Police & Neighbourhood Watch


A TELEPHONE SCAM (from 06/12/13) still on-going

Relates to Crime No. JN/13/3419. The Police would like to make you aware of the following telephone SCAM. The caller states he is a detective constable from the London Fraud Squad. He says that persons have been arrested and currently in custody for the fraudulent use of credit cards. He advises to hang up and cancel the credit cards. A number is given and told to key in the PIN number of any relevant credit card, he states that he will arrange collection of the cards. Please DO NOT give out any personal or bank details to anyone, especially unsolicited calls. Please hang up on any similar calls you may receive. Can this message be passed to friends, family and those elderly or vulnerable persons that may be convinced to part with bank account or credit card details. Thank you.

(from 01/02/2013- still ongoing) Information from the Devon & Cornwall Police:

Anothe SCAM – Telephone Area code 809, 284 & 876 from the UK, Australia or Canada – it will cost you a fortune, a minimum of $2425 (approx £1515) per minute and it appears to be LEGAL!!!!

Postal Scam- BEWARE (from 09/11/11)- Similar SCAMS still exist:

A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 0906 661191 (a premium rate number).

DO NOT call this number, as this is a mail scam originating from Belize

If you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message you will alkready have been billed £315 for the phone call. If you do receive a card with these details, then please contact Royal Mail Fraud on 020 7239 6655.

For more information see this Crime Stoppers website


Devon, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly – Police & Crime Commissioner

Alison Hernandez is our Police and Crime Commissioner. Contact us to find out how to contact her.



Our community is part of the Honiton Rural Beat within the Devon and Cornwall Police force. Our local Beat Manager is PC Clive Vickery and our Police Community Support Officer is PCSO Phil Anning.

For more information on the Honiton Rural Beat or to e-mail our Local Team please click here


Clive or Phil normally attend and report at a Parish Council Meeting. Details are minuted. The Parish Council meeting is also an opportunity for members of the public to ask them any direct question.

Awliscombe is a low crime area. To access crime statistics for our area click here

Our local police station address is:

High Street, Honiton, EX14 1LH   It’s open Mon – Fri High 0900-1300 1345-1700

To telephone our Local Team the Police Station or to contact the police in a non emergency situation please use the 24 hour telephone number 101. The old number of 08452 777444 will not be available after 3rd September 2012. Alternatively you can email them on


Neighbourhood Watch (NHW)


Although we have three active Neighbourhood Watches, two in Weston and one in Awliscombe, these only cover about 30 properties (we have over 200 in the Parish). Countrywide NHW is seen to be an effective method of crime prevention and it helps contribute to lower crime figures. We should not be complacent. In to-days economic climate rural communities may be perceived as ‘soft targets’.  Neighbourhood Watch is not peering from behind curtains or making patrols, it’s all about talking to your neighbours to ensure they are become aware of local police concerns. Each ‘Watch’ has a co-ordinator who receives a Community Message. They pass this information to watch members.

Community Messaging


Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinators are advised of local activities from Devon & Cornwall Police through Community Messages. You can register to have Community Messages sent direct to your telephone or e-mail address. Click here for an on-line registration form.