Burglars target town and vandals hit the seafront

Eight burglaries were carried out in Budleigh Salterton over a two-month period, the police have revealed. From the end of July until the end of September, homes in Copp Hill Lane and Westfield Terrace were targeted.

Eight burglaries were carried out in Budleigh Salterton over a two-month period, the police have revealed.

From the end of July until the end of September, homes in Copp Hill Lane and Westfield Terrace were targeted.

The police said the Croquet Club, in Westfield Close, a High Street property and St Peter's Primary School were also burgled.

Vandalism attacks


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VANDALS hit Budleigh Salterton seven times within the last two months, according to police.

The town's neighbourhood police team said criminal damage was caused at the ice cream kiosks at both ends of the beach and also the Longboat cafe.

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Several boats were deliberately pushed into the sea.

Police community support officer Malcolm Maguire said: "A memorial bench was also damaged at the top of Steamer Steps, but this is being successfully dealt with via Restorative Justice."

Speed crackdown

SPEED freaks could be hit with a fine and points on their licence, if they race through Budleigh Salterton, because the police are carrying out a number of stringent speed checks.

Police community support officer Malcolm Maguire said: "The autumn programme of speed checks start now in earnest.

"We are also in the final stages of completing the paperwork to rollout the Community Speed Watch initiative."

Dog fouling

BUDLEIGH Salterton has spoken out about three issues which most affect people living in the town.

At a recent meeting with the town's chamber of commerce, police community support officer Malcolm Maguire spoke to the group about the latest Partners and Communities Together (PACT) meeting, and highlighted the town's concerns.

PCSO Maguire said the PACT priorities were to deal with dog fouling in Greenway Lane and the area of St Peter's Primary School.

Installing a new 'priority give way' sign in the High Street, and cycling along the seafront were also on the list of Budleigh's concerns.

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