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Police seek cyclist after fatal collision

Police seek cyclist after fatal collision Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Police have released photos of a cyclist they want to speak to after a fatal collision in Paignton. 61 year old Evelyn Fisher died after a crash on Hyde Road at 3:19pm on 2nd April.

Officers want to speak to the cyclist seen above who they believe may be a key witness.

“We believe this cyclist was a witness to the collision and he remained at the scene following, but we were unable to speak to him at the time as the area had to be evacuated due to a suspected gas leak.

The description of the cyclist is of a white man, middle aged with receding hairline. It is quite possible he has discussed what he saw to friends or colleagues, and there are also a number of other people who were at the scene prior and during the collision. If you are the cyclist or know who he is, or if you were in the area and have yet to speak to us, please make yourself known to the police.”

– Sergeant Nick Bloomfield

An 88-year-old local man is currently assisting police with their enquiries in this matter.


Five drug-drivers arrested in just two days as part of clamp down on motorists

Police cars take to new South Devon Highway Credit: T/CI Adrian Leisk

Police arrested five people for driving while under the influence of drugs as part of a two day operation targeting motorists on Devon's roads.

Officers say the operation was a success, with more than 80 motorists dealt for various offences.

At one point officers from both Devon and Cornwall, and Dorset Police - who had travelled to help their colleagues as part of the strategic alliance - had seized so many uninsured vehicles they were stored in a coach station.

Exceeded the speed limit or were using mobile phones.
Vehicles with no licence or insurance.

A full list of the offences dealt with:

  • 48 people exceeding the speed limit or using a mobile phone while driving.
  • 17 vehicles which had no licence or no insurance – which were seized.
  • Five drug-drivers.
  • One drink-driver.
  • Five people who possessed drugs.
  • Three vehicles in dangerous condition – which were taken off the road.
  • One person alleged to have taken a vehicle without consent.
  • One anti-social driver, who was allegedly seen by police to be doing a wheelie on his motorbike at a zebra crossing as pedestrians waited to cross the road - the vehicle was seized.
  • Three vehicles which failed to stop for the police.


Police 'increasingly concerned' for missing Paignton man Roger Marshall

Roger Marshall Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Police in Paignton are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man reported missing from his home.

Roger Marshall hasn't been seen since yesterday (Tuesday 18) afternoon.

  • white man
  • approximately 5’8” in height
  • medium build
  • brown/greying hair and beard
  • ‘beer belly’
  • may be wearing a t-shirt and black trousers

He is known to frequent the Brixham area as well as Paignton.

Anyone who either sees Roger or knows of his current whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101 quoting police reference 630 160216.

Third man arrested in connection with Daniel Young murder

Credit: Met Police

A third man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Daniel Young from Paignton.

The 30-year-old was on his way to the second day of his new job as a lecturer at Coventry University's London Campus International when he was stabbed in what police describe as "an unprovoked" attack.

A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and taken into custody at a south London police station.

Second person bailed in Daniel Young murder investigation

A 35 year old arrested in connection with the murder of Daniel Young from Paignton has been bailed. Credit: ITV News

A 35 year old arrested in connection with the murder of Daniel Young from Paignton has been bailed.

He is the second man to be arrested and bailed since the murder of the lecturer on his way to work last week.

It was Mr Young's second day in his 'dream job' when he was stabbed just after 8am in Morden, south London last Tuesday (Jan 19).

The 35-year-old man who was arrested on Thursday, 21 January, on suspicion of the murder has been bailed to a date late February pending further enquires.

Earlier a 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of wasting police time and then arrested on suspicion of murder. He was subsequently bailed to return to police.

– Scotland Yard spokesman
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