£1.2million extra government funding to crack down on burglary and theft in South West crime hotspots

Authored by Mary

Three police forces in the South West are to receive extra funding as part of the government’s £25million Safer Streets Fund – delivering on a key Conservative manifesto commitment.

Avon and Somerset will receive £400,000, Devon and Cornwall £546,781 and Dorset £266,357 – a total of £1,213,138.

The Safer Streets Fund forms part of the government’s concerted action to tackle...

Plymouth dog owners fined after failing to comply with microchipping law

Authored by News Desk

Two Plymouth dog owners who failed to comply with the new law to have his dog microchipped, has been ordered to pay a total of £1,321 at Plymouth Magistrates court today.

Stuart Hayes of Kensington Road, Mutley was found guilty of failure to comply with a notice to require microchipping and permitting a dog to be in a public place without the correct identification on his dog’s collar...

Revealed: A Third of UK Tourists Suffer with Items Stolen on Holiday

Authored by MFoster

a recent study conducted by luxury travel company, eShores, shows that a third of UK tourists have had their belongings stolen while on holiday.

The study asked 1250 holidaymakers information about which destination they have had belongings stolen, what items they’ve had stolen, and the value of their loss. This gave shocking insights into the scale of theft while on holiday, with 58%...

PCC to launch consultation on new police and and crime plan

Authored by Mary

Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez will launch a summer long consultation about a new police and Crime plan for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

She is discussing the details with her scrutiny body, the police and crime panel, at its meeting in Plymouth this morning (Friday 1st July)

“During the election campaign I set out a clear set of priorities for the...

New Devon commander appointed

Authored by News Desk

Devon and Cornwall Police has appointed Chief Superintendent Jim Colwell to lead frontline policing across the whole of Devon.

Rising from a bobby on the beat across Plymouth in 2001 to a member of the Force’s senior leaders, C Supt Colwell aims to sustain the professional standard of policing service across the county, as well as collaborate with partner agencies to assist community...

Suspect sought after theft from vehicle

Authored by News Desk

Police have released an Evofit of a man they are seeking in connection with a theft from a car in Plymouth.

Officers are investigating a break-in to a Land Rover Freelander in Severn Place, Efford, in the early hours of Sunday 13 March.

A witness saw a man crouching down and hiding beside the vehicle around 2.40am.

Once discovered he ran off with a second man who had...

PCC candidate hits out at Home Secretary

Authored by News Desk

The Home Secretary is actively campaigning to erode the independence of the British Police, claims former Devon and Cornwall police chief Bob Spencer.

Mr Spencer, who is standing as an independent candidate in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections, has slammed Theresa May for her plans, which he claims will mean the loss of more police stations and more officers on the beat....

Business leader joins independent PCC campaign

Authored by News Desk

EAST Devon retired police officer Bob Spencer has won the influential support of a top Plymouth businessman in his bid to become the next Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall.

Charles Howeson, an acknowledged expert on South West economic regeneration, has been openly critical of the politicisation of the role of commissioner.

Only last month he challenged the...

Police warn of PIN number distraction thieves

Authored by Mary

Police are urging the public to be vigilant after a number of shoppers have been targeted by thieves in supermarket car parks across Devon and Cornwall.

While the victims, in some cases elderly women, have purchased goods in a supermarket or used a cash point a suspect has watched them enter their PIN number.

When the victims have returned to their vehicles, they have been...

PCC candidate embarks on "Judge for Yourself" tour

Authored by Mary

Gareth Derrick, Labour’s candidate for Devon, Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner, will be talking direct to people in communities all over the region over the next 6 weeks in what he calls his “Judge for Yourself” tour.

Gareth Derrick, Labour’s candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner said: “It is clear to me that there are many people who still know very little about the role...


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