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Assault in Cullompton

From Devon & Cornwall Police:   Police were called at 8.50 pm last night [5 May] to the Lower Mill Lane area of Cullompton following reports of an assault. It was reported that the victim was grabbed by an unknown suspect who assaulted her to the head. She sustained minor […]

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Drunk and disorderly behaviour in Bideford

Police investigating reports of drunken and disorderly behaviour at Bideford quay on Saturday 7 March have appealed for a number of witnesses to come forward. PCSOs were approached by a woman and alerted to concerns that a male was causing distress to a group of disabled people waiting for a […]

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20 year old left with broken jaw in Barnstaple attack

From Devon 7 Cornwall Police: Police in Barnstaple are appealing for information following an attack on a 20-year-old which left him with a broken jaw. The victim was approached by two men at around 3 pm on Sunday 1 March on Bear Street, close to Alexandra Road, and subsequently punched […]

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Hate crimes sparked by Coronavirus

From Devon & Cornwall Police: As if the virus isn’t enough, people are adding hate into the mix! Police are appealing for witnesses following at least six separate incidents involving Asian residents of Exeter being subjected to Coronavirus related verbal abuse and assaults. Police are treating the attacks, three of […]

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Drug dealer from Tavistock sentenced

From Devon & Cornwall Police: A drug dealer from Tavistock has today, Thursday 27 February, been sentenced to two years in prison. The sentencing follows an extensive investigation led by Detectives from Tavistock’s local investigation team. Officers first executed a search warrant under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs […]

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Man from Exmouth convicted of Welcombe attack

Aged 29, from Exeter Road, Exmouth, Ashley Drew was sentenced to six years and nine months in prison at Exeter Crown Court on Thursday 27 February for aggravated burglary. Drew pleaded guilty at Exeter Crown Court to an aggravated burglary where 2 men forced entry into a holiday home, brandishing […]

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North Devon man jailed for rape

From Devon & Cornwall Police: A man has today, Thursday 27 February, been sentenced to 10 years in prison with five years on licence for the rape of a woman in Ilfracombe. Ross Wyborn, aged 25 and from Ilfracombe, was found guilty on the 17th January and was remanded in custody awaiting […]

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Father and son jailed for Holsworthy attacks

From Devon & Cornwall Police: A father and son from North Devon have been jailed for the attacks they waged on two other men. Following a six-day trial at Taunton Crown Court, Richard Palmer (senior), 53, and Richard Palmer (junior), 31, known locally as “the Geordies”, were sentenced on Monday […]

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Courier fraud scam

From Fraud Alert: We have received a recent report in North Devon of courier fraud. This incident involved the offenders purporting to be police officers and encouraged the victim to call 999, however, the line was kept open and the offenders have then pretended to be the fraud team and […]

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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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