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Inquest Into Death Of Tresco Estate Worker Halted Following New Evidence

Inquest Into Death Of Tresco Estate Worker Halted Following New Evidence

The inquest into the death of a Tresco Estate worker has been halted after a witness claimed he saw him having an altercation with other staff on the day he went missing. The body of 23-year-old Josh Clayton was found on the uninhabited island of Tean on 23rd September 2015, ten days after going missing […]

Local Man Dies While Swimming Off Scilly Beach

Local Man Dies While Swimming Off Scilly Beach

A man died yesterday afternoon while swimming at Porthcressa Beach. Sergeant Colin Taylor from the Isles of Scilly Police Team says the man in his early 50’s and who lived locally, had been swimming in the sea with a friend. Sergeant Taylor says he was flown to Treliske Hospital by the Cornwall Air Ambulance but […]

Scilly’s Senior Police Officer Recognised For Dedication

Scilly’s Senior Police Officer Recognised For Dedication

The mainland officer responsible for Scilly’s police team has been awarded one of the highest honours given by the Devon and Cornwall force. Inspector Jean Phillips, who is based in Penzance, was presented with The Bolitho Staff at a ceremony yesterday at County Hall in Truro. The award, which is given to the force’s Police […]

Former Islands Resident Returning To Take Scilly Sergeant Job

Former Islands Resident Returning To Take Scilly Sergeant Job

Scilly’s new police sergeant has been appointed and many islanders know her already. Sergeant Mary Ross lived on St Mary’s between 1990 and 1997, working as a customs officer on the island before her daughters were born. Since joining Devon and Cornwall Police, Mary has worked in a number of roles across Cornwall including in […]

Scilly’s Police Sergeant Takes Prisoner On Holiday

Scilly’s Police Sergeant Takes Prisoner On Holiday

Islanders going on holiday usually only have to remember their money, luggage, Steamship Company Travel Club card and maybe their passports. But Scilly’s Police Sergeant Colin Taylor had an unusual addition accompanying his family as they left Scilly yesterday. Colin also took a prisoner to the mainland. The man, a seasonal worker aged in his […]

Man Airlifted To Hospital Following Car Incident

Man Airlifted To Hospital Following Car Incident

A man was airlifted to hospital from St Mary’s this afternoon after being freed from an overturned vehicle. The local fire service, ambulance and police attended the incident, which took place on Pump Lane just before Parting Carn. Drivers were asked to avoid the area but the road has now been reopened. Police have asked […]

Scilly’s Sergeant To Publish Memoirs

Scilly’s Sergeant To Publish Memoirs

The memoirs of Scilly’s current police sergeant, Colin Taylor, are to be published this June. Sgt Taylor has picked up a huge following on Facebook, with over 54,000 people regularly flocking to read his witty anecdotes about life and policing on the islands. Now Colin has been offered a book deal with a hardback edition […]

Hogg Hits Back At Cornwall Plans For Greater Police Powers

Hogg Hits Back At Cornwall Plans For Greater Police Powers

A tug-of-war has erupted between Cornwall Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall, Tony Hogg, over who should control the area’s force. But it’s still unclear how this could affect Scilly’s policing team. Cornwall Council says it is opposed to recently announced government proposals, which could see control over the area’s […]

Police Commissioner Demands Improvements To 101 Phone Service

Police Commissioner Demands Improvements To 101 Phone Service

The Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner says the force’s non-emergency 101 phone line is ‘unacceptable.’ And he’s ring-fenced a quarter of a million pounds to improve it. It follows the publication of a report, ordered by Tony Hogg, into how the service is performing. The study found that the average call waiting time […]

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