Police & Crime

Cornish police officer “would have been sacked” if she had not resigned, says disciplinary panel

By Peter Tremayne A former Camborne police constable has been found guilty of breaching professional standards.  WPC Sarah Trewern resigned from the Devon and Cornwall force before a misconduct...

Cornwall facing dozens of road closures because of Jubilee street parties

By Richard Whitehouse Dozens of towns and villages across Cornwall have organised street parties and celebrations to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Cornwall Council has received more than 40...

Motorbike crash brings death toll on Cornwall’s roads to five in 10 days

By Peter Tremayne Another motorcyclist has died on Cornwall’s roads.  He has become the fifth fatal road traffic accident victim in Cornwall in 10 days. The 34-year-old man was...

Three months later: still no CPS decision on youths arrested in connection with the assault of homeless man in Truro car park

By Peter Tremayne The Crown Prosecution Service has still not decided whether anyone should face charges over the assault of a homeless man in a Truro car park three...

Police name motorcyclist killed near Lostwithiel on Wednesday

By Peter Tremayne Police have named the motorcyclist killed in an accident on the A390 near Lostwithiel last week.  Benjamin Lavender, 39, from the St Austell area, died at...

Three die in car crash near St Austell

By Peter Tremayne Police hope today (Tuesday) to confirm the identities of three people killed in a car crash at Ruddlemoor, St Austell, in the early hours of Sunday...

Devon and Cornwall chief constable to retire this summer

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall’s chief constable, Shaun Sawyer, is to retire later this year.  He has announced his intention to leave Devon & Cornwall Police this summer....

Partner of Cawsand former solider vows to continue legal battle over “legacy” prosecutions

By Peter Tremayne The partner of Cawsand’s Dennis Hutchings has said she is taking a case to the European Court of Human Rights, claiming discriminatory treatment of former service...

Suspended prison sentence, and costs of more than £6,500, for farmer who neglected sheep

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A sheep farmer from Callington has been given a 4-month suspended prison sentence and has been banned from keeping sheep for 10 years after failing to...

Man charged with causing death by careless driving through drink, after two killed near Bude

By Peter Tremayne A man is due to appear before Bodmin magistrates today (Thursday) in connection with a road traffic accident near Bude on Monday which killed a couple...

Hello, hello, hello – have you been trying to talk to your MP?

By Peter Tremayne A fascinating video has emerged on social media revealing how Devon and Cornwall police are responding to the murder of Essex MP David Amess last year....

Padstow’s ‘Obby ‘Oss festival will never be the same, as inquest concludes that local woman’s death was an accident

By Peter Tremayne Padstow’s ‘Obby ‘Oss festival, a centuries-old tradition of dancing in the streets and heavy drinking, is to change the way it liases with authorities after an...

Jamaica Inn bans fox hunts, ending 100-year tradition

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Jamaica Inn has said it will no longer host fox hunts, after rowdy scenes at the weekend involving guests from the famous Beaufort Hunt, one of...

Truro car park assault: six teenagers remain on bail

By Peter Tremayne Police and prosecutors have still made no decision about whether six of the seven teenagers who took part in the violent assault of a homeless man...

Devon & Cornwall police officer who made racist remark sacked for gross misconduct

By Peter Tremayne A  Devon and Cornwall police officer who used racist language, in a police station and in part directed towards a fellow officer, has been sacked for...

All six of Cornwall’s MPs vote to restrict the right to protest

By Julia Penhaligon All six of Cornwall’s MPs last night (Monday) voted to reject a House of Lords amendment to the Police, Crime and Sentencing Bill, which could outlaw...

West Cornwall police constable sacked for gross misconduct

By Peter Tremayne A West Cornwall policeman has been sacked for gross misconduct.  Police constable Carl Farrar was found to have breached three separate standards of professional behaviour and...

Six women raped in Devon & Cornwall last year after using Tinder dating website

By Peter Tremayne Six women in Devon and Cornwall have told police they were raped last year after using the online dating site Tinder, according to a Freedom of...

Little support for Devon & Cornwall’s chief constable as next commissioner of the Metropolitan police

By Peter Tremayne Bookmakers have priced Devon and Cornwall chief constable Shaun Sawyer at 14-1 to replace Dame Cressida Dick as commissioner of the Metropolitan police. Mr Sawyer began...

Truro car park assault: police release seven teenagers pending further inquiries

By Peter Tremayne Seven teenagers arrested in connection with the serious assault of a homeless man in Truro on Saturday night have been released on police bail, pending further...