Steer clear of alcohol and drugs if you’re driving this Christmas

Throughout December Devon and Cornwall Police will be making sure that the region’s roads are a safe place for everyone.

The annual Christmas operation to stop people driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, through awareness raising and rigorous enforcement, is under way.

Any drivers involved in a collision and any motorists whose driving may lead police to suspect...

Adopt don’t shop this Black Friday

Staff at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe are hoping Black Friday will inspire local dog lovers to swap shopping for adopting and give one of their three black dogs a new home.

The rehoming centre currently has three black ex-racing Greyhounds looking for their forever homes and they have all got their paws crossed in the hope that this Black Friday will prove lucky for them.

All of the...

More drug dens closed in Plymouth

Two more properties have been closed because of drugs and anti-social behaviour following successful applications by Plymouth City Council.

Plymouth Magistrates granted a closure order on 14a Duke Street because the court was satisfied, following evidence from police and local residents, that Mark Lewis had engaged in criminal behaviour and that the use of the premises had resulted in...

Three month closure order granted on drugs den

A three month closure order has been granted on a flat that was used as a drugs den.

The order, which was applied for by the Community Safety Partnership of Plymouth City Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team and the Devon and Cornwall Police, is for the flat at 12 Valletort Place Flats. Plymouth Magistrates granted the closure order following complaints of alleged drug use and drug...

Closure order granted on Plymouth house

A closure order has been granted on a house in Plymouth after repeated complaints of anti-social behaviour, violence and drug dealing.

Plymouth Magistrates granted the order on 86 Keat Street after ongoing issues which made life difficult for neighbours. The order was applied for by Plymouth City Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team following an approach by Devon and Cornwall Police,...

Huge suspected drugs haul seized in chance find

More than £300,000 of suspected heroin and crack cocaine has been seized by police after a chance find by officers in Plymouth.

Officers and PCSOs visited a home in Pike Road, Efford, yesterday while looking for a man in his 20s suspected of breaching a court order.

But the routine enquiry turned up unexpected results after one police community support officer noticed a...

Proposed health cuts concern charity

As new figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show the number of drug-related deaths in England and Wales has increased for the second year in a row, drug and alcohol treatment charity Addaction has called for the government to rethink proposed cuts to local authority health spending.

“These tragic figures paint a stark picture of the shifting landscape of drug misuse in...

Three month Closure Order on Plymouth ‘legal highs’ shop

Plymouth magistrates have granted a three month closure order on a shop selling ‘legal highs’, following a series of complaints about anti-social behaviour.

The closure order – for the High Life Shop in Cornwall Street – was applied for by Plymouth City Council under Section 86 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, new legislation that came into effect in October...

Legal high shops shut down in Plymouth

Closure Notices have been served today (Tuesday 23 June) on two shops in Plymouth which are believed to be selling ‘legal highs’.

The 48 hour closure notices were served on High Life in Cornwall Street and Damn Good Head Shop on Ebrington Street, under Section 86 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, new legislation that came into effect in October 2014. Devon and...

Drugs stolen from Plymouth pharmacy

Around 4.00am on Wednesday 3rd June, police were called to Milehouse Pharmacy, in Wolseley Road, Plymouth following a report of a burglary.

The offender(s) had entered the premises by forcing the front door and once inside following an untidy search, forced open the controlled drug cabinet stealing the contents.

They also stole the till drawer.

The offender(s) spent a...