Family pay tribute to Plympton man killed in crash

Authored by News Desk

Family have paid tribute to 64-year-old John Norris from Plympton, who died whilst cycling on the A379 at Stoke Fleming, Devon.

The collision between the cyclist and a Hyundai occurred at around 11.50am on Thursday 16th June on Blackpool Hill near Blackpool Sands. Mr Norris was taken to Derriford where he later died from his injuries.

The family of John Norris has released a...

Man, 22, from Saltash killed in A38 crash

Authored by George Dawson

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died following a road traffic collision on the A38 southbound at Chudleigh, near Newton Abbot.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the fatal collision, involving a single vehicle, which happened just past the petrol station shortly after 12.15am on Wednesday 16 September.

The 22-year-old male driver of the silver Ford...

Marine A named as Sgt Alexander Blackman

Authored by Huw Oxburgh

Judges have ruled that the Devon-based marine who shot and killed an injured prisoner will be publicly named as Sgt Alexander Blackman.

Three of the UK's most senior judges made the ruling this morning and say that the two acquitted marines should also be named.

Lawyers defending the five servicemen involved in the case have argued that naming the defendants will put their...

Cyclist killed in road collision near Lifton

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision on the old A30 near Lifton in Devon.

The incident occurred at around 4.11pm on Wednesday 14 August on the old A30 at Sprytown Cross near Lifton.

A Citroen Saxo and a Giant Revel bicycle were involved in the collision.

The pedal cyclist was emerging from the Give Way line on the northern arm of...

Police launch murder investigation following deaths of mother and two sons

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Update 13 July: Devon and Cornwall Police investigating the tragic deaths of Katherine Hooper and her two sons Josh Patterson and Sam Patterson have confirmed that the family had been the subject of a Safeguarding Partnership intervention and a serious case review would be launched.

The Safeguarding Partnership, an alliance including the council, NHS and the police, is alerted if a...

Soldier killed in violent attack in Woolwich named as Lee Rigby

Authored by Matthew Vizard

The Ministry of Defence has named the young victim killed in the suspected terrorist attack in Woolwich yesterday (Wednesday 22 May) as 25-year-old Drummer Lee Rigby of 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

In a statement released on their website , the MoD announced the news:

"It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must announce that the soldier killed...

Police name deceased driver in Lee Mill coach accident

Authored by JamesM

The driver who was killed when his coach rolled forward trapping him underneath, has been formally identified and named by police as Jeremy Takel who lived in the Torbay area.

Mr Takel, who previously live in Tiverton, had exited the coach which then rolled forward into a hedge trapping him underneath.

Police report that the incident happened just before 5.00pm on Thursday 18th...