Anti-social behaviour curbed plus more news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 29 September 2011

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Police action has helped to curb anti-social behaviour in Brixington Park. Read this and more.

Seat Removed: The police at Brixington say anti-social behaviour by youths has decreased since seats were removed from the local park.

Officers said congregating youths dispersed once the covered seating area at Brixington Park was taken away.

Police community support officer Chris Ball said: “It was found that youngsters would congregate on evenings, drinking alcohol and leaving their litter everywhere.

“But now they do not have somewhere to sit, it has removed the problem by removing their comfort zone.”

To report any anti-social behaviour in Brixington, contact the police by dialling 101, and quote crime reference KE/10/1860 or e-mail PCSO Chris Ball directly on christopher.BALL3@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk

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Safety Concerns: Exmouth police are gearing up to teach road safety to youngsters attending Littleham Primary School.

The scheme will run throughout November as part of Road Safety Week.

The police said the issue of youngsters riding pedal scooters along the road at Midway will be raised when the police teams up with the school.

Police community support officer Malcolm Maguire said he had spoken with youngsters living in the area about the dangers of playing with scooters or bicycles on busy roads.

PCSO Maguire said: “This road is becoming increasingly busy and is also a bus route.

“However, on a positive note, it is encouraging to see so many young people getting exercise and enjoying themselves.”

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Lost Camera: An appeal is on to find a digital camera lost in Exmouth last month by German holidaymakers.

The metallic pink Casio Exilim digital compact camera was last seen on Wednesday, August 24, when its owners were travelling on the 4pm Topsham-Exmouth train.

The group cannot remember having the camera when they got off the train.

On the camera were shots of Exmouth and Devon.

The police and rail lost property offices have both been notified, but to no avail.

If you have found the camera telephone (01395) 272959.

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