Men in van approach teenage boy, Exeter

Police were notified at 6pm on Thursday 14 February 2019 to reports that a teenage boy, walking in the Buddle Lane area of Exeter, was approached by three males and told to get into a van. He refused and although being briefly manhandled was able to leave the area. The incident happened at around 5.50pm.

Police, who believe it to be an isolated incident, are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward. The van is described as being grey or silver and of the size of a Ford Transit. One of the men had a ginger beard and is thought to be in his early 20s and one had a hat on which covered his face. There is no description of the third man.

If you have any information that could help the police please email [email protected] quoting log 674 of 14 February 2019 in your subject line, or call 101.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

Appeal after knifepoint robbery, Combe Martin

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to a knifepoint robbery at a Combe Martin shop last night [14 February].

A man entered Central Convenience Store in Cross Street between 9.40pm and 9.50pm and produced a knife to the cashier.

He then demanded cash from the till and forced the cashier to open the cigarette kiosk.

The offender, who was wearing a black balaclava and had his hood up, then left the shop with a quantity of cash and pouches of Golden Virginia tobacco.

The cashier was unhurt but left very shaken by the incident.

Detectives are investigating the robbery and seeking a suspect who is described as white, around 6ft 1-2ins tall, of thin build with very thin legs.

He was wearing grey Adidas tracksuit bottoms with white stripes, grey footwear, a blue hooded coat and black gloves. The offender also walked in a distinctive pigeon-toed fashion.

Police are also asking for any witnesses to the incident and anyone who saw a man matching the description of the suspect in the area around the time of the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via [email protected] or by phone on 101, quoting crime reference CR/013926/19.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

Appeal to find missing man, Plymouth

Police are appealing for the public’s help to locate a missing 42-year-old man from Plymouth.

Officers are concerned for the welfare of Philip Jones who is currently homeless but is known to frequent Plymouth city centre.

Searches are being carried out to find Philip and the public are asked to look out for him, and report any sightings immediately to police.

Philip is described as white, around 5ft 6-7ins tall, of thin build with blue eyes and he has a Liverpudlian accent. He usually wears a grey tracksuit.

If you see Philip or know of his whereabouts please contact police on 999, quoting log number 422 of 13/02/19.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

Motorcycle Collision, Sidmouth

At approximately 2246hrs, on Wednesday 13th February 2019, Police received a report of a single vehicle collision on Woolbrook Road, Sidmouth, Devon.

Initial investigations indicate that a motorcycle left the carriageway before colliding with railings. The rider was taken to hospital by ambulance with serious injuries. No other vehicles are believed to have been involved.

Enquires are ongoing.

Any member of public who witnessed the RTC is urged to contact the Police on 101, quoting the incident no. 902 of 13/02/19.

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Missing boy - Toby Gleed

Police are appealing to the public for them to report sightings of a missing 14-year-old schoolboy from Devon.

Toby Gleed was last seen on the morning of Saturday 9February at his home address in Honiton.

Police have reason to believe that Toby has been in the Leytonstone area of East London.

Toby is described as white, 5ft 9ins tall, with short hair and blue eyes. He was wearing a dark blue Puma tracksuit, a hoody, black Nike trainers and carrying a black and white Adidas backpack.

Anyone who has seen Toby or knows of his whereabouts is asked to call Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 quoting log number 891 for the 9th February.

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Multiple murder enquiry, Exeter

Devon and Cornwall Police are treating the deaths of three men in Exeter as suspicious.

The bodies of three men were discovered in two properties in Exeter this week and the investigations have now been formally linked. A man has been arrested in connection to the incidents.

Police were called at around 3pm on Monday 11 February to an address in Bonhay Road following the discovery of the body of a man within the address. The man, aged 80, was confirmed deceased at the scene. Enquiries remain ongoing to inform his next of kin.

At 1pm on Tuesday 12 February, police were called to a property in Cowick Lane after the bodies of two men, aged 84, were located at the address. They were both confirmed deceased at the scene. Their next of kin have been informed.

On Tuesday 12 February, police arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody at this time.

Superintendent Matt Lawler, the Local Policing Commander for Exeter, East and Mid Devon said:

“I know that this news will cause significant and understandable concern and is an unprecedented event in our city which has shocked us all. I know that everyone’s immediate thoughts will be with the family and friends of these gentlemen, and as you would expect, we are providing as much support as we can to them.

“The investigation is being led by our Major Crime Investigation team, supported by local detectives, forensic staff, family liaison officers, and an extensive range of other specialists who have been working around the clock since Monday afternoon.

“Residents in the area of both Bonhay Road and Cowick Lane will continue to see police cordons today as we continue vital work. The local neighbourhood team will be out on foot over the next few days in order to provide advice, support, and to answer questions.

“While a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in relation to these incidents, we must keep an open mind and avoid speculation as we are still in the very early stages of what is already a complex investigation.

“We have therefore issued an appeal for information from the public and for any potential witnesses who were in either area during specific times. It is vital that anyone who has any information shares with us it as soon as possible.”

Anyone who was in the area of Bonhay road and Cowick Lane between 8am on Sunday 10 February and 1pm on Tuesday 12 February and may have seen anything relevant to get in touch with police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 472 11 February.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

Police investigate unexplained deaths, Exeter

Police were called at 1pm today to an address in Cowick Lane, Exeter following the discovery of the bodies of two men within the property.

The ambulance service also attended the scene where the bodies of the two men, both believed to be in their 80s, were confirmed deceased. Their next of kin have been informed.

The deaths are currently being treated as unexplained and enquires remain ongoing at this time.

A police cordon remains in place at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 369 12 February.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

Body located, Bonhay Road Exeter

Police were called to a house on Bonhay Road, Exeter just after 3pm today (11 February) on request of the ambulance service, following the discovery of a body of a man found within the property.

Police are currently treating this death as unexplained, but efforts continue to locate and inform next of kin.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who was in the area from 9pm Saturday through to 3pm today, and who may have information that could assist police with their enquiries.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting log number 472 11 February.

Emergency services are currently at the scene and enquiries continue.

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Assault, Liskeard

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following reports of an assault in Liskeard.

The incident was reported to have happened at 9pm on Saturday 9 February by the Cattlemarket Car Park.

The victim, a woman in her 20s, was approached by a man wearing a balaclava. She was punched to the face causing a black eye.

The offender is described a white male, around 6ft tall and of medium build. He was wearing a black hoody, black tracksuit and a black balaclava.

Anyone who witnessed the incident and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting CR/012394/19.

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Stalking and harassment, Exeter

Officers in Exeter are investigating an allegation of stalking and harassment in Whipton Village.

The incident took place at around 2:30pm on Wednesday 6 February on Vaughan Road.

It is alleged that the suspect who was driving a white Skoda Fabia stopped his car in the middle of the road, approached a female pedestrian and began to verbally harass her.

It is believed that a passing motorist stopped to intervene during the incident; the suspect returned to his car and left the area.

The woman was left shaken by this experience but physically unharmed.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who was in the area during the time of the incident, and would especially like to locate the passer by who intervened.

Anyone with any information is asked to email [email protected] quoting crime reference CR/011470/19.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News