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A judge has issued a warrant for the arrest of a mental health patient who assaulted two police officers who tried to help him as he was being ejected from a pub in Totnes. The 45-year-old is is already subject of an eight-month suspended sentence for setting light to a litter bin. He breached the order once by being drunk and disorderly at Dawlish station, where two off duty mental nurses had ...

The sand was pumped on to the beach two years ago as part of a £14 million flood defence scheme, which raised parts of the beach by up to three metres. Enough sand to fill 100 Olympic swimming pools was pumped on to the beach in what Defra, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, yesterday insisted was purely a cosmetic exercise. Read more... ...

The find was made by the South Devon crime and proactive policing team in Dawlish on Thursday. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/nasty-knife-appalled-police-after-3594145

The Conservative Prime Minister was in the county on Thursday on the election campaign trail and took part in a whistle-stop tour of Devon. He then travelled down to Plymouth for the unveiling of the Nancy Astor statue, before Mr Johnson visited Darts Farm in Clyst St George where he met staff and threw his support behind Simon Jupp, the Conservative candidate for East Devon. Roads can be ...

A pensioner has been sent to a secure ward after he attacked a terrified carer with an axe as she was visiting his home in Tiverton. She only escaped after taking the axe off him, getting away from the house and calling the police and her bosses for help. He will now be treated at a secure ward at Langdon Hospital in Dawlish, after a judge at Exeter Crown Court made a hospital order. Read ...

Moment hoverboard explodes into flames while charging inside family‘s caravan as firefighters issue safety warning to parents The gadget was charging inside a caravan when it started to smoke, prompting the family to rush it outside. Read more... https://stockdailydish.com/moment-hoverboard-explodes-into-flames-while-charging-inside-familys-caravan/

Detectives have now released photographs of three men who they want to speak to in connection with their investigation into the burglary. It happened in Kingsdown Crescent in Dawlish between 12.30pm and 1pm on July 17. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/pensioner-disturbs-three-burglars-home-3566375

A 28-year-old man bludgeoned to death three pensioners during a bloody killing spree in Exeter – but says he was insane at the time he did it. Their bodies were discovered by police in the days following the attacks. The full horror of the deaths shocked the city and sparked a major police investigation. The jury was told the trial will hear witness evidence from a number of a people and ...

The wildfowl wardens who care for the famous Dawlish black swans fear that one of the two breeding males may be infertile. There had been growing excitement in the town at the sight of the six eggs. In recent years there have been two vicious dog attacks which depleted the number of mating pairs. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/bad-news-dawlish-black-swans-3554403

Fire survival advice was given over telephone to two women and a man who were trapped in a burning building in Dawlish this morning. A spokesperson said: "Fire control received a call reporting a fire in a property where the occupant could not get out. Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/local-news/two-women-man-trapped-burning-3552373

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