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Two men have been warned they face jail after admitting their involvement in two stabbings in Dereham, which was over a drugs…
02.27 / 20:39
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A 32-year-old man allegedly had sex with a vulnerable 13-year-old girl during a seven month relationship in which they exchanged almost 5,000 texts and calls. James Collins started seeing the girl, who has learning difficulties, after meeting her at the home of a friend in Dawlish where she was living. Her family became worried about the contact and her older sister found Collins with the girl in a car park in Exeter. She was said to have a crush on him and carried on seeing him even…
02.27 / 18:40
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A neighbourhood policing team has issued a warning to local children playing a "distressing" knock and run game in their village. Braunton Neighbourhood Police Team has released a statement which says the popular game where children knock on front doors and then run away (you may know it as knock knock ginger or knock door run) is causing problems for residents. They are going to increase patrols in the area to tackle the problem. The statement reads: "We are having…
02.27 / 18:40
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A Glastonbury man who attacked a group of farmers with a stick has been spared jail by a judge who told him to 'be more sensible'. Jonathon Roper, 33, admitted one charge of affray and another of being in possession of an offensive weapon following a fracas in Wells on December 29, 2014. He had previously denied the charge and had been due to stand trial in Taunton Crown Court today. Prosecuting, Rebecca Bradberry said a white transit van being driven by Roper had been flagged up…
02.27 / 17:39
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A man accused of carrying out a vicious and sustained attack on another male in Yeovil town centre has elected to stand trial at Taunton Crown Court. William John Cottrell allegedly threw the victim onto the ground and then punched and elbowed him to the head repeatedly. When the victim tried to get up the defendant was then said to have kneed him to the head and then, after a brief remonstration, the victim fell to the ground, hit his head on the pavement and lost…
02.27 / 17:39
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Police have launched a crackdown on Kodi boxes used for illegally streaming live sport, films and subscription TV without paying the contract fees. Kodi boxes are not illegal to buy or sell but the software some people are using and how they are being used is.Police are currently targeting people who sell 'fully-loaded' Kodi boxes, which come complete with the legal Kodi software, plus add-ons that allow users to streams of content that breaches copyright. Five people have been arrested…
02.27 / 17:39
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An 81-year-old tractor driver has denied causing death by careless driving. Richard Ivan Lenton of West Fen, Stickney was charged following an incident in which motorist Paul Evans died when his vehicle entered a water-filled ditch. The incident took place at Hobhole Bank, New Leake, following a collision on April 13, 2016. READ MORE: Hunt launched after woman, 21, goes missing in Lincolnshire Lenton appeared at Lincoln Crown Court on Monday, February 27. The 81-year-old…
02.27 / 17:25
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A Wisbech man was remanded in custody until March 27 when he appeared at Cambridge Crown Court today (Mon) charged with…
02.27 / 16:56
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Two men have been warned they face jail after admitting their involvement in two stabbings in Dereham, which was over a drugs…
02.27 / 16:56
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A tractor driver whose trailer struck a folding camper van has been fined after admitting driving without due care and…
02.27 / 16:56
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Police are investigating after an 11-year-old boy was allegedly attacked by a "group of youths" in Ilfracombe yesterday.Officers were called to an incident on Rapparee Cove on Sunday at 6pm.They had received reports that a boy was being assaulted by a group of young people.A police spokesman told Devon Live that inquiries were ongoing.Updates as we get them.MORE NEWS:Man, 32, taken to hospital after shop windows smashedA 32-year-old man has been taken to hospital with cuts to his…
02.27 / 16:46
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A Thorverton businessman allegedly terrified a group of teenagers when he pointed a gun at them out of an upstairs window in an argument over noise.Architectural technician Simon Fuller was angry because the group of 13 and 14-year-olds were larking around near his home in a Devon village and their noise had upset his dogs.Return to Devon Live or read next: Police want to talk to this man after a young Muslim woman was abused while waiting for a busHe leant out of a window while holding…
02.27 / 16:46
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A Devon scheme which bans troublemakers from not just one pub but from 100 bars runs by its members has become one of the largest projects of its kind in the country.A year ago Plymouth Pubwatch had 41 members but after relaunching now has 100 venues on its books. That means anyone banned from one pub in the city could find themselves banned from all 100.That is the situation faced by 14 people, banned from 100 Plymouth pubs for five years.It is thought only Blackpool's Pubwatch scheme, in…
02.27 / 16:46
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A man smuggled cannabis worth more than £100,000 into Devon inside the bodywork and spare tyre of his car aboard a ferry, a court has been told.Carlos Maldonado-Lopez, aged 36, from Spain brought more than 10kilos in of the drug from Santander on a Britanny Ferries ship, a jury was told. Border Force officers found the cannabis in more than 70 packages hidden in five locations inside the Nissan.Maldonado-Lopez claimed he knew nothing of the drugs, saying he was just looking for work…
02.27 / 16:46
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A two-year old girl who was playing on a plastic police car in the street was leapt on by a Great Dane dog which sunk its teeth into hear head and neck, a court has…
02.27 / 16:43
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The following cases have been heard at magistrates courts in Lincolnshire: Jackie Giddens, 56, of Gooseholes Barn, Broxholme, Lincoln, pleaded guilty to driving in excess of 30mph on Bunkers Hill. She was fined £40, ordered to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £30 and costs of £85. Her licence was endorsed with three points.Shawn Stanner, 43, of 20 South Parade, South Kyme, Lincoln, pleaded guilty to driving in excess of 60mph on the A17. He was fined…
02.27 / 16:20
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The operators of one of Britain's most iconic stately homes have been ordered to pay £282,863 after a butler was crushed to death by a lift. Arthur Mellar had worked at Burghley House in Stamford for nine years when he was killed on July 12, 2014. A luggage lift fell on the 48-year-old while he was trying to free an item of luggage which had become stuck. READ MORE: Butler crushed to death by luggage lift at famous stately home The lift was being used to take guests' bags…
02.27 / 16:20
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A Crewkerne man who allegedly assaulted two neighbours after he was said to have been seen swinging a metal dog lead in the street where he lived has been ordered to stand trial. Adam David Freegard, 39, of Langmead Place, appeared in the dock before Somerset Magistrates, sitting at Yeovil. He pleaded not guilty to assaulting Emma Hillman and Joshua James by beating them at Crewkerne on December 1. He also denied being in possession of an offensive weapon in Langmead…
02.27 / 15:49
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A man accused of raping a schoolboy in Torquay showered his victim with gifts in an effort to buy his silence, a court has been told.Barry Jenkins, of Cleveland Road, Torquay, told the shy young victim, who was just 13 when he was allegedly attacked, that he was his friend and would take the presents away if he did not do what he wanted.A jury on the first day of a trial at Exeter Crown Court was told the boy was too scared to tell anybody what had happened and frightened that Jenkins…
02.27 / 15:49
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West Midlands Police has been criticised for suggesting parents involved in committing female genital mutilation (FGM) on their children should not always be…
02.27 / 15:23
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