Police concern after £3,000 of damage in Braunton


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Officers will be conducting extra patrols around the village and speaking to young people after the incidents.

POLICE will be patrolling areas of Braunton in the evenings after a number of anti social behaviour offences have caused £3,000 in damage.

Fencing by the playpark in Chaloners Road has been repeatedly damaged as well as the Memorial Garden’s flag pole handle mounting.

Wooden seating outside the Countryside Centre has cost £1,000 to replace and a bench in the Recreational Ground has been graffited with a bong found nearby.

Areas of grass at the Recreational Ground and Vellator Quay have also been set alight and put out.

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PCSO Andy Frisby said: “We will patrol these areas in the evenings and will to speak to youths at the next youth club as well as do an assembly at Braunton Acadamy.

“We are asking members of the public to call in if they witness antisocial behaviour happening on the non-emergency 101 number.

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“We want to make it clear the money is coming out of council coffers which could be used for other things in the community.”

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