Browsing: Newton Poppleford

A 30-year-old accused of the murder of a man in Newton Poppleford made no application for bail when his case went before Exeter Crown Court today, Monday, January 13. Lewis Finch, of Briseham Close, Brixham,  represented by solicitor Caroline Salvatore, did not appear in court. There was no application for bail and Finch has been remanded in custody. Finch, who was charged by police on Friday, January 10, is next due to appear at Exeter Crown Court on February 13. He has been charged with the murder of 47-year-old Geoffrey Pearce following a caravan fire at a scrapyard in the…

A 30-year-old has been charged with the murder of a man in Newton Poppleford following a caravan fire on Thursday morning (January 9). Police have said Lewis Finch, from Exmouth, is due to appear before magistrates sitting in Exeter tomorrow morning (Saturday, January 11). Finch is charged with the murder of 47-year-old Geoffrey Pearce, who was from Newton Poppleford. Given this is now subject to formal court proceedings, we would remind everyone that contempt of court rules apply. It is therefore essential that no-one speculates about the investigation, particularly on social media – Detective Inspector Lee Nattrass Detective Inspector Lee Nattrass,…

A 30-year-old man who was arrested in Exmouth yesterday morning, Thursday, January 9, on suspicion of murder remains in police custody for further questioning following a 12-hour extension. Forensic officers and police have been at an address in Exmouth this morning, Friday, January 10, as detectives continue murder enquiry investigations in Newton Poppleford. Devon and Cornwall police on January 9, launched a murder enquiry following a fire at a caravan which happened at a scrapyard in Newton Poppleford in the early hours of the morning. Police searches are being carried out in Exmouth in connection with the enquiry, said a…

Police have launched a murder enquiry following a caravan fire at a scrapyard in Newton Poppleford. The blaze was reported in the early hours of this morning. Devon and Cornwall Police said it was notified at around 2.30am amid concerns for the welfare of a man reported to be inside the caravan. At this time we are keeping an open mind and I would urge everyone to avoid speculation, given we are still in the early stages of the investigation – Senior Investigating Officer Officers, along with fire and ambulance crews, attended the scene where a local man in his 40s…

Western Power Distribution says 46 properties are currently without power in the Newton Poppleford area. The power cut is impacting buildings in the EX10 postcode area and was first reported at 12.21pm today. Considered a low voltage incident, the loss of power is being experienced by properties predominantly with EX10 0DH and  EX10 0BX postcodes. A spokesperson for the power distribution company said it is anticipated supplies will be restored by around 3.30pm. Attack victim’s daughter among those to thank fire service this Christmas

Councillors raged for nearly two hours at proposals to hike car parking charges and introduce tariffs for the first time at East Devon’s free car parks. Proposals that went before East Devon District Council’s cabinet on Wednesday night would have seen eight car parks have parking charges imposed for the first time, a 50 per cent increase on tariffs in 12 car parks, and night charges introduced in 12 car parks. In total, a record breaking 24 councillors spoke to slam the plans. After nearly two hours of debate, the cabinet agreed to put forward plans for consultation that would see…

East Devon’s free car parks will become pay-and-display and charges at busy spots will rocket by 50 per cent under changes proposed by the district council. The authority could raise an extra £400,000 a year by hiking costs at its most popular facilities and targeting those where motorists can currently stop off for nothing. Evening and overnight stay levies will also be imposed at sites where there is presently no cost for drivers at these times. We are under increasing pressure to review our activities and move to a position where we are managing all of our car parking assets…

East Devon council tenants’ green-fingered exploits have been recognised with a host of awards as part of an annual garden competition. The East Devon District Council (EDDC) contest attracted 48 entries from across the area. Organisers said participants ‘excelled themselves’ – with 26 ‘gold’ prizes, 19 ‘silver’ and three ‘bronze’ handed out. Otterton resident Elizabeth Martyn won ‘gold’ in the Overall Garden category and the Kimber Cup Best in Show award. A prize-winners’ ceremony was held at the Froginwell Vineyard, Woodbury Salterton. Horticultural Consultant Kieron Bewes judged the competition using the Royal Horticultural Society methods to evaluate the entries. The…

Newton Poppleford looks set to lose out on a long-promised new doctor’s surgery – because homes are poised to be built on the land instead. Approval of proposals for two dwellings off King Alfred Way will end hopes of a health hub which villagers have been waiting five years for. A government planning inspector will decide on the bid after applicant Clinton Devon Estates (CDE) lodged an appeal over delays in determining its fate locally. It is clearly understandable why the local community at Newton Poppleford are angry at the change in position of the applicant; from promising the provision…