Posts for South Devon

Worrying attacks on livestock on Dartmoor

From Devon & Cornwall Police: In the last five years there have been 500 attacks from dogs on livestock in Devon and Cornwall with year on year increases being reported by farmers. This part of Dartmoor has some of the highest number of reports to police in the county. It […]

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Man dies sea in Teignmouth

From Devon & Cornwall Police: A 22-year-old man died after being pulled from the sea at Teignmouth last night [26 May]. The man was operating a jet ski out at sea when he got into difficulty. He was rescued from the water by the RNLI who notified police around 9.40 […]

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Missing teenager – have you seen him?

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 16-year-old Vietnamese male who is missing from his home in Budleigh Salterton, East Devon. Nam Vu Van was last seen walking along Station Road in the town at around 2.30 pm on Wednesday 29 April. […]

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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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Police seek illegal hunting information

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police are appealing for witnesses of illegal hunting to contact them directly with information which could provide vital evidence. All allegations connected with hunts are assessed and investigated appropriately and officers act impartially and promptly to all reported offences in relation to the Hunting Act […]

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Tavistock fatal collision – police appeal for dashcam footage

Police are appealing for motorists who may have dashcam footage of a fatal collision in Tavistock to come forward. An 80-year-old man from Callington died following the incident which occurred at around 3.10 pm on Saturday 18 January on Plymouth Road. Officers would particularly like to speak to the man […]

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Organised drugs gang in South Devon sentenced to a total of 105 years

From Devon & Cornwall Police:   An organised crime gang dubbed by locals as ‘The Geordies’ – who brought misery to communities in South Devon – have been jailed for a combined total of 105 years.  See the Police video here. A judge at Bristol Crown Court yesterday sentenced the […]

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Police seek help solving historic rape case

For those of us who lived then back in the 1970s, times were very different to now. Harassment of women by men was commonplace – and generally considered to be the woman’s fault! Thankfully, times have changed, one reason why historic sexual abuse cases are coming to the fore. Detectives […]

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S Devon mother jailed for giving her son drugs and alcohol

  Or why some kids don’t stand a chance: From Devon & Cornwall Police: A Salcombe mother has been jailed for 10 years for giving her 15-year-old son a lethal cocktail of drugs and alcohol. Holly Strawbridge, 34, was jailed by Plymouth Crown Court today [17 January] after being convicted […]

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Illegal gathering, Dartmoor

Police have attended Candover Bridge in Dartmoor following reports of an illegal gathering in the area which was reported this morning [Friday 27 December]. Chief Supt Matt Longman said earlier: “Our concerns are both for the people in attendance and the impact on the local community. “We are currently at […]

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