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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


Pigeons 'being captured for food' in Exeter

Pigeons on a city street. Credit: PA

A Police Community Support Officer working in Devon says she's had reports that people have been capturing city dwelling pigeons - in order to eat them.

Sarah Giles was patrolling Sidwell Street in Exeter when she heard news of people capturing the birds.

She says she's looking into the matter.

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The RSPCA have been informed.

M5 reopens following serious collision

Holiday traffic was gridlocked on the M5 in Devon this evening after the motorway was completely closed following an accident. The M5 southbound has now fully re-opened with the traffic beginning to ease but there had been approximately three miles of queuing traffic.

The Devon Air Ambulance landed on the motorway. Credit: David Rote

Police held back drivers to allow an air ambulance to land on the southbound carriageway following the crash, believed to involve just one vehicle. The northbound carriageway was shut for a while safety reasons.

The scene earlier. Credit: ITV West Country


Exeter College student celebrates amazing A-level results

Cerys Mack secured 3 A*s in Psychology, Biology and Chemistry. Credit: ITV News

Today is A-Level results day, and teenagers up and down the country have been opening envelopes which could determine the next stage of their lives.

Some will be heading to university, others on a gap year and many straight into the workforce.

Earlier, we spoke to Cerys Mack who completed her A-levels at Exeter College. Cerys secured 3 A*s in Psychology, Biology and Chemistry.

Cerys will now be going to Bristol University to study medicine, and she was clearly ecstatic about her results.

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