Posts for South Devon

Serious assault in Totnes

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously assaulted in a robbery on the Dartington Estate near Totnes on Sunday [4 April]. The 18-year-old man was left with a broken jaw after being assaulted by a group of males around 6.45pm. The victim […]

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Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centres to reopen

Dartmoor National Park’s three visitor centres will reopen from Monday April 12. The date marks the next stage in the Government’s roadmap out of Covid-19 restrictions meaning non-essential shops can reopen. All three centres – Haytor, Postbridge and Princetown – will continue to have measures in place to keep people and staff […]

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Giving nature space on Dartmoor

Dartmoor says big thank you to everyone for ‘giving nature space’ after a busy weekend. Places across the National Park were busy throughout the long weekend with lots of people taking advantage of the good weather to enjoy picnics, walks and the health benefits of being in an iconic landscape. Dartmoor […]

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Leave no trace …

Many people have noticed how nature has thrived with fewer cars on the road and fewer people around. Now we are enjoying some new freedoms, maybe we need to consider more seriously how we treat our natural environment. Dartmoor National Park Authority has launched a new campaign ahead of the […]

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Multi-agency training planned for Dartmoor

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police, together with other emergency services and volunteer agencies will be taking part in a multi-agency training exercise on Saturday 20 March. The teams will be running a missing person search and rescue exercise at Haytor Common, which concludes a weeklong training course for police […]

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3 die in Exeter house fire

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Specialist investigators remain at the scene of a house fire in Exeter following an incident in the early hours of the morning. Just after 5:30am on Sunday 21 February, Police were informed by ambulance that both they and the Fire Service were in attendance following […]

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Devastating fire at Dartmoor

Despite sub-zero temperatures, a large fire is raging over Dartmoor.  The strong SW west winds are fanning the flames, making life extremely difficult and dangerous for Devon firefighters at the scene of the fire which started at Tavy Cleave, NE of Tavistock. 6 hours ago, on Twitter, they reported that […]

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Devon – missing teenager

Police are growing increasingly concerned for a missing 17-year-old boy from the Teignmouth area of Devon. Robeel Berridge was last seen at Teignmouth train station at around 11.10pm on Tuesday 15 December. Police believe he may be in the Shrewsbury area after he was spotted on CCTV footage leaving Shrewsbury […]

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Dartmoor Christmas visiting update

From Dartmoor National Park: Visitors to Dartmoor National Park are being asked to continue being ‘careful, considerate and compassionate’ over the festive break so everyone can enjoy the special landscape. Dartmoor National Park Authority is urging people to ensure their visit is safe, enjoyable and memorable by planning ahead, sticking […]

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Arrests made for alleged ‘people smuggling’ in Devon

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Three people have been arrested on suspicion of people smuggling and eight migrants have been safely detained following an operation off the coast of Devon yesterday (Monday December 14). The arrests were made as part of an ongoing investigation by the South West Regional Organised […]

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