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Criminal Damage At Bird Hides Reported To Police

Criminal Damage At Bird Hides Reported To Police

The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust says an incident of criminal damage over the festive period has been reported to police after locks were smashed off doors at the Lower Moor bird hides. Last week, the Trust decided to fit combination locks to both structures due to repeated littering and misuse. They said anyone wanting […]

Video Recording Introduced At St Mary’s Police Station

Video Recording Introduced At St Mary’s Police Station

St Mary’s police station had been upgraded in order to meet mainland standards when dealing with prisoners. Sergeant Colin Taylor says the cells have been remodelled and an intercom added, to allow people in custody to attraction attention. Smoke detectors, cameras and microphones have also been fitted. Colin says with limited numbers of staff, especially […]

Police Investigate Missing IFCA Boat

Police Investigate Missing IFCA Boat

St Mary’s police are investigating the disappearance of one of the boats belonging to Scilly’s Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority. The 13ft open punt, an Orkney, was taken from a pontoon at the quay sometime between Saturday 5th and Tuesday 8th December. The boat also had a Mariner outboard attached. St Mary’s police say it […]

Police Investigating Fourth Vehicle Damage Case

Police Investigating Fourth Vehicle Damage Case

Police are investigating a fourth case of vehicle vandalism in just over a fortnight. And this time it has happened in broad daylight. The car, which was parked across the pavement and part of the roadway on Little Porth, was damaged sometime between 10.30am and midday yesterday. Police say it appears that someone cracked the […]

Pub Watch Backs Police Over Antisocial Behaviour

Pub Watch Backs Police Over Antisocial Behaviour

Sergeant Colin Taylor says he’s pleased to receive the backing of the islands’ Pub Watch group after a meeting was called to discuss last weekend’s antisocial behaviour. The licensee group will now work towards better information sharing to tackle persistent offenders. Late on Saturday night, three men received fixed penalty tickets for public order offences […]

Police Investigate More Vehicle Damage

Police Investigate More Vehicle Damage

Police are investigating a third incident of vehicle damage within the last fortnight. Overnight on Monday, someone shattered the windscreen of a Kier Construction pick up vehicle at their Parting Carn works base. The truck was left at the site entrance near to the main road and away from the main site. PC Mat Crowe […]

Police Seek Witnesses To Car Damage

Police Seek Witnesses To Car Damage

St Mary’s Police are looking for witnesses after a car parked on Church Street was damaged. Both wing mirrors were smashed on a Blue Ford Focus. The windscreen wiper blades were bent, too. It happened the weekend before last, sometime between November the 19th and 23rd. Sergeant Colin Taylor wants anyone who saw anything to […]

Police Commissioner Welcomes Funding Announcement

Police Commissioner Welcomes Funding Announcement

Devon and Cornwall’s Police and Crime Commissioner has warmly welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement not to make any further budget cuts to policing. But Tony Hoggs adds that, “it is too early to say what specific impact this will have” in Scilly, Devon and Cornwall. Tony Hogg says his team will continue to look at efficiency […]

MP Predicts Lower Cuts To Police Budget

MP Predicts Lower Cuts To Police Budget

Scilly’s MP says he doesn’t believe that cuts to the Police budget will be as bad as some commentators have suggested. Conservative member for St Ives, Derek Thomas, is a backbencher and, as such, he says he’s not been given an insight into today’s autumn statement by the Chancellor. But he doubts that funding will […]