Posts for South Devon

River Teign Flood Warning

This is from the Environment Agency for anyone living or visiting near the lower River Teign River Teign (Lower) from Chudleigh to Kingsteignton: Flooding is expected on Saturday morning. Heavy rain falling in the River Teign area will continue throughout Saturday. This is causing the River Teign to rise and […]

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Police reports from S Devon

Police enquiries are continuing after a man died when his vehicle went off cliffs in Sidmouth on 6th November. Emergency services were called to Peak Hill Road at 9.25 am after the car left the clifftop and landed on the beach. A man was pronounced deceased at the scene. Police […]

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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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Multi-agency response praised after bus crash

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust’s (SWASFT) Chief Executive has thanked the multi-agency response involved in the major incident at the weekend in South Devon.  Many medical volunteers and response staff rushed to the scene to help after the ambulance service was called by one of the passengers on […]

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Update on Devon bus crash

Police and fire services continued to work at the scene where a double-decker bus overturned on the A385 on Totnes Road, this morning. A spokesperson on behalf of the blue light services who have been involved in this operation, said: “Following the incident near Lombcrombe Cross at around 11am today […]

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Double decker overturns in S Devon – major incident declared

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Emergency services are currently at the scene following a serious collision on the A385 on Totnes Road. The collision took place between Totnes and Paignton, near to Lombcrombe Cross at around 11am today (5 October). A double-decker bus has overturned and a number of passengers […]

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Heart attack survivor thanks ambulance staff

. A father-of-four has been reunited with the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) crew who saved his life when he had a heart attack at his local gym. Steven Hall, 54 from Newton Abbot in South Devon, was running on a treadmill at Winners 2000 in Kingsteignton […]

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Arrests made in connection with Tavistock drug death

Two teenage boys were arrested yesterday, Wednesday 14 August, in connection with the death of 15-year-old Hannah Bragg from Tavistock who died last summer. Hannah died on 23rd June 2018 after taking MDMA/Ecstasy. A 15-year-old boy has been charged with supply a controlled drug of Class A – MDMA relating […]

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Endangered species macaque skulls found by police in Devon

From Devon & Cornwall Police: On Tuesday 13 August officers from Devon and Cornwall Police, supported by partner agencies, searched a property in South Devon. Local officers searched a number of properties in Newton Abbot and Torquay under the Control of Endangered Species Regulation. Officers were supported by colleagues from […]

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S Devon murder leads to 21 year sentence

From Devon & Cornwall Police: A 40-year-old woman has today, Wednesday 14 August, been sentenced for the murder an elderly man in Paignton. Faye Burford, of Midvale Road in Paignton, pleaded guilty to the murder of 74-year-old Peter Flux, who was killed on 23 February 2019. Following a Newton Hearing […]

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