Police crime clampdown in Somerset village a success

PUBLISHED: 08:00 28 October 2011 | UPDATED: 09:21 28 October 2011

Police made two arrests

Police made two arrests

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POLICE efforts to tackle boy racers in Cheddar Gorge seem to be working.

There have been no reports of dangerous driving or anti-social behaviour on the road through the gorge since police increased the number of officers on patrol there and pledged to tackle illegally-modified vehicles with the help of VOSA.

PC Kat Forrest said that it did not mean the problem had been completely dealt with, but that there were no reports to the police.

She also said that crime in Cheddar has dropped year-on-year, with 17 crimes reported to the police in the last month, down from 20 during the same month last year.

Those included two assaults, two thefts, two incidents of criminal damage and two incidents of drivers leaving petrol stations without paying.

There were also two thefts, one incident of harassment and one vehicle theft.

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