Latest news from Western Morning News - Crime feed

Latest news from Western Morning News - Crime feed

  1. Four teenagers arrested as police helicopter locates stolen car

    Four teenage boys have been arrested in an operation involving the police helicopter - but locals have raised concerns about the noise caused by the chopper.Police in Ilfracombe were called to reports of a stolen Vauxhall Zafira car from an address at Westminster Villas on Old Barnstaple Road at 10pm on Thursday, August 10.They conducted a search along with the National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter from Exeter and discovered the vehicle.Four teenage boys - two aged 15, one aged 16…
  2. Rape suspect moved from mental hospital to jail

    A man who has admitted raping a woman during an attack in Honiton is to be moved from a mental hospital to prison.Scott Wilson is due to be sentenced later this week at Exeter Crown Court after the completion of a psychiatric assessment at Langdon Hospital in Dawlish.Judge Geoffrey Mercer, QC, approved Wilson's transfer to Exeter Prison after receiving a report from a psychiatrist which does not recommend treatment under a hospital order.It means he is unlikely to be sentenced under…
  3. Theft case goes back to magistrates court after mix up

    The case of a petty thief accused of stealing goods worth less than £200 had been transferred to a magistrates court after being listed wrongly before a Crown Court judge.Bradley Swan's case was moved to Exeter Crown Court because it was thought he was in breach of a suspended sentence but in reality this was not the case.Swan, aged 40, of Factory Row, Torquay, admitted theft at an earlier hearing.Judge Erik Salomonsen remitted the case back to South Devon magistrates after hearing…
  4. Village divided as dog poo row leads to council branding...

    There is uproar in East Budleigh after permission to build a fence round a football pitch was granted by the Parish Council.East Budleigh FC, who play in Division Two of the Devon & Exeter League - the 12th level of English football - have endured years of having games halted in order to clear up dog's mess from their pitch, which is on a section of public green space.The club have continually requested a barrier to be put up round the pitch in order to combat the issue, and the…