~ 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 :


South Devon drugs gang sentenced for supply of Class A

Three people have been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for supplying Class A drugs in South Devon. The sentences come following a lengthy and detailed investigation by officers from the South Devon Proactive Policing team which aimed to disrupt the supply of class A drugs across the area.

All three were sentenced by a Judge at Exeter Crown Court on Thursday 23 April.

Jamie Martin, aged 46, of Lower Cannon Road, Newton Abbot was sentenced to seven years.

Kelly Woodward, aged 36, of Lower Cannon Road, Newton Abbot was sentenced to six years and three months.

Paul Willis, aged 41, of Templer Place, Bovey Tracey was sentenced to six years.

Acting on information and intelligence, officers began Operation Gravis in July 2017, which ran for several months.

Together, Martin, Woodward and Willis ran a major drugs operation, which sought to control the Heroin and Cocaine market across Newton Abbot, Chudleigh, and the wider Teignbridge area.

Throughout the course of the investigation, a total of 547g of Heroin and 130g of Crack Cocaine with a potential street value of over £66,000 was seized. A number of other assets including £22,000 in cash, a caravan and a jet ski, were also seized.

Police are now seeking a confiscation order under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, for the cash and assets that were seized by police throughout the investigation. A date for this will be set in due course.

All three were initially arrested in January 2018 and released pending further enquires. Martin and Woodward were later arrested in October 2018 following further police action and the pair were both remanded in custody.

Following an appearance at South and West Devon magistrates in October 2018, then Exeter Crown Court in November 2018, all three pled guilty to the charges.

Detective Inspector Mike jones, from the Local Investigation Team, said: “The South Devon Proactive Policing team, has dismantled yet another organised crime group and I am pleased to see they have been sentenced by the court. This group targeted and supplied drugs to vulnerable users across South Devon perpetuating the cycle of crime and the misery that drugs brings. We will continue to take the fight to drug suppliers like this and I can assure you we have many more in our sights”.

Body in the water, Torquay Marina

Emergency services were called at 8am on Wednesday 22 May following concern for the welfare of a woman located in the water at Torquay Marina.

Police, ambulance and HM Coastguard attended.

The woman, in her 80s, was recovered from the sea and paramedics conducted CPR at the scene.

She was taken to Torbay Hospital where she later pronounced deceased.

Her next of kin have been informed.

Police are conducting enquiries to ascertain how the woman came to be in the water but her death is not believed suspicious.

Serious traffic collision Ilfracombe

Police are investigating a collision in North Devon that has left one person with serious injuries.

At around 7:15pm on Wednesday 22 May, Police were notified of a serious collision on the A399 between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin involving a cyclist and a Ford Focus

The rider of the pushbike, a 37-year-old man from Yorkshire was airlifted to Derriford Hospital with life changing arm and leg injuries.

A 69-year-old man from Ilfracombe has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, taking a vehicle without consent, driving whilst disqualified, driving whilst disqualified and driving whilst unfit. He remains in police custody and awaits questioning.

The road remained closed for eight hours to allow Roads policing officers and forensic collision investigators to attend and examine the scene.

Police are appealing for witnesses and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed either the pushbike or the vehicle prior to the collision or the impact itself; please contact quoting log 850 of 22 May.

Police would like to thank members of the public for their patience during the scene closure.