Witnesses sought after woman dies when quad bike overturns

A 63-year-old woman has died after her quad bike overturned at Sampford Courtenay, Okehampton on Monday [14 August]. Police are investigating the collision which happened on the B3215 at Appledore Hill around 6 pm. The rider sustained serious chest injuries and was taken to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. She […]

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Holidaymaker dies after sea rescue at Newquay

Very sad news. A 27-year-old man has died after being rescued from the sea at Newquay last night [15 August]. He was among a group of three males who got into difficulty after being caught in a rip tide and swept out to sea at Crantock Beach. The HM Coastguard Search […]

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North Devon Link Road closed after traffic collision

Crews from South Molton and Barnstaple were mobilised to reports of a road traffic collision this morning, with persons trapped between the A399 / B3226 (Aller Cross, West Buckland) and Blakes Hill Road (Landkey). On arrival crews discovered a two vehicle collision with four people trapped. Crews used hydraulic cutting […]

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Missing Barnstaple man found

Alec has now been found safe and well.   Police are increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 32 year old Alec Millgate who has been missing from Barnstaple since the evening of Friday 28th July. Alec is described as a white male, 6’4” tall and of athletic  build. He has medium […]

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What do the police do when there’s a collision?

From Devon & Cornwall Police:   Today sees the launch of a series of short videos that give a brief overview and insight into the work of the Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police Alliance Operations Department (sometimes known as “Ops”) a lot of which remains unseen by the […]

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Assault in Donkey Lane

Received this via the police messaging service:   Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a woman was assaulted in the area of Donkey Lane, Valley Road, Bude. The incident, in which a woman sustained reddening to her cheek, happened between 10 pm and 10:30 pm […]

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Possible substance death of a Devon teenager

A warning to young people everywhere to be very careful what they are ingesting. Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a teenager in the early hours of this morning. Police were informed by ambulance at around 4:50am today (Saturday 15th July) they had taken a 15-year-old girl […]

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Reward for recovery of Bideford firearms

North Devon Police are asking for any information that may lead to the safe recovery of two firearms that are outstanding from a worrying recent dwelling burglary in the Bideford area. Officers are investigating the burglary that took place in Bideford overnight between Saturday 8 July and Sunday 9 July 2017. […]

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Young man missing, Tintagel

Devon and Cornwall Police would like to hear from anyone who has seen this young man, Finnian Layland-Stratfield, who was last seen between 5 pm and 5:30 pm on Sunday 9 July by a walker on the cliffs above Hole Beach, Tintagel. Finnian’s rucksack containing some personal belongings were located on cliffs […]

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Multiple collision closes A38

If you’re out and about today, then please note that emergency services are currently at the scene of a serious multiple vehicle collision on the A38 near Landrake. Police, fire and ambulance crews were called at 11.15am today [Sunday 9 July] following the collision involving five vehicles. Two people are […]

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Police respond to HMIC report on harassment and stalking

Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer said: “As with all other Forces in England and Wales we welcome this report which focuses on a hugely important area of policing.  Along with all other Forces, Devon and Cornwall Police continues to work with victims of stalking and harassment as well as with criminal […]

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Theft of aircraft engines in Devon

  From Devon & Cornwall Police community messaging service:   Residents in the vicinity of aircraft/airfields: Officers are investigating reports of thefts of aircraft engines which took place in South Devon overnight 13 / 14 June 2017. We are asking for all residents/businesses in the vicinity of aircraft/airfields in Devon and […]

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Police promote safe driving at Dartmoor

From Devon & Cornwall Police:   On Saturday 24 June, a large scale Special Constabulary led policing operation took place on Dartmoor National Park to help combat the causes of fatal and serious injury collisions, to help promote road safety by delivering ‘The Honest Truth’ campaign, and to proactively disrupt […]

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Keep your house secure in warm weather

Police are urging members of the public to be security conscious during the warmer weather. Inspector Jane Alford-Mole said: “At this time there has not been a considerable rise in the number of burglaries taking place but by taking action to secure your property you vastly decrease the chances of […]

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Devon & Cornwall Police response to Finsbury Park incident

From Devon & Cornwall Police:   Following the attack on Sunday 18 June outside the Muslim Welfare house on Seven Sisters Road, near Finsbury Park Mosque, Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police Assistant Chief Constable Russ Middleton said: “Our thoughts are with all those affected by the attack near […]

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