Police & Crime

Devon and Cornwall police issued nearly 1,000 Covid-19 fixed penalty notices in two months – and 75% were to locals

By Peter Tremayne Police have revealed how many Covid-19 fixed penalty notices they issued in Devon and Cornwall since 1st April. This weekend they have also clamped down at...

Two die in coastal incidents as thousands flock to Cornwall’s beaches

By Peter Tremayne Two people have died in separate drowning incidents on the North Cornwall coast today (Monday.) Police say there have been several other incidents around Cornwall, as...

Stiff little fingers? While cabinet members have rushed to support Dominic Cummings, Cornwall’s MPs have been strangely silent

By Graham Smith Conservative MP Steve Baker has become the first Tory Parliamentarian to openly call for the sacking of the Prime Minister’s advisor and close political aide, Dominic...

Remember the Covid-19 lockdown? Cornwall Council has had 1,700 complaints, but served only three formal closure notices on holiday accommodation for alleged breaches of the rules

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council has said that by yesterday (Friday) its officers had responded to nearly 1,700 complaints since the government introduced its emergency Coronavirus business closure regulations...

Devon and Cornwall Police issue 799 fines for Covid-19 non-essential travel breaches

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall Police have issued 799 fixed penalty notices to motorists for “non-essential” travel, according to provisional data published by the National Police Chiefs Council....

Two charged with murder following the death of Falmouth’s Aaron Pill

By Peter Tremayne Police have charged two men with the murder of 25-year-old Aaron Pill, from Falmouth.  Mr Pill's body was found on Tuesday 5th May. Kane Coggin, aged...

Man, 24, arrested in Falmouth murder inquiry

By Peter Tremayne Police have made an arrest in connection with the death of a man in Falmouth. Police were called to a residential address on Tresawle Road shortly...

Police use of Covid-19 emergency powers under the microscope, as Cornwall waits for news of how the lockdown is to be eased

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall police are to be challenged over their use of the emergency powers during the Covid-19 restrictions. The Crown Prosecution Service has said it...

No prisoners released from jail due to Covid-19 have yet been housed in Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne No prisoners have yet been housed in Cornwall as a result of the Coronavirus crisis, according to Cornwall Council. Three weeks ago the council leader, councillor...

Police caught between town and country over “drive to exercise” Covid-19 rules

By Peter Tremayne The difficulty of consistent policing during the Covid-19 lockdown has been thrown into sharp relief by a call from the Rural Crime Network for a change...

Covid-19: Camborne police fine a parent for teenage daughter’s driving lesson

By Peter Tremayne Police have fined a parent from the Camborne area for helping a teenage daughter with a driving lesson. Local officers say this is in contravention of...

Police van has its fuel and brake pipes damaged at Newquay

By Peter Tremayne Police are appealing for information after someone cut the fuel pipe and tampered with the brakes of one of their vans in Newquay. The marked Ford...

Vandals attack historic gun emplacement at Rame Head

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Police are investigating a graffiti attack at Rame Head.  Vandals have daubed paint on a former gun emplacement, which is in the care of Historic England....

Lift the Covid-19 lockdown early in Cornwall, says former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

By Graham Smith Former health secretary Jeremy Hunt has suggested that the Covid-19 lockdown could be lifted in Cornwall, before the rest of the country. Mr Hunt, who is...

Council leader rejects suggestion that lockdown might be eased early in Cornwall, despite huge regional variations in the numbers of Covid-19 cases

By Julia Penhaligon Any suggestion that the Covid-19 social movement lockdown might be eased in Cornwall ahead of some other parts of the country should be examined extremely carefully,...

Cornwall’s police get tough with visitors – and are cheered by locals on social media

By Peter Tremayne Police in Cornwall say they chased and arrested the occupants of two cars for defying the Covid-19 emergency regulations. It is not known if the occupants...

£60 fine for second home owners is not enough, says council leader

By Anne North Cornwall Council leader Julian German has added his voice to call for the government to crack-down harder on second-home owners who are flouting the Covid-19 emergency...

Cornwall’s housing officials told to find homes for prisoners who cannot stay in jail because of Covid-19

By Anne North Housing officials in Cornwall have been told to prepare accommodation for prisoners released early because of the Covid-19 crisis. Conditions in Britain’s jails have deteriorated badly...

County Hall’s letter to second-home owners: if you visit Cornwall you are committing an offence, and we will report you to the police

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has written to second home owners with a tough warning that they are committing a criminal offence if they leave their “primary” residences during...

Don’t come to Cornwall or we will fine you, police warn holidaymakers

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall police have issued fresh advice to would-be tourists planning to head west for the Easter weekend.  Assistant Chief Constable Glen Mayhew said that...