PCSO told "stop Tweeting"

A Police Community Support Officer in Devon claims she's been told by her bosses to stop tweeting.

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Police and scenes of crime officers are examining a house where an unexplained device is being investigated by the bomb squad.

Residents of Falloway Close reported hearing air rifles being fired in the garden of the terraced house on Sunday.

Devon & Cornwall police say the device was discovered after officers paid a visit to the property earlier today.

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Concern for safety of missing woman from Brixham

Police are concerned about the safety of a woman from Brixham who is missing. 25 year old Sally Gould has not been seen at about 8.45 am on Monday. She went missing from her home address and was last seen in King Street, possibly heading towards the town or coast path.

Sally Gould
Missing woman, Sally Gould Credit: Devon and Cornwall police

Sergeant Mark Ruston, Police Search Advisor with Devon and Cornwall Police said, "We are extremely concerned about Sally’s welfare. At this time we cannot ascertain if Sally has found somewhere warm to seek shelter or if she has come to some harm.

Brixham Coastguard have also been involved in the search. Anyone with information is asked to contact Devon and Cornwall police.

Police say the public may have been seen her wearing cream coloured pyjamas, or she may have changed into grey tracksuit bottoms, grey hooded top, plimsolls and will be carrying a grey duffle bag.

Attack on disabled woman's car

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Motability car destroyed in the attack Credit: Devon and Cornwall police

Police say a disabled woman from Plymouth has been left without transport following an arson attack on her car. The Motability car was destroyed in the attack outside her home on Taunton Avenue in Whitleigh.

The car, described as her 'lifeline'. was destroyed in the attack in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Two men were seen covering it in petrol and setting light to it. Police are appealing for anyone who may know anything to get in touch. They are now stepping up patrols in the area.

The suspects are described as, a white male of chunky build with a round belly, wearing a dark tracksuit with a baseball cap underneath the hood of the tracksuit. The second suspect is described as a white male, of slim build with a black hood over his head and a matching tracksuit top and bottoms.

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50 arrested for drink or drug driving

Police carry out drink drive check Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police have arrested nearly 50 people for drink or drug driving across Avon and Somerset in the first week of the Operation Tonic Christmas campaign. Since it started on Dec 1, a total of 47 motorists who have been stopped have tested positive.

This Christmas police are asking people to shop a drink or drug driver by ringing 999 or texting the word drunk to a special number, 81819, from their mobile and giving the driver's details if they see anyone getting behind the wheel while under the influence.

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Police reveal new footage in drink drive campaign

New footage revealed in drink drive campaign Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Devon and Cornwall Police are using shocking video of a drunk driver careering out of control outside a pub in Brixham to highlight their Christmas anti drink drive message.

The driver knocked down the wall of the pub, severely injuring the landlord. He suffered a fractured pelvis, broken ribs and a damaged spine. The police say they hope the stark warning of the consequences of drink driving will bring this Christmas's figures down.

Devon and Cornwall PCC expects swift Chief Constable appointment

Newly elected Police Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall has announced that a permanent appointment of a Chief Constable will be made as soon as possible.

The Chief Constable will be pivotal in ensuring that the strategic vision to tackle crime in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is carried out day-to-day. I believe that my role as Commissioner and that of the Chief Constable has to be to provide strong leadership and work as a team. That relationship is key to serving people in this area and we will only achieve our aims by working closely together.I have met with Temporary Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer and we have agreed that it is in everyone’s interests that a permanent appointment is made at the earliest possible opportunity.

– Tony Hogg, PCC Devon and Cornwall

Voting opens for Police and Crime Commissioner

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The Police and Crime Commissioner is a new role Credit: ITV Westcountry

Polls open at 7 a.m. for elections to the new post of Police and Crime commissioners, who will oversee the region's police forces.

There are ten candidates in Devon and Cornwall, four each in Dorset and in Avon and Somerset. Polling stations are open until ten tonight but counting begins tomorrow.

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