Police officer jailed for inappropriate behaviour with crime victim

Devon and Cornwall Police officer, PC Chris Wilson, received a 10-month jail sentence on Friday at Exeter Crown Court following a guilty plea to the offence of misconduct in public office (which seems to have involved a sex act in a disabled toilet with a domestic violence crime victim in […]

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Fire near Launceston

Cornwall Fire & Rescue yesterday attended at a house fire with fire engines  from Launceston, Callington, Liskeard and an appliance from Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue. The fire, in the afternoon, involved the ground floor of a two storey domestic property at Lanstephen. Teams of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus […]

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Fly-tipper fined in magistrates court

Torridge Council Environmental Health and Legal Officers have seen another case of fly-tipping through to a successful prosecution at Barnstaple Magistrates in recent weeks. As a testament to their determination and stamina the case was finally concluded following a 3-hour trial, 9 previous hearings and 2 warrants to persuade the […]

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New primary school for Launceston 2021

A new primary school opens in Launceston in September 2021. This school will open as part of Launceston College Multi Academy Trust at Hay Common in Launceston. The school will initially take reception-age pupils in September 2021. This will gradually expand to fill reception to year 6. You can find […]

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Police officer on misconduct charge after Launceston incident

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Devon & Cornwall Police Constable Christopher Wilson, aged 43, will appear at Exeter Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 28 October. PC Wilson is charged with misconduct in public office. This relates to an incident at Launceston, Cornwall, in December 2018. PC Wilson is currently suspended from […]

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£6500 jewellery stolen near Launceston

We did give this a mention previously, but now the Police have issued an appeal. Police are appealing for information after around £6,500 worth of jewellery was stolen from a domestic property near Launceston. The burglary occurred at an address in St Giles on the Heath some time between 9am […]

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Hit and run, Launceston

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police investigating a reported hit-and-run involving a 13-year-old girl in Launceston are appealing for information. A grey-coloured car collided with the child, who was on her bicycle, in Boyton Road at around 3.15pm on Sunday 27 September before leaving the scene. The girl sustained minor […]

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Life-threatening injuries in Launceston motorcycle collision

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police are appealing for witnesses of a road traffic collision near Launceston yesterday evening, Sunday 27 September, involving a motorcyclist. Police were called to the A388 at Stourcombe, Launceston, at around 5.30pm. The motorcyclist, who was riding a Triumph motorcycle, was taken to Derriford Hospital […]

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Concern for cats after Launceston injury

From Bude Police FB: Concern for cats (Particularly in Launceston.) We have had reports of a cat having been injured by someone using an air weapon in the Dunheved Road area of Launceston, between the hours of 8am and 11.30 am on Sunday 20th September. If you are aware of […]

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Covid Cluster identified in Launceston

Cornwall Reports has noted another ‘cluster’ of cases in nearby Launceston. ‘Cluster’ means 2 or more cases outside of a family setting, and there are now three cases reported in Launceston. You can check areas on this map. There are a few other clusters in Cornwall to the west. Upshot […]

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Two vehicle collision near Launceston

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police are appealing for witnesses following a two vehicle collision which took place on the A395 at Piper’s Pool near Launceston. The incident occurred at around 2pm on Sunday 13 September and involved a black Vauxhall Insignia and a silver Honda Jazz. Occupants of both […]

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Man found dead on A30 was from Launceston

Shortly before 5.20am on Friday 14 August, a fatal incident occurred on the A30 eastbound carriageway at Launceston, below Hurdon Overbridge, just prior to the off slip leading to the A388. Tragically, as a result of the incident, a male pedestrian was pronounced as deceased at the scene. The man […]

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Body found on A30 near Launceston

Emergency services were called to the A30 near Launceston at around 5.20am today following reports of the body of a man located on the eastbound carriageway. Very sadly, the man has been confirmed deceased at the scene. His next of kin have been informed. Lane 1 of the A30 Westbound […]

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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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Fatal minibus/HGV collision, Launceston

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police are appealing for information following a fatal collision on the A388 at Launceston on Wednesday 3 June. Emergency services were called at 10 am to the A388 near the Lezant turn off following reports of a collision involving a minibus and a Heavy Goods […]

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