Criminal acts prompt letters from Exmouth police

LITTLEHAM residents have received letters from Exmouth police in a bid to crackdown on crime.

LITTLEHAM residents have received letters from Exmouth police in a bid to crackdown on crime.

Officers have sent letters to residents living in the Mountain Close, Capel Lane and Midway areas of Littleham after a spate of crimes, attempted burglary and anti-social behaviour occurred in the area.

The letters urge the public to report any crime, suspicious activity or anti-social behaviour to the police.

Exmouth neighbourhood team leader sergeant Nick Southern said a number of youths had been spotted causing trouble in the area.

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He said the appeal for help from the public would give the police more power to deal with the problem.

Sgt Southern said the community and police working together had the power to remove troublemakers from the area.

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Sgt Southern said: "We are asking the local community to help us to give us the evidence to arrest those responsible."

The letters were penned by PC Sallyanne Southern and community support officer Nicola Payne.

The letters urge anyone who has suffered anti-social behaviour, vehicle crime, attempted burglary to contact the officers.

Sgt Southern said the area was covered by a section 30 dispersal zone, giving officers the power to break up and remove groups causing trouble for up to 24 hours.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to contact PC Southern or PCSO Payne on 08452 777444, quoting reference KE/10/183.

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