Posts for Okehampton

Fatal collision, Okehampton

At approximately 6.30pm on Friday 28th August 2020, Devon and Cornwall Police received a call stating that 86-year-old pedal cyclist had received serious head injuries at the scene of the incident. He was airlifted from the scene to hospital. On Friday, 4th September 2020, family members contacted the Police to […]

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Motorhome fire on A30

Over 25 calls were received at Fire Control reporting a motor home on fire at A30 Stowford Cross – Sourton yesterday morning. Fire engines were sent from Okehampton and North Tawton, along with assistance of one from Launceston from Cornwall Fire and Rescue. A water bowser was also sent from […]

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Motorcyclist seriously injured on A30 near Okehampton

At 1623 hours on Sunday 24th May 2020 a single vehicle road traffic collision occurred on the A30 Eastbound Carriageway at Whiddon Down. As a result of the collision, a male motorcycle rider received serious injuries and was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. Witnesses are urged to […]

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Be a Home Hero says Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor National Park is asking people to be ‘home heroes’ – to stay at home, help keep each other safe and limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Chief Executive Dr Kevin Bishop today thanked people for their co-operation and consideration so far and, as we look towards the bank holiday […]

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Assault outside Okehampton Waitrose

Police have appealed for witnesses of an assault outside Waitrose in Okehampton on Thursday 20 February. It happened after the victim, a man aged in his 50s, attempted to stop a group of male youths stealing from a delivery lorry at the supermarket in School Way. The incident occurred at around […]

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Prolific Okehampton sex offender jailed

From Devon & Cornwall Police: A photographer who set up a fake modelling website used to lure women in before persuading them to engage in sexual activity with him has today, Friday 7 February, been sentenced to 21 years in prison. Paul Brown, also known as Paul D Smart, aged […]

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Devon offers free cookery courses to encourage people to cook

From Devon County Council: Devon County Council is running a series of free six-week cookery courses to teach residents to cook a range of basic meals while covering the top tips that help reduce food waste at home. Eight ‘DIY Dinner’ courses will take place in towns across the county […]

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Okehampton photographer convicted of rape and voyeurism

From Devon & Cornwall Police: A photographer who set up a fake modelling website which he used to lure women in before persuading them to engage in sexual activity with him has today, Friday 20 December, been convicted. Paul Brown, also known as Paul D Smart, aged 41 from Okehampton, […]

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Drugs gang sentenced for supply in North Devon

From Devon & Cornwall Police: A County Lines drugs gang from London have been brought to justice for supplying crack cocaine and heroin into North Devon. Intelligence-led Operation Stone was launched to combat an influx of drugs from the capital into Devon between May and September 2017. The group, known […]

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Focus on rural crime – Dartmoor livestock & wildlife

From Devon & Cornwall Police: This week local police officers from South Devon and West Devon teamed up with the rural crime team and Dartmoor National Park Rangers to conduct green route patrols across Dartmoor. During the day they met with BBC Radio 4 Farming Today Programme to discuss the […]

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