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Former Exeter Police constable sentenced for indecent images offences

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A former Exeter police constable has been sentenced for indecent images offences.

Devon and Cornwall Police say Jonathan Fulcher, 34, has been sentenced to eight months in jail suspended for two years, given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and placed on the sex offenders register for making indecent images of a child between June 2010 and October 2016, and possession of ammunition without a firearm certificate.

Fulcher, from Crediton, was a serving police officer in Exeter but was suspended from duty at the start of the criminal investigation.

Police say a Special Case Hearing was held on 3 July 2017 and Fulcher was dismissed from the police service without notice.

Assistant Chief Constable Russ Middleton says Fulcher acted in "a wholly inappropriate and criminal manner".

Devon and Cornwall Police expects the highest ethical and professional conduct from all officers and staff operating within the Force, and robustly investigates misconduct and allegations of criminal offences.

The vast majority of our staff demonstrate commitment on a daily basis to these professional standards and the Force’s obligation to instil public confidence in the police service. Fulcher’s actions have fallen well below these standards and his behaviour has let the police service and the public down.

– Russ Middleton, Assistant Chief Constable, Devon and Cornwall Police


Police confirm package found in Bideford not dangerous

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Devon and Cornwall Police say a device found in a Bideford charity shop is not dangerous.

Emergency Services had been called to the scene and a 100m cordon was put in place on Mill Street.

Police say the Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit attended the scene and confirmed the device is not dangerous.

The device has now been disposed of and cordons have been lifted.

No member of the public was put at risk. Plans were put in place as a precaution and the residents were returned home as soon as possible.

We would like to thank the MOD for their assistance and the public for their patience whilst we established what we were dealing with.

– Supt Toby Davies, Devon and Cornwall Police

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Police 'extremely concerned' for missing woman

It is believe Anne Luddington may have been walking along the coast path. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Devon and Cornwall police are searching for a missing 60-year-old woman.

Anne Luddington was reported missing on 8 August and police are extremely concerned for her welfare.

Anne is from Taunton but has been staying in Budleigh Salterton for work. She was last seen here at 2pm on Tuesday and it is believed she may have gone out walking on the local coastal path.

Officers, the police helicopter and HM Coastguard, have been carrying out searches for Anne and are asking the public to look out for her and call 999 if she is spotted.

Anne is described as 5ft 2ins tall with shoulder length blond/ginger hair. She sometimes wears glasses and is of a smart appearance.

  • UPDATE: Police say Anne Luddington has been found by emergency services.
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