Crime down in Ottery for December
- Credit: Archant
Crime in Ottery was down in December but police say they will step up patrols at The Flexton after a spate of vandalism in the public toilets.
PC Phil Thomas said there were 19 recorded crimes last month, compared with 23 for the same month last year.
But the constable said: “Damage continues to occur at the public toilet situated at The Flexton.
“There was one occurrence in November, followed by two in December and now a further offence in January. Police will continue to monitor that area on patrols.”
Amongst the other crimes was an assault on a local man at the Hind Street petrol station, for which a man will be tried later this year.
You may also want to watch:
There were two separate thefts at Otter Nurseries in December, but PC Thomas sais in both cases adults have been charged to Magistrates Court for the offences.
A theft from motor vehicle occurred at Cornhill, and an adult family member damaged a dwelling door within the town.
- 1 Review: Two rising stars shine bright in Sidmouth
- 2 Restarting the town band is music to the ears
- 3 New Ottery business aims to be far more than a shop
- 4 Remembering the golden age of Exmouth
- 5 Manor Pavilion reopens with festival of summer plays
- 6 Cotton Traders announce Sidmouth opening date
- 7 Supermarket makes a super gesture to help community food charity
- 8 Sidmouth charity shop needs your donations!
- 9 Batty fun activities for all at donkey sanctuary
- 10 Important not to let celebrations get out of hand
As well as crime being down in December PC Thomas said the cumulative total of offences for the year stands at 177, as opposed to 208 offences for the same period last year.