Police & Crime

Kit Hill killers to be sentenced today following jury’s murder verdict

By Peter Tremayne Two men from South East Cornwall will be sentenced today (Wednesday) after being found guilty of murdering a 22-year-old in an arranged fight. Kristian Humphries, 31,...

Police condemn “biker trap” wire on woodland trail

By Peter Tremayne Police are trying to find out who was responsible for setting a life-threatening trap for mountain bikers in woods near Wadebridge. Someone tied a piece of...

Plymouth mass shooting probe will examine what lessons Devon and Cornwall police learned from previous incident in Durham

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall police are to explain what changes, if any, they made to the way they issue firearms’ certificates following a mass shooting in the...

Final written warning for Devon & Cornwall police officer who sent “grossly offensive” social media image

By Peter Tremayne The Devon and Cornwall police officer who sent a “grossly offensive” social media image relating to the murder of a black man in America has been...

Climate change “criminals” hand themselves in to the police at Camborne

Around 20 Extinction Rebellion climate protestors staged a demonstration outside Camborne police station yesterday (Friday).  They were “handing themselves in” to “confess” to “crimes” which they might have to...

Why did Devon and Cornwall police return gun licence to Plymouth mass killer? Independent Office for Police Conduct announces an inquiry

By Peter Tremayne The Independent Office for Police Conduct is to investigate why Devon and Cornwall police returned Jake Davison’s firearms certificate to him only one month before he...

Ministry of Defence inquiry report says “breach of protocol” contributed to marine’s death at Tregantle beach

By Peter Tremayne The Ministry of Defence has published a service inquiry report into the death of Royal Marines recruit Ethan Jones, who died on a training exercise at...

The lonely life and death of 22-year-old man who killed five in Plymouth before shooting himself

By Peter Tremayne The Plymouth gunman who killed five people before shooting himself was 22-year-old Jake Davison, who recently shared videos of himself online in which he talked about...

Six killed in Plymouth shooting

By Peter Tremayne Six people have died in a shooting in Plymouth.  A gunman is thought to have shot himself after killing five others, including a child.  Police say...

Police officer took cash from death scene and treated it as his own

By Peter Tremayne A police officer from Cornwall has been sacked for gross misconduct after taking cash from the scene of a death and treating it as his own....

Cornish nationalist Graham Hart jailed for antisemitism

By Peter Tremayne A disc jockey and musician who used to perform regularly at the Cornish Pirates rugby ground has been sentenced to 32 months' imprisonment for using antisemitic...

Parking fines finally issued at Porthcurno, after local campaign calling for action

By Peter Tremayne The long-running campaign to clamp down on motorists who park without regard in narrow country lanes around Porthcurno, near Land’s End, has finally been successful. Cornwall...

Cornwall’s health service is “running so hot” police are having to help transport patients

By Richard Whitehouse Police have been brought in to use 4×4 vehicles to transport people to and from hospital due the current crisis in urgent care services in Cornwall....

Cornwall’s waste contractor fined £1.5 million for illegally exporting rubbish overseas

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s waste contractor, Biffa, has been fined £1.5 million for illegally exporting rubbish to India and Indonesia.  A judge called the company’s flouting of the rules...

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...