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Wellington crime down in September - police
CRIME dropped in Wellington last month, latest figures show.
Police recorded 35 crimes for all of September – down three from the previous month – Sgt Helen Boyd told councillors at their October meeting.
The biggest fall was in thefts from shops, down by four – five crimes were recorded at Asda, Somerfield, Brocks and Buy & Save, resulting in three prosecutions.
The number of assaults recorded was four – a drop of three from August.
However, the number of non-dwelling burglaries rose by two after a raid on the Oxfam store when a large quantity of clothing was taken.
A sewing machine was also stolen, and two people have since been prosecuted.
Criminal damage to property, up by three, included smashed windows at the Vintage Inn and Cloud 9 in Fore Street. A suspect was arrested for both offences and is on police bail.
Three bikes were stolen, up one from last 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, a sat nav system and number plates stolen.
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