MDMA is killing our kids
Dec14

MDMA is killing our kids

Joshua Brock, of Okehampton, and Aaron Reilly, from Chagford, died in the early hours of Saturday morning after collapsing at Pryzm nightclub in Barbican Leisure Park, Plymouth. An 18-year-old man who was arrested in connection to this incident has been released under investigation, pending further enquiries. Detective Inspector Julie Scoles said yesterday: “It is currently believed that the two men who died were part of a larger...

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Has Devon got a drug problem?
Dec14

Has Devon got a drug problem?

70% Rise in drug use in Devon & Cornwall Drug busts have soared by nearly 70% in Devon and Cornwall in the space of only 12 months, shocking new figures have revealed. Officers in the two counties recorded 4,360 drug seizures in 2016/17, a 69% rise on the previous year, with cocaine, crack and Ecstasy driving the upward trend. To put this figure into context, drugs busts dropped by 7% across England and Wales as a whole in the...

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12 SUB-MACHINE-GUNS  HANDED IN
Dec14

12 SUB-MACHINE-GUNS HANDED IN

Twelve sub-machine guns were amongst 600 firearms and 20,000 rounds of ammunition handed to Devon and Cornwall police during their recent firearms amnesty in November. This year’s amnesty saw 12 sub-machine guns, 82 pistols, 67 air pistols, 100 air rifles, revolvers, 32 rifles and 153 shotguns...

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NOW YOU DON’T SEE THAT VERY OFTEN
Dec14

NOW YOU DON’T SEE THAT VERY OFTEN

Now you don’t see that on Dartmoor very often – four Tibetan monks dressed in their red and saffron robes and spectacular head dresses walking the streets of Chagford. The Gyuto Monks of Tibet arrived in Chagford recently to give a performance at St Michael’s Church. They are on a tour of the West Country and perhaps because this is so unusual to see this in this part of the world, the performance was a sell out. Most of the...

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Dartmoor prisoners being released without preparation
Dec14

Dartmoor prisoners being released without preparation

Hundreds of high-risk prisoners, many of them sex offenders, are being released each year from Dartmoor prison without proper preparation in a “shocking and unacceptable” public protection failing identified by the Chief Inspector of Prisons. Peter Clarke said more than 200 men had been released from one of Britain’s oldest prisons in the past 12 months, and an even higher number of releases was expected next year. He said HMP...

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