Have you seen missing 80 year old man James Bannister?

The police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of 80 year old James Bannister who was last seen at 2.45pm today (Thursday 23 February) in Blenheim Crescent, Broughton Astley, by his family.

James has not been seen since and his disappearance is out of character. His family say he is frail with a number of medical conditions. It’s thought he left the house on a navy blue mobility scooter which has a white stick with an RAF flag on it.

James is described as white, just under five feet tall, slightly built with grey balding short hair. He has a distinctive circular mark in the middle of his forehead. He was last seen wearing a beige hooded anorak and a navy peaked baseball cap.

If you have seen him or think you may know where he is please call us on 101 and quote incident 817 of February 23.

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

Man arrested at Heathrow on suspicion of terror offences

A 26-year-old man of no fixed abode has today (Thursday 23 February) been arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences.

He was detained at Heathrow Airport by officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit after arriving on a flight from Turkey.

The man is currently in custody in the West Midlands area.

His arrest was pre-planned and intelligence-led; there was no threat to the safety of the flight or the airport.

Source:: West Midlands Police News

Quarter of a million pounds of cannabis seized during farm drug bust

Police in North Devon have seized around £250,000 worth of cannabis following execution of a warrant in North Devon last Friday (10th February).

Acting on local intelligence, officers from the Force Support Group (FSG), along with support from the local policing team executed a warrant to search a farm north of Okehampton.

Police discovered an underground, purpose built cannabis factory and seized equipment and cannabis with a street value of around £250,000.

Two men have been interviewed and are assisting Police with their enquiries. One of these men, a 37-year-old from Hatherleigh was arrested on suspicion of producing a class-B drug and has been bailed until the 18th of May, pending further enquiries.

Detective Inspector Phil Gray at Barnstaple CID, said: “This is yet another positive example of where Police have intercepted and prevented a large amount of illegal drugs entering the public domain, off the back of local community intelligence.

“We will continue to use all means available to us to obtain and execute these types of warrants to stop the illegal supply of drugs into North Devon and surrounding areas. We continue to target those criminals that choose to target the vulnerable in our society and make money from them through drugs.”

If you have any information in relation to the cultivation of drugs, contact police on 101 or via 101@dc.police.uk. You can also pass on information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

Missing man located, Exeter

Police were concerned for the welfare of 70-year-old Brian Scott who was reported missing from Exeter earlier today. He has now been located.

Brian was last seen at approximately 11.30am at his home in Exeter and after a police search, assisted by the police helicopter, he has now been found safe and well.

We would like to thank the public for their assistance.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

Fatal collision on A38 near Avonwick

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision yesterday, Thursday 16th February.

At around 9:36pm, police were called following a collision on the A38 near Avonwick, South Brent.

It is believed that a motorcyclist was riding in a group of three on the A38 in an easterly direction approaching Shell Carew Services, when one man fell from his Harley Davidson motorcycle. A Honda Civic was travelling in the same direction on the A38 when it subsequently collided with the motorcyclist who had fallen.

Emergency services attended and the road as closed for over 6 hours. Sadly, the motorcyclist, 49-year-old man from the Brixham area was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police are appealing for witnesses and would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the collision. Please contact 101@dc.police.uk quoting log number 892 for the 16th of February.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

Assault in Plymouth

Police in Plymouth are seeking witnesses after an assault on a man at Marsh Mills, Plymouth, on Thursday 16 February 2017.

The incident happened just after 6.30am on the A38 at Marsh Mills Retail Park.

A vehicle collided with another vehicle causing damage. Both drivers stopped and one man has approached the victim and assaulted him, hitting him several times with a metal pole.

The victim, a man in his 20s, has sustained visible injuries to his left eye, right hand and the right side of his body.

The man police wish to speak to in connection with the incident is described as white, 6ft 2ins, of a big build, aged 45-years-old to 50-years-old, with short, grey, receding hair. He was wearing a green polo shirt, blue jeans and was driving a green Citreon Berlingo.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by telephone on 101, quoting crime reference CR/011472/17.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

Man named following Perranporth death

Police are appealing for witnesses following the discovery of a body on Perranporth beach.

Police were called just after 8.30am on Monday 6th February after reports of a body of a man at Perran Sands, Perranporth.

The body has since been identified as that of Stephan Lloyd Thomas aged 43 from Truro. Next of kin have been informed and the death is currently being treated as unexplained.

Police are appealing to the public for information and would like to hear from anyone who knew Stephen, or who saw him in the days prior up to his death.

Anyone who can help police piece together the final movements of Stephen Thomas is asked to contact police on 101 or 101@dc.police.uk quoting log number 127 for the 6th of February.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

Man seriously injured after motorcycle collides with car on A39 near Camelford

At around 3.15pm on Saturday 18 February 2017 police received a report of a collision involving a motorcycle and a car on the A39 near St Teath in the Camelford area of Cornwall.

A 52 year old man from Helston who was riding a BMW motorcycle sustained a serious head injury and other injuries and was taken immediately to Derriford hospital in Plymouth by air ambulance. His condition is reported as being seriously ill.

The driver of the car, a Peugeot 207 was a local woman in her twenties who is understood to be uninjured.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who has any information about this incident. Please email 101@dc.police.uk or call 101 quoting reference 500 of 18 February 2017.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News