An inquest into the death of a 14-year-old girl who died after becoming trapped under a speedboat in Devon resumes today.Read the full story ›
Police are treating the death of a woman in south Devon as 'unexplained'.
Police and ambulance were called to a field in Gattery Lane, Brixham, at 11am yesterday (Weds).
The lane was cordoned off while investigations were carried out.
Police arrested five people for driving while under the influence of drugs as part of a two day operation targeting motorists on Devon's roads.
Officers say the operation was a success, with more than 80 motorists dealt for various offences.
At one point officers from both Devon and Cornwall, and Dorset Police - who had travelled to help their colleagues as part of the strategic alliance - had seized so many uninsured vehicles they were stored in a coach station.
At one stage last night we were seizing so many uninsured vehicles that we had to store them at #Torquay coach station to await recovery
A full list of the offences dealt with:
- 48 people exceeding the speed limit or using a mobile phone while driving.
- 17 vehicles which had no licence or no insurance – which were seized.
- Five drug-drivers.
- One drink-driver.
- Five people who possessed drugs.
- Three vehicles in dangerous condition – which were taken off the road.
- One person alleged to have taken a vehicle without consent.
- One anti-social driver, who was allegedly seen by police to be doing a wheelie on his motorbike at a zebra crossing as pedestrians waited to cross the road - the vehicle was seized.
- Three vehicles which failed to stop for the police.
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The family of a teenager who died when a speedboat capsized off the South Devon coast, say they're too traumatised to talk about her deathRead the full story ›
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Almost two hundred mourners were at Gloucester Cathedral today for the funeral of a teenager who in died in a speedboat crash in Devon.
14-year-old Emily Gardner was killed when the boat she was in capsized in Brixham harbour on Saturday May 2nd.
A police investigation found Emily's life jacket became caught when she was thrown overboard in Brixham harbour.
Many of Emily's friends from Chosen Hill School in Gloucester attended the service, and donations were made to a memorial fund in her name.
Family members release doves outside the church to honour the "happy, smiley, bubbly, lively" teenager.
Dozens of tributes to a teenager who died in a speedboat accident have been left at the scene in Devon where she lost her life.
14-year-old Emily Gardner was killed when the boat she was in capsized in Brixham harbour on Saturday.
Police say her life jacket became caught when the boat overturned. Two 15-year-old girls and a 50-year-old man were treated for injuries.
Police investigating the death of a 14 year old girl from Gloucester in a speedboat accident say the boat was overturned by a wave.
Devon and Cornwall Police say that Emily Gardner's life jacket became caught when she was thrown overboard in Brixham harbour. Enquiries into Emily's death are ongoing.
Enquiries are continuing into the cause of the incident. From the enquiries conducted so far, reports suggest that the boat hit a wave before overturning.
The four people on the boat were then thrown overboard as a result. It appears that Emily became trapped due to her buoyancy aid getting caught on part of the boat.
The other people on the boat and the jet ski riders tried to help Emily but could not free her. The RNLI crew freed her from the boat and took her to the shore.
At this stage in the investigation we are satisfied that there are no suspicious circumstances and we believe that this was nothing more than a tragic accident.