Local policing priorities for Lynton & Lynmouth

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Consultation with the community has identified the following priorities in this neighbourhood.

Priority

Nuisance Off Road motorbikes, Quads and 4x4 Vehicles on Exmoor

Police have received complaints about damage and nuisance by off roading across Exmoor in and around, The Valley of Rocks, The Heddon Valley, Holdstone Down, Ilkerton and Cheriton. This causes damage to the SSSI sites and property along paths. The Police are working with the National Trust, Exmoor National Park Authority and land owners to deal with this issue.

Issued 15 February, 2018

Action taken

Update: 05 December 2018 - You said, we did.

December 2018

No reports received.

November 2018

Lynton police have been informed who exactly has permission to be on the moor with a vehicle and who hasn't.

if you come across any vehicles driving on Exmoor regardless of what they are (Quad bikes, Motorcycles 4x4 Vehicles) report them to the police ASAP, giving as much detail of the vehicles as possible, but please do not out your self in any danger.

Thankfully Lynton police have not received reports lately of off road motorcycles riding across Exmoor, but we would like to know about it if you see it happening ring 101 or email 101@dc.police.uk if you are reporting something that has happened or 999 if you are reporting something that is happening there and then and persons are still present causing problems.

 

A Mutli Agency meeting has taken place discussing the damage caused by off road vehicles on the sssi and ancient monument sites across Exmoor.

Lynton police were present and have been informed who exactly has permission to be on these areas/sites with a vehicle and who hasn't.

if you come across any of these vehicles please report them to the police ASAP, giving as much detail of the vehicles as possible.

 

Thankfully Lynton police have not received reports lately of motorcycles being a nusiness across Exmoor.

An article about the byways and what they mean also the penalties of using vehicles in an anti social way  has been repeated and published in the Lyn valley news, social media and the July Newsletter.

If you come across any of these bikes please report them to the police ASAP, giving as much detail of the bikes as possible.

 

 

We have received more reports of off road bikes causing a nuisance on the foot paths around the Trentishoe area.

if you come across any of these bikes please report them to the police ASAP, giving as much detail of the bikes as possible.

 

Feb 2018 - So Far we have .......

Liased with both Exmoor National Park Authority and Exmoor National Trust.

Published articles in The Lyn Valley news and over the social media networks highlighting the the tracks they are allowed to ride on and the path's and bridle ways they are not allowed to ride on, along with the penalties for doing so.

 

Actioned 5 December, 2018

Priority

Rural non-dwelling burglaries

Rural areas of North Devon have been targetted by thieves usually working overnight to enter barns, garages and sheds looking for power tools.

There is currently an ongoing series of such offences that the police are aware of.  Usually, there will be no reports for a period of days and then a number of crimes reported over one night in a particular area. Often these theives travel from other areas to commit crime like this.

The main chance police have for apprehending offenders is in response to calls from the public about suspicious behaviour at night.  Please do not be afraid to call 999 if you feel someone may in the area of your home looking to commit crime at night.  We would rather come and find it was something innocent than not come and for you discover a burglary in the morning.

Always try to get a registration number of vehicles used by the offenders.

Issued 31 March, 2017

Action taken

Update: 05 December 2018 - So far we have....

December 2018

No reports have been received this month however rural crime is on the increase

Help prevent rural crime in our area

Lynton police provide some simple steps you can follow

Lock doors and windows

Mark and register all property

Use an alarm system

Secure vehicles and equipment

Don’t leave keys in vehicle ignitions

Lock and hide fuel tanks

For more advice on preventing rural crime, contact your local policing team or visit our advice section in the forces main web pages.

November 2018

Help Stop Rural Crime

Rural Crime seems to be on the increase again and it appears to be all around inside and outside of our area, so across the whole of Exmoor

Thefts of Sheep, Farm Equipment including quad bikes along with out-buildings broken into have been reported from both sides of the Devon and Somerset County borders, please be extra vigilant at this time check your property and report any suspicious activity you might come across.

For more information on preventing rural theft contact your local neighbourhood team, or if you would like to find out more about joining farm watch contact PCSO Grace CLEVERDON 30366 by email grace.cleverdon@dc.police.uk  Lynton police are in

possession of a stamping kit enabling us to mark horse tack, also an etching kit to security mark farm equipment.

July 2018

Lynton Police have started to get reports of non dwelling buildings being broken into in the Exmoor area, please be extra vigilant and report any suspicious activity you might come across.

If you would like your farm or tack equipment marked, contact PCSO Grace CLEVERDON 30366 by email if you would like to book a date. grace.cleverdon@dc.police.uk 

Our area thankfully have not had any rural thefts, but others have, so please be vigalant at all times, if you see anything your not happy with, REPORT IT.

 

 

Farm watch update

Spring 2018

Lambing Season is upon us and Lynton officers are reminding residents and visitors to the area that it is an offence to allow a dog to worry sheep - this includes attacking or chasing.

Among the worries for farmers is the stress from being chased can cause sheep to die, pregnant ewes can miscarry and serious injury can be caused while trying to escape.

Dog bites can lead to the death of livestock of cause various expensive complications and lambs can be 'mis-mothered', resulting in them dying from starvation or hypothermia.

If a farmer reports a dog is worrying or attacking their livestock, they have the power to protect them by all reasonable measures including shooting the dog.

This is a busy time of year and you the farmer need to be vigilant and make sure all your equipment is put away and locked up, if you would like your items marked please contact PCSO 30366 Grace Cleverdon at Lynton via 101 or email  30366@dc.pnn.police.uk

Summer 2017

To help combat rural crime, Lynton Local Policing Team are in possession of a stamping kit enabling us to mark horse tack, also an etching kit to security mark farm equipment.

There are several dates available for Farm security marking  in the next several months, if you want your farm equipment marked, contact PCSO Grace CLEVERDON 30366 by email if you would like to book a date. grace.cleverdon@dc.police.uk 

our area thankfully have not had any rural thefts, but others have, so please be vigalant at all times, if you see anything your not happy with, REPORT IT.

Actioned 5 December, 2018

Priority

Poaching of Red Deer across the whole of Exmoor

The Poaching of Exmoor's famous Red Deer is a criminal activity that threatens the presence of these beautiful animals on the moor. 

The use by criminals of firearms to engage in this activity also creates a real risk of harm to users of the moor and an enviroment where local residents can feel in fear of intimidation from those involved.

Over the past few seasons, Police have combined with staff from other agencies on a focussed campaign to counter this criminality.

All well as joint covert and overt night time patrols to locate those involved, individuals suspected of these activities have been visited and warned of the consequences for them should they choose to continue and are found breaking the law.

Food outlets have been informed of their responsibility to ensure they know meat served from their premises is lawfully sourced.

Presentations have been delivered to many community groups explaining the law and how individuals can best report intelligence or activities that they witness.

It is only together that we will counter this distasteful activity and safeguard the welfare of the deer and local communities.

If you have information about anyone poaching, you can provide information anonymously through crimestoppers: 0800 555111.  If you come across poaching or hear gun shots at night then ring either 101 or 999 if it is still going on.

Issued 30 March, 2017

Action taken

Update: 05 December 2018 - Poaching continues to be a problem - you said we did.

December 2018

Article placed in Decembers Newsletter highlighting the poaching problem.

Historically pre-Christmas when the open season starts we get an increase in poaching as venison comes on the menu. Red deer are in healthy numbers on Exmoor at the moment, but it is vital to stop poaching.

These poachers are often on farms trespassing on people's land and blatantly taking the deer, they are not just shooting the deer, dogs are often used, causing considerable distress to the deer, sheep are sometimes taken if the deer are in the same fields or nearby. The punishment for illegally poaching deer is asignificant fine with the option of a custodial sentence. Phone 999 if you hear shots being fired and suspect poaching or dial 101 in a non-emergency situation. Lynton Local Policing Team are on hand to offer advice if you would like to know more about poaching and securing your farm or property from theft.

November 2018

Reports of Poaching across Exmoor are starting to come in, it also appears that some sheep have also been taken as well as the deer.

Lynton police are looking at reports closely but find that some reports come in after several days have gone past, and then only mentioned in passing.

Please remember THIS IS A CRIME and we need to know about EVERY Deer that has been taken/poached from land without permission or at night.

We need to all work together to combat this distasteful activity.

If you have information about poaching, you can provide information anonymously through Crime stoppers: 0800 555111.

If you come across poaching or hear gun shots at night then ring either 101 or 999 if it is still going on.

July 2018

No reports of poaching have been received over the last few weeks, but this is to be expected at this time of year.

Multi agency meetings are taking place to be prepared to tackle the problem this coming autumn.

 

If you have information about poaching, you can provide information anonymously through Crime stoppers: 0800 555111.

 

If you come across poaching or hear gun shots at night then ring either 101 or 999 if it is still going on.

 

 

 

Poaching continues to be a problem across the whole of Exmoor, Multi agencies are working together to combat this distasteful activity.

If you have information about poaching, you can provide information anonymously through Crime stoppers: 0800 555111.

If you come across poaching or hear gun shots at night then ring either 101 or 999 if it is still going on.

Actioned 5 December, 2018

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