Police & Crime

Cornwall to host G7 summit of world leaders

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall is set to host the next G7 summit of world leaders.  Cornwall Reports understands that the initiative is the personal brainchild of Prime Minister Boris...

Devon & Cornwall police figures show that 19 out of 20 Covid “offenders” are getting away with it

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall police have issued only 36 fixed penalty notice for breaches of Covid regulations, despite hundreds of complaints. Since the start of Lockdown 3,...

Penzance flag stunt leads to police protection and panic button, as councillors squabble over what to do next

By Julia Penhaligon Police are investigating racially-aggravated harassment of the Penzance mayor following the removal of unauthorised flags displayed on the town’s Promenade. Both the police, and Penzance Town...

Crown Prosecution Service “discontinues” Public Order charges against Truro Black Lives Matter protestors

By Peter Tremayne Criminal charges against three people arrested during an anti-racism protest in Truro last year have been discontinued. The charges stemmed from a Black Lives Matter demonstration...

Tourists not to blame for Cornwall’s rapid increase in Covid cases, says council

By Graham Smith Tourists should not be blamed for the rapid rise in Covid-19 cases in Cornwall, director of Public Health Rachel Wigglesworth told reporters today (Thursday.) Ms Wigglesworth...

Covid-19 forces the closure of several Cornish pubs

By Julia Penhaligon A growing number of pubs in Cornwall are closing because of Covid-19.  The specific reasons vary, with some blaming staff shortages following reported contact with a...

Police turn away Covid Tier 4 holidaymakers on the Isles of Scilly – but virus refugees continue to arrive at Newquay

By Peter Tremayne Police on the Isles of Scilly have turned away five would-be holidaymakers who had travelled to St Mary’s on Christmas Eve.  The five had come from...

More than a tonne of dead sheep buried at North Cornwall campsite

By Peter Tremayne The owner of a camping and glamping business has admitted burying more than a tonne of dead sheep at the site. Kevin Hutchings, aged 50, of...

“Big Brother” surveillance caused by Covid-19 is only temporary, promises Cornwall councillor

By Peter Tremayne The enhanced level of town centre closed circuit television surveillance caused by Covid-19 will end as soon as the government funding runs out, the Cornwall councillor...

Police say they will not fine people travelling to Cornwall but they “must abide by the restrictions”

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council is deploying its night-time street marshals in a bid to ensure compliance with Covid-19 regulations. The teams will be in place in various towns...

Devon & Cornwall police constable sacked for sending woman a photograph of his erect penis

By Peter Tremayne A Devon and Cornwall police constable has been sacked for gross misconduct after pestering a vulnerable woman who he came into contact with through his professional...

Redruth firm fined £200,000 for corporate manslaughter

By Peter Tremayne H&A Recycling Ltd, of Redruth, has been fined £200,000 after a worker was crushed to death in an industrial waste compactor. Dale McClelland, 23, became trapped...

Wadebridge armed robbery: two men arrested

By Peter Tremayne Police have arrested two men on suspicion of the alleged armed robbery of a betting shop in Wadebridge town centre. The incident occurred on Wednesday 4th...

Police and protestors in Covid-19 lockdown clash at Truro

By Peter Tremayne Dozens of shoppers in Truro were yesterday (Saturday) bemused to witness a confrontation between police and anti-lockdown protestors. The incident eventually passed peacefully.  One person was...

Homeless man jailed for setting fire to Newquay policeman

By Peter Tremayne A homeless man who doused two police officers in petrol before setting one of them on fire in Newquay has been jailed for 10 years and...

Man and woman die after being swept into the sea at Mullion Cove

By Peter Tremayne Two people have died after being swept into the sea at Mullion Cove, near Helston.   A woman in her 20s and a man in his 40s...

Black Lives Matter: Public Order Act charges following Truro demonstration now listed for December

By Peter Tremayne Allegations against three people charged with offences in connection with an anti-racism protest in Truro in June will not now be heard until December. Three men...

Covid-19: Trick or Treat rules are a nightmare, as central and local government send out opposite messages for Halloween

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall police, and Cornwall Council, have warned youngsters not to go out “Trick or Treating” to celebrate Halloween this weekend. The local authorities’ advice...

Man, 74, charged with murdering Rhonda Humphreys at Hayle

By Peter Tremayne Thomas Whitehorn, 74, is due to appear before magistrates today (Tuesday) accused of murdering 53-year-old Rhonda Humphreys at Hayle in the early hours of yesterday morning....

Cornwall about to deploy its first Covid-19 marshals to enforce social distancing

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall is about to get its first permanent Covid-19 marshals.  The officials, who will be employed by Cornwall Council, could be seen on the streets of...