Vigilant villages appeal

PUBLISHED: 15:16 09 April 2009 | UPDATED: 08:55 18 June 2010

POLICE are urging Beer and Branscombe residents to be vigilant after a rise in crime last month. In total there were three reported crimes in Beer and four in Branscombe. PC Steve Speariett is particularly concerned about a burglary which took place at Be

POLICE are urging Beer and Branscombe residents to be vigilant after a rise in crime last month.

In total there were three reported crimes in Beer and four in Branscombe.

PC Steve Speariett is particularly concerned about a burglary which took place at Beer Primary School between March 27 and 29.

Entry was gained through the back door of a school shed and property was strewn around outside.

Bird boxes were pulled from trees and were smashed on the ground. The wendy house had also been smashed.

PC Steve Speariett, said: "The burglary at the school is very disappointing and has affected the school and pupils."

Anyone with information should contact Seaton Police on 08452 777444 quoting crime reference number KS/09/210.

Police are also appealing for information after the attempted theft of a blue Isuzu Rodeo pick up truck from Park Road, Beer on March 22. Ring police quoting crime number KN/09/185.

On March 15 in Weston, thieves tried to break-in to a silver Vauxhall Corsa and a black car of the same model. Both of the locks had been tampered with.

If you can help police with their enquiries, ring the above number and quote KN/09/189 and KN/09/162.

And in Branscombe police are investigating a theft and a burglary that both took place between March 19 and 20.

Burglars stole two quad bikes that had been chained to an open barn at Woodhead Farm. It is believed they were wheeled out of the farm yard and loaded onto a vehicle. Also stolen were two five gallon drums of white diesel, a Stilh 170 chainsaw postcoded EX14 4UQ and an empty five gallon jerry can.

At Branscombe Farm a plant trailer which was attached to a red Nissan Cadi pick up truck was stolen. The trailer was removed from the vehicle and no damage had been caused. If you have information, ring the police quoting KN/09/179 for the burglary and KN/09/169 for the theft.

PC Steve Speariett added: "It would appear that the rural breaks are starting up. All residents need to be vigilant and report any suspicious vehicles or incidents.

"Extra care needs to be taken in rural car parks and drivers are reminded not to leave any valuables on display.


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