April crime stats down in Sidmouth

PUBLISHED: 15:04 19 May 2016 | UPDATED: 15:04 19 May 2016


Reported crime in Sidmouth was down 32 per cent in April, compared to the same month last year.

Addressing town councillors on Monday, PCSO Jay Bowden reported six incidents of violence with injury and six of violence without injury.

There were three burglaries from homes and one from a non-dwelling, plus five incidents of shoplifting.

PCSO Bowden also reported one vehicle offence and five cases of criminal damage. She said two people were caught in possession of a weapon.

There was one reported sexual offence, one public order offence and one other offence, the meeting heard.

The total number of recorded incidents was 34, down from 50 in April 2015.

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