Death of young male in Bideford

“Police were called to an address in Pynes Lane, Bideford on the evening on Wednesday 25th April 2018 to a report of a sudden death. The body of a 29 year old male was found at the location. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the cause of death, but this stage the cause of death is unknown. Anyone who may have information about this, please call crime stoppers or the Force Enquiry Centre.” log 596 25/4/18

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

Police investigate rape in Tiverton

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following allegations of a rape in Tiverton.

The incident took place in Collipriest Road near the junction with Little Silver at around 2.30am on Sunday 22 April.

The suspect is described as a white man, around 5′ 6” tall with a stocky build.

A Devon and Cornwall police spokesperson said: “It is believed that the offender followed the victim from Tiverton town centre.

“We believe that three people walked past the victim prior to the attack on the way out of Tiverton town centre and got into a car nearby.

“We are keen to speak to these people as they may hold information vital to the investigation.”

The victim, a local woman, is currently being supported by specialist officers. This is an isolated incident and is being investigated by Detectives in Exeter and mid Devon.

If anyone saw anything suspicious or has any information that could assist police in the investigation, please ring 101 or email [email protected] quoting crime reference CR/034648/18.

You can also give information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

Did you help teenager after assault near park?

A member of the public is believed to have helped a teenage boy who was assaulted near a Leicester park.

Officers are keen to speak to the man after it is understood he stopped near the incident which happened just off Braunstone Park, in Gooding Avenue opposite Camville Road, at around 8.45pm on Tuesday 10 April.

Police previously appealed for information after a group of people approached a 15-year-old boy. The boy was assaulted and sustained a number of injuries. He was treated at hospital and has since been discharged.

The man, who is believed to have helped stop the incident, is described as white and of a muscular build.

Police Constable Gemma Stevens said: “We understand this man stopped near to the incident and potentially assisted. We are really keen to speak to him as we think he may have vital information which could help this investigation.

“If it is you, or you know who this may be, please get in touch.”

Enquiries are continuing into the incident.

Two 16-year-old boys, both from Leicester, have been arrested on suspicion of assault and have since been released under investigation.

PC Stevens added: “We are also still appealing to anyone who was in the area or who has any information to make contact. Please think back to if you were in the area on that evening – or as to whether you have any CCTV or dashcam footage which may assist us.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 quoting incident 18000161777.

Source:: Leicestershire Police News