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Son charged with attack on mother

A MOTHER was allegedly assaulted by her son in Dartmouth over the Christ­mas period.
The suspect has been arrested and charged with causing actual bodily harm and the incident is one of five involving domestic violence in the town during December, according to Insp Andy Tomlinson of Dartmouth police.
In his report to Monday’s meeting of Dartmouth Town Council, Insp Tomlinson said officers had dealt with a total of 10 offences during December, compared to 22 for the same period last year.
Two of the assaults were linked offences on another family member at the same incident but there has been insufficient corroborative evidence for police to support a prosecution, he said.
Inquiries are ongoing on one of the other two incidents of common assault.
Insp Tomlinson said there had been no reports of burglary during December and no reports of any police incidents relating to New Year’s Eve celebrations in the town.
Meanwhile, police have released a description of two men they are hunting in connection with the theft of power tools from a shed.
The men entered the garden shed in Townstal Road at 7pm on Saturday and took electrical items including a heavy duty drill, a router and a set of router heads in a case.
A police spokesman said: ‘Two males were seen to head towards Britannia Avenue.
‘The first male is described as white, in his late 20s, of stocky build and with a bald patch on his head. He was wearing dark coloured clothing.
‘The second male is described as white, aged 17 or 18, of thin build, about 6ft tall with short dark hair. He was wearing dark coloured clothing and light coloured trainers.
‘Police have searched the area but neither the property or the males have been located.’
If anyone has anyone information about the incident or the suspects, they should call 101 quoting crime reference CR/792/15.
Police are also investigating two incidents involving dogs in the Allaleigh Blackawton area.
Sometime between midday on Wednesday, December 31, midday on Thursday, January 1, two sheep were attacked by an unknown dog.
One ewe was found dead and the other was seriously injured and may have to be put down.
Police have received another report of a dog not under proper control in the same vicinity sometime between 1.45pm and 2pm on Tuesday, December 30.
A police spokesman said: ‘Two members of the public were walking along a street when a border collie dog approached them and cornered them and was growling and barring his teeth.
‘We do not know if these incidents are linked but would like to hear from anyone with any information.’
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting crime number 224/15 for the sheep attack and crime number 134154/14 for the dog not under proper control.

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