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Locals urged to help fight rural crime and livestock theft

From Devon & Cornwall Police: A new awareness campaign is being launched to encourage residents and countryside visitors to help fight rural crime and livestock theft in Devon. Leading rural insurer NFU Mutual is joining forces with Devon & Cornwall Police to fund the Devon Livestock Initiative, in response to […]

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Unexplained death, Launceston

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police are appealing for information following the unexplained death of a man after a suspected assault in Launceston. The 48-year-old died on 1 October in hospital where he was being treated for head injuries sustained a week earlier. It is believed he was assaulted in the […]

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Police statement following sentencing of Wayne Couzens

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Devon & Cornwall Police is reassuring its communities following the sentencing of former police officer Wayne Couzens for the murder of Sarah Everard. The Force recognises confidence in policing, particularly from women and girls, has been rocked by this tragedy and the actions of Wayne […]

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Arson attacks on vehicles in Bodmin

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police have urged residents to remain vigilant after a spate of arson attacks on vehicles in Bodmin. Officers are investigating five separate and deliberate fires in September and August in which parked vans and cars were destroyed. Sector Inspector Regie Butler-Card said police are remaining […]

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Police pleased with security at Boardmasters

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Devon and Cornwall Police has said they are pleased with the security operation that was run in support of the Boardmasters music festival. Around 50,000 people attended the event at Watergate Bay this year and officers worked closely with festival organisers and partner agencies with […]

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Sexual offence, Bodmin

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police are investigating a report of a sexual offence which is believed to have taken place at around 3.45am on Sunday 15 August. It was reported that the victim had walked down a lane by Castle Canyke Road in Bodmin where she was approached by […]

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Vaccine passport scams

From Action Fraud:   Action Fraud has received over 700 reports from members of the public about fake emails purporting to be from the NHS. The emails claim to be able to provide people with a “digital passport” that “proves you have been vaccinated against COVID-19”. These emails are fake, […]

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Cornwall radio host jailed for spreading racial hatred

From Devon & Cornwall Police: A radio host and singer from Cornwall has been jailed for spreading racial hatred over the airwaves. Graham Hart, aged 69, was sentenced to 32 months in prison at Truro Crown Court today [Friday 6 August]. Hart, of Penponds, near Camborne, had pleaded guilty at […]

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A safe and respectful summer, please

Let’s make it a safe and respectful summer. That’s the message from Devon & Cornwall Police. With the school holidays, and hundreds of thousands of tourists flocking to our towns, resorts and coastal areas, times are a little trying. Many supermarkets are struggling with national supply chain issues, while places […]

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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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