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Crime rate drops in Wellington
3:00pm Friday 18th October 2013 in News
CRIME dipped in Wellington last month compared to the month before, figures show.
Police recorded 35 crimes for the whole of September, down three from the previous month, Sgt Helen Boyd told town councillors on Monday.
The biggest decline was in thefts from shops, which went down by four. Five crimes were recorded at Asda, Somerfield, Brocks and Buy and Save, resulting in three prosecutions.
Four assaults were recorded, down three from August.
But the number of nonhouse burglaries rose by two after a raid at the Oxfam store, in which a large quantity of clothing was taken.
A sewing machine was also stolen and two people had since been charged, Sgt Boyd said.
Criminal damage to property, up by three, included windows being smashed at The Vintage Inn and Cloud 9, both in Fore Street.
A suspect was arrested for both offences and is currently on police bail.
Three bikes were stolen, up one from the previous month, with two recovered.
They were taken from outside Asda, a newsagent in Fore Street and outside a house.
Four cars were broken into – no change from August – with items such as a purse, tools, satellite navigation system and number plates stolen.
Police are making enquiries in relation to the thefts.
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