Browsing: Newton Poppleford

A 31-year-old from Exmouth has pleaded not guilty to murdering a man found dead in a burnt-out caravan in Newton Poppleford. Lewis Finch denied murdering Geoffrey Pearce when he appeared at Exeter Crown Court today, Thursday, February 13, via video link. Mr Pearce, aged 47, was found dead in a scrap yard in the East Devon village on January 9 this year. Judge Peter Johnson remanded Finch in custody and adjourned the case until July 6 for trial. High river flood alerts remain in place for parts of East Devon

An Italian restaurant in Newton Poppleford which has been closed for almost two years has gone on the market. La Rosetta, on the A3052, has been run as a licensed Italian restaurant for around 40 years until it closed in April 2018. Agents Stonesmith said the ground floor restaurant premises is being offered by way of a nil premium lease. Alternatively, the property freehold – with a two-bedroom flat upstairs – is available with a guide price of £225,000. The premises has a main restaurant in two areas, a commercial catering kitchen and off-road parking for staff to the rear. A…

Police searching for a missing girl from Newton Poppleford say she has been found ‘safe and well’. Devon and Cornwall Police launched an appeal today, Friday, February 7, after the 14-year-old was reported missing. A police spokesman said: “We would like to thank the public for their assistance in this matter.” Rockfish gets go-ahead for Sidmouth seafront restuarant

Exmouth has been revealed as the parking ticket capital of East Devon – with more fines dished out there than in all of the district’s other towns and villages combined. The seaside resort was in fact the second most prolific place for the dreaded yellow notices in all of Devon last year, behind only Exeter. Penalties issued in Exmouth account for 65 per cent of all parking tickets issued in East Devon – 2,360 more than everywhere else added together. A total of 7,508 fines were dished out in the district; 10 per cent of the 72,805 county-wide total. Figures…

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…

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