Emergency lifeline cut

Vulnerable Littleham residents could have had their emergency lifeline cut after damage was caused to phone and broadband lines.

Exmouth neighbourhood policing team are urging residents to come forward with information following the criminal damage of BT phone and data lines which feed into Clayton House Community Centre.

There are concerns that damage has affected the Home Safeguard Community Alarm Services, run by East Devon District Council’s housing service.

Vulnerable residents can press a button at home, a call is then made to Home safeguard and an operator dispatches emergency services or other assistance is called.

The offence occurred between January 17 and January 19.

PCSO Malcolm Maguire said: “This type of criminal act could have had serious implications as the data lines connect to Home Safe Guard equipment which act as a lifeline for many vulnerable Littleham residents.”

Please call 101 or anonymously via Crime stoppers 0800 555 111 and quote KE/12/163 if you have information.