Police closing the net on Exmouth allotment vandals

Exmouth police say they are closing in on the vandals who recently trashed allotments at Brixington.

Thousands of pounds worth of damage was done to the Pound Lane allotments in June when a group of youths rampaged through the plots, breaking into sheds, smashing up and stealing property.

Officers have stepped up police patrols in the area to prevent further attacks.

The police said the investigation into the malicious attack was ongoing and proving successful.

Officers are urging the public to become the ears and eyes of the community, and immediately report any problems or anti-social behaviour.

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Police community support officer Chris Ball said: “Police enquiries are continuing and we are closing in on the culprits to previous extensive crime at the site.

“Officers have been briefed to commit themselves to patrolling the area for reassurance to local residents and allotment holders.

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“Police urge anyone encountering any problems or concern at the site to immediately call 999.”

The gang damaged more than 30 sheds in the rampage, looting equipment, and also lighting a fire.

If you have information relating to this crime, contact Exmouth police on 08452 777 444, quoting crime reference number KE/11/161.

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