Police & Crime

Snob yob holidaymakers leave Polzeath looking “like a war zone”

By Peter Tremayne Polzeath’s reputation for attracting “snob yobs” has been re-enforced by photographs of litter and other dangerous waste left on the beach by a party from an...

Mebyon Kernow “unlikely” to contest Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner election next year, says party leader

By Graham Smith Mebyon Kernow is unlikely to contest next year’s Police and Crime Commissioner election for Devon and Cornwall, the party’s leader has told Cornwall Reports. Dick Cole...

Don’t call us if you see someone not wearing a mask, says Police and Crime Commissioner

By Richard Whitehouse The Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall has said that officers will not be responding to calls concerning people not wearing face masks when...

Only 16% of calls to Devon and Cornwall police are about crime, as the force resumes its place at the top of Britain’s “safe places” league table

By Peter Tremayne The Devon and Cornwall police force area is once again, officially, the safest in the country. Only 16% of all calls to the police have anything...

Harbour Commissioners issue formal warning over Wadebridge jet-ski incident

By Peter Tremayne Padstow Harbour Commissioners have issued a formal warning to youths who launched a jet-ski in the River Camel at Eglshayle last week. PC Alex Allen, local...

Busy night for Cornwall’s police

By Peter Tremayne Police are investigating a serious assault in the Princess Street/Quay Street part of West Looe last night.  A man has been taken to Plymouth’s Derriford hospital...

Truro’s anti-racism protest: three people charged with Public Order offences

By Peter Tremayne Three people are to appear before Bodmin magistrates in September charged with offences in connection with the anti-racism protest in Truro last month. Police initially made...

North Cornwall police investigate allegations of anti-social behaviour

By Peter Tremayne Police are investigating two allegations of anti social behaviour which local residents associate with holidaymakers in North Cornwall.  The incidents have fuelled underlying tensions stemming from...

Boozing is fine, but voting is far too dangerous: the curious case of Cornwall’s suspended democracy

By Anne North Local councils across Cornwall will have to wait until May next year to fill any casual vacancies caused by the death or resignation of sitting members....

Royal Cornwall Hospital emergency teams prepare for Saturday’s tourist invasion – “it’s going to be like New Year’s Eve”

By Anne North The emergency team at Cornwall's main hospital is gearing itself up for Saturday’s expected tourist invasion, with doctors, nurses and porters preparing to deal with the...

Police and Crime Commissioner identifies likely trouble-spots ahead of “Super Saturday”

By Peter Tremayne New funds to help prevent anti social behaviour are being offered to Newquay, St Ives, Truro, Perranporth, Penzance and Bude as local communities anticipate the weekend’s...

Here it is: the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Covid-19 Local Outbreak Management Plan

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s local lockdown plan is now available – the 41-page document was published this morning (Wednesday) and reveals the membership of the board which will...

Holiday campsites tell “Leicester lepers” to keep out, as local lockdowns get off to a chaotic start

By Anne North As chaos and confusion continue to surround the practical application of the government’s first “local lockdown” in Leicester, holiday firms in Cornwall have started to announce...

New fund to help tackle anti-social behaviour in Cornwall as anxious coastal communities countdown to tourist invasion

By Peter Tremayne Local communities in Cornwall might be eligible for funding if they come up with ideas for tackling anti-social behaviour as the Covid-19 lockdown is eased next...

Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre gets on-site booze licence

By Richard Whitehouse Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre has been given the go ahead to serve alcoholic drinks to customers despite concerns from neighbours. The museum in the historic...

Use of armed police to check if holiday home was breaching Covid-19 lockdown rules triggers formal complaint

By Peter Tremayne A holiday home owner in Cornwall has made a formal complaint after armed police officers entered his premises without a warrant to check that he was...

Devon and Cornwall police sergeant investigated for sharing “altered image” of George Floyd’s death

By Peter Tremayne A Devon and Cornwall police sergeant is under criminal investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) for allegedly distributing an inappropriate image among a...

Helston police officer accused of having sex with vulnerable women quits before misconduct hearing

By Peter Tremayne A former Helston police constable, Richard Hosken-Jones, has resigned from the Devon and Cornwall force ahead of a misconduct hearing due to have been heard in...

Devon and Cornwall Local Resilience Forum to risk assess climate change

By Julia Penhaligon The Devon and Cornwall Local Resilience Forum, a police-led collection of local councils and health organisations, and which provides liason with central government, aims to add...

Women jailed for dog attack which killed 9-year-old boy at Cornish holiday park

By Peter Tremayne Two women have been jailed in relation to the fatal dog attack of a nine-year-old boy at a Cornwall holiday park last year. Frankie MacRitchie, 9,...