The operator CrossCountry say they are not running services between Plymouth and Paignton until this afternoon after waves overtopped the sea wall at Dawlish overnight. Read more.. http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2017-02-13/disruption-on-dawlish-line-after-high-winds-and-tides/
A quick search on Facebook reveals boths men originate from Sunderland.
Trains cancelled as flood alert issued for Devon coast A flood warning has cancelled some trains between Exeter and Plymouth this evening as waves are set to batter Dawlish. Read more... http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/trains-cancelled-as-flood-alert-issued-for-devon-coast/story-30130526-detail/story.html
The South Devon coast is on Flood Alert with high tides and strong winds predicted for the area from Start Point to Dawlish Warren. Flooding is possible for exposed east facing coastal locations including Hallsands, Beesands, Torcross, Slapton, Blackpool Sands, Brixham, Broadsands, Goodrington, Paignton, Hollicombe, Torquay, Oddicombe, Teignmouth Promenade and Dawlish. Read more... ...
Police are investigating a burglary at Portmile lodges, Exeter road which happened between 10am on Thursday 2 February and 11am on Tuesday 7 February 2017. The home was broken into and property stolen. Police believe the offender(s) may have spent some time in the holiday home before leaving Read more... http://wearesouthdevon.com/dawlish-burglary/
. Apparantly Geordies have moved into the drug trade in Dawlish.
A YOUNG woman reported missing in Dawlish early today was found safe and well just two hours later in the resort. Police had been concerned for the welfare of 24-year-old Amber Brown who was reported missing at 6.45am. Search and rescue teams were called in to help find Amber who was traced locally just before 9am. Police thanked the public for their help. Source: ...
One of the men was from Dawlish the other from Sunderland so lets hope they get a good few years in jail and maybe it will be a deterrent to others and well done to Devon and Cornwall Police for the quick arrests.
completely agree @leatash . it doesn't sound like the people involved are from dawlish and i hope that goes some way to allaying the fears i've heard from a number of people in dawlish frightened about what is happening to the town.
It depends on the category of Robbery they have been charged with. I imagine they have been charged with category 1 causing phsical damage to the victim this carries a maximum life imprisonment, but sentencing varies from a community order to 12 years custodial sentence. Now I was a witness to this dispicable crime, and after witnessing the pain and trauma that this elderly gentleman went ...