Cheddar Valley crime drops by 38 per cent but burglary still plagues villages
Crime figures show that reported crime in the Cheddar Valley area has dropped by 38 per cent.
In August this year, 83 crimes were reported, according to police.uk, which is a drop of 51 compared to the 134 reported in August last year.
Cheddar had 41 reported crimes, while Axbridge had 12.
East Brent reported five crimes during August, Wedmore had three, Draycott had two and Lympsham, Brent Knoll, Winscombe and Banwell had one reported crime each.
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Anti social behaviour was the highest reported crime, with 37 incidents. Of those, 19 were in Cheddar and five were shared on between Punnet Close and Wulnut Close, and two were on Centenary Way and two on Cufic Lane.
Anti social behaviour was also reported in Wedmore with two incidents, one in Brent Knoll and one in Rooksbridge, amongst other places.
Burglary is still causing problems in Cheddar Valley, with reports in Cheddar on Back Lane, Comer Road, Barrows Road and Barrows Croft. Also reporting burglarys were, St Mary’s Street in Axbridge, Quarylands Lane in Badgworth, Wells Road in Rodney Stoke, Mendip Lea Close in Draycott, Banwell Road in Banwell, Yarrow Road in Mark and a parking area in Eastertown.
Two crimes relating to violent and sexual offences are still under investigation, with one in Mark near Uplands and one in Cheddar on Copper Close.
Only three cases of drugs were reported in August - half the number reported last year. One outside Tesco in Cheddar, one in Sharpham Road, also in Cheddar, and one in the square in Axbridge.
Overall, 69 reported cases saw an outcome of some kind. Only three suspects were charged, six cautioned and two penalty notices given. No further action at this time was decided upon 33 crime reports.