Collision, Torquay

Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information following a collision on Torbay Road, Torquay.

The incident happened at around 5.20pm on Saturday 9 December 2017 at the junction of Torbay Road and Rathmore Road. A Nissan car was in collision with a Honda motorcycle and the occupants sustained minor injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on [email protected] or call 101 quoting log 607 9/12/17.

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Innovative technology to reduce road collisions

Devon and Cornwall Police have recently introduced Infrared ‘low Light’ camera technology within Plymouth and have now expanded their innovative equipment across the Force area.

The use of such use technology intends to reduce the amount of fatal and serious road traffic collisions on Devon and Cornwall roads.

Marcus Laine, Operations Manager for the Peninsula Road Safety Partnership said: “Infrared lighting enables officers to continue enforcing speeding vehicles in reduced light.

“This demonstration aims to show the public our increased capability and our commitment to reducing fatal and serious injury collisions for which speed continues to be a major contributory factor.”

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Response from Devon and Cornwall Police following recent incidents linked to hunts

We have become aware of tensions relating to a number of local hunts.

All allegations connected with hunts are assessed and investigated appropriately. This includes offences against the act, damage, assault and disorder, and we share information, investigations and best practice with other Forces and agencies.

As part of routine policing, we do work with our communities who have an interest in hunt activity, and last weekend we had officers attend a hunt in Mid Devon.

It is clear that whilst these incidents can and do appear on social media, they still remain under reported to the police. We are unable to investigate incidents that are only discussed on social media, they must be reported to us via our official channels.

We would encourage witnesses to any offences to share with us unedited footage and images, and be prepared to give statements to allow us to investigate any allegation of criminality.

We are aware of the sensitivities and the high-emotions that are linked to these incidents. We wish to reassure you that we will act impartially and promptly to any incident reported to us, and would urge anyone with relevant information to contact Devon and Cornwall Police via [email protected] or via 101.

In addition to this, we are continuing to investigate allegations of an assault following an incident that took place near a farm in South Pool, Kingsbridge, at around 3.40pm on Saturday 13 January, which has generated significant discussions across social media.

A man in his 40s sustained facial injuries and was taken to Derriford Hospital for treatment. Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident. If you were there, or have yet to have spoken to police and have information that can aid with our investigation, please contact [email protected] quoting crime reference CR/003949/18.

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Nominations open for BASH Awards

Devon & Cornwall Police are pleased to announce the return of the Devon BASH Awards (Be Active, Be Safe, Be Healthy) which will take place on 23rd March 2018. Nominations are open until 15th February and we are welcoming entries which help us celebrate the achievements of people with disabilities in Devon.

The award categories include seven areas based on being active, keeping safe and staying healthy. They will recognise the winning individual (or group) and a runner up for their positive achievements. Winners will each receive a certificate and a medal and runners up will receive a personalised certificate.

Nomination categories:

• Making healthy choices

• Taking up a new sport or activity

• Learning and achievement

• Act of bravery

• Act of kindness

• Keep safe ambassador

• Community champion (volunteer)

Nominations can be made by anyone including the general public, people with disabilities and their carers.

Devon’s Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Jim Colwell, said:

“The awards are a real recognition of the positive achievements that people with disabilities have made in their efforts to be more active, keep safe and take up a healthy lifestyle.

“The BASH Awards have been developed by The Blue Light Day team specifically to celebrate the achievements of people with disabilities in Devon.

“The standard of entrants for the 2017 awards we received was extremely high with well over 100 impressive nominations made, so we are really excited to see what this year brings.”

For more information about the BASH awards and to make your nomination, visit www.dc.police.uk/bash18.

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Serious Collision A38 near Landrake

At approximately 14.12hours on Tuesday 16 January 2018, a two vehicle road traffic collision occurred on the A38 at Landrake outside Saltash.

The two vehicles involved were a green Renault Estate and a blue Audi Estate.

The driver of the Renault was taken to Derriford Hospital, Plymouth by the Air Ambulance, where she is in a critical condition.

Potential witnesses are urged to contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 10, quoting Log 363 of 16th January 2018.

Police would like to take this opportunity to thank road users for their patience whilst this busy road was closed to enable important investigation work to be carried out.

The weather at the time of the collision was damp/wet with intermittent heavy showers.

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Serious collision, A38, Landrake

A woman in her 60s has been seriously injured following a two-car collision on the A38 at Landrake outside Saltash.

At approximately 2.15pm on Tuesday 16 January 2018 a green Renault estate was involved in a head-on collision with a blue Audi which was driving in the opposite direction.

The driver of the Renault was taken to Derriford Hospital by the Air Ambulance where she is in a critical condition.

The driver of the Audi was not injured.

The road was closed for five hours to allow officers to carry out their investigation into the collision.

Police would like to take this opportunity to thank road users for their patience whilst this busy road was closed to enable important investigation work to be carried out.

The weather at the time of the collision was damp/wet with intermittent heavy showers.

Potential witnesses are urged to contact Devon and Cornwall Police via [email protected] or by calling 101 quoting Log 363 16th January 2018.

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Serious collision on A38, Rattery

A man has died following a collision on the A38 between Rattery and Buckfastleigh which happened on Boxing Day [Tuesday 26 December 2017].

The victim, a man in his 20s from Plymouth, passed away on Tuesday 16 January 2018 as a result of the collision.

Officers were informed at approximately 5.20pm to a single-car road traffic collision which occurred on the A38 Eastbound carriageway.

As a result of the collision the driver of the vehicle, a Red Renault Clio, was taken to Derriford Hospital in a critical condition.

No other vehicles were involved. The weather at the time was poor, with heavy rain.

Emergency services attended the scene and the road was closed for around six and a half hours whilst the collision site was surveyed.

Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact the police via [email protected] or by calling 101 quoting log 524 26/12/17.

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Serious collision A361 Tiverton

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision in the early hours of the morning (Thursday 18 January).

Police were informed of a collision between an Ambulance and a 40-year-old man on the south bound carriageway of the A361 Tiverton, Devon, at around 1.20am.

As a result of the collision the pedestrian suffered potentially life threatening injuries.

The driver and passenger of the Ambulance were uninjured.

The injured man from Ilfracombe suffered chest and head injuries and was taken to The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, before being later transferred to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth where he remains in a critical condition.

Local officers as well as officers from the Roads Policing Team, and Serious Collision Investigation Unit attended the scene and closures were in place for around four hours.

Police are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to email [email protected] quoting log number 44 for 18 January.

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