Posts for crime

Suspect in custody after serious assault in Bodmin

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police were called to reports of a serious assault in Rhind Street, Bodmin, at around 7.45pm on Wednesday 21 July. A man aged in his 40s sustained a stab wound to his leg and was taken to hospital, where he remains in a stable condition. […]

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Ways to contact the police for non-emergencies as demand soars

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Devon & Cornwall Police are reminding people that might need non-emergency help and advice over the summer months to consider using their online contact channels whenever possible. The timely reminder comes at the start of the summer school holidays as it is expected the number […]

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The ‘Sling Your Hook’ campaign against scammers

From Devon/Cornwall Police alerts:   There’s a lot to be said for using your intuition to avoid being scammed. Neighbourhood Watch organisation has looked at the psychology around why people fall victims to scams, to help people protect themselves against the huge number of scams that are happening every day. […]

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Scam calls with matching numbers

From Action Fraud: The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) is warning the public to be vigilant of scam calls that appear to be coming from numbers similar to their own. Commonly, the first seven digits (07nnnnn) match the victim’s own number. The calls impersonate well-known government organisations, or law enforcement […]

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Fatal collision near A30

Police investigating a fatal road traffic collision on the B3274 on the over bridge of the A30 on Thursday 10 June, are appealing for any other witnesses to come forward. The collision, which involved a silver Toyota Yaris, a white Piaggio 125 scooter and a silver Mercedes ML270 and resulted […]

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Missing man sought by police, Barnstaple

Police are seeking the public’s help to trace a 35-year-old man from Barnstaple. Daniel Challacombe, pictured, is wanted in connection to an investigation into reports of assault and harassment. Enquiries have been made by police to locate him and officers are now appealing to the public for information on his whereabouts […]

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Make England v. Ukraine a safe and fun event, urge Police

From Devon & Cornwall Police: On the eve of England’s quarter-final match versus the Ukraine in Euro 2020, Devon & Cornwall Police is asking the public to play their part in making this a safe, fun, and memorable event. The Force expects the pubs to be busy and for people […]

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Covid Vaccine Passport scam

From Fraud Alerts: We have been made aware of a Covid Vaccine Passport scam email going around that purports to be from the NHS and informs recipients that they can apply for their “Digital Coronavirus Passports”. Clicking on the link within the email, takes you to a convincing but fake NHS website […]

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Dog stolen in Cornwall reunited with owner

In a heartwarming story, a dog reported as stolen from Perranporth has been reunited with her owner safe and well. Nine-year-old Patterdale terrier Lola was unharmed and is now home after she was recovered by police in Essex. Devon and Cornwall Police launched an investigation and issued an appeal for […]

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Police warn of effects of drinking too much during Euros

Devon & Cornwall Police is advising people of the consequences of drinking too much and letting their emotions get the better of them during this summer’s European Football Championship. This summer’s event will see England, Scotland and Wales all in action across various venues – including Wembley Stadium. Many licensed […]

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Appeal for witnesses to robbery

A robbery was reported at the  the Co-Op on Burn View, Bude, yesterday. The store was robbed at around 8pm. Witnesses are urged to contact police by dialling 101 and quoting incident reference 1034 of 13 June. The Londis store/Esso station was also cordoned off. Thanks to Katie for this […]

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‘Everyone’s Invited’ affects us all …

Someone locally contacted me the other day to draw my attention to the Everyone’s Invited campaign, which has set out to eradicate ‘rape culture’ in the UK (and globally). It is relevant to us all, and especially to those with children in schools and universities. As the website says: Rape […]

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7 protestors arrested for suspected criminal intent

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Enquiries remain ongoing after seven people were arrested following a search of two vehicles in Hayle. Officers carried out a vehicle stop on a car and a van, near Loggans Road, Hayle, at around 5pm on Thursday 10 June. A search was carried out on […]

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G7 won’t affect policing, says Hernandez

Devon and Cornwall’s Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez has assured communities it’s “business as usual” for local policing as the world’s most powerful leaders descend on Carbis Bay for the G7 Summit this weekend. PCC Alison Hernandez said: “Policing the summit is a logistical challenge and will require considerable […]

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Over 5M suspicious emails reported

From Action Fraud:   Cyber criminals love phishing. Unfortunately, this is not a harmless riverbank pursuit. When criminals go phishing, you are the fish and the bait is usually contained in a scam email or text message. The criminal’s goal is to convince you to click on the links within […]

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