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Modern slavery investigations on the rise

From Devon & Cornwall Police: As part of this year’s Anti-Slavery Day the police Modern Slavery and Organised Immigration Crime Unit can report that investigations into modern slavery-related offences are at their highest ever level. After reducing slightly in April 2020, as lock-down took effect, the number of live investigations […]

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Hate Crime Awareness Week

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Saturday 10 October marks the start of Hate Crime Awareness Week across the UK – a national week of action that aims to encourage local authorities, key partners and communities affected by hate crime to work together to tackle local hate crime issues. Hate Crime […]

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Paramedic speaks out after Camelford assault prosecution

A South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) Paramedic has spoken out after a patient was convicted of assaulting him and his colleagues. Mike Jones, Newly Qualified Paramedic Will Kivell, and Student Paramedic Richard Waghorn, responded to a potentially serious incident on 12 September in Camelford town centre, involving […]

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Serious assaults Newquay

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police officers in Newquay are appealing to the public for CCTV and dashcam footage following a serious assault in the area. Officers were called to the Henver Road area of Newquay just before 1pm on Thursday 10 September following reports of a violent incident within […]

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Man jailed for Liskeard murder

From Devon & Cornwall Police: A 46-year-old man from Liskeard has today, Wednesday 12 August, been jailed for murder. Carl Smythe, of Varley Lane, Liskeard, previously denied fatally stabbing 20-year-old Damien Bendelow on 26 January 2020, but was convicted at Truro Crown Court of murder following trial. Smythe has been […]

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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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Drunk teenage boys cause problems at Summerleaze

Sadly, a warning for parents of teenagers after a distressing incident in Bude on Saturday evening. Bude and Beyond has heard concerning reports of a small group of teenage girls having a pleasant evening at the beach when they were harassed, threatened and verbally abused. This happened on Summerleaze beach […]

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Launceston sex offender committed 31 offences

From Devon & Cornwall Police:   A serial sex attacker from Cornwall has pleaded guilty to committing sexual offences against women over a period spanning three decades across three counties. Appearing at Warwick Crown Court in February Phillip Blackwell, 55, pleaded guilty to committing sexual offences against five women, four […]

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Tractor stolen from Launcells

Devon and Cornwall Police are investigating the report of the theft of a tractor from a quarry in the Launcells area of Bude. A 1999 John Deere 6910 Tractor registration S796AKO was stolen between 1930 hrs on Sunday 3rd May and 0715 hrs Monday 4th May. The tractor is fitted […]

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Drug dealers don’t stop for Covid-19

From Devon & Cornwall Police:   Devon & Cornwall Police made a number of arrests yesterday, Tuesday 28 April, as part of an operation tackling the sale of illegal Class A drugs in Cornwall. Throughout the day officers conducted four warrants at addresses in West Cornwall, resulting in one suspect […]

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Murder investigation launched

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Officers from Devon and Cornwall Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team have launched a murder investigation following the death of a 22-year-old man from Plymouth. He had been taken to Derriford Hospital, Plymouth following an incident at around 9.30 pm, Thursday 26 March, when he was […]

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Serious assault, Callington

Police are investigating the circumstances regarding a man being discovered with head injuries at a secluded rural beauty spot in east Cornwall. Police were called to a car park at Kit Hill, Callington, at around 9.30 pm yesterday, Thursday 26 March. A 22-year-old man from Plymouth was found unconscious with […]

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Newquay dog walker attacked in park

Police are investigating a robbery in Newquay in which a pair of men attacked a dog walker and tried to take one of his pets. Officers are appealing for information over the incident in the Pentire car park, overlooking Crantock beach, at around 8.10 pm on Wednesday 11 March. The […]

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Livestock worrying campaign starts today

From Police alerts: Today is the launch of this years livestock worrying campaign in Devon and Cornwall. Starting on Bodmin Moor today, rural affairs officers along with Police cadets, Sspecial constables and local policing officers will be raising awareness of livestock worrying across the force area. In 2019, on Bodmin […]

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Police say to be on alert after two incidents of arson in East Cornwall

Devon and Cornwall Police’s rural affairs team is asking farmers, landowners and the public to be on alert after two incidents of arson to a barn in East Cornwall this year. Farm machinery and straw bales were destroyed on Thursday the 30th of January in the Blunts area where a […]

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