Dog attacks, thefts and criminal damage add to Ottery St Mary’s crime figures


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Police report a total of 21 recorded incidents in August

Dog attacks, thefts, break-ins and criminal damage added to Ottery’s crime total for August.

The number of recorded incidents totalled 21 – just one more than the same month last year.

Police reported four assaults, two cases of threatening words and behaviour, one breach of restraining order and an incident where a drunk was in charge of children.

The Herald reported on a break-in at the West Hill Royal British Legion and police forensic work is ongoing.

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A motorbike was also stolen from a shed in the village. Thefts were reported from Recycling in Ottery (RIO), the skate park and £50 was stolen from a tent at the Beautiful Days festival in Escot Park.

Salston Manor was once again the target of criminal damage, but PCSO Maria Clapp reported that CCTV had caught two of the culprits and restorative justice had been completed at the site.

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There were two reported dog attacks - one on a lamb, which was fatal, and a case in Winters Lane, where a man was bitten on the leg.

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