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

29 minutes ago
Sidmouth Police Station in Woolcombe Lane

Government cuts have forced police chiefs to consider selling off properties to keep 3,000 officers on the beat – but there is ‘no foreseeable risk’ to Sidmouth’s station.

Read more
59 minutes ago
Icy roads

Devon County Council’s highways teams are geared up to respond to whatever the weather throws at the county this weekend.

Read more
Ian Walker who runs with the Sidmouth Running Club gets ready for his next run in aid of Balloons bereavement charity. Ref mhh 6116-05-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

A Sidmouth dad-of-four will don his running kit and tackle a trio of endurance running races, in less than three months, for charity.

Read more
11:22
View of Sidmouth seafront. Picture: Alex Walton. Ref Sidmouth view 1

Sidmouth’s web savvy citizens and visitors could soon be embracing new technology, as the resort has been allocated funds for its first dedicated tourism app.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 0°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