Eagle-eyed residents help prevent crime in Sidmouth and other news

PUBLISHED: 11:30 20 May 2012

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Eagle-eyed residents helped prevent opportunist criminals from targeting insecure Sidmouth homes and businesses. Read this and more.

CALLERS CONGRATULATED: Eagle-eyed residents helped prevent opportunist criminals from targeting insecure Sidmouth homes and businesses.

Police this week received four separate reports relating to properties, where windows or doors had been left open, in five days.

Concerns related to both residential and commercial properties around the Sidmouth area.

“I’d like to thank callers for notifying us of their concerns and these actions hopefully prevented opportunist crimes,” said Sergeant Andy Turner.

“It shows how vigilant people in Sidmouth are.”

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MOPED THEFT: A black Aprilia moped was stolen from High Meadow in Sidmouth between 10.30pm last Thursday, May 10, and 8.45am last Friday, May 11.

The vehicle was later recovered from the Manstone area with a damaged ignition.

Police have appealed for information and can be contacted on 101, crime reference: KS/12/248.

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OPEN EVENING: Lymebourne and Arcot Park Residents Association will stage an open evening in the nearby community hall at 6.30pm on Tuesday (May 22).

Guests are Bev Anderson, district council tenant participation officer, and Sidmouth Town Council clerk Christopher Holland.

All are welcome to attend. There will be refreshments provided.

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STROKE MONTH: As part of Action on Stroke Month a new directory of information about the condition has been launched. The Devon Stroke Book has been produced in partnership between The Stroke Association and NHS Devon and will seek to ensure people are guided through their lives after a stroke and don’t feel they have to find everything for themselves. The book is available at the doctor’s surgery and can be ordered from the Stroke Association by calling 01392 447364 or visiting www.stroke.org.uk

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