Crime stays low in Beer and Branscombe

Crime rates remained low in Beer and Branscombe for September with five crimes in the two villages last month.

In Beer there was a theft from a motor vehicle on September 13 or 14, with a wing mirror stolen from a grey Vauxhall corsa which was parked in the central car park. Crime reference is KN/11/362.

There was also an offence under the communications act after an e-mail was received on a person’s computer advertising a child porn site. The originator was from outside the UK. Reference number KN/11/367.

This compares to zero crimes last month and two crimes for September 2010.

In Branscombe there were three crimes, which compares to three crimes last month and the same number for September 2010.

On September 2 a blue Renault kangoo van was broken into whilst parked in a field and property stolen; reference number KN/11/348. And two days later there was a domestic related incident which resulted in two common assaults.

Compared to September last year, crime in the Seaton rural patch has decreased by 38 per cent from 13 in 2010 to eight this year, and down from 15 in August, at almost half the monthly average for crimes in September since 2004.

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Neighbourhood beat manager PC Steve Speariett said: “Crime has fallen for the second month in a row, both September and the year to date totals are well below the long term average.

“There were 3 crimes of theft from motor vehicles which all appeared to be opportunistic. Please do not leave any valuables in sight, either take them with you or lock them out of sight.”

If you have information on any of the crimes please get in touch with Seaton Police Station on 08452 777 444, by e-mail at or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.