Police & Crime

Liskeard’s new police station is now officially open

By Peter Tremayne Liskeard’s new police station has been opened. The £2 million building on Greenbank Road replaces the existing station, which had been built in 1968 and had...

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Call for review after inquest jury says police use of Taser weapon played “more than trivial” role in the death of Falmouth’s Marc Cole

By Peter Tremayne The family of a Falmouth man who died after police Tasered him three times have called for a review of the weapon. An inquest jury yesterday...

Man appears in court accused of Liskeard murder

By Peter Tremayne Carl Smythe, 45, of Varley Lane, Liskeard, has appeared before Truro magistrates charged with the murder of 20-year-old Damien Bendelow (right) in the Liskeard cattle market...

Inquest into the death of Falmouth man who died after being shot three times with police Taser weapon is drawing to a close

By Peter Tremayne An inquest into the death of a Falmouth man whose heart stopped after police shot him three times with a Taser is drawing to a close. ...

Police question man in connection with Liskeard murder

By Peter Tremayne Police are continuing to question a 45-year-old man in connection with a murder investigation in Liskeard. A local man in his 20s died shortly after midnight...

How many Cornish schoolchildren have been labelled “potential terrorists” by County Hall’s participation in the Prevent programme?

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council is checking its policies and procedures to make sure that schoolchildren who take part in climate change protests are not labelled as potential terrorists....

Man’s body found on a beach at Widmouth Bay, Bude

By Peter Tremayne Police searching for 23-year-old Ricky Gamage, who was reported missing from the Bude area on 28th December, have found the body of a man on a...

Vandals deface 5,000-year-old burial chamber in west Cornwall

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Archaeologists have been dismayed by vandalism to the Mulfra Quoit, a Neolithic dolmen between New Mill and Porthmeor in west Penwith.  Someone has painted “alien” figures...

Thieves steal 100 sheep in South East Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne Police are looking for 100 sheep stolen from farmland at Trerulefoot, near Liskeard.  The flock disappeared from a field sometime between Thursday and Monday. Police are...

Teenager arrested in connection with New Year Eve assault at St Ives

By Peter Tremayne A teenager has been arrested in connection with a serious assault that took place in St Ives in the early hours of New Year’s Day.  A...

Crunch meeting for Bodmin pub forced to close after claims of “fighting and urinating in the street”

By Richard Whitehouse A pub which was shut down by magistrates after complaints from the police about antisocial behaviour and disorder is set to have its licence reviewed. Freddies...

Man in critical condition after New Year’s Eve assault at St Ives

By Peter Tremayne Police are appealing for information following an assault in St Ives in the early hours of yesterday morning (Wednesday 1 January) which has left a man...

Sharp drop in the number of children arrested by Devon & Cornwall police

By Peter Tremayne There has been a dramatic fall in the numbers of children arrested by Devon and Cornwall police. Data compiled by the Howard League for Penal Reform...

Masked knifeman steals six-month-old puppy in St Austell

By Peter Tremayne St Austell police are appealing for information after a dog was stolen while being walked by its owner in Belmont Road. A masked man approached Catherine...

Cold callers cold shouldered in Carnon Downs

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Villagers at Carnon Downs, near Truro, have voted overwhelmingly to ban cold callers from their front doors in an effort to protect themselves from rogue tradesmen...

Ready for another one? Cornwall returns to the polls in only five months

By Anne North Voters will be asked to elect the Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner on 7th May 2020. Conservative Alison Hernandez was elected in 2016 after...

Devon and Cornwall chief constable’s contract extended by a year

By Peter Tremayne Devon and Cornwall’s chief constable, Shaun Sawyer, is to stay in the job until at least February 2022, following the extension of his contract by a...

North Cornwall sheep farmer admits cruelty charges

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A prize-winning farmer has been fined and ordered to pay costs totally £6,184 for causing cruelty to his sheep. Samuel Rogers, 24, of Advent, near Camelford,...

Sharp rise in Devon & Cornwall “hate” crimes

By Peter Tremayne Home Office statistics reveal that Devon and Cornwall Police recorded 1,693 hate crimes in 2018-19, - up 15% from the previous year. Nearly two-thirds of reports...