Thieves target car near Sidmouth and other news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 07 March 2012

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A purse and its contents were stolen from a parked vehicle at the Mutters Moor car park on Peak Hill, Sidmouth, Read this and more.

ASSAULT APPEAL: Detectives have re-issued an appeal for information after a man was knocked unconscious in Market Square in the early hours of last Saturday morning, February 18.

Police want to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, which took place between midnight and 1am.

DC Vicky Grimwood, of Honiton CID, said the victim was assaulted and knocked unconscious by another male. Contact police with information on 101, crime reference: KS/12/97.

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THIEVES STRIKE: A purse and its contents were stolen from a parked vehicle at the Mutters Moor car park on Peak Hill, Sidmouth, on Saturday (February 25).

Thieves targeted a red Nissan Micra between 11.30am and 12.30pm.

They took a Radley leather purse that contained bank and debit cards and a cheque book.

Police have urged residents and visitors not to leave valuables in their vehicles.

Contact officers with information on the offence by dialling 101, crime reference: KS/12/111.

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SEAFRONT CAM: Sidmouth councillor Stuart Hughes wants any remaining money from a ditched CCTV scheme in Sidmouth to be spent on an interactive seafront webcam.

Councillor Hughes thinks the technology, like a system in Exmouth, will both help tackle crime and boost tourism.

Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce says money from the abandoned CCTV scheme will go to charity if it isn’t claimed in the next three weeks (see story on page 6).

Exmouth’s ‘Electrocam’ streams live video from the town’s seafront all year round and can be viewed, and controlled, by internet users across the globe.

“We could do exactly the same here in Sidmouth,” said Cllr Hughes.

“It would promote tourism and double up as CCTV,” he added.

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CRIMINAL DAMAGE: Flowers and a street sign were damaged to the tune of £150 between 8pm on Saturday (February 25) and 5.30am on Sunday (February 26). The district council reported the incident. Contact police with information by dialling 101, crime reference: KS/12/112.

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