Tag Archives : Devon and Cornwall Police


Showing post scams the door in Plymouth

Plymouth City Council’s Trading Standards Team, are working in partnership with Devon and Cornwall Police to tackle the serious impact of scam mail. Crafty con artists have managed to scam a total £400,000 out of 195 people in Plymouth in the last two years.  Nationally it is estimated scams targeting people by phone or post […]


Closure order on second flat at Teats Hill following weapons, drugs and nuisance

A closure order has been granted on a flat in Plymouth – next to another one that was closed earlier this week – following repeated complaints of anti-social behaviour, weapons, drunken behaviour and drug dealing. Plymouth Magistrates granted a three month closure order on 3E Teats Hill after the court was satisfied that the tenant […]


Closure order granted on nuisance neighbour

A closure order has been granted on a flat in Plymouth following repeated complaints of anti-social behaviour, drugs and noise nuisance. Plymouth Magistrates granted the order on 3F Teats Hill flats after the court was satisfied that the tenant Neil Ashley Wright, age 49, had caused nuisance to members of the public, disorder, loud music, […]


Drug den shut down by council, police and landlords

A drug den has been shut down by a partnership between Plymouth City Council, Devon and Cornwall Police and landlords Westward Housing Group. The Council successfully applied to Plymouth Magistrates on Friday 9 September for the three month closure order for the property in Hospital Road, following ongoing complaints around drug dealing and anti-social behaviour […]


Standing together with Plymouth’s Polish community

  A representative from the Polish Embassy met with Plymouth City Council and Devon and Cornwall Police today to show support for Plymouth’s Polish community following recent hate crime incidents. Michal Mazurek, head of the Consular Section of the Polish Embassy, visited Plymouth to meet with a Polish family who were the victims of an […]


Council addresses community tensions with partners

Plymouth City Council Leader Councillor Ian Bowyer says the authority is committed to working with police to crack down on any incidents of hate crime following the EU Referendum. Councillor Bowyer met Chief Superintendent Andy Boulting to discuss community tension following the EU Referendum result. Plymouth MPs Johnny Mercer and Oliver Colvile also attended the […]


Closure order granted on house in Plymouth following anti-social behaviour

A closure order has been granted on a house in Plymouth after repeated complaints of anti-social behaviour, violence and drug dealing. Plymouth Magistrates granted the order on 86 Keat Street after ongoing issues which made life difficult for neighbours. The order was applied for by Plymouth City Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team following an approach by […]


Plymouth gets national funding to improve access to domestic abuse services for BME communities

Plymouth City Council is receiving almost £50,000 from a government grant to enable victims of domestic abuse to get access to the support they need. The funding will be used in Plymouth to help victims in local Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities – who make up 7% of the local population – to access […]


Thin blue line in danger of disappearing under cuts

Plymouth City Council Leader Tudor Evans has called for an urgent meeting with top police officials to discuss proposals to close two police stations in the city. Devon and Cornwall Police announced plans to close police stations and offices across their area in the next five years in a bid to save £29m from its current […]


Plymouth City Council backs campaign for fairer police funding

Plymouth City Council is supporting the campaign for fairer police funding for Devon and Cornwall. Tony Hogg, Devon and Cornwall’s Police and Crime Commissioner, handed in a signature with 8,500 signatures to Downing Street on Tuesday 15 September, along with MPs across the region. This was the culmination of a three month campaign against further […]


Three-month Closure Order on Plymouth Shop selling ‘legal highs’

Plymouth magistrates have granted a three month closure order on a shop selling ‘legal highs’, following a series of complaints about anti-social behaviour. The closure order – for the High Life Shop in Cornwall Street – was applied for by Plymouth City Council under Section 86 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, […]


Tenants to be evicted following complaints of anti-social behaviour

A closure order has been granted on a flat in Plymouth following repeated complaints of anti-social behaviour. Devon and Cornwall Police applied to Plymouth Magistrates Court for a closure order on 19 Saunders Walk in Southway. They have been supported in the order by Plymouth Community Homes, who own the property, and Plymouth City Council. […]


Nuisance neighbour to be forced out following complaints of anti-social behaviour

A closure order has been granted on a flat in Plymouth following repeated complaints of anti-social behaviour. Devon and Cornwall Police applied to Plymouth Magistrates Court for a closure order on 27 Hilton Avenue, following repeated complaints from neighbours about anti-social behaviour by tenant Colin Prouse, 47. They have been supported in the order by […]


New home for Coroner’s office to improve service

The city’s coroner’s office is to move to a new home near Derriford Hospital as part of a programme to improve the service and make it easier for grieving families. The Coroner’s Service will be leaving the Crescent and moving to Building One at Derriford to new premises which will enable different parts of the […]


Police and council join forces to tackle neighbourhood nuisance

Police and council workers will be joining forces with the community to tackle street grime and low level crime that cause a nuisance for city residents. They will be taking a new ‘don’t walk by’ approach on neighbourhood issues of greatest concern to residents such as dog fouling, littering, graffiti, flyposting, under-age drinking, parking issues […]


Improving alcohol awareness in Plymouth

As we mark Alcohol Awareness Week (17-23 November 2014) a range of initiatives are taking place across Plymouth to address problem drinking. Partners across Plymouth have signed up to a five year (2013-18) Strategic Alcohol Plan and one year into the scheme there is great progress being made. Plymouth City Council, Devon and Cornwall Police, […]


Alcohol Harm: Reducing the Strength in Plymouth

A new project is being launched this week to help reduce alcohol related harm in Plymouth. Reducing The Strength is a new scheme which aims to encourage retailers to stop selling very cheap, high percentage lagers, beers and ciders, in their shops, which should contribute towards reducing alcohol related crime and health costs in the […]


Tattoo equipment seized in Barne Barton

Equipment worth £4,000 has been seized as a fourth ‘scratcher’ has been raided through the Council’s Operation Itchy. Officers from the Council’s Public Protection Service, together with the police, executed a warrant at an address in Barne Barton this morning in the campaign to crackdown on ‘scratchers’ – amateurs who have bought tattoo kit over […]


Who is taking you home tonight?

Pub and club goers are being reminded of simple ways to check they are getting home safely after a great night out in Plymouth. A new information leaflet has been put together by Plymouth City Council and Devon and Cornwall Police to promote passenger safety, particularly late at night. It aims to raise awareness about […]


Plymouth’s Selena, Victim’s Champion, invited to Parliament

Plymouth’s local lead for championing victim’s rights has been invited to an event at the Houses of Parliament to celebrate 40 years of the charity Victim Support. Selena Newbery, who is the Anti-Social Behaviour Victim’s Champion at Plymouth City Council, and is on secondment from Victim Support, has been selected to attend for her “outstanding […]


Devonport Community Focus Week 7-12 July 2014

Fire safety and crime prevention will be among the subjects covered as part of a Community Focus Week in the Devonport area. Throughout the week from Monday 7 July to Saturday 12 July events will be taking place around the area to raise awareness of a range of community safety issues and information about local […]


Community event 12 July 2014

Children’s activities, sports and games, and information on local services will be available at a community engagement event next week. The free event takes place at West Park Playing Fields on Saturday 12 July between 11am and 2pm and will include face painting, football, and information on fire safety, crime prevention and signposting to local […]