Newquay police are to patrol beaches on a segway this summer.
Specially trained officers will use it on the sand to allow them reach anyone who needs help in a speedy fashion.
Officers say it will primarily be used for searching for missing people on the beaches around the resort and for patrols by neighbourhood officers.
The electric vehicle is being loaned to the force, free of charge, by a national segway company.
It won't be used to patrol pavements, roads or the town centre.
This is a new approach to policing our beaches and I am delighted that Newquay police have embraced the use of a Segway to enhance our patrol cover of the town’s beaches. The Segway supports the force’s green agenda and gives local officers the ability to search and patrol large beach areas that would otherwise be challenging to access. It will enable officers to talk to visitors and residents throughout the beach areas, and have a positive impact on public confidence.
Devon & Cornwall Police's non emergency phone service has been described as 'unacceptable' by the Police & Crime Commissioner.
According to a report from Tony Hogg, one in five callers are having to wait twenty minutes to be dealt with. He also described the technology used by the force as 'not fit for purpose'. The Police say they're having to make some difficult choices. Chief Inspector Jim Nye says responding to the calls can take time.
Devon & Cornwall Police's non-emergency phone service has been described as 'unacceptable' by the Police & Crime Commissioner.
According to a report from Tony Hogg, one in five callers are having to wait twenty minutes to be dealt with. He also described the technology used by the force as 'not fit for purpose'. The police say they're having to make some difficult choices.
A 26-year-old man arrested in Hayle on suspicion of preparing for an act of terrorism has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Officers from the South East Counter Terrorism Unit (SECTU) working alongside officers from the Devon and Cornwall Police made the arrest at the Balti King restaurant in Fore Street in Hayle on Monday, 3 November.
Police say the investigation relates to conflicts overseas and is not linked to any immediate threat to local communities or anywhere else in the UK.
The man, who is not thought to be a British National, has been bailed until 3 February 2015
Police have been reassuring members of the public at a press conference after a man was arrested in Hayle on suspicion of preparing for an act of terrorism.
Superintendent Jim Pearce said there was no threat to the local community.
I can tell you that we worked with officers from the South East counter terrorism unit, we assisted them in a pre-planned warrant to arrest a male under section five of the terrorism act.
This was a low key arrest, proportionate to the circumstances. The person in our custody needs to be interviewed and we need to discuss the investigation that is in hand.
It doesn't involve local people, or anybody in the UK. There is no threat to the local community. A lot of work was done behind the scenes and that work was presented to us by our colleagues in the counter terrorism unit. I can understand that local people have concerns but I would like to reassure them that the investigation is not locally based, it is overseas.
People and businesses near the restaurant in Hayle where a man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism say they have been extremely worried by the news.
There was a huge amount of police activity. Obviously the police van was parked outside and we didn't really know what was going on because we hadn't heard anything and we've just come in this morning to open up the shop and been told what's going on next door".
"What's your reaction to that?"
"It's somewhere in Cornwall where you don't expect anything like this to happen. It's almost unheard of us to feel that way. I now feel under threat and I'm sure everyone else in the local area will feel the same."
A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of preparing for an act of terrorism.
Officers from Devon and Cornwall Police, along with members of the South East Counter Terrorism Unit, made the arrest at the Balti King restaurant in Fore Street in Hayle yesterday (Monday).
The man, who is not thought to be a British National, is being held at a police station in Cornwall.
It is understood that a 26-year-old man being held on suspicion of preparing for an act of terrorism is not a British national.
The arrest was made in Fore Street in Hayle last night by officers of South East Counter Terrorism Unit (SECTU), working alongside Devon and Cornwall Police officers.
The man is being held locally (in Cornwall).
ITV News West Country understands that the investigation mainly relates to use of the internet and there is no suggestion of anything along the lines of a bomb factory.
A police presence will remain in the Fore Street area to reassure residents.
A 26-year-old man has been arrested in Hayle on suspicion of preparing for an act of terrorism, under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act.
The man, who was arrested last night (Monday), is being questioned by officers from the South East Counter Terrorism Unit (SECTU) at a police station in the Devon and Cornwall area.
The arrest relates to an investigation by SECTU in relation to conflicts overseas and police say it is not linked to any immediate threat to local communities or anywhere in the UK.
I would like to reassure the community that this investigation should have very little impact on local residents.
The arrest was pre-planned and was not made in response to any immediate threat to public safety in Hayle. Our officers will continue to maintain a presence in the area, offering reassurance to the local community.
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