Large fire at Riverside Leisure Centre in Exeter
At around 4.20pm today, Tuesday 21 February 2017, Devon and Somerset Fire Service (DSFS) alerted police to a major fire within Riverside Leisure Centre, near to the Exe Bridges junction.
A number of emergency vehicles including around 15 fire appliances are at the scene dealing with this incident.
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UPDATE: Missing Person found, Crediton

James Moore located

Police were concerned for the welfare of 59-year-old James who was missing from Crediton.

James has now been located safe and well by police.

Police would like to thank the public for their help.

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02/20/2017 at 18:05. Facebook
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02/20/2017 at 17:24. Facebook
Appeal following burglary, Plymouth

Police are seeking witnesses to a burglary which happened overnight on Friday 17 February going through to Saturday 18 February 2017.

Offenders have broken into a property on Higher St Budeaux, Plymouth, and taken two valuable paintings.

The first painting [pictured] is by Robert Lenkiewicz titled ‘Anna’ and the second painting [pictured] is titled ‘After...
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02/20/2017 at 16:23. Facebook
Man jailed for 16 years for historic child sexual offences

A man has today been convicted for a string historic child sexual offences, following a trial at Exeter Crown Court (20th February 2017).

Owen Hill, aged 54 from Spencer Drive, Tiverton and formerly of Barnstaple, has been found guilty on 13 counts on offences ranging from indecent assault through to rape of a child, on both boys and...
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02/20/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
Police appeal following livestock attacks

Police are today reminding dog owners of their responsibilities following reports of attacks on livestock in the region, caused by dogs being walked off the lead.

Last year there we over 150 crimes recorded across Devon and Cornwall linked to livestock worrying offences; the number of these incidents also usually increase during the lambing season as...
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02/20/2017 at 13:37. Facebook
Plymouth stabbing - One man taken to hospital

Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident in Plymouth that left one man hospitalised.

Police were called at around 1:30am on Saturday 18 February 2017 following reports of an altercation inside the Stoke Bar & Grill, Devonport Road, Stoke Village.

It is believed that this altercation later spilled outside onto the street where a...
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02/20/2017 at 11:26. Facebook
Missing Person, Crediton

Concern for welfare

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of 59-year-old James Moore from Crediton.

Police were notified at approximately 7.45am this morning [Monday 20 February 2017] to a concern of welfare for James who is missing from the Crediton area.

James is 6ft 2ins tall, of a slim to medium build, blue eyes, with short hair. He was...
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02/18/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
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02/17/2017 at 18:03. Facebook
If you become a victim of dating fraud, it’s vital you report it to Action Fraud immediately. There’s more chance you’ll get your money back, and that police will catch the fraudsters, preventing it to happen to other people #datesafe
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02/17/2017 at 11:27. Facebook
Man named following Perranporth death

Police are appealing for witnesses following the discovery of a body on Perranporth beach.

Police were called just after 8.30am on Monday 6th February after reports of a body of a man at Perran Sands, Perranporth.

The body has since been identified as that of Stephen Lloyd Thomas aged 43 from Truro. Next of kin have been informed and the death is...
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02/17/2017 at 11:04. Facebook
Plymouth: Man assaulted with metal pole

Police in Plymouth are seeking witnesses after an assault on a man at Marsh Mills, Plymouth, on Thursday 16 February 2017.

The incident happened just after 6.30am on the A38 at Marsh Mills Retail Park.

A vehicle collided with another vehicle causing damage. Both drivers stopped and one man approached the victim and assaulted him, hitting him several...
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02/17/2017 at 10:22. Facebook
Fatal collision on A38 near Avonwick

Motorcyclist died at the scene

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision yesterday, Thursday 16 February 2017.

At around 9:36pm, police were called following a collision on the A38 near Avonwick, South Brent.

It is believed that a motorcyclist was riding in a group of three on the A38 in an easterly direction approaching Shell...
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02/16/2017 at 18:01. Facebook
Nearly half of victims who have reported a dating fraud say that it has had a ‘significant impact’ on their health or financial wellbeing. Dating fraud is more commonplace than you may think, so be aware of how to safeguard yourself #datesafe
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02/16/2017 at 15:38. Facebook
Missing man located– Brian Scott

Police were concerned for the welfare of 70-year-old Brian Scott who was reported missing from Exeter earlier today [Thursday 16 February]. Brian has now been located.

Brian was last seen at approximately 11.30am at his home in Exeter and after a police search, assisted by the police helicopter, he has now been found safe and well.

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Plymouth Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery that took place around 11.15am on Tuesday 14 February at the bottom of New George Street, close to Brighthouse. A man is alleged to have assaulted a woman and stole her mobile phone.

A 32 year old man from Stonehouse has been arrested and has been bailed while police make further enquiries.

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02/16/2017 at 11:46. Facebook
Quarter of a million pounds worth of cannabis seized during farm drug bust

Police in North Devon have seized around £250,000 worth of cannabis following execution of a warrant in North Devon last Friday (10th February 2017).

Acting on local intelligence, officers from the Force Support Group (FSG), along with support from the local policing team, executed a warrant to search a farm north of...
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02/15/2017 at 18:02. Facebook
In dating frauds, the average time between first contact and the fraudster asking their victims to transfer money is within a month. If you do online dating, spot the signs #datesafe
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02/15/2017 at 17:32. Facebook
Vehicle modifications and the law

You may think it looks cool, but is it legal and safe? If you're wondering whether it's actually OK to weld on, chop off, make bigger, make smaller or differently illuminate parts of your car, a new leaflet from Devon and Cornwall Police has the answers.

'Vehicle Modifications and the Road Traffic Act' can be viewed or downloaded and printed from our website...
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02/15/2017 at 16:18. Facebook
Assault in Bodmin

Police in Bodmin are seeking witnesses after an assault on a 21-year-old man on Tuesday 7 February 2017.

The incident took place at 3.15pm on Lower Bore Street, Bodmin.

The offender approached the victim from behind and then hit him in the face causing a potential fracture to the right cheek and a cut to his top lip, injuries which required hospital treatment.

Anyone...
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