Browsing: East Devon

Rare footage of pod of ‘show off’ dolphins was last week filmed by an Exmouth man and his partner when they jet-skied off Dawlish. Andrew Mann, 56, and his partner Anna Reichel, 45, spotted the pod of around 20 dolphins in the distance and took this video when the mammals turned to follow alongside the jet-ski for around half an hour. The couple, who were jet-skiing a mile off between Dawlish and Teignmouth when they were joined by the dolphins, said they had been amazed at the animals’ antics. Andrew, of Manchester Street, Exmouth, who controlled the jet-ski while Anna…

A trapped casualty had to be cut free from a car which left the road and overturned in Colaton Raleigh yesterday evening (Saturday, June 27). Police, firefighters and paramedics were called to Exmouth Road in the East Devon village at around 5.35pm. The vehicle was found upside down in a ditch. Firefighters from Sidmouth, Exmouth and Middlemoor in Exeter used hydraulic cutting equipment to free its occupant before the casualty was taken to hospital. Crews worked alongside ambulance paramedics to free the casualty, using hydraulic cutting equipment, who was then transferred to hospital… A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue…

Police say a man pulled from the sea in Exmouth on Saturday morning was pronounced dead at the scene. The emergency services were called shortly before 9am on June 27 to an area of beach between Sandy Bay and Rodney Bay after concerns were raised for the welfare of a person in the sea off Exmouth. Devon and Cornwall Police said paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene. His next of kin were informed. A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said officers were not treating the man’s death as suspicious. The spokesperson said: “Police were notified just before 9am…

Police will monitor public loos in Manor Gardens, Exmouth, after a mum claimed a man approached her child while he was inside the toilets. Officers were called at around 3.20pm on Thursday, June 25, with a report a man had been behaving suspiciously at the loos, in Chapel Hill, at around 9.30am that morning. Police said no offence had been committed, logged the incident and promised to monitor the area. The incident has been logged and officers will continue to monitor the area… A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said: “Police were called at around 3.20pm on Thursday 25 June…

Police are warning further ‘unacceptable’ anti-social behaviour on Exmouth seafront will be dealt with ‘robustly’ after fighting youths spat and swore at officers. CCTV and social media footage is being examined by police in a bid to identify culprits causing fights and scuffles at Orcombe Point on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, when crowds of young people descended on the beach. Devon and Cornwall Police promised to step up patrols over the weekend and have issued a fresh 48-hour dispersal order for Orcombe Point and Exmouth seafront, giving officers powers until Sunday lunchtime, June 28, to break up any large groups…

A mass mob of youths ignoring an Exmouth beach ban spat and swore at police when officers broke up fights for the second evening running. Police were called Orcombe Point at around 8pm, on Thursday, June 25, to break up a group of around 50 youths who were fighting on the beach. Devon and Cornwall Police said a 15-year-old boy from Exeter has been arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly in a public place. He was taken into custody and later released under investigation pending further enquiries. Devon and Cornwall Police said there will be an ‘increased presence’…

A 200-strong gathering of youths drinking and fighting on Exmouth beach has prompted a police vow to  ‘do whatever is necessary’ to protect the community from crime and disorder. The message comes from Chief Superintendent Matt Lawler after it was revealed officers had to break up and disperse a mass brawl at Orcombe Point on Wednesday evening, June 24. Some 200 young people gathered on the sand to party and drink, and a fight broke out, causing police to impose a dispersal order to gain control. Ch. Supt Lawler said police would not tolerate a repeat of the youths’ antics…

Police are continuing to investigate an allegation that a group of people were threatened in the Axminster area with what was thought to be a gun. Devon and Cornwall Police were on Tuesday evening, June 23, called to a rural address in Kilmington following reports of a disturbance at around 7.30pm. Police said a 35-year-old man from Charmouth has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, and dangerous driving. A further two men, aged 42, and 18, both from the Axminster area, have been arrested on suspicion of a firearm with…

Fights broke out on Exmouth beach on Wednesday evening when more than 50 youths partied on the sand. Police were called to Orcombe Point shortly before 7pm on June 24, breaking up the group after receiving multiple reports of a large-scale fight, smaller scuffles and anti-social behaviour. The fights prompted police to issue a dispersal order in a bid to prosecute and arrest repeat offenders and give powers to break up similar large gatherings. A Devon and Cornwall Police spokeswoman said: “Police were called shortly before 7pm on Wednesday 24 June to Exmouth sea front and Orcombe Point following a…

Armed police searched residential areas in Axminster on Tuesday evening after a person was suspected of having a gun. Roads were closed by police, areas were cordoned off, and pedestrians turned away as balaclava-wearing armed officers patrolled the scene. Devon and Cornwall Police said a person has been detained and is in custody waiting to be questioned. Police have not confirmed the exact location of the incident. A police spokeswoman said: “Officers were notified at around 7.30pm last night, Tuesday 23 June, following reports of a suspected armed person in a village in Axminster. “Armed officers attended the scene assisted…

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