rape

Plymouth man jailed for sexual offences

A 46-year-old man from Plymouth has been jailed for 18 years at Exeter Crown Court after being convicted of 10 sexual offences.

Robert Westmore was found guilty of six rapes, two attempted rapes and two indecent assaults in March 2016.

The offences took place in Somerset, Torbay and Plymouth between 1996 and 2014 and they relate to four female victims.

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Police launch The Good Consent Guide

Devon and Cornwall Police is promoting a new campaign around sexual consent, which aims to educate and inform young people around what can sometimes be a confusing issue.

The campaign, which targets 16 to 21 year olds, also promotes the message that there are #noblurredlines – sex without consent is rape.

Young people may feel pressured into having sex when they don’t want to...

Appeal for help in solving historic rape case

Police are investigating a report of a historic rape which happened in Whitleigh Woods between 1963 and 1968.

A male victim has come forward to police to report that he was seriously sexually assaulted by a man in the woods when he aged between seven and 10.

Detectives are now appealing to anyone who may have lived nearby or regularly visited the woods around the time of the...

34 year old café rape suspect released on police bail

Devon and Cornwall Police have confirmed that the 34 year old man arrested yesterday after an alleged rape in the toilets of a Plymouth café, has been released on police bail until 4 June 2013 while police carry out further enquiries.

At around 8am yesterday, Thursday 28th February, a woman in her early twenties, reported being raped in the toilets of Goodbodies Café on Mutley Plain...

PCC Tony Hogg reinforces determination to encourage greater reporting of sexual assault and rape

Devon and Cornwall’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg has offered his backing to Totnes MP Dr Sarah Wollaston MP who has been criticised for the support she gave to the two men who alleged they had been assaulted by the former deputy speaker of the Commons Nigel Evans.

It has been reported in the national press that Dr Wollaston has been "vilified" for listening to the two young...

34 year old man held by police over alleged rape

Devon and Cornwall Police have released a statement concerning an alleged rape of a Plymouth woman on Mutley Plain.

Police sources say at around 8am this morning, Thursday 28th February, a woman in her early twenties reported that she had been raped in the toilets of Goodbodies Cafe on Mutley Plain in Plymouth. On police arrival the alleged offender was still at the scene. He was...