Vigilance needed in Colyton over thefts

The police are appealing ahead of the busy Christmas period

The police are appealing ahead of the busy Christmas period

Copyright Archant Ltd

POLICE are asking locals to be extra vigilant after thefts from farm buildings in the Colyton area.

POLICE are asking locals to be extra vigilant after thefts from farm buildings in the Colyton area.

PC Steve Speariett said there have been reports of men approaching farmers asking to buy scrap metal or sell batteries for them, followed by a break-in soon afterwards. He is asking for any such incidents to be reported to the police.

He said: “People need to be vigilant at all times, if they see any specialised 4x4s or vans that aren’t local near rural outbuildings then contact us. We rely on the public to inform us so we can build up a picture of these criminals and catch them.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Sidmouth Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Sidmouth Herald