Browsing: Exmouth

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…

An upturned drifting boat that had come loose from its mooring was brought ashore by Exmouth RNLI on Saturday morning. The inshore lifeboat was launched shortly before 6.20am on June 27 after HM Coastguard raised the alert of an upturned vessel near buoy number 10 off Exmouth seafront. When lifeboat volunteers Robert Thompson, James Edge, Harry Griffin, Henry Mock and David Preece arrived at the scene they found a small tender had come loose and brought it back to the Harbour View slipway. An RNLI spokesperson said: “On arrival it appeared that the small tender had come loose from its…

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…

Emergency services were called to an Exmouth street and a casualty was airlifted to hospital after an ‘explosion’ and fire in a flat near the town centre. Police, firefighters and paramedics attended the incident and residents of the property in Hartley Road were evacuated at around 9.40am. Nearby householders said they heard an ‘explosion’ and the street was shut for more than an hour. A man aged in his 40s was injured and suffered burns, said police. He remains in hospital. Both fire crews from Exmouth and one from Middlemoor in Exeter tackled the blaze. The flat was said to…

These messy scenes on Exmouth seafront show the huge amount of rubbish left by beachgoers in just a few hours – despite bins being emptied five times a day.   Street-cleaning staff worked until 10pm yesterday (Wednesday) and were back at it at 7am this morning to clear the promenade of picnic- and booze-related litter. With record levels of demand, and the number of visitors and amount of litter being generated, it’s going to be a long, hard summer for our teams…It was left behind last night by visitors who had flocked to the town to enjoy the scorching weather.…

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…

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…

Police investigating a racially aggravated assault in Exmouth say a 20-year-old man remains in hospital after he was hit over the head with a glass bottle. Devon and Cornwall Police launched a witness appeal after the emergency services were called to Exmouth railway station at 11.20pm on Wednesday night, June 24, after receiving reports a man was on a train with serious head injuries. Police say the victim had been attacked in the street with a glass bottle before reaching the train station. He taken to hospital, where he remains. Officers seized a glass bottle at the scene that is…

RNLI lifeguards will begin patrols on Sandy Bay beach in just over a week’s time as the sea safety charity continues to increase its service as the coronavirus lockdown eases. Lifeguard patrols returned to Exmouth earlier in June, as the RNLI announced its intention to have cover on more than 70 per cent of beaches across the South West by the start of July. From Saturday, July 4, lifeguard patrols return to Sandy Bay beach, near Exmouth. The RNLI this week announced that from Saturday, June 27, lifeguards will be patrolling Dawish Warren and Teignmouth North, in Devon, and Kennack,…

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