Browsing: Exeter

Police investigating serious assaults on a man and a woman in an alleyway in Exeter have arrested a 40-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder. Officers are appealing for information after a man and woman, aged in their 30s and 20s respectively, were allegedly attacked by two people at around 9.30pm on Thursday, May 6, in the Barberry Close area of Whipton. Police said the man is in hospital in a stable condition. Investigating officers are appealing for witnesses and information. A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said: “Police investigating serious assaults on a man and a woman in an alleyway…

Three teenagers arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of an 18-year-old man in Exeter have been released on police bail. Officers were called to an address in Lancelot Road, Beacon Heath, at around 11.30pm on Tuesday, April 27, where they found a teenager with serious injuries, who was taken to Derriford Hospital, where he remains in a serious condition. A 17-year-old man from Cranbrook, a 17-year-old male from Exeter and an 18-year-old male, also from Exeter, all believed to be known to the victim, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and bailed pending further enquiries. Anyone who may have…

These photographs show the extent of a blaze that tore through a joinery in Exeter in the early hours of Sunday morning (May 2). Fire crews from across Devon tackled the blaze at Grace Road Central, Marsh Barton, after receiving a report that smoke was coming from the roof of a building used as a joinery workshop. Crews tackling the blaze had to be decontaminated after low-hazard asbestos was identified at the property, the fire service said. The building was completely destroyed by the blaze and an adjacent property was left with smoke and water damage. The fire service said…

The venue of a large-scale Covid vaccination site serving East Devon and Exeter is to switch from Westpoint to Greendale Business Park from May 7. Residents with appointments for first and second doses will need to go to the new site on and after the date. Westpoint is returning to its commercial events calendar following the easing of lockdown restrictions. Clear signage will be in place to guide patients to Greendale; just over two miles from the existing hub. Operations manager for the NHS Covid vaccination site in Exeter Leigh Mansfield said: “All appointments for first or second doses which…

A police ‘unsung hero’ who once walked the beat in Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton and Exeter is retiring after 55 years of service. Jim Shand’s five-and-a-half decades with the force has been hailed as ‘unparalleled and unprecedented’ – and he’s been nominated for a lifetime achievement award. Jim has spent the last quarter of a century working in the city’s Middlemoor control room after 30 years as an officer. I was three years old and the Prime Minister was only two years old when Jim was first keeping the streets safe – Devon and Cornwall Police Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer“It has…

East Devon councillors have backed plans for a huge new regional park in the Clyst Valley that will be ‘half the size of Exeter’. The protected green space will take in Clyst St George, Broadclyst, Poltimore, Killerton, Ashcylst, Cranbrook, Whimple and Bishops Court. Members of the district council’s Strategic Planning Committee unanimously gave the ambitious Clyst Valley Regional Park their support on Tuesday. A newly-approved 25-year masterplan aims to provide benefits for people, nature, climate, water, soils, jobs, education, landscape, and the historic environment. It follows a public consultation which ran from November to January which attracted more than 240 responses. Next…

Police have arrested a third teenager on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with an attack on an 18-year-old man in Beacon Heath, Exeter. Officers were called to a property in Lancelot Road at around 11.30pm on Tuesday, April 27. The victim was found with serious head and leg injuries and was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth where he remains in a serious condition. Police have now arrested a third male, a 17-year-old from Exeter, who is also believed to be known to the victim… A force spokesperson said today: “Police arrested a 17-year-old male from Cranbrook and an…

An East Devon teenager from Cranbrook and another from Exeter have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection to an attack on 18-year-old city man. Police were called to Lancelot Road, Beacon Heath, Exeter, at around 11.30pm on Tuesday (April 27), where they found an 18-year-old man with serious head and leg injuries. He was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth. A 17-year-old man from Cranbrook and an 18-year-old man from Exeter, who are believed to know the victim, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. They have been remanded in police custody while enquiries continue. Police want to hear…

Police investigating multiple thefts from builders and plumber merchants in Exeter have arrested a man on suspicion of burglary. Officers want to hear from anyone who has had materials stolen, and have launched an appeal for information as a result of several thefts from trader businesses. A commercial premises on the Marsh Barton Trading Estate was targeted at around 3am on Sunday, April 25, said police. Police arrested a 35-year-old man from Exeter on suspicion of burglary. He has been released under investigation, pending further enquiries. Business owners and traders are urged by police to keep premises and vehicles locked…

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash in Exeter. A 66-year-old man was taken to Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, with ‘extensive’ injuries, including broken ribs and punctured lung, after a three-vehicle crash on Topsham Road, Exeter, at 11am on Thursday, April 22. Topsham Road, at Barrack Road, was closed in both directions while officers conducted investigations at the scene. A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “The incident occurred at the junction to Barrack Road and involved a Volvo HGV, a Neco Alex-One moped and a Skoda Yeti. “South West Ambulance Service, Devon…

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