Police & Crime

Don’t visit Cornwall, says Visit Cornwall, as County Hall insists it is serious about cracking down on holiday home owners who flout the Covid-19 public health rules

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has repeated that it is determined to crack down on holiday home owners who abuse the government’s “lock down” laws in relation to the...

No surfing: Devon & Cornwall police say they will continue to challenge motorists who are on their way to exercise, despite new national advice

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall police have said that they have not yet had to use any “enforcement” measures in pursuit of the Covid-19 lockdown.  So far they...

Easter will be allowed in Cornwall, but not in North Yorkshire – police told to be consistent in the way they interpret their Covid-19 emergency powers

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall police have said they have no plans to ban the sale of Easter eggs during the Covid-19 crisis. The force was responding to...

Keep off the beaches or we will arrest you, say police

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall police are ramping up their use of a social media account to advise about what the force considers to be “acceptable” reasons for...

Covid 19 lockdown: Everything which is not compulsory is forbidden, and everything which is not forbidden is compulsory. In Devon & Cornwall, that includes garlic bread and chewing gum

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall police appear to be stepping up their efforts to keep people indoors, at least if the tone and frequency of their Covid-19 social...

Have you ever worked for the Devon & Cornwall police? Recruits to help fight Covid-19 wanted before 5pm today

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall police are hoping to recruit former officers and support staff to help them deal with the Covid-19 crisis. The police are asking people...

No surfing, says Surf England – as police continue their patrols to keep people indoors

By Anne North People should not go surfing during the current Covid-19 pandemic, according to the sport’s governing body. Surf England has postponed events due to have been held...

Covid-19 in Cornwall: the Local Resilience Forum takes charge

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Devon and Cornwall police have issued their first statement on behalf of the Local Resilience Forum, the organisation which also represents local councils and health organisations...

Stay indoors or crackdown will get worse, and last longer, warns St Austell & Newquay MP – as police challenge people they find outside

By Anne North The St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has warned that the lockdown on individual movement will be “harder and longer” unless people obey the Prime...

Trial delayed for Cawsand army veteran accused of attempted murder, 46 years ago in Northern Ireland

By Anne North The trial of a Cawsand army veteran accused of attempting to murder a man during the Northern Ireland conflict 46 years ago has been delayed because...

Police appeal for information following “unexplained” death in Camborne

By Peter Tremayne Police have named the woman who died in Camborne on Monday, sparking a murder inquiry. Beata Lis, 47, was found dead at a house in Wesley...

Liberal Democrats go back to the future for their Police & Crime Commissioner candidate

By Julia Penhaligon The Liberal Democrats have returned to their 2012 candidate for this May’s Police and Crime Commissioner election in Devon and Cornwall. Brian Blake (right), who tried...

In and out: Mebyon Kernow candidate withdraws from Police and Crime Commissioner election in order to focus on council contest at St Mewan

By Peter Tremayne Mebyon Kernow is to field a candidate in the forthcoming St Mewan by-election, to fill a vacant seat on Cornwall Council. Michael Bunney (right) will represent...

Tamar Bridge bosses ponder how to tackle anti-social behaviour

By Richard Whitehouse People living near the Tamar Bridge have raised concerns about safety after reporting items being thrown from the bridge including a pig’s ear, traffic cones and...

Labour’s Gareth Derrick will again contest Police & Crime Commissioner election in Devon & Cornwall

By Anne North The Labour Party has again selected Gareth Derrick to be its candidate as Devon and Cornwall’s Police & Crime Commissioner. He joins a field which so...

Devon and Cornwall police failing to combat rural crime, according to new research

By Daniel Clark New figures presented to the Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Panel suggest that more than half of farmers and rural business owners have been a...

Sharp increase in time police spend dealing with people who have mental health issues

By Daniel Clark The amount of time police officers spent “supervising an individual with mental health difficulties” in Devon and Cornwall rose by 14 per cent in 2018/19. Figures...

Cornwall For Europe finding a new role in a post-Brexit world – helping victims of hate crime

By Anne North The campaign group Cornwall For Europe has helped raise nearly £1,000 for a Romanian couple whose taxi business had been the target of hate crime in...

The curious case of the police and crime panel members who failed to take part in their own budget decision

By Julia Penhaligon Local taxpayers are in line for a 4.4% increase in police costs because not enough councillors turned up for a meeting of the Devon and Cornwall...

Rogue traders forced man out of his home

By Richard Whitehouse A vulnerable man was made to sign over the ownership of his house to conmen who then forced him to live in a caravan. The shocking...