Somerset village sees crime decrease

PUBLISHED: 20:00 11 October 2011

Police made two arrests

Police made two arrests

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CRIME in a Somerset village in September has dropped for three years in a row.

PC Steven Church told Bleadon Parish Council this week that there were only three reported crimes in the village last month, down from four the previous year, which was in turn a decrease on 2009.

There was one fuel oil theft on Coronation Road and two burglaries from houses.

He also warned residents to be vigilant against cash machines which have been tampered with after a machine in Winscombe was found to be stealing bank cards last month.

He said the machines are often fitted with a camera and retain bank cards after the pin number entry has been recorded.

He said: “When you are gone they just pull it out and within seconds they will empty as much money as they can.”

He urged people to check card slots for extra pieces of metal and to report anything suspicious to police on 101.

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