More than a hundred drivers have been prosecuted in a police crackdown on using mobile phones at the wheel.Read the full story ›
An investigation is underway after an armed robbery in Exeter.
A man with a large knife entered the Esso petrol station on Cowley Bridge Road at lunchtime yesterday.
He threatened a member of staff and made off with around £400.
No one was injured and no customers were in the store at the time.
- late 30s
- slim build
- 5ft 10 ins
- wearing a black hooded jacket with a black scarf across his face, dark trousers, and black gloves
- thought to have a local Exeter accent.
This is a shocking and serious crime and we are determined to identify and apprehend the man responsible.
The staff at the shop were thankfully unhurt but understandably distressed.
Watch the moment police made a high-speed dash along the motorway to respond to a 999 call.Read the full story ›
Police are continuing to question a man on suspicion of murder after the discovery of a body in Exeter.Read the full story ›
Police forces in the West Country are regularly using custody cells as places of safety for people suffering from mental health illnessesRead the full story ›
The number of drivers caught using their mobile phone in Devon and Cornwall last year is down by 30% from 2013.Read the full story ›
Police patrols have begun work in Devon and Cornwall this morning targeting drivers using their mobile phone whilst driving.
Operation Vortex is also being used to clamp down on excess and inappropriate speed, driving under the influence of drink or drugs and the not wearing of seat belts.
A warning has been issued after two men tried to sexually assault a woman in broad daylight.
It happened in Exeter between 1:40pm and 2:00pm on Thursday (3 Nov).
A woman was approached by two male strangers, both dressed in black with black gloves, who then attempted to sexually assault her in a lane which runs between Bathern Road and Cumberland Drive.
The woman managed to fight them off and the men ran away.
Police are asking for witnesses and would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time, who saw anything suspicious, or who owns home CCTV systems or ‘Dash-Cams’ in their vehicles, which were parked in the area.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police:
- via email on email@example.com
- by telephone on 101, quoting crime reference CR/077963/16
- anonymously to Crimestoppers via 0800 555111
Three people have been assaulted in a supermarket car park.
In happened near Tesco on Tolgus Hill in Redruth - between 3am and 4am on September 4.
One man and two women were assaulted and received various injuries as a result.
Police are asking any witnesses to contact them:
- email 101@DC.police.uk quoting crime reference CR/062659/16
- give information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
Police are hoping to trace these two men after a man was left with serious facial injuries.
The 26-year-old was punched in the face during the unprovoked assault outside the old Plymouth Snooker Club in Union Street.
He was treated at Derriford Hospital for serious facial injuries including a fractured eye socket.
Detectives are now keen to identify the two men pictured in connection with the incident and ask anyone who recognises them to contact them.