Police appeal after attack from air weapon in Tipton St John


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Police are appealing for witnesses to a suspected air weapon attack that caused damage to a window in Tipton St John.

The incident happened between the evening of Friday, October 16, and the morning of Monday, October 19, causing damage to a window and leaving the victim shaken up.

Anyone with information concerning the damage or the use of such a weapon within the local area is asked to call the police on 101 or via Crimestoppers quoting reference number CR/72906/15.

Police have also reminded people that use of such a weapon in public places is an offence for which there are potentially criminal offences.

Ottery Carnival posed no problems for officers and recorded crime dropped significantly overall in October compared to last year.

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A total of nine incidents were reported in the town, down from 15 for the same period in 2014.

These included a call out involving a drink driver at Pattesons Cross and theft of a bicycle chained to a gate in East Hill.

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Police also reported three assaults and attended an incident in which a dog escaped from a garden and attacked a passing dog.

The dog’s owner was injured when they tried to protect their pet.

Shop lifters who targeted Joshua’s Harvest Store were caught on CCTV.

Police were able to identify the group of male youths who attempted to distract shop assistants while taking items from the store.

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