Seaton & Sidmouth local policing team priorities

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Our policing team priorities are as follows:

Our top priorities for your neighbourhood are as follows:

Drug Possession & Supply

Priority reason: 08 Sep 2021

The local Neighbourhood Police Team has received reports of anti-social behaviour in and around the local area, including our public parks and gardens.

If you witness any incidents of anti-social behaviour, and it is a police matter, please contact us by calling 101 or completing the 101 contact form. Call 999 if you or someone else is in immediate danger.

Our response:

UPDATE 08 Sep 2021 So far we have:

We have been carrying out regular pro-active patrols in the area to monitor the situation and taking action where appropriate.

A S.23 Misuse of Drugs Act warrant was executed in Seaton on 30/07/2021 which led to the seizure of controlled substances of Class A, B & C with one male arrested for possession with intent to supply. The address where the warrant was executed is now subject to a Closure Order. 

This year, controlled substances of Class A, B & C have been seized from a number of individuals following stop & searches by officers within the neighbourhood team. Some individuals have been arrested for Possession with Intent to Supply and a quantity of drugs have been taken removed from our local streets. We have also seized cannabis plants from an individual who is now under investigation for cultivation of cannabis. 

Following the investigations into the offences, offenders have received cautions, been dealt with by way of an out of court disposal and some have been reported to court. We have also referred a number of individuals to the Pathfinder team, which is a voluntary intervention programme that reduces harm and reoffending.

We have held and attended regular multi-agency liaison meetings with appropriate agencies in East Devon in order to discuss issues and identify appropriate ways forward, taking a "joined up" approach to problem solving.

If you witness any suspicious behaviour or have concerns about drug misuse in a specific area, please report this to the Police via 101 or Crimestoppers.

 

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Anti-Social Behaviour

Priority reason: 08 Sep 2021

The local Neighbourhood Police Team has received reports of anti-social behaviour in and around the local area, including on our beaches and in our public parks and gardens.

Anti-social behaviour includes a range of nuisances, disorder and crimes which affects communities on a daily basis; from vandalism and graffiti, to drunk or rowdy behaviour in public.

If you witness any incidents of anti-social behaviour, and it is a police matter please contact us by calling 101 or completing the 101 contact form.

Call 999 if you or someone else is in immediate danger.

Our response:

UPDATE 08 Sep 2021 So far we have:

On 07/09/2021 a Closure Order was obtained by Seaton NPT for an address where there were ongoing reports of anti-social behaviour, noise complaints, drug misuse and dealing along with reports of violence. 

One individual in Seaton has been charged with three offences of criminal damage following graffitti to several public areas in the town. Another male has also been refered to the Pathfinder scheme following his involvement with graffiti to store fronts in the Queen Street area.

Both Seaton and Sidmouth Neighbourhood teams have worked alongside East Devon District Council to issue Community Protection Warnings to a number of individuals in both towns who have continued to cause anti-social behaviour. 

A number of Stage 1 ASB warning letters have also been issued.

Regular patrols of ASB hotspots will be continue to be conducted by the neighbourhood team and members of the Special Constabulary.

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Anti-Social Driving & Vehicle Offences

Priority reason: 08 Sep 2021

You were concerned about anti-social driving, including the use of faulty or excessively noisy exhausts, in and around the Seaton area. Main hot spots include the Underfleet and Harbour Road areas.

The Neighbourhood Policing Team will be conducting regular patrols in the area and plan to carry out various operations in the coming months, dealing with any driving offences in and around the Seaton area. The team will target persistent offenders.

The local Neighbourhood Policing Team and the Special Constabulary will not hesitate to report offenders for prosecution and issue Section 59 Notices where appropriate - these are written warnings to drivers caught driving anti-socially and if they are caught driving in an anti-social manner again within 12 months their vehicle could be seized.

Our response:

UPDATE 08 Sep 2021 Anti-Social Driving & Vehicle Offences

The local Neighbourhood Police Team carry out targeted patrols regularly in areas where reports are received about ongoing anti-social driving.

We have seen an increase in reports regarding anti-social driving in the past few weeks, and would ask members of the public to report any vehicles of concern to us. Following these reports, we have been out on targeted patrols in areas if Seaton. In the past month, a number of drivers have been reported for no insurance, No MOT, driving otherwise in accordance with a licence, dangerous driving and failing to stop for Police. Numerous have been stopped and words of advice given. 

We are also working alongside our community speed watch groups, and are out conducting speed monitoring & enforcement regularly. 

During Road Safety Week 2021 (17th - 23rd May), officers from Seaton Neighbourhood Team seized two vehicles off the road and reported a number of drivers for offences including zig-zag parking, no insurance, no M.O.T and driving without due care and attention. Both Sidmouth & Seaton Neighbourhood officers were also out completing speed checks in busy locations and will continue to do so.

Seven drivers were also reported in May for contravening a road traffic sign at Colyford Level Crossing.

 

 

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Our resolved priorities for your neighbourhood are as follows:




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