Police & Crime

St Ives bar refused 1am licence extension, as councillors hear allegations of “social distancing” breaches

By Richard Whitehouse A bar in St Ives has been refused permission to extend opening hours after neighbours objected. Cornwall Council’s Licensing Act sub-committee heard allegations that the Old...

More than 70 public space “protection” orders in Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council issued dozens of “Public Space Protection Orders” last year to deal with complaints about loud music, waste, dogs, cars, rubbish in gardens and aggressive...

The dos and do nots of Covid-19, depending on where you are, explained with an interactive map

By Graham Smith If it's not compulsory, it's probably forbidden. Officials in the House of Commons library have achieved something which even the Prime Minister was unable to do...

Suspended jail sentence for Camelford man who punched paramedic

By Peter Tremayne A Camelford man who assaulted a paramedic has been given a suspended prison sentence, a rehabilitation order and ordered to pay compensation. Kevin Spillane, 27, was...

Tweet complaint against Police and Crime Commissioner will be dealt with locally

By Peter Tremayne The Independent Office of Police Conduct has cleared Devon and Cornwall’s police and crime commissioner, Alison Hernandez, of any crime in relation to a Tweet she...

Is the Camborne-Pool-Redruth area heading for a Covid-19 lockdown?

By Julia Penhaligon A new law comes into effect today (Monday) giving the police power to fine someone £1,000 for ignoring Covid-19 self-isolation rules. People living in the Camborne-Pool-Redruth...

Black people in Devon and Cornwall are 12 times more likely than a white person to be stopped and searched, admit police

By Peter Tremayne Black people in Devon and Cornwall are twelve times more likely than a white person to be stopped and searched by police, according to official figures....

Five year ban for smallholder who kept animals in filthy and dangerous conditions

By Rashleigh MacFarlane 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....

Cornwall’s leadership board takes steps to combat racism

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s “leadership board” – an unelected forum of senior councillors and officials – aims to set up a new mechanism for tackling racism and promoting inclusion...

Covid-19: More confusion as “rule of six” marshals, and police, await their orders

By Peter Tremayne Confusion still surrounds the new “Rule of 6” which comes into effect at midnight tonight (Sunday) with different police forces around the country struggling to agree...

Man remanded in custody accused of GBH, following injuries to police constable

By Peter Tremayne A 30-year old man, Blagovest Hadjigueorguiev, has appeared before Truro magistrates accused of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. It follows an incident at Newquay which...

Edward Carlyon, coroner 1964-2002, dies aged 84

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The city of Truro is mourning the death of former coroner Edward Carlyon, who died at the weekend, aged 84. Mr Carlyon, a solicitor, served as...

Police warn tourists – anti-social behaviour is “entirely unacceptable”

By Peter Tremayne Police have warned would-be tourists not to visit Cornwall this weekend unless they have already booked their accommodation. Many thousands of visitors, some already in the...

Here come the Covid Cops, the first generation of Devon and Cornwall recruits to learn the job online

By Peter Tremayne Never mind a generation of school pupils becoming known as “The Covid generation” for getting better-than-average exam results without actually sitting an exam – a generation...

21 year sentence for “senseless” Liskeard murder

By Peter Tremayne Carl Smythe (right) 46, of Liskeard, has been jailed for at least 21 years following yesterday’s conviction for murdering Damien Bendelow. Truro Crown Court heard Smythe...

Man found guilty of Liskeard murder to be sentenced today

By Peter Tremayne Carly Smythe, 46, of Liskeard, is due to be sentenced today (Wednesday) after being convicted of murdering Damien Bendelow following an argument in a pub. Smythe...

Suspended sentence for “hit and run” driver after fatal St Teath accident

By Peter Tremayne Wayne Shilling, 39, of St Teath, has been given a four-month suspended prison sentence after admitting that he failed to stop and report an accident in...

The Perch garage murders which shocked Wadebridge in 2003 to be re-examined in the Court of Appeal

By Graham Smith The murders of Wadebridge garage owners Graham and Carol Fisher in 2003 are to be re-examined in the Court of Appeal, following a dramatic reversal of...

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...