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Police Appeal For Info On Car Damage

Police Appeal For Info On Car Damage

St Mary’s Police want the person who damaged a car outside The Mermaid to own up to it. A Red Suzuki Ignis was left in the parking area near the pub on Friday. It was meant to be transported on to St Agnes but the poor weather delayed the transfer. On Monday morning Steamship Company […]

Police Advising Employers To Check Staff References

Police Advising Employers To Check Staff References

St Mary’s Police are urging island business owners to thoroughly check references when hiring staff from the mainland or abroad. On Wednesday a man was escorted off the islands after officers learned that there was a warrant out for his arrest. The male, aged in his 30s, had been working as a chef on St […]

Islands’ Police Facebook Page Reaches More People Than Ever

Islands’ Police Facebook Page Reaches More People Than Ever

The number of fans linking to the Facebook page of St Mary’s Police has reached a new benchmark. Sergeant Colin Taylor’s witty observations about island policing have now attracted over 50,000 followers. Colin says the page is popular, possibly because it’s “one of a kind” and people associate the word ‘Scilly’ with something quirky and […]

Police Boss Hogg Drops Referendum Plan After Government Climbdown

Police Boss Hogg Drops Referendum Plan After Government Climbdown

The Police and Crime Commission for Devon and Cornwall says he will no longer be seeking to persuade residents of the region to support a 15% police council tax increase. Yesterday Tony Hogg announced plans for a public consultation to assess whether people in the region would support up to £25 a year being added […]

Police Appeal For Info After Motorbike Stolen From Garage

Police Appeal For Info After Motorbike Stolen From Garage

Police on St Mary’s are appealing for information after a motorbike was stolen from a private garage at Sharks Pit overnight between Thursday and Friday. Pete Hicks found his KTM bike abandoned around 200 yards away by the Porthloo boat park. Sergeant Colin Taylor says this is worse than taking a vehicle without consent from […]

Police Commissioner Asking For Extra 50p A Week On Council Tax

Police Commissioner Asking For Extra 50p A Week On Council Tax

Islanders are being asked to consider paying an extra 50p a week to protect front-line policing in the region. This morning, Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg announced a consultation on increasing the amount added to your council tax bill, called the precept, which goes towards funding the police. The regional police force is facing […]

Police Seek Information On Damaged Toilets

Police Seek Information On Damaged Toilets

Did you see anyone damage the Lower Town toilets on St Martin’s last week? Sergeant Colin Taylor has contacted Radio Scilly to appeal for witnesses following an incident reported to police on Friday. It appears that someone forced the toilet door causing damage and the light inside the toilets was then switched off. If you […]

Police Appeal For Information Over Shot Seal

Police Appeal For Information Over Shot Seal

Sergeant Colin Taylor says that a male Atlantic grey seal has washed up at the high tide mark on Pelistry Beach. A post mortem by vet Dr Heike Dorn has revealed that the animal was shot through the lower abdomen. The bullet passed right through the creature but Heike doesn’t think that it died outright. […]

Police Warning Over Dangerous Animals On The Loose

Police Warning Over Dangerous Animals On The Loose

Tolman Cafe has bought some rare animals as an attraction. St Mary’s Police have contacted us to say that the cafe’s two raccoon dogs, which are normally penned in,  have escaped overnight. Police say you should NOT approach the animals as they are dangerous. They are the size of a Jack Russell terrier and have […]