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E-fit released following Plymstock indecent exposure incident

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Police release e-fit of man they want to speak to in connection with Plymstock indecent exposure incident.

The incident happened at Jennycliff Bay in Plymstock between 3.45pm and 4.45pm on Monday 4 September 2017.

An unknown man exposed himself in front of a girl and her family who were all on the beach near the rocks at the time.

PC Laura Watson said: “I am appealing...

Czech crime gang jailed for trying to halt Plymouth modern slavery trial

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Four Czech nationals who tried to derail a human trafficking trial by forcing a victim to retract his testimony have been jailed for a total of more than 20 years today [11 September].

Ruzena Tancosova, 56, her daughters Katerina Ruzena Tancosova, 37, and Lenka Cmejlova, 35, and family friend Libuse Sindelarova, 42, appeared before Plymouth Crown Court for sentencing after earlier...

Man charged with murder after assault at city's rail station

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A 28-year-old man from Plymouth has been charged with murder following a British Transport Police investigation.

Jamie Skinner, of Bodmin Road, Plymouth was arrested on Monday morning [8 August] following a serious assault on a 49-year-old man in the city's railway station concourse.

He was due to appear before Plymouth Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday 10 August).

New police inspectors at the helm

Authored by Mary

Two of Plymouth’s neighbourhoods have welcomed new police inspectors.

Inspector Robin Loveridge has taken over responsibility for the South Sector, covering the city centre, waterfront and Stonehouse. His police career dates back 16 years – all served in Plymouth where he has lived for 20 years.

He said: “I have seen the area change a great deal in the time I have lived and...

Police launch knife amnesty

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Devon and Cornwall Police is supporting Operation Sceptre, a Home Office instigated week of action (17-23 July) aimed at detecting knife related crime, increasing intelligence, community engagement and public reassurance, the main part of which is a knife amnesty.

The policing teams taking part are Cornwall; South Devon; Exeter, East and Mid Devon; North and West Devon and Plymouth....

Police encourage mutual respect between motorists and cyclists

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On Tuesday 11th July 2017, the Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police Alliance roads policing teams simultaneously launched Operation Close Pass.

Operation Close Pass is an initiative intended to improve the safety of cyclists on the road by educating drivers on how to overtake them safely. It aims to raise awareness amongst motorists and cyclists alike on how to behave...

Police warning after drugs death in North Devon and Plymouth overdoses

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Police in Devon have issued a warning following the tragic death of a teenager in a suspected drug related incident.

Police were informed on Saturday 27th May that a 15-year-old boy was admitted to North Devon District Hospital after taking a recreational drug at a youth disco in Ilfracombe on Friday. He tragically died in the early hours of that morning and his next of kin have been...

Did you witness nightclub attack?

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in an unprovoked attack in Plymouth.

The incident happened at Pryzm Nightclub in Barbican Leisure Park at around 1.30am on Thursday 4 May 2017.

The victim, a 20-year-old man, was on the edge of the dance floor close to the bar area when he was punched once in the face by an unknown person. He attended hospital where...

Motorcyclist dies after Plympton crash

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A motorcyclist has died following a collision in Plympton yesterday [4 May].

Emergency services were called at 11.05am following the collision between a white Vauxhall Combo van and a black KTM 690 motorcycle at the bottom of Cot Hill on Plymouth Road.

The motorcyclist, aged 60 and from Plympton, sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to Derriford Hospital by air...

Police appeal after large-scale fight in Plymouth

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Police were called at around 10.15pm on Tuesday 11 April following reports of a road traffic collision on Second Avenue, Camels Head, Plymouth.

A dark coloured Ford Galaxy people carrier and a red Ford Ka car were involved in the collision. This resulted in an altercation between around ten men, some of which were reported to be using bladed weapons.

Two men received...

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