0 Post a comment Thursday, 21 June 2018 - Emergency Services by Sam Acourt - Kingsbridge & Salcombe Gazette @@AcourtSamantha [email protected] Residents have been looking skywards today as the police helicopter circled a South Hams town. But there was nothing to worry about.The helicopter was taking part in routine training exercise over Dodbrooke and the eastern half of Kingsbridge between 3pm and 3.30pm on Thursday, June 21.A police spokesman said Kingsbridge-based officer PC Richard Loxton, a specially trained lost person search manager, was on board, learning how the helicopter is used to help search for missing people. Add Comment … [Read more...] about Why was the police helicopter circling the town?
PUBLISHED: 12:08 22 June 2018 Jacob Massey Police would like to speak with the man and woman pictured Picture: Norfolk Constabulary Archant Police are appealing for help identifying two people following a theft in Great Yarmouth. A mobile phone was stolen from a taxi travelling from Gorleston to Great Yarmouth on Thursday, May 31. Police would like to speak with the man and woman captured on CCTV in relation to the incident. Anyone who recognises the people, or has any relevant information, should contact PC Richard Bennett at Great Yarmouth Police Station on 101. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. … [Read more...] about Police issue CCTV appeal following theft
0 Post a comment Monday, 21 May 2018 - Local People by Sam Acourt - Kingsbridge & Salcombe Gazette @@AcourtSamantha [email protected] While millions of people watched the royal wedding last weekend, one of our very own police officers was in Windsor, looking after the crowds. PC Richard Loxton volunteered to be one of the hundreds of extra police officers drafted into Windsor to help control the crowds and keep the public safe as thousands of people flooded into the area, hoping to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry or Meghan Markle on their wedding day. “It was a really lovely atmosphere”, PC Loxton said, “everywhere we went people were clapping us, thanking us for our service and shaking our hands. And photos, so many photos!”PC Loxton thinks he might be the subject of “hundreds” of selfies requested by tourists, especially since himself and colleagues were wearing the traditional tall custodian police helmets, … [Read more...] about South Hams police officer is one of the many drafted in for royal wedding
A DRIVER’S two-year bid to avoid a £100 speeding ticket sent cops on a wild goose chase involving Interpol. Christopher Henry, 52, first told police a Frenchman was driving, then a bloke from the Outer Hebrides. Cops found no record of either so contacted Interpol. Henry, of Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire, also tried to dodge fines with false paperwork. He was convicted of perverting justice at Winchester Crown Court and jailed for a year. Henry previously got a £1,600 fine and three-month ban. A judge described him as a "fantasist akin to Walter Mitty" after his outrageous trail of deceit drew police into a complicated investigation lasting two years. PC Richard Jewell said: “Hampshire police and our Safer Roads team takes road safety very seriously." MOST READ IN NEWS'HE'S THE ONLY ONE' Vicar, 79, rekindles romance with toyboy, 24, who left him homeless PREM ACE PLOT England footballer 'blackmailed for £500K after romping with escort' INTO THIN AIR … [Read more...] about ‘Fantasist’ motorist led police on two-year chase in bid to avoid £100 speeding ticket
News / UK and world by Press Association May 9, 2018, 5:00 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter A “fantasist” who used the name of a French waxworks museum as part of an “extraordinary web of deceit” in a bid to avoid a speeding ticket has been jailed for 12 months. Christopher Henry also doctored documents and created a second fake identity of a man living in the most northern part of Britain to try to avoid prosecution. Sentencing the 52-year-old at Winchester Crown Court, Judge Andrew Barnett described him as a “fantasist” akin to Walter Mitty. Hampshire Police said that Henry, of Church Road, Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire, was caught speeding by a mobile camera on the A343 Newbury Road in Hurstbourne Tarrant in February 2016 while driving his ex-wife’s Land Rover Freelander. But in an attempt to avoid the £100 fine and three points on his driving licence, … [Read more...] about ‘Walter Mitty-like fantasist’ created fake IDs in bid to avoid speeding ticket