Seaton & Sidmouth local policing team priorities

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Rural Car Crime - Theft from Vehicles

Priority reason: 17 Dec 2018

The local Neighbourhood Police Team has received reports of a number of vehicles being broken into whilst parked in local beauty spot car parks.

The local Neighbourhood Beat Team have been liaising with other sections of Devon and Cornwall Police, as well as other Police Forces, in order to combat Rural Car Crime.

If you witness any suspicious activity in the area then please contact the Police by calling 101 or completing the 101 contact form. Call 999 if you or someone else is in immediate danger.

Please follow the below link for crime prevention advice regarding rural crime:

Our response:

UPDATE 30/10/2020 So far we have:

We have been carrying out regular patrols of the car parks in our local beauty spots, checking that valuables have not been left in vehicles and offering advice to members of the public.

We have worked with the land owners of the car parks affected, namely The National Trust, English Heritage and Clinton Devon Estates, and installed signage warning users to take their valuables with them when walking. These vandal proof sign frames have been paid for from Proceeds of Crime Act funds.

We aim to patrol these car parks at least once a day handing out ‘No valuables’ vehicle signs and stickers and we will be present during Clinton Devon Estates’ Heathweek.  

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