Ottery’s town bus has been saved after strong opposition was voiced over its proposed withdrawal – but funding is still needed to secure its long-term future.

Read more
Tue, 06:20
Marlene Coachman and Helen Gibson-West with their camper vans. Ref shs 3484-08-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A one-woman campaign to lift the ban on campervans in Sidmouth’s central car parks spiralled into a town-wide debate this week, writes Eleanor Pipe.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 6°C

Most Read News

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition today E-edition



Devon's trusted business finder