Police continue to investigate suspected Woodbury arson

INFORMATION is sought in connection to an incident which took place in Woodbury which police are treating as suspected arson.

A trailer of straw was set alight whilst parked behind the cricket club last month.

Police said it appeared the offenders had poured water on the fire. The incident happened between 7.30pm on Sunday, September 12 and 9am on Monday, September 13.

Anyone with information should call Devon and Cornwall police, quoting crime reference number KE/10/2393, on 08452 777444.

The incident was one of six crimes which occurred in Woodbury in a five week period from September 9 to October 10.


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They also included: * Petrol was stolen from a vehicle parked at Black Hill Quarry on Tuesday, September 14. The offender was apprehended.

* A window was smashed on a vehicle parked on Park Way on September 14. The culprit was caught and handed a caution.

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* Police enquires are continuing into an incident in which a tractor parked in a farm building was damaged sometime between September 21 and 22.

* A woman was charged with drink driving whilst on the B3180 on September 25 near Black Hill Quarry.

* Cable was stolen from Black Hill Quarry between Monday, October 4 and Tuesday, October 5. Thieves targeted an isolated pond where cable to a pump was stolen.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Devon and Cornwall police, quoting crime reference number KE/10/2505, on 08452 777444.

PC Simon Blyth, Woodbury’s new neighbourhood beat manager, can be contacted by sending an email to the following address: simon.blyth@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk

It has been decided that PCSO Donna Baker will no longer hold monthly police surgeries due to a lack of interest.

Any residents with issues they wish to raise can contact her on 08456569412 or donna.baker@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk

The partners and communities together group met on Thursday, October 7.

Paul Wilson from county highways attended to discuss the speed date in which they gathered last June. The data was within the acceptable levels for county policy.

Police will, however, continue to monitor and enforce the area.

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