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Plymouth police chief praises schoolgirls

Authored by Mary

Two young girls who called an ambulance for their unconscious mum, a paper girl who raised the alarm about a collapsed pensioner, and a PCSO who voluntarily started a recovered stolen goods website since copied by other forces have been honoured by Plymouth’s Police Chief.

Chief Supt Andy Boulting presented Commander’s Certificates to them all at a ceremony at Crownhill police station...

Two dead after car plunges into lake

Authored by News Desk

Two people have died after a car was submerged in Hooe Lake in Turnchapel, Plymouth, yesterday (25 August).

Police and emergency services were called at 1.55pm after reports that the vehicle had left the road and entered the lake.

The Peugeot estate ended up on its roof and became submerged in the water.

Police officers and members of the public entered the water in an...

Two arrested after Plymouth nightclub assault

Authored by News Desk

Police are appealing for witnesses following a violent assault that left a 24-year-old man with a fractured nose.

The incident took place in Oceana Nightclub on the Barbican, Plymouth on Thursday 11th August at around 2.15am.

Investigating Officer, Detective Constable Gareth Bray, said: “We are investigating an alleged assault that took place in the nightclub. We believe that...

Man dies after collision in Plymouth

Authored by News Desk

A man has died after a collision which took place last month in Plymouth.

On Sunday 31st July, at around 9.20am a pedestrian was in collision with a blue Honda motorcycle in Budshead Road near Whitleigh Court.

The pedestrian, a man aged 57 from Plymouth, was seriously injured and taken to Derriford Hospital for treatment. On Wednesday 10th August the man died as a result of his...

Summer drink and drug driving figures revealed

Authored by Mary

Summer drink and drug driving campaign results suggest that if you offend in Devon and Cornwall you’re twice as likely to get caught compared to the national average.

Figures from the recent summer drink and drug driving campaign show that in Devon and Cornwall the percentage of drivers tested that were positive, failed or refused a reading is just over twice the national average in...

Police appeal after Plymouth bus assault

Authored by News Desk

Police have released images of a man they wish to identify in connection with an assault on a bus in Plymouth.

At around 11am on Thursday the 16th June, and altercation took place on a bus on St Levan road, Plymouth.

A passenger became verbally abusive and then proceeded to assault the driver before leaving the bus.

Police would like to identify the man pictured in...

Police support Plymouth Pride

Authored by News Desk

Devon and Cornwall Police will be supporting Plymouth Pride, a local family- friendly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) festival in the heart of the city on Saturday (13th August).

LGBT officers will join the parade in the festival and will have a stall on The Hoe where the main event will be held from 1pm.

Local policing team officers and the Diverse Communities...

Whitleigh residents urged to report anti-social behaviour

Authored by News Desk

Neighbourhood policing teams are urging residents and businesses in the Whitleigh area of north Plymouth to contact them about local anti-social behaviour and drug and theft crimes after the recent arrest of five people.

After an increase in reports of anti social behaviour and acquisitive crimes in the area, officers including local Neighbourhood teams, drug dogs, detectives and...

Abuse doesn't stop - even on holiday

Authored by Mary

Devon and Cornwall Police’s latest domestic abuse campaign warns both residents and visitors to our region that domestic abuse doesn’t stop, even on holiday.

Incidences of domestic abuse increase during the summer months. While a holiday or break from work may offer respite to many, sadly this may not be the case for people in an abusive relationship.

Whether local or from...

£3,000 worth of belongings stolen from family car

Authored by News Desk

Police are investigating the theft of more than £3,000 worth of belongings from a family car at a Plymouth hotel on Saturday [30 July].

The family had checked out of The Imperial hotel in Lockyer Street and packed their luggage in the car.

The black Ford Kia was entered by thieves after it was left unattended in the car park between 10.30am and 2.40pm.

The offenders...

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