Crime updates from Devon & Cornwall Police

It’s been a busy weekend for Devon & Cornwall Police with, among more serious crimes, public disorder, serious assault and rape to investigate. Bodmin Police are appealing for witnesses, dashcam and CCTV footage, of late-night public disorder in Bodmin town centre. A group of around 10 – 20 males and […]

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Unique Dash Camera Road Safety Project to be launched on Bodmin Moor

Bodmin Moor is to become the first part of the UK to run a unique community project to help improve road safety and reduce the number of livestock that are killed or injured on its roads each year. The Dash Camera Road Safety Project, part of the Bodmin Moor Rural […]

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Bodmin’s ‘Stop the Coup’ rally

By Jane Holland: A ‘Stop the Coup’ rally was held in Bodmin on Saturday 31st August, protesting against Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament in advance of the UK leaving the EU. The rally was organised by Bodmin Labour Party, but other parties were invited to join the protest, including […]

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Will proposed house building urbanise Bodmin?

Builders, Wainhomes, have submitted a controversial planning application for approximately 540 dwellings on land east of Halgavor Moor Farm, Bodmin. The applicant has applied for an environmental impact assessment. The proposals involve the development of the site primarily for residential purposes incorporating in the region of 540 dwellings, along with […]

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Trespassers in Bodmin given notice to quit

This is a message sent by DEVON AND CORNWALL COMMUNITY WATCH Please be aware a group of trespassers who have been residing in the Bodmin area have been served with notice to quit the land they are currently on.  It is likely they will be seeking other  land to occupy. […]

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Fatal collision A30 near Plusha Services

From Devon & Cornwall Police:   At approximately 4 pm on Sunday 21 July 2019, emergency services were notified of a one-vehicle road traffic collision involving a black Mitsubishi on the A30 between Plusha Services and Two Bridges. It is believed the collision happened sometime during the previous evening of […]

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Bodmin Moor gorse fire fighting stretches resources

Starting shortly before midnight, numerous calls were received about a gorse fire at Bodmin Moor, which it is now believed was started deliberately. Firefighters trekked across miles of moorland to attack the flames with beaters. A STOP message was sent at 06:37 this morning confirming that all fires were extinguished. […]

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Bodmin Police Station reopens

A spokesman for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall said: “The roof to the Bodmin Police Hub was damaged by high winds on the afternoon of Friday, March 15, and the decision was taken to vacate the premises. “Over the weekend police officers were […]

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Award for Cornish Pub which became a safe haven

The Jamaica Inn became a safe haven for 140 people when heavy snow swept across the county and trapped motorists on Bodmin Moor, together with other vulnerable locations on the A30, such as Temple Hill. With the route blocked by incidents, people were forced to abandon their vehicles and make […]

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Bodmin Police station to be HQ for Cornwall and Scilly

From Devon & Cornwall Police website: Today the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall officially opens Bodmin police station as police headquarters for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly. Around 50 former police officers join Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer, PCC Alison Hernandez, members of the public and politicians to watch a plaque being […]

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Missing person, Bodmin

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of Nicholas Cocks, aged 62, from Bodmin. He was reported missing on Sunday 4 November. He is described as a white male early 60s, tall slim build and with short grey hair. He was last known to have been in the Port […]

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Family tribute to Gemma who died in B3266 collision

The family of a woman who died following a serious two-vehicle collision between Bodmin and Camelford on Friday 19 January 2018 has paid tribute to a “kind and thoughtful” woman. Gemma Sleeman, aged 34 from Bodmin, was one of two people who died after a collision on the B3266 between […]

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Child’s mobile phone robbery, Bodmin

Police are appealing for witnesses after a child had a mobile phone stolen from her in Bodmin. The incident occurred at the rear of Sainsbury’s in Bodmin between 5-5.15pm on Sunday 19 November. The victim, a 12-year-old girl was with her 11-year-old brother and was using her mobile phone, when […]

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Bodmin Jail’s Bats Get a New Home

By Lucy George: Bodmin Jail is an historic former prison situated on the edge of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall.  To re-accommodate a colony of bats that lives on site in historic former prison, Bodmin Jail, a bat house has been completed to provide a comfortable new home for the 65 bats […]

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Cornish music tour to Lake Garda

  Report by Abi Kaye: I am in year 10 at Wadebridge School, and I play in Triggshire Wind Orchestra conducted by Janet Elston… and this year, along with Budehaven Voices and Bodmin College Jazz Orchestra, we went on tour to the beautiful Lake Garda. This is how it all […]

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