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The new non emergency number for Devon and Cornwall Police.
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Textphone 18001 101
Textphone for the hard of hearing and speech-impaired.

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

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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 July 2017
Police issues


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

I wish to update you on Policing matters in the Town over the past month.
84 incidents were recorded. 18 of these concerned the A38. Another 4 were in the Town and surrounding area.
No incidents of anti-social behaviour were reported.

23 crimes were recorded. These included -
5 offences of common assault
3 crimes of criminal damage
6 thefts from motor vehicles - these have primarily been to Ford Transit vans, tools and equipment being stolen.
1 burglary was recorded - a break-in at St Andrews Church on 3rd July. This is linked to similar offences elsewhere in Devon and enquiries are continuing.

A male was arrested for drink driving close at Peartree on 17th June.
A 25yr old male from Roborough Terrace was sentenced to 15 weeks imprisonment at Torquay Magistrates Court on 23rd June. This was following his conviction for criminal damage offences in the Town centre earlier in the year. I am still pursuing a Criminal Behaviour Order against this male in an effort to further protect residents.

I'm sure that you are aware that PCSO Robbie Mangham has now left us to begin training to be a Police Officer. He will initially be based at HQ Exeter and then Totnes. He was an asset to the Town and enjoyed working here. I wish him all the best in the next stage of his career.

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.

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