Police & Crime

Crowdfunding campaign to help repair Redruth United, after travellers’ nine-day occupation of football pitch

By Peter Tremayne An online fundraising campaign has raised more than £7,600 in just a few days, after travellers caused huge damage to Redruth United football club. Police are...

Devon and Cornwall police constable sacked for failing to record allegation of assault

By Peter Tremayne A Devon and Cornwall police officer has been sacked after failing to record allegations of common assault while attending an incident. PC Christopher Woodman was dismissed...

Hunt master denies criminal charges connected with the death of a cat

By Peter Tremayne A hunt master is to stand trial after a pet cat was killed by hounds belonging to the Western Hunt earlier this year. John Lanyon Sampson,...

Truro man charged with rape and burglary

By Peter Tremayne Police have charged a 48-year-old Truro man with rape, burglary and fraud. Officers were called to a report of a serious sexual assault at an address...

Truro burglary and sex attack – 48-year-old local man arrested

By Peter Tremayne Police have arrested a man in connection with reports of a burglary and sexual assault in Truro. The incident is reported to have taken place in...

Pair who attended anti-lockdown rally in Truro last year not guilty of any offence

By Peter Tremayne Two people arrested during an anti-lockdown protest in Truro last year have been cleared of breaching Covid regulations. In what is thought to be the first...

Truro police hunt burglar who carried out serious sex attack

By Peter Tremayne Police in Truro are appealing for information after a burglar broke into a house and carried out a serious sexual assault. It happened between midnight and...

Review of woman’s violent death at Par calls for more attention to be paid to mental illness

By Richard Whitehouse A review into the death of a pensioner killed by her partner during a psychotic episode has recommended that more needs to be done to address...

Travellers leave Saltash park – and a mess

By Peter Tremayne The travellers who moved on to a public park at Saltash have now left, following a court application from Cornwall Council. The travellers have left behind...

Western Hunt master faces criminal damage and dangerous dog charges after death of a pet cat

By Peter Tremayne A hunt master faces police charges after a cat was mauled to death in Cornwall earlier this year by the pack of hounds belonging to the...

Forget about “firing up the Quattro” – if you spot this in your rear-view mirror, it won’t be there for long

They cost nearly £83,000 and they’re great fun to see if you can reach 186 miles per hour on Cornwall’s country lanes.   Quite why the Devon and Cornwall police...

Police use rare powers to evict travellers from Devon – sending them into Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne A group of travellers have moved from Devon to Cornwall after police in Plympton took a much more aggressive approach than usual, threatening to impound vehicles...

Body in the reservoir: man jailed for life for murder

By Peter Tremayne A 50-year-old man from Lelant, St Ives, was yesterday (Wednesday) jailed for life for murder. Nigel Honey, of Fore Street, appeared at Truro Crown Court and...

Angry residents demand police action to remove the Rainbow Family from Bodmin Moor

By Peter Tremayne Angry residents on Bodmin Moor are calling on the police to take action against a group of travellers who have set up camp in woodland near...

Cornwall to keep its Covid street marshals until who-knows-when

By Peter Tremayne Covid marshals will be seen on the streets of Cornwall until at least 19th July, Cornwall Council has confirmed. County Hall says the new “lockdown deadline”...

Arrests follow G7 “roadblock” protest while alleged “nuisance conspirators” are bailed to 9th July

By Peter Tremayne The VIPs have all gone but the legacy of Cornwall’s G7 Summit will now include how the police and courts deal with more than a dozen...

G7 Summit: Police arrest another 15 “suspected of conspiring to be a nuisance”

By Peter Tremayne Police have arrested another 15 people “on suspicion of conspiring to be a nuisance” at the G7 Summit. The arrests followed a search at Clowance Wood...

G7 police ship in Covid scare

By Peter Tremayne Twelve G7 police officers are self-isolating after one of them tested positive for Covid-19 on board their "floating hotel" cruise ship, anchored off Falmouth. Cornwall Reports...

G7 Summit: the gang’s all here

By Julia Penhaligon World leaders are now in St Ives for the G7 Summit.  The event has brought 6,500 police, and a huge collection of military hardware – including...

G7 Summit: police arrest seven at Hayle, suspected of “conspiring to be a nuisance”

By Peter Tremayne Police have arrested seven people on suspicion of “conspiracy to commit a public nuisance” near the G7 Summit. The arrests were made following a search of...