Posts for Barnstaple

Sextortion scam in North Devon

From Devon & Cornwall Police:   Social media users in North Devon have been warned of online fraudsters targeting Facebook with a ‘sextortion’ scam. Police are investigating three reports in the space of a week in which males from the area have been duped and blackmailed by crooks posing as […]

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Police officer knocked unconscious after A361 (link road) collision

From Devon & Cornwall Police: At 5.42 pm on Friday 8th January, 2021, two officers from the Forces’ Roads Policing Unit were helping a driver who had broken down on an unlit stretch of the A361 northbound carriageway at Landkey, North Devon. They were protecting the scene with the use of […]

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Devon schools bomb hoaxes may be linked to Manchester

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Two schoolboys aged 14 and 15 from Greater Manchester are assisting police in connection with their enquiries into a series of bomb hoaxes that were made to schools in Barnstaple in November. Warrants were executed by Greater Manchester Police in connection with the threats on […]

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£3000 fines for Barnstaple pub for Covid breach

From North Devon Council: A Barnstaple pub has been issued with three fixed penalty notices totalling £3,000 after breaching Covid-19 regulations. Police and council enforcement officers visited Rumours in Boutport Street on the evening of Saturday 12 December and found the premises not being run in a Covid safe manner […]

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Van knocks woman over in Barnstaple

Police are appealing for information about a collision between a pedestrian and a van in the Sticklepath area of Barnstaple, on Wednesday 9 December. At around 5.15pm on Station Road, close to Halfords, a white van, similar to a Transit van, knocked a woman over and drove off. The woman […]

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Missing person, Barnstaple

Jonathan Curry is a 48 year old male missing from the Barnstaple area. He was last seen at approximately 11.30 pm Sunday 29th November at his home address by family. He was due to start a new job the following day Monday the 30th of November. When family went to […]

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£1000 grant for ‘wet pubs’ in tiers 2 and 3

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today (Tuesday 1 December) announced an additional £1,000 Christmas grant for ‘wet-led pubs’ in tiers 2 and 3 who will miss out on much needed business during the busy Christmas period. Pubs that predominantly serve alcohol rather than provide food have been asked to make […]

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Man punched in the head at Barnstaple

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police in Barnstaple are appealing for information after a man was assaulted while walking along Constitution Hill on Friday 16 October. At around 3.15pm a man in his 40s was followed by another male, who proceeded to shout abuse at him, spit at him and […]

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Assault in Barnstaple

Police in Barnstaple are appealing for information after a 14-year-old girl was attacked by another teenage girl while walking her dog. The assault occurred in the area of Pilton Lawn between 3:50pm and 4.10pm on Saturday 21 November. The victim was walking her dog when she was confronted by a […]

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Devon Council urges people to shop local this Christmas

Did you know that you can park for free in a number of Barnstaple town centre car parks during lockdown? Between 4pm and 6pm you can park without paying in the following car parks in order to use the town centre businesses safely: Cattle Market, Barnstaple Tuly Street, Barnstaple Queen […]

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