Using google maps…

… to pinpoint some recent muggings.  Partly because crime, law and order is my reporting area of interest and partly because they happen to fall between the place where my bed is and the place where I buy alcohol and chocolate.

Several muggings have been reported along this route, popular with cyclists, dog walkers and students making the weekly pilgrimage to the huuuuuuuge Tesco Extra on Western Avenue.  Police have connected the incidents through various descriptions and have issued a warning not to walk alone late at night.  As many people know, this isn’t the first worrying report concerning student safety.  What might surprise you, however, is that it isn’t just young women walking alone at night who are at risk.  Five of the six people who were robbed along the Trail were men aged 21 – 58, and one of them was attacked at 4.45pm.  So watch your back!


About Jmb

Writer, journalist, mummy, redhead, wine lover, fan of epic fantasy* and Devon-girl-at-heart. Started out as a local newspaper reporter in the cowpatty-idylls of South Devon at the tender age of 21. Since then I have dabbled in radio, TV, online journalism, b2b and novel-writing. After finding self unexpectedly knocked up in January 2013, I gave birth to my blue-eyed girl the following September. Two house moves, one (very soggy) wedding, two unpublished (and several works-in-progress) novels, one triumphant return to work, two 30th birthdays and a LOT of wine later, baby number 2 is expected in the summer of 2017. *and by that I mean staring at Kit Harrington whilst the vast majority of all politically spellbinding, ethically ambiguous and incestuously gratuitous content in Game of Thrones blithely passes me by. View all posts by Jmb


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