Police & Crime

G7 Summit: Cornwall told to expect dogs and drones, as well as 5,500 extra police

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall can expect to see more police dogs and aerial surveillance drones than ever before during the G7 summit this summer.  In addition to the 5,500...

5,500 extra police heading to St Ives for G7 summit

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall police will be bringing an additional 5,500 officers to St Ives for the G7 in June. Supt Jo Hall told Cornwall Reports the...

All in one place: the full list of the Cornwall Council candidates

By Julia Penhaligon A total of 374 candidates have entered the contest to elect a new Cornwall Council on 6th May. The tally of candidates by party, or description...

St Ives police station for sale at £850,000

By Peter Tremayne The police station at St Ives is for sale.  For £850,000 it is, according to estate agents, “one of the most exciting commercial and residential investment...

Green Party enters the fray for the first time, as four candidates are declared for the Police and Crime Commissioner election

By Peter Tremayne Four candidates will contest the election for a Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner on 6th May. They are Alison Hernandez (Conservative), Gareth Derrick (Labour),...

EXCLUSIVE: How whistleblowers exposed the unusual and unauthorised “overtime” payments which some of Cornwall’s health chiefs awarded themselves at the start of the first Covid lockdown

By Anne North Thousands of health workers in Cornwall, many of them living on little more than the minimum wage, have been told how four of their most senior...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and the vanishing chief executive – health campaigners call the cops

By Anne North Devon and Cornwall police have been asked to investigate the circumstances surrounding the sudden departure of health boss Phil Confue from his job as chief executive...

Trial of Cawsand army veteran, accused of attempted murder in Northern Ireland 47 years ago, now due to start in October

By Peter Tremayne The trial of a 79-year-old former soldier from Cawsand, accused of killing an unarmed man in Northern Ireland nearly 47 years ago, is now due to...

Hayle man, 74, jailed for nine years for killing ex-partner

By Peter Tremayne Thomas Whitehorn, 74, has been jailed for nine years after admitting the manslaughter of his ex-partner, Rhonda Humphreys, at Hayle last year. Truro Crown Court heard...

One month later: still no news of any criminal proceedings after fox hounds kill pet cat

By Peter Tremayne Police are coming under increasing pressure to take action over the killing of a pet cat by foxhounds in a residential area of West Cornwall last...

G7 Summit: St Ives area facing a week of disruption and new controls as government gives Cornwall Council new powers to say who can be in the water and where they can sail

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has been granted sweeping new powers to manage the coastal area around St Ives during the period of the G7 Summit, seizing the authority...

G7 Summit: Unauthorised development at Carbis Bay Hotel provokes protest this afternoon

By Peter Tremayne Up t0 150 people are expected to stage a demonstration today (Saturday) in protest at the unauthorised developments taking place at the Carbis Bay Hotel, St...

“Fraud” probe at Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust following departure of long-serving health chief

By Anne North An investigation is underway into allegations of multiple financial and governance “failings” at the Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust, where chief executive Phil Confue resigned last week....

Navy jet crashes on The Lizard as crew parachute to safety

By Peter Tremayne The Ministry of Defence is investigating after a Royal Navy Hawk aircraft from 736 Naval Air Squadron, Culdrose, crashed during a training exercise near Lizard Point...

Devon and Cornwall police sergeant who shared “offensive” image about the killing of George Floyd must await verdict

By Peter Tremayne A Devon and Cornwall police sergeant will have to wait until 21st April to find out if his distribution of an "offensive” and doctored image of...

G7 Summit: police say no evidence of wildlife crime at Carbis Bay Hotel, but protests continue with plans for a demonstration on 3rd April

By Peter Tremayne Police say they can find no evidence of any wildlife crime at the Carbis Bay Hotel, St Ives, where unauthorised building work is underway in advance...

Hundreds gather in Truro to protest against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

By Peter Tremayne More than 200 people took to the streets of Truro yesterday (Saturday) to protest against government plans to impose 10-year prison sentences on those it considers...

G7 Summit: Carbis Bay Hotel’s 9-page design statement makes no mention of security arrangements – but greatly improves the chances for snipers

By Peter Tremayne The Carbis Bay Hotel has declined to comment on questions posed by its claim that its unauthorised development in St Ives is necessary in order to...

Carbis Bay Hotel claims its tree-felling and building works are necessary to host G7 summit, as planners prepare to ask some unusual questions

By Richard Whitehouse and Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has called on the hotel which is set to host the G7 summit to halt “unauthorised” building works in St Ives....

Cornwall’s MPs back “10 years in jail for being annoying” Bill

By Julia Penhaligon As expected, all six of Cornwall’s MPs last night voted for the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill at its second reading in the House of...