Jailbirds raise over £10,000 for Children’s Hospice South West

Authored by Mary

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) held its annual Jail and Bail fundraising event at Devonport Guildhall in Plymouth on Friday 13th March which raised an amazing £10,700.38 for the children’s charity.

Seven local businesses took part in the event which involved individuals getting arrested and put on trial for fictitious crimes including telling bad jokes, dad dancing and...

Jail for 'lunatic' Plymouth biker who posted 153mph ride on YouTube

Authored by News Desk

Police have welcomed the custodial sentence given to a 24-year-old Plymouth man jailed for nine months after filming himself travelling at 153mph on a motorcycle.

Ashley Dixon, from Plymouth, used a helmet camera to record himself on motorcycles travelling through rural roads in Devon and was described by the Judge sentencing him as a ‘lunatic’.

Dixon, who pleaded guilty to two...

Total of 21 years in jail term for trio

Authored by George Dawson

Three men have been sentenced to a total of 21 and a half years in prison at Exeter Crown Court after being found guilty of 54 burglaries across Devon and Somerset.

Op Churchill was a complex and large investigation that involved four men being investigated on suspicion of committing several commercial rural burglaries across Devon and Somerset, as part of two distinct conspiracies....

Senior officer to be 'arrested' for good cause

Authored by Sarah Parker

A senior officer from Devon and Cornwall Police will land herself in 'jail' in Exeter tomorrow – all in the name of charity.

Superintendent Sarah Sharpe is taking part in The British Red Cross’ first ever Devon Jail and Bail event where high profile ‘felons’ will be locked up for the day to help raise at least £4,000 for the charity’s work in the UK and overseas.

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