Posts for Okehampton

Motorist drives wrong way down A30, Okehampton

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police are appealing for dashcam footage of a motorist driving the wrong way along the A30 near Okehampton yesterday evening, Tuesday 16 March. The incident occurred at around 9pm in the Exeter/Eastbound carriageway between Sourton and Okehampton. A 69-year-old woman from Okehampton was arrested on […]

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Okehampton rail special supplement

The Moorlander has produced a supplement “Okehampton Rail Special” to celebrate the return of regular rail services to Okehampton, which is packed with information. Printed copies are now available in Bude, at Lansdown Dairy. Here is the digital version.

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Collision in Devon village

Crews from Holsworthy and Launceston attended a collision at Bratton Clovelly today shortly before 9 am. People were thought to be still inside the vehicles. On arrival, crews discovered a three vehicle collision with one person still inside with no serious injuries. Crews released the casualty from the vehicle using […]

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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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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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