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Michael Foot memorial defaced with Nazi graffiti

Authored by News Desk

Police have launched an investigation after offensive graffiti was discovered on a memorial stone in Freedom Fields Park in Plymouth, this weekend.

Rob Souness from the Diverse Community Teams, said: “We have received reports of offensive graffiti on a memorial stone to Michael Foot in Freedom Fields park in Plymouth.

“This is a disgusting act of vandalism and we are fully...

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...

Police offer alternatives to calling 101

Authored by Mary

Devon and Cornwall Police are offering alternative contact methods rather than calling 101.

The summer months see a huge increase in visitor numbers and the police typically see a 35% increase in calls compared to the quietest times of the year. With the same number of call handlers year round, this extra demand inevitably can have an impact on call waiting times.

People can...

Man wanted for recall to prison arrested

Authored by News Desk

A 40-year-old man sought by police in Plymouth for recall to prison has been arrested.

Steven Watson-Weir, of no fixed abode, was located by officers on the afternoon of Wednesday 29 June

Watson-Weir had been sought by police for failing to comply with licence conditions following his release from prison.

He remains in police custody in Plymouth and is due to be...

Man dies following A390 collision

Authored by News Desk

A man has died following a collision on the A390 between Gunnislake and Tavistock today [17 June].

Emergency services were called at 7am after a car was in collision with a hedge and a Land Rover Defender.

The male driver of the car was treated by paramedics but was pronounced deceased at the scene a short time later.

The road was closed until 2.05pm for officers from...

More tasers for police in Plymouth?

Authored by Mary

Devon and Cornwall Police are asking the people of Plymouth what they think about the potential increased use of tasers by officers at a public meeting at the end of June.

The Force is reviewing their use and has been seeking public feedback about proposals which could see the number of taser-carrying officers increase in the next two to three years.

More than 700 public...

Serious collision closes A390 near Tavistock

Authored by News Desk

At around 7am this morning, Friday 17 June, police were alerted to a car at the roadside on the A390 between Gunnislake and Tavistock with an unresponsive man inside.

All emergency services attended the scene and paramedics are treating the casualty at the scene.

The road has been closed and diversions have been put in place. Police advise that the road is expected to be closed...

Plymouth police appeal for volunteer drivers

Authored by Mary

Police in Plymouth are on the lookout for volunteer drivers to join an existing scheme which frees up officers to be on the streets when they are needed.

Police Volunteer drivers provide invaluable help to operational officers on routine business.

They drive them in and around the city to community meetings, to other police stations, and on a wide range of other matters. Most...

Police investigation after man's body found in Plymouth

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Police investigating the sudden death of a 25-year-old man in Plymouth are appealing for information.

Officers were called to Valletort Flats, Stonehouse, at 6.10pm on Wednesday 8 June following the discovery of the local man’s body inside one of the properties.

His next of kin has been informed but formal identification has not yet been carried out.

Officers are...

Domestic abuse and drink drive fears as Euro 2016 looms

Authored by Mary

Devon & Cornwall and Dorset police today warned that antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated as Euro 2016 gets underway in June.

England, Wales and Northern Ireland will take part in the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament in France. The competition begins on the 10th June and will run until 10th July.

This is the first time that three home nations have made a major competition...

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