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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 15th November 2017
Police issues


I wish to update you on Policing matters in the Town over the past month.
68 incidents were reported. 17 of these concerned the A38, including the closure of the whole road for half an hour on Friday 10th November when a male threatened to jump from Linhay overbridge. Another 6 traffic related incidents were reported in the Town itself.
2 incidents of anti-social behaviour were reported, both on West Street on 3rd November.

17 crimes were recorded. These included -
5 offences of assault
3 offences of criminal damage
No burglaries were recorded.
Arrests made included that of a male from Torquay who assaulted a female following a wedding at a licensed premises in the Town on 4th November. A male from East Street was also arrested after assaulting a female on the evening of 9th November. The Police helicopter was involved in the successful search for the male.

My next Police Surgery will be held at the Information Centre on Tuesday 21st November from 10-11am.

I can be contacted at Conway House, Ashburton via the central no.101.
The totally confidential Crimestoppers no. 0800 555111 can be used to pass information to the Police.

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

Always call 999 in an emergency.

PC 4486 Dudley

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