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Three charged with kidnap after allegedly trying to force a 22 year old woman into a car

All three have been bailed to appear at Plymouth Crown Court on 1 August 2016. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Three men have been charged with kidnap and assault after an incident in Plymouth.

A silver Vauxhall Astra saloon stopped at the location and three men got out. They took hold of a 22 year old woman and attempted to put her in the car by force.

– Devon and Cornwall Police

During the struggle a 34 year old man who was with the woman received a cut wound to his arm.

Three men have been charged with kidnap and assault and have been bailed to appear at Plymouth Crown Court on 1 August 2016.

Police would like anyone who witnessed the incident on 30 June or who saw the movements of the silver Vauxhall Astra when it was being driven to contact them. The car may have been driven erratically.

  • email at
  • call 101, quoting reference CR/43923/16
  • Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or reporting online


Three seriously injured in Penzance crash

Three people are in hospital. Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after three people were seriously injured in a car crash in Penzance.

It happened on Penzance Road in Pendeen on Saturday 25 June.

A silver coloured Honda Civic containing a 49 year old local female occupant was travelling away from Pendeen and for reasons yet to be established has strayed in to the opposite carriageway and collided with a red Peugeot 106 containing a 42 year old local female driver and a 69 year old male front seat passenger.

– Devon and Cornwall Police

All three people were seriously injured. Both drivers were taken to Derriford Hospital, one by air ambulance.

The front seat passenger of the Peugeot is currently being treated at Treliske Hospital.

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Police from the Serious Collisions Investigation Team are appealing for witnesses to this incident to contact them on 101 quoting log number 647 of the 25th June 2016.

Woman injured after being driven at by 'aggressive motorist'

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a 21 year-old woman suffered a broken ankle trying to jump out of the path of a car in Dawlish.

They say the unprovoked assault happened on Saturday evening at around 9.20pm when two men and a woman left the Mount Pleasant Inn and went to use a zebra crossing.

A red Nissan Micra drove at the pedestrians in dangerous manner meaning they had to jump out of the way.

Police say that some 40 minutes later, a red Nissan Mirca and two other cars returned to the scene and a number of men and women chased after and assaulted the same group of people.

One man suffered heavy bruising and a fractured cheekbone. He was taken to hospital by ambulance.

We are investigating this unprovoked attack that appears to have escalated following a near-miss at the pedestrian crossing near Mount Pleasant, in Dawlish.

This was an unprovoked attack on three people returning home after a night out. Whilst i would like to reassure the people of Dawlish that these types of incident are rare, it is important that the local community help us identify those responsible so they can be held accountable for their actions

– Det Con Rich Jones, Devon & Cornwall police

Police watchdog to manage investigation into 2015 election expenses of Devon and Cornwall's PCC

Alison Hernandez was elected police and crime commissioner for Devon and Cornwall Police in May Credit: ITV News

The police watchdog has confirmed it will manage an investigation into allegations that Alison Hernandez - the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall - failed to properly declare election expenses while she was employed as an election agent in 2015.

At the time of the alleged offence Ms Hernandez was employed as an election agent for the Conservative candidate in the Torbay constituency.

The allegations against her were referred to the IPCC by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner following her election as PCC on 5 May.

As Ms Hernandez is now a Police and Crime Commissioner, the IPCC will manage an investigation looking at whether she properly declared election expenses whilst acting as an election agent during the 2015 General Election.

On completion of the investigation we will decide whether any matters should be referred to the Crown Prosecution Service for its consideration

– IPCC Deputy Chair Sarah Green

The managed investigation will be undertaken by West Mercia Police under the direction and control of the IPCC.


Police investigating after death of 8-month-old baby

Forensic teams have spent the day at the scene - which remains sealed off Credit: ITV News

Police are investigating after the death of an 8 month old boy in Devon.

Ambulance staff called the police just after 10:30 this morning (15 June) to inform them about the baby's death.

A 27-year-old man is in police custody. Credit: ITV News

Police and scenes of crime officers have attended the house in Brownshill Road in Newton Abbot to undertake initial investigations.

Devon and Cornwall Police say they are currently treating the death as unexplained.

A 27-year-old man is in police custody in connection with this matter and awaits questioning.

Police involved in 'something out of a horror movie' receive Royal praise

Police involved in a "scenario resembling something out of a horror movie" have received personal praise from Royalty.

The four officers were called to a man in Kingsbridge wielding a circular disc cutter, and circular saw.

During the struggle, in May last year, two were attacked - suffering serious injuries - and doctors said one would have almost certainly have died but for the swift and efficient treatment he received from one of his colleagues.

All four officers were invited to the Royal Humane Society’s Annual Court in London where they were presented with testimonials on velum by Princess Alexandra.

PCs Ryan Hayhurst, Jonathan Lonsdale, Rebecca Sutton-Scott-Tucker and PS John Dingle with Princess Alexandra after receiving their awards

The officers had gone to the home following reports of a dispute between neighbours.

Two die after being hit by a car as they got off a bus

Police are asking any witnesses to contact them Credit: PA

Two women have died after being hit by a car as they got off a bus in Plymouth.

It happened in Torr Lane on the 18 May.

One of the women, aged 60, died as a result of her injuries. The second was kept in hospital in a critical condition but has since also died.

Neither woman has yet been named by police.

The driver, a 58-year-old local woman, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and released on bail until 12 August.

Police have begun an investigation and are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to contact them.

Anyone who has information or saw the Ford B-Max travelling in Torr Lane before the collision is asked to contact police by:

  • email on
  • telephone on 101, quoting log 877 of 18/05/16
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