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New scheme to reduce reoffending to be introduced

Authored by News Desk

Devon and Cornwall Police will introduce a new initiative aimed at challenging, and changing, the behaviour of first time offenders.

They may be able to avoid a police record if they sign up to the new scheme and fully comply with it.

Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez has reassured the public that the new ‘GPS Pathfinder’ deferred charging scheme is not ‘soft’ on...

Man stabbed in chest in Plymouth

Authored by News Desk

Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident in Plymouth that left one man hospitalised.

Police were called at around 1:30am on Saturday 18th February following reports of an altercation inside the Stoke bar & Grill, Devonport Road, Stoke Village.

It is believed that this altercation later spilled outside onto the street where a 32-year-old man sustained a...

Police work with schools to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation

Authored by News Desk

Devon and Cornwall Police has collaborated with the Solomon Drama Group and schools across the region to provide education around child sexual exploitation.

The Solomon Group recently presented a short play and workshop to Year 9 and 10 pupils in 20 Devon and Cornwall schools.

‘Skin Deep’ tells the powerful and moving story of two teenage girls who are attracted to boys from...

Devon & Cornwall Police ask you to think before you call 101

Authored by Sarah Parker

Devon and Cornwall Police is urging the public to think carefully before they contact the police non-emergency 101 service this Christmas and to go online for their answers where possible, and also to remember that inappropriate calls increase waiting times for other callers.

Inappropriate calls and emails to 101 take up the valuable time of the staff in the contact centres when they...

Plymouth murder victim named

Authored by News Desk

Police have launched a murder investigation that is being carried out by the major crime investigation team.

Enquiries are ongoing and a number of lines of enquiry are being pursued.

A 35 year old man who was arrested over the weekend, remains in police custody, following the discovery of a body at a first floor flat on Union Street in Plymouth on Saturday 17 December.

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Keep your Christmas spirit in check

Authored by News Desk

‘Tis the season to be jolly – and that should be towards everyone working to make your nights out enjoyable this festive season. That’s the message from Plymouth Police Acting Superintendent Cath Farrin who says that sometimes the Christmas “spirit” can make revelers rude and abusive to taxi drivers, bar staff, take-away and restaurant workers.

A targeted Christmas Hate Crime Campaign...

Woman sexually assaulted on Plymouth to London train

Authored by News Desk

Detectives from British Transport Police are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted whilst travelling on a train between Plymouth and London Paddington.

Just after 9am on Friday 11 November, a 21-year-old woman boarded a train at Plymouth station, bound for London. During her journey a man sat next to her and then touched her inappropriately. She challenged the...

Police appeal after assault in Plymouth bar

Authored by News Desk

Police are appealing for witnesses following and assault in a Plymouth bar that the victim hospitalised.

In the early hours of Sunday the 20th of November, the victim, a 24-year-old local man was on the dancefloor at the Walkabout Nightclub in Union Street Plymouth.

Between 00:45 -1am, he was struck from behind in an unprovoked assault, and sustained a broken jaw.

The...

Don’t miss out on grants in Devon

Authored by Mary

People in Devon are reminded that applications for grants of up to £500 will close on 28th October 2016.

Bids are invited for grants from the Crimebeat funds which are sponsored by the High Sheriff of Devon.

Crimebeat is a national initiative which aims to empower local people to make a real difference in their local community. The aim is for people to develop crime prevention...

CCTV appeal after incident of outraging public decency

Authored by News Desk

A CCTV image of a man British Transport Police officers would like to speak to in connection with an incident of outraging public decency has been released.

Between approximately 8.50pm and 9.13pm on Sunday 11 September, a man touched himself inappropriately on the 8.50pm cross country service from Plymouth to Liskeard.

Officers would like to speak to the man in the CCTV image...

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