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To report a crime or incident which is happening now, where people are being injured or property damaged or stolen call 999.

General enquiries - 101
The new non emergency number for Devon and Cornwall Police.
For information and advice.
To report a crime.

Textphone 18001 101
Textphone for the hard of hearing and speech-impaired.

If life is threatened, if people are injured, if offenders are nearby, if immediate action is required.

Text 80999
If your are deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired

If you would like to call us about any incident or any information in total confidence please call Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

You can also contact us on our website

The police hold regular surgeries in the Ashburton Information Centre. Call Ashburton Information Centre on 01364 653426 for details.

The Ashburton Neighbourhood Police Area covers an area from Woodland in the south up to Widecombe in the Moor in the north. It also covers settlements such as Bickington, Buckland, Ponsworthy and Poundsgate. The area has a team of Officers dedicated to it. They are Police Sergeant Ian Stevens and PC Andy Dudley, based at Ashburton Police Station. The Ashburton Neighbourhood is part of the larger Chudleigh Sector which covers an area that is bordered by the A38 Corridor from Dean Prior to the edge of Exeter in the South, then along to the A30 corridor to Tedburn St Mary in the North. Police Officers work from both Ashburton and Chudleigh Police Station.

 Ashburton Police Issues Published 12th May 2017
Police issues


Update on Policing matters in the Town during the above period.

71 incidents were recorded. 13 of these concerned the A38 . Another 10 were in the Town and surrounding area. These included an incident where the driver of a car died at the wheel near Summerhill on the evening of 29th April.
3 incidents of anti-social behaviour were reported.These included reports of noisy groups of people in East Street at Midnight  on 14th April and at the bus stop in West Street in the early hours of 30th April.

17 crimes were recorded. These included -
4 offences of common assault
3 crimes of criminal damage
3 thefts - all thefts of foodstuffs from a shop in the Town Centre.
1 Burglary and 1 offence of attempted burglary were recorded. Both were at Kenwyn, the disused County Council home, on 17th and 18th April.

Arrests made included that of an 18yr old male wanted for firearms offences in Dorset. A local man was also arrested in connection with a serious hit and run collision on 25th April.

I am due to hold a Police Surgery at the Information Centre from 10-11am on Tuesday 9th May.

PC 4486 Dudley

I can be contacted at Conway House, Ashburton via the central non-emergency number for Devon and Cornwall Police of 101.

Textphone 18001 101 for the deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired.

The Neighbourhood Team can also be contacted by e-mail –

Alternatively the totally confidential Crimestoppers no. 0800 555111 can be used to pass information to the Police.

Always call 999 in an emergency.

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