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    • Drug Dealer jailed
      Tyrese Blake-Hakeem was convicted on Friday 18 September at Oxford Crown Court to 54 months in prison for possesion with intent to supply class A controlled drugs Heroin and Crack Cocaine in Torquay. The sentence comes following a detailed investigation by officers on the South Devon Proactive Policing Team, which aimed to disrupt the supply […]
    • Serious Collision near Kingsbridge
      At 13.14hrs on Wednesday 23rd September 2020, emergency services were called to the scene of a serious road traffic collision on the A379, just outside Kingsbridge. The collision involved two vehicles, an HGV and a Blue Mazda car. The driver of the Mazda, a 54 year old male from the Bristol area, was taken to […]
    • Update: Operation Octagon – Crown Currency Exchange Ltd
      Operation Octagon relates to a Devon and Cornwall Police investigation into Crown Currency Exchange Ltd, based in Hayle, which began in 2010. In 2017, confiscation and compensation orders were issued to Susan Benstead and Edward James by Southwark Crown Court and since then as funds have been made available, some victims have received their compensation. […]
    • Burglary in Doone Way, Ilfracombe
      Police are investigating a daytime burglary in Ilfracombe in which cash and a safe were stolen from a home while its elderly occupants slept. Officers believe the haul was carried away in a bedsheet after the property in Doone Way was targeted between 11.15am and 2.30pm on Thursday 17 September. Both victims, aged in their […]
    • Serious collision, near Hayle
      Shortly after 3pm on the 22nd September 2020, Police, Fire and Ambulance were called to the scene of a serious road traffic collision on the A30, near to Loggans, Hayle. Two vehicles were involved with both drivers sustaining severe injuries. It would appear that one of the vehicles was trying to perform a U turn. […]
    • Hundreds of drivers dealt with under road safety crackdown across Devon and Cornwall
      A proactive operation across Devon and Cornwall targeting those who flout road safety laws has seen 277 drivers prosecuted by officers for various traffic offences and over 1,000 motorists caught speeding. The crackdown saw unmarked police vehicles targeting drivers over 10 days of action between Tuesday 1 September 2020 and Wednesday 16 September 2020. The […]
    • Force examines figures around disproportionality and ethnicity after listening to the community
      The move follows a deeper analysis of internal performance figures which revealed how individuals from ethnic minorities are disproportionally dealt with in areas such as stop and search and the use of force. The statistics also show that Black people are much more likely to become a victim of crime. The Force has for the […]
    • Burglary, Ilfracombe
      Police are appealing for information after a group of men broke into a residential property in Ilfracombe. The burglary occurred at around 2.30am on Saturday 19 September at a property on Regent’s Place and involved three or four white males, thought to be aged in their mid-20s, wearing black clothing and balaclavas. At least one […]
    • UPDATE: Serious collision, St Austell
      Police are appealing for witnesses of a road traffic collision near St Austell yesterday, Sunday 20 September, during which two young men died. The incident occurred at around 3.50pm on Sunday 20 September on the B3279, Goverseth Hill, Foxhole, St Austell, and involved a blue Vauxhall Corsa and a black Jaguar F-Pace. Two occupants of […]
    • UPDATE: Serious incident, Plymouth
      A man has been charged with five counts of attempted murder following a serious incident in Plymouth on Saturday 19 September. Police were called to Albert Road, Stoke, just before 10pm on Saturday. Three men were found with stab wounds, with one of the men suffering potentially life-changing injuries. Officers also located two female pedestrians […]

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    • Camborne man admits selling illegal tobacco
      Neil Browning, 57, of Marriots Avenue, Weeth Road, Camborne appeared before Truro Magistrates on 9 September 2020. He admitted four charges in relation to the supply of illegal tobacco products, and the evasion of taxes and duties. He was: sentenced to 60 hours of community service ordered to pay legal costs and forfeited cash of more than £7,000 The Court heard that Browning […]
    • Council vows to put residents first as Covid-19 cases rise nationally
      Putting the health of residents first and standing up for Cornwall’s businesses at a time when Government considers new public health measures to tackle a rise in Covid-19 cases was highlighted when Cornwall Council met today. The full council meeting, held virtually, was addressed by council leader Julian German on the challenge facing Cornwall in […]
    • Cornwall Council urges businesses to familiarise themselves with new Government Covid rules
      With the government due to launch the NHS COVID-19 app for residents in England and Wales this week, Cornwall Council is urging businesses to familiarise themselves with how the system will work. Last week, the Government announced that certain venues, including venues run by local authorities will now be legally required to display NHS QR […]
    • Lanner smallholder receives five-year ban after keeping animals in filthy conditions
      A smallholder from Lanner who kept pigs, poultry and a llama in filthy and dangerous conditions has been banned for five years from keeping farm animals, including llamas. Gary Joseph Clark pleaded guilty at Truro Magistrates Court to six offences relating to a failure to care for the animals under the Animal Health Act 2006. […]
    • Cornwall welcomes students back to local universities
      With the academic getting underway, Cornwall Council has welcomed the return of students across Cornwall, including the Falmouth and Penryn area. We have been working closely with all education providers in the county over the summer months on plans to ensure that students return safely, and that safe behaviours are being promoted and supported throughout […]
    • Media statement for Pilgrim's Pride food factory
      Public Health England (PHE) South West and Cornwall Council are aware of a small number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Pilgrim’s Pride Ltd. food factory, Pool, Cornwall.  The cases were discovered as part of the enhanced contact tracing service put in place by Cornwall Council’s public health team. Anyone identified as a close contact […]
    • Council to raise residents’ concerns over Government planning proposals
      Residents are being asked to help the Council and have their say urgently before 1 October on new Government planning rules which will set a requirement of 4,000 new houses to be built across Cornwall every year.  The proposals for new planning laws, designed to “build more homes, more quickly” in the UK would see an extra 12,500  new houses being built in Cornwall in the next ten years in addition […]
    • Hundreds share experiences of government's Covid-19 testing service
      Hundreds of residents have responded to a Cornwall Council appeal to share their experiences of the government’s Covid-19 testing service.  The appeal went out after concerns were raised that people suffering from symptoms associated with Covid-19 were struggling to book a test or were being offered test slots at locations outside Cornwall – in some cases hundreds of miles away.  The information will be anonymised and passed […]
    • Cornwall Council’s cabinet prioritise critical frontline services for residents
      Cornwall Council Cabinet met today (16 September) to discuss the council’s draft budget proposals which will prioritise critical frontline services, the most vulnerable residents, and investment in Cornwall’s recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic in the face of unprecedented financial uncertainty.  Despite the pandemic, Cornwall Councillors have still been able to regularly meet online to make […]
    • New #YouCanAdopt campaign launches in Cornwall
      Regional Adoption Agency Cornwall Council and independent adoption charity Families for Children, join the coalition of National, Regional and Voluntary adoption agencies across the country, supported by the Department for Education (DfE), to launch a nationwide recruitment campaign to raise awareness of adoption. In the UK, there are almost 3,000 children that are in need […]