Posts for South Devon

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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Devon & Cornwall Police donate to Dartmoor Rescue Group

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Devon and Cornwall Police’s Chief Constable’s Foundation to give cheque to 2019 Force charity the Dartmoor Rescue Group On the 19 December 2019, Devon & Cornwall Police’s charity group – The Chief Constable’s Foundation – will invite the Dartmoor Rescue Group to Middlemoor HQ for […]

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Happy ending to dog rescue near Tavistock

Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service reported that a dog that had fallen over a quarry edge and had become stuck in mud and water near Tinhay, Tavistock Two fire appliances from Launceston and Tavistock, along with a specialist rescue team from Camels Head were immediately mobilised by Fire […]

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Flood alerts – Dartmoor Rivers

Flooding is possible on Saturday overnight into Sunday. Over the last 24 hours, we have seen heavy rainfall in the Dartmoor area. This has meant that the River Taw is now rising. Flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river are expected. We expect the river to […]

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