Public urged to be vigilant after attempted theft

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Police are urging the public to be vigilant after an incident involving three men believed to be cold calling elderly and vulnerable residents and telling them that repairs were needed on their roofs.

The incident happened on Wednesday 13 April 2016 on Parkfield Road, Torquay.

One resident was in the process of handing over a large amount of cash when the police arrived and...

Commissioner welcomes improved 101 performance

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Devon and Cornwall Police has made a significant improvement to its 101 non-emergency service since Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg demanded urgent action.

In January Mr Hogg insisted on an immediate performance upgrade, saying his review into the service highlighted ‘a poor state’ of affairs.

Now, figures recorded for the last two weeks show that, on average, calls...

Police and Crime Commissioner question time event in Plymouth

Authored by Mary

The candidates bidding to become Devon and Cornwall’s next Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) will be outlining their reasons for seeking the role during a debate at Plymouth University.

Devised by the Plymouth Law School, the free event is designed as a way for people across the region to get a greater understanding of the PCC role and to hear from those who have put their names...

Taser numbers reviewed in bid to protect communities

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The number of taser trained police officers across Devon and Cornwall is to be reviewed with as part of a new project.

Devon and Cornwall Police are seeking public feedback on plans which could see the number of taser carrying officers across the Force increase over the next two to three years.

There are currently 530 taser trained (non-firearms) officers in the Force, but...

Huge suspected drugs haul seized in chance find

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More than £300,000 of suspected heroin and crack cocaine has been seized by police after a chance find by officers in Plymouth.

Officers and PCSOs visited a home in Pike Road, Efford, yesterday while looking for a man in his 20s suspected of breaching a court order.

But the routine enquiry turned up unexpected results after one police community support officer noticed a...

Police keeping watch on Dartmoor

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Devon and Cornwall Police is teaming up with partner agencies to tackle crime across Dartmoor throughout the summer.

Local officers will be part of a multi-agency operation which aims to prevent and disrupt criminals operating in isolated rural areas, particularly at car parks and beauty spots surrounding the national park.

The moor historically sees a seasonal rise in crime in...

11 arrested at Devon Derby

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Devon and Cornwall have arrested 11 people for a variety of offences related to the Exeter City versus Plymouth Argyle football match.

Chief Inspector Richard Hooper-Bennett said: “Overall for a crowd of about 8,000 people this is a very small number of people that have been arrested. I would like to thank the vast majority of fans who have enjoyed a Devon Derby played in the sunshine...

Police warn businesses of magazine scam

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Small business owners have been warned about a telephone scam offering cheap or heavily discounted advertising in local newspapers and magazines.

Devon and Cornwall Police say scammers have targeted at least three firms in North Devon during the last week. Each time, regular advertisers were offered discounted advertising space in a sister publication and asked for credit card details...

PCC candidate hits out at Home Secretary

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The Home Secretary is actively campaigning to erode the independence of the British Police, claims former Devon and Cornwall police chief Bob Spencer.

Mr Spencer, who is standing as an independent candidate in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections, has slammed Theresa May for her plans, which he claims will mean the loss of more police stations and more officers on the beat....

Five charged following Plymouth kidnapping

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Five men have been charged following a kidnap and assault that took place on Sunday the 27th March.

The victim, a 27-year-old man was attacked in his home in the Mutley area of Plymouth, before being driven to Cornwall where he was abandoned in Hayle.

The victim suffered a number of injuries including a suspected broken jaw, broken ribs and bruising.

Five men have now...


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