Police & Crime

Wrong fuel in Devon & Cornwall police cars caused £800+ damage

11th June 2018 By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall police had to spend more than £800 last year repairing vehicles which had been incorrectly fuelled, according to a Freedom...

Union concerned about Cornwall’s privatised probation deal

31st May 2018 By Chris Baker The company that runs privatised probation services in the South West wants more money to continue operating the service, trades unions have claimed....

Month 4: still no charges in the Cornish “daffodil slave” mystery

15th May 2018 By Peter Tremayne Police say they are still investigating slavery allegations at a Cornish daffodil farm, more than three months after three men were arrested and...

Cornish daffodil “slaves” – still no charges, as police inquiry enters its third month

9th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne Police say they are still investigating slavery allegations at a Cornish daffodil farm, more than two months after three men were arrested and...

The Salisbury nerve gas attack: how most roads lead back to Cornwall

20th March 2018 By Graham Smith The international inquiry investigating the nerve agent used to attack a former Soviet spy in Salisbury will find that the chemical history of...

Still no charges, more than a month after the Cornish daffodil farm “slave” raid

12th March 2018 By Peter Tremayne Police say they are still investigating slavery allegations at a Cornish daffodil farm, more than a month after three men were arrested and...

Five men charged in connection with Truro jeweller’s raid

15th January 2018By Peter TremayneFive men have been charged in connection with an attempted armed robbery at Michael Spiers jewellers, Truro, on Wednesday (11th January.)Tomas Bakierskis, aged 24 from...

Hospital Order for St Merryn man who suffocated his wife

22nd Novembeer 2017By Peter TremayneAn 89-year-old St Merryn man was yesterday (Tuesday) convicted of the murder of his 88-year-old wife, Avis Addison.Douglas Addison, of Trehemborne Road, killed his wife...

Cornwall Council rejects motion of “no confidence” in Alison Hernandez

21st November 2017By Peter TremayneCornwall Council has voted to reject a motion of no confidence in the Police & Crime Commissioner, Alison Hernandez.Councillors voted overwhelmingly against a Labour motion,...

Mebyon Kernow to contest Police & Crime Commissioner election, and the next general election

19th November 2017By Graham SmithMebyon Kernow is to contest the Police & Crime Commissioner elections in 2020, in addition to fighting at least one constituency in Cornwall at the...

Devon and Cornwall police arrest of black people is disproportionate, according to Home Office figures

15th November 2017By Peter TremayneBlack people in Devon and Cornwall are nine times more likely to be stopped and searched by police than white people, according to latest Home...

Police & Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez could face defeat in Cornwall “no confidence” vote

14th November 2017By Peter TremayneThe Devon and Cornwall Police & Crime Commissioner is facing a very close vote next week on a motion of no confidence in her.Although the...

Quarter tonne bell stolen from St Austell public garden

13th November 2017By Peter TremaynePolice are hunting thieves who stole a large bronze bell from public gardens in St Austell.The Warner Bros London 1884 bell was taken from Pine...

Torbay Lib Dems withdraw Police & Crime Commissioner “no confidence” motion

22nd October 2017By Peter TremayneDevon & Cornwall’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Alison Hernandez, has called on local councillors to work more closely with her after Liberal Democrats on Torbay...