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Bude Coastguard called out to leg injury at Crooklets

Around 1.30, my daughter alerted me to the helicopter landing at the rugby club.  Concurrently, Bude Coastguard Rescue Team members were paged at 13:26 today and tasked to Crooklets Beach following a request from South West Ambulance Service to the Coastguard Operations Centre (CGOC) in Falmouth for emergency assistance to […]

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Serious collision M5

Road now open Police were called at 5.50am on 14 January to reports of a collision, on the M5 near junction 29 southbound, between a car and a lorry. A woman in her 20s has been taken to Derriford hospital, by air ambulance, where she remains in a critical condition. […]

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Police introduce spit and bite guards

In what is a sign of the times, Devon and Cornwall Police will introduce spit and bitesi guards (SBG) to limit the number of assaults on officers, staff and other emergency service workers such as paramedics and nurses. Superintendent Ian Drummond-Smith, said: “The SBG is being introduced for the safety […]

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Police target excessive speed

FRom Devon and Cornwall Police: Excessive speed is one of the Fatal Five top contributory factors to deaths and serious injuries on UK roads because collisions where speed is a factor have a disproportionately high rate of fatalities associated with them. I noticed this on the A39 towards Barnstaple only […]

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Fatality in Barnstaple collision

A pedestrian has died following a collision in North Devon this morning. Police were called at around 7.45am following reports of a collision between a tipper truck and a pedestrian near Brynsworthy Bickington, in Barnstaple Closures were put in place in the area including on the A39 including at Westleigh, […]

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Serious incident closes roads in Barnstaple

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious incident in North Devon. Police were called at around 7.45am following reports of a collision between a tipper truck and a pedestrian, believed to be a woman in her 50s. Air ambulance is in attendance and there are currently closures on […]

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Police appeal for help re identifying deceased man on A30

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police were called at 5.20 am on 7 January 2019 to reports of a collision between a car and a pedestrian on the A30 near Tolvaddon, Camborne. A woman was treated for an arm injury and the male pedestrian was declared deceased at the scene. Police […]

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Congrats to Shaun Sawyer

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Police Shaun Sawyer has been awarded the Queen’s Police Medal (QPM) in the New Year’s Honours by Her Majesty the Queen. The QPM is awarded to those in the Force who have shown gallantry or distinguished service. In his […]

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Major incident declared when ship ran aground off Cornwall

A major incident was declared after a container ship ran aground off Cornwall today. At around 5am this morning (18/12) a 180 metre cargo ship ran aground just off Gyllyngvase beach, Falmouth. Coastguard controlled the area and all 18 crew, believed to be Russian nationals, were accounted for. At one […]

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Will Santa get down your chimney?

Timely advice from Devon Fire service: Christmas is fast approaching and with the colder weather now here, cosy chimney fires are being lit. Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is encouraging you to check your chimney is clean, safe and swept for Santa’s arrival! Chimney fires can cause serious […]

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Accident on A39 West Country Inn

Fire crews from Hartland were mobilised to reports of a road traffic collision on the A39 by the West Country Inn yesterday evening at around 17.19. On arrival, crews discovered one camper van on its side in a ditch. One person had self rescued and one person was medically trapped […]

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Fire on bus in Kilkhampton

From Bude Community Fire Service Facebook:   Two pumps were mobilised to a coach fire this evening in Kilkhampton. Thankfully, there was nobody on the bus. The fire was quickly extinguished and a hose reel jet was used to cool the area. Photos from Bude Community Fire Service:  

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Dog dies after falling down cliff at Hell’s Mouth

Portreath Coastguard has reported that yesterday at about 08:30 the team were tasked to rescue a dog that had fallen over the cliff just west of Hell’s Mouth. They said: The cliffs are 300 feet tall in places but the dog landed on a ledge approximately 80 feet down. Supported […]

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Coastguard callout to Stanbury Mouth

From Coastguard FB: Bude Coastguard Rescue Team was paged at 12:07 today following the report of an injured 70-year-old female who needed medical assistance and evacuation from the cliffs above Stanbury Mouth. Arriving prior to the ambulance, the team quickly made their way to the casualty’s isolated position on the […]

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Missing North Devon girl found

Good news. A missing 15-year-old girl from South Molton has been located safe and well. Police launched a search for Destiny Clement after she was reported missing on Monday afternoon [26 November]. The teenager was located safe and well in Barnstaple last night [27 November].

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