July 2, 2022

News from the local police team

For general enquiries to the police team ring 101.

For local information and contacts see the Exmoor newsletter click on the link here:

ASP March 22

A national publicity campaign to address rural crime has been launched. Full information is available by clicking on the links below:

Rural crime leaflet

Rural Affairs Unit newsletter

To report concerns anonymously about crimes affecting local wildlife, environment or communities go to: www. crimestoppers-uk.org

Or phone: 0800 555 111

As we move towards the summer, visitor numbers are increasing in the area.   Crime reduction patrols will increase around the “beauty spots” and parking areas.   When parking your vehicle, please remember not leave valuables on view as a thief will take seconds to smash a window and help themselves – enough to ruin anyone’s day!

The usual patrols of Wimbleball Lake will also take place to ensure that the majority of visitors and local community are not affected by the anti-social behaviour of the thoughtless few.

Although we live in a low crime area, the spring can bring an increase in thefts from sheds, garages and gardens.  Please consider securing, marking and photographing your property.  If you would like any crime reduction advice or have any questions please contact PCSO 8913 Michelle Haimes, Exmoor Neighbourhood Police team:  email: michelle.haimes@avonandsomersetpolice.uk

If you need to report an incident: 999 for urgent/ongoing incident

101 for non-urgent matters