Police & Crime

No fines, and only three warnings, as Devon & Cornwall Police adopt a “softly softly” approach to smoking in cars

13th August 2018 By Daniel Clark Only three people have been warned in Devon and Cornwall in the three years since a smoking ban in cars with under 18’s...

Police merger: the curious case of the missing evidence

13th August 2018 By Daniel Clark With time running out for the “public consultation” serious concerns about the proposed merger of the Devon and Cornwall and Dorset police forces...

Hot Fuzz: Devon & Cornwall police caught speeding, on average, once a month

31st July 2018 By Daniel Clark There have been 59 serving Devon and Cornwall police officers who have been caught speeding since 2013. On average the police are caught...

Time running out for public consultation on proposed police force merger

31st July 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall councillors may have to make their minds up by 11th September about the proposed merger of the Devon and Cornwall police force...

Police investigate St Columb machete attack

30th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed with a machete in St Columb. Officers were called by an ambulance crew...

Police won’t say “no” to a gift – but they will write it down

30th July 2018 By Daniel Clark A wooden bowl with wooden apples, a trip to Luton to see Vauxhall cars being made, a police hat from the Chief of...

800 Fixed Penalty Notices per month, and nearly 25,000 speeding fines since 2016, as one Devon & Cornwall motorist clocks 136 mph

30th July 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Nearly 25,000 speeding fines have been issued by speed cameras in Devon and Cornwall since the start of 2016, with one driver caught...

Finally – after five months, police concede there was no slavery at Cornish daffodil farm

25th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne Police have concluded that no crimes were committed prior to their high-profile “anti-slavery” raid on a daffodil farm near Manaccan, Helston, in February. ...

Inquest jury will investigate death of Falmouth man shot with Taser

18th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne An inquest jury will be invited to rule how and why a Falmouth man died in hospital after police shot him with a...

After a chaotic debate, Cornwall Council asks for more time to think about police merger

11th July 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has asked for an extension to the consultation being carried out over plans to merge Devon and Cornwall Police with Dorset...

Cornwall councillors say more time is needed to consider police merger

10th July 2018 Cornwall councillors have put off a decision about the proposed merger of the Devon and Cornwall police force and the Dorset police force. Councillors voted 39-30...

Cornwall Council to debate police force merger

Monday 9th July 2018 By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon Cornwall councillors have raised concerns about the proposed merger of Devon and Cornwall Police with Dorset Police.  The merger...

14-year-old Camborne girl dies after taking “unknown substance”

8th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne A 14-year-old girl from Camborne has died after taking an “unknown substance” on Friday night. Ambulance crews attended reports that a teenage girl...

Only 55 days to say what you think about the planned Cornwall-Devon-Dorset police force

3rd July 2018 By Peter Tremayne The people of Cornwall and Devon have only 55 days to comment on plans to merge the police force with that of Dorset. ...

Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Panel chairman survives – on the toss of a coin

29th June 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Conservatives and Liberal Democrats are embroiled in a spat over the chairmanship of the Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner panel,...

Police hail success of drone unit

27th June 2018 By Trevor Bevins Police drones have been deployed 187 times in a year in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall – saving at least two lives. Director of...

Mebyon Kernow first on the campaign trail for 2020 Police & Crime Commissioner elections

25th June 2018 By Graham Smith Mebyon Kernow has selected Michael Bunney, of Gorran Haven, as its candidate for the Devon & Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner elections in...

Is it the new “stay home” Friday night effect? Or just a different way of counting crime? Cornwall to keep its “Cumulative Impact Zones” to inform alcohol licensing decisions

19th June 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Areas which restrict the number of places selling alcohol will remain in place in four towns across Cornwall. There are currently Cumulative Impact...

Police and crime commissioner calls for more government cash for road safety improvements

19th June 2018 By Daniel Clark Devon and Cornwall’s police and crime commissioner has urged the government to invest more in the regions roads. There were 68 fatalities on...

Hernandez triggers major public consultation on formal merger of Devon and Cornwall – and Dorset – police forces

18th June 2018 By Richard Whitehouse & Julia Penhaligon The Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner has fired the starting gun to trigger a major public consultation exercise...