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  • Bungled car theft ends in Camelford collision and arrest of Okehampton man

    By Jo_Wood at 12:40 on 10/10/12
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    An unlucky thief ended up in hospital where he was arrested for stealing the car he had crashed in yesterday. The silver golf was stolen from outside a Spa shop in Launceston. At 2pm a mother popped to the shop, leaving her 8-year-old in the car, when the man jumped in and drove off. It appears kidnapping wasn't on the thief's agenda, however, as he stopped shortly to let the little boy out. Police were unsuccessful in stopping the...
  • Hatherleigh man in court charged with sex offences

    By Richard_Penny at 10:39 on 11/11/11
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    Graham Godbeer, aged 54, from Hatherleigh, has appeared in court charged with fifteen sexual offences. Godbeer appeared via video link at Exeter Magistrates Court today. He has been charged with a total of fifteen offences which are:- sexual touching of a female under 13 on the 9th September 2011, eight offences of possessing indecent images of children, three rapes of a female under 16 between 1979 and 1982, two indecent assaults on...
  • Okehampton parking meters raided

    By Richard_Penny at 09:56 on 09/11/11
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    Police in West Devon are investigating the theft of cash from parking meters in Tavistock and Okehampton.   Money from two parking meters in Bedford Car Park, Canal Road, Tavistock was taken sometime between 5pm on 5th November and 7.30am on Sunday 6th November.   A second theft took place in Okehampton when money from one meter was stolen and a second machine was damaged. This incident took place in the car park in Mill Road...
  • Wild West comes to Devon

    By Richard_Penny at 10:47 on 02/11/11
    If you cross the Devon County line, look out for the Dukes of Hazard!
    A report arrived from the police this morning which can only be described as more Dodge City than rural Devon. Headed "Witness appeal after large fight, Holsworthy", it goes on... Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a large fight in Holsworthy over the weekend. Officers were called to Fore Street between 1am and 1.30am on Sunday 30th October. Up to fifteen people are thought to have been involved in the...
  • Okehampton men arrested for malicious wounding

    By Richard_Penny at 16:31 on 06/10/11
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    Police are appealing for information following an assault at an Exeter nightclub. The victim was attacked at Timepiece on Friday, September 30, between 2am and 2.30am. Police say the victim was a white man, of slim build, wearing a blue T-shirt, jeans and white shoes. Officers are appealing for information from anyone who may have witnessed the assault, which they say happened in the toilet area of the club. The victim suffered head...

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