Appeal to trace missing Plymouth woman.

Police in Plymouth are appealing for help to locate a reported missing woman.

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of Jacqueline Gardner, (pictured) aged 39 years who was reported missing from her home in the Mutley area of Plymouth since around 8.00am this morning, Wednesday 12th August.

Jacqueline is described as being in a distressed state and in need of support.

She is described as being 5’4” in height, slim build with long shoulder length dark hair.

She is believed to still be in the Plymouth area, and travelling on foot.

Anyone who sees Jacqueline is asked to contact police on 101 quoting police reference 0143 120815.

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Appeal after stones thrown at windscreen, Plymouth

A Plymouth family had a lucky escape when their car windscreen was cracked after being hit by a stone thrown by a youth.

The incident took place at around 3.40pm on Monday 3 August on the A38 near Eggbuckland in the city.

The 32-year-old mother and her two children were travelling in their Toyota Yaris past the Donnington Drive footbridge when stones landed on the windscreen and cracked it.

A group of around three youths were seen on the footbridge and a number of stones were thrown onto the car. Luckily the windscreen did not shatter and the driver and her children were uninjured.

Police Community Support Officer Lucy Dight, based in Plymouth, said: “The severity of these actions cannot be over-emphasised. “If the stones had smashed the windscreen the driver could have been seriously injured or lost control and crashed her vehicle – this could have been potentially fatal.

“We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed this offence or saw the group of youths on the footbridge at the time.

“We would also urge all parents to talk to their children about the dangers of such behaviour. What seems like fun can have potentially devastating consequences.”

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the police on 101 or email at [email protected] quoting crime reference CR/054124/15.

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Missing person Michael Gregory

Police are concerned for the welfare of Michael Gregory, a 29 year-old male from Paignton. Michael was last seen in Brixham on the evening of 11th August 2015. He is described as a white male of slim build with receding dark brown hair and he has a Midlands accent. Officers are continuing enquiries to locate Michael and anybody with any information concerning Michael’s whereabouts is requested to ring 101 and quote incident log 853 110815.

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Power tools stolen from van, Exeter

Exeter officers are appealing to the public for help after builders’ tools were stolen from a white van which was parked in East John Walk in the Newtown area of Exeter.

The thieves broke into a white Ford Transit van overnight and stole specialist building tools between 6pm on Thursday 6 August and 7am on Friday 7 August.

Power tools worth over £2,000 were stolen, including a red Hilti circular saw, a yellow spectra precision laserplane, two orange Stihl disc cutters and a grey Cat 4 generator.

Police are appealing to anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area at the time, or may have been offered the items for sale to get in touch.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 by email [email protected] or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, quoting crime reference CR/054911/15.

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Police appealing for witnesses following Barnstaple theft

Police are investigating a theft which took place outside the post office on Bouport Street, Barnstaple on Monday 3rd August.

Between 10-10.30am, a woman described as white, aged 20-30 and wearing a white jumper approached an elderly man and offered to help him cross the road. Once they got to the other side the woman handed him a £20 note which she claimed he dropped. A short while later the victim realised that £140 had been stolen from him.

Police would like to identify the woman who helped the man across the road, and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident.

If you witnessed the incident or noticed anything suspicious, please contact police on [email protected] quoting police crime reference CR/55756/15. You can also report anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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Sexual assault in Falmouth

Police appealing to the public following Falmouth sexual assault.

Incident took place in the late hours of Friday 7th August to the early hours of Saturday 8th August.

Police are appealing for witnesses following a sexual assault that took place in the Events Square area of Falmouth.

The victim was a woman in her 20’s who went to the rear of the Maritime Museum and was subsequently attacked and sexually assaulted. The suspect is described as a man, short dark hair and dark eyes, wearing a white t-shirt, possibly with olive skin.

Falmouth Detective Constable Adam Partridge said: “If you were in the Event Square area or near the rear of the Maritime Museum in Falmouth late Friday night on the 7th August, through to the early hours on Saturday 8th August, and witnessed the attack or saw anything suspicious, we would like to hear from you.

“We also want to locate a silver HTC mobile phone which is missing and may have been found in the area. Crimes of this type in Falmouth are rare and we are working hard to identify those responsible.”

If you have any information relating to this crime, please contact police on 101 or [email protected] quoting police crime reference CR/055376/15. You can also report anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Jane Brocklehurst is missing

Police are concerned for the welfare of 48-year-old Jane Brocklehurst from Budleigh Salterton.

Jane was last seen on Saturday evening at her family’s flat on West Hill, 8 August.

Jane is described as being a medium build and has mousey brown shoulder length hair.

She is believed to be wearing brown cropped trousers, dark red or brown patterned top with scooped neck and green/grey pumps, she may also be wearing a grey coloured ¾ length mac.

Jane may be travelling on foot, and could be between Budleigh Salterton and the Littleham area.

If you have seen Jane since she has gone missing or know of her location, please call the police on 101 quoting police log 354 from 9 August.

Please note this photo of Jane was taken 10 years ago.

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Police warning after dangerous ecstasy batch seized in Newquay

Police are warning the public after a batch of ecstasy tablets similar to those linked to the death of a teenager in Cumbria was seized in Newquay this weekend.

Between 200 and 300 of the tablets (pictured) were seized at a nightclub in Newquay in the early hours of Sunday 9 August. A 23-year-old man from Gloucestershire has been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class-A drug.

Inspector Dave Meredith said: “This is a particularly dangerous batch of ecstasy, and whilst we have seized this batch there is a good chance that more remains in the area. The tablets are yellow/orange in colour, rectangular in shape and have a distinctive Rolls Royce (RR) logo. Tablets similar to this have been linked to the death of a teenager and also left a number of people hospitalised in Cumbria.

“If you have purchased this drug and yet to have taken it, then please to surrender them to us – they are dangerous; if you take them they are potentially fatal. We won’t be arresting you and prosecuting you – these drugs are that dangerous we need to get them off the streets.”

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Motorcyclist dies in fatal collision, A30 Launceston

A motorcyclist has died following a two-vehicle collision on the A30 near Launceston last night [9 August].

Emergency services were called at 10.15pm to the collision between a white Mitsubishi pick-up truck and a motorcycle on the westbound carriageway at Altarnun.

The male motorcyclist sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The pick-up truck driver, a 21-year-old man from Bodmin, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He remains in custody in Plymouth.

The man was uninjured however two other occupants of the truck, a woman in her 20s and a young child, were checked by paramedics at the scene.

A section of the westbound carriageway of the A30 was closed for around six hours while a specialist examination of the scene took place.

Officers from the Serious Collisions Investigation Unit at Bodmin are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and are appealing for any witness to contact them on 101 or by email at [email protected] quoting log number 972 of 09/08/15.

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Man assaulted by four men in Camborne

Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted by four men and robbed at a commercial premises in Camborne.

Officers were called to Trevu Road shortly after midnight on Monday 10 August following reports from a member of the public that a man had been assaulted.

Four men wearing balaclavas are alleged to have entered the premises and demanded money.

They attacked the man with a metal pole and stole a substantial amount of cash and vehicle keys. The 51-year-old victim suffered head and hand injuries and was taken by ambulance to Treliske Hospital, where his treatment continues.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact DC Sarah Price, Camborne CID, by calling 101 or emailing [email protected], quoting log 6 of 10 August.

Alternatively information can be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously via their online form on or by calling 0800 555 111.

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