Browsing: Exmouth

A police officer on duty in Exmouth was knocked unconscious after he was kicked and headbutted to the ground while dealing with a two-man brawl off Salterton Road. And two other police officers at the scene had blood and saliva spat at them, landing on their faces and hands. A 37-year-old man, of no fixed abode, was arrested on suspicion of two counts of assault causing actual bodily harm. He was released on police bail until March 25, pending further enquiries. Devon and Cornwall Police said an officer was called to a property in Drakes Avenue, off Salterton Road, at…

Police are appealing for information after a report of a daylight burglary in the Brixington area of Exmouth. Devon and Cornwall Police have warned residents to be aware and secure doors and windows after a man was found in a property at Dukes Crescent, Exmouth, at around 11am on Wednesday, February 24. Police said the suspected burglar left the property empty-handed after being disturbed. Officers want to hear from anyone who may have seen someone acting suspiciously in the Brixington area, or if they have CCTV footage from around the time of the burglary. A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson…

East Devon councillors have agreed a 20 per cent price hike at car parks in Sidmouth, Exmouth, Honiton, Budleigh Salterton and Beer – but it won’t kick in until 2022. The controversial proposals to increase the hourly rate from £1 to £1.20 are the first charge increase in a decade. Representatives last week approved the changes but delayed when they will come into force – April next year – in a bid to help high streets recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Postponing the levy rise will leave a £300,000 hole in the authority’s finances, councillors were warned. Where parking charges…

A pair of paddleboarders swept nearly a mile out to sea in spring tide off Exmouth had to be rescued by the RNLI this morning. The town’s inshore lifeboat was launched at around 10.40am after reports the stricken duo had ‘become distressed some distance from the shore’ and unable to get back. Crew Guy Munnings, Mark Cockman and James Edge quickly located the casualties –  who were said to be cold and wet but uninjured. They were taken back to the safety of Exmouth Lifeboat Station. Myself and my crew were pleased to be able to reach the casualties very…

An evening walk on Exmouth beach ended in an RNLI rescue for a man who was cut off by the tide at Orcombe Point. The town’s inshore lifeboat was launched at 6.10pm on Friday (February 26) after the stricken stroller was seen waist-deep in water. It was the second such callout for the lifesaving team in the space of ten days. Further significant cliff falls have occurred in this region that makes leaving that location other than via the beach very risky…Exmouth RNLI has again warned that big rock falls in the area have made leaving the location ‘very risky’.…

Exmouth Festival has been cancelled for the second year running because of the coronavirus pandemic. Exmouth Town Council said it was ‘with a heavy heart’ the decision had been taken to scratch the event, which had been due to take place over the Whitsun Bank Holiday, from May 28-31. Plans for Exmouth Festival 2022 will begin shortly ‘to make sure it is the party that the people of Exmouth deserve’, organisers said. We are all really disappointed that we are again unable to put on a festival this year… And the town council said it hopes to offer some community…

An Exmouth Royal Marine tackling community mental health has teamed up with the town’s students in a bid to fund a new youth creative area. Tom Merriman, aged 36, a physical training Instructor at the Commando Training Centre, Lympstone, launched RV-ONE – Rendezvous First Checkpoint – before the start of the Covid pandemic. Now he has joined forces with Exmouth Community College (ECC) students to launch a competition to design a snood, with the winning design being manufactured and sold to help fund a creative space for young people in the town. Tom, who joined the marines at 18 years…

Mobile community Covid testing centres offering results within an hour are set to visit Honiton, Exmouth, and Axminster after a successful trial in Exeter. A new unit was tried out at Devon and Cornwall Police’s Middlemoor HQ on Friday, February 19. It has been bought by the county council and, from this week, is hitting the road offering rapid testing to the public in areas with the highest rates of coronavirus. More mobile facilities are ‘expected to come online soon’, says the authority. They will be available in Honiton, Exmouth, Axminster, Okehampton, Tavistock and Ivybridge ‘in the coming weeks’. Devon County…

‘Covid compliance officers’ are to hit East Devon high streets ensuring businesses stick to government rules when they reopen. Two new district council roles have been created and filled by Andy Squires and Rachel Payne – who have already begun visiting traders in Exmouth. The posts are being paid for from a £131,000 pot of European funding awarded to the authority. Andy and Rachel will respond to enquiries and reports from businesses and members of the public concerned about Covid-safety compliance. The duo will work alongside regulatory and enforcement professionals and other agencies and partners to ‘provide advice, education and…

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of assault and arson after an early-hours blaze near Exmouth town centre. Police enquiries are continuing in Rolle Street after the blaze was thought to have been started deliberately. Firefighters from the town were called to a property in Rolle Street at 3.50am on Tuesday (February 23), where they found a blaze in a sitting room on the second floor of a home. Police called to the property found a man who was believed to have been assaulted. He was taken to hospital by ambulance. Police said enquiries were ongoing. A Devon and…

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