~ Neighbourhood Watch ~

Everyone tries to look out for each other in this Parish, plus there is a local Neighbourhood Watch scheme run by Peter Bradley. Anyone wishing to know more can be in touch via this website, or with Peter direct.

Beneath is the Live Feed, as issued by Devon & Cornwall Constabulary, for those interested in knowing more about the broader West Country region.


Live Feed, Issued by Devon & Cornwall Police :


Sudden death, Torquay

Police enquiries continue into the circumstances surrounding the death of a man overnight in Torquay.

Police were called at around 9:35pm on Sunday 17 March following the concerns for the welfare of a resident on a property on Morgan Avenue, Torquay.

Ambulance, Fire and the Police attended and located a man in his 40’s outside and on the roof of a three-story building.

At around 10:55pm the man appeared to attempt to scale the drainpipe, before falling approximately 20 feet to the ground.

He was immediately taken to Torbay District Hospital where he was declared deceased; the man’s next of kin have been informed of this development.

A scene guard was put in place and enquiries continue on behalf of the coroner; this death is not being treated as suspicious.

As per the police protocols put in places for instances such as this, this matter will be referred to the Police Professional Standards Department, and in-turn to the IOPC for consideration.

Body found in Lostwithiel

Police have this afternoon found the deceased body of a man in the Greatwood Plantation in Lostwithiel.

Enquiries continue but at this time this death is not being treated as suspicious.

The family of missing man Jowan Evans have been made aware of this development.

Arrests made following Broadsands Beach hut burglaries

Police responded to a call from a member of the public at around 8:45pm on Sunday evening (17 March) that a number of teenagers appeared to be breaking in to beach huts near Broadsands Beach, Paignton.

Neighbourhood and response officers were deployed along with a police dog handler and a helicopter from the National Police Air Service (NPAS).

Police dog Yogi and his handler PC Stuart White tracked and detained two of the suspects and the police helicopter located two further offenders who were trying to hide on the rocks on the beach in an effort to evade officers.  

All four suspects, one boy aged 15 and three boys aged 16 were arrested on suspicion of burglary and taken to Torquay Police Station for questioning.

During police searches, the NPAS helicopter had a laser shined at it from the ground; a 27-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman have both been arrested under the laser misuse act.

All six people remain in police custody and await questioning.