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Scilly’s Vehicles Expected To Meet Mainland Standards Say Police

Scilly’s Vehicles Expected To Meet Mainland Standards Say Police

Island motorists will be expected to meet mainland standards during future vehicle roadworthiness checks. Mainland officer PC Mike Gamble and Vehicle Examiner Mark Richards completed four days of inspections on St Mary’s on Thursday. 54 vehicles were checked. That’s fewer than in 2014 but Mike says hiring a ramp at Nike Engineering allowed more detailed […]

Police Conclude Common Assault Investigation

Police Conclude Common Assault Investigation

Police have concluded an investigation into a common assault in a Hugh Town pub after the victim received an apology. Officers were dealing with an incident that occurred in the Mermaid on the evening of Saturday 17th October. A resident contacted police to say that he had been assaulted. Police went to see the man […]

Councillor Questions VAT Charge On Workspaces

Councillor Questions VAT Charge On Workspaces

A St Mary’s Councillor is unhappy that the Town Hall is adding VAT to its new business unit rents. The offices on the old wholesalers site were designed for new, start up businesses but Cllr Gordon Bilsborough says that adding 20% to the rent is an unnecessary burden. In Tuesday’s Council meeting, Gordon produced government […]

Scilly’s Community Police Officer Recognised For Work With School

Scilly’s Community Police Officer Recognised For Work With School

The St Mary’s Police civilian team member, PCSO Shirley Graham, has been highly commended with a Citizenship Teacher award from the National Police Commissioner. It’s for Shirley’s work in setting up the highly successful ‘School 999 Week’ ten years ago. Up to 25 school pupils spend a week on the mainland each November, learning about […]

Another Fuel Theft Reported On St Mary’s

Another Fuel Theft Reported On St Mary’s

There’s been another fuel theft from a boat on St Mary’s. There’s been around a dozen reported incidents since midsummer. The owner hasn’t been able to pinpoint exactly when the fuel, contained in a canister, was stolen but it was sometime last week. And its unclear exactly where the crime occurred, whether it was on […]

Tresco Worker Josh’s Body Has Been Formally Identified

Tresco Worker Josh’s Body Has Been Formally Identified

Devon And Cornwall Police have confirmed that the body of missing Tresco Estate worker, Josh Clayton, has now been formally identified. The 23-year-old Taunton man went missing following a night out on the island in the early hours of Sunday 13th September. Islanders and emergency services joined forces in launching the largest search for a […]

Tabloids Highlight Scilly’s Low Crime Rate

Tabloids Highlight Scilly’s Low Crime Rate

Scilly’s comedy copper is getting the islands and Devon and Cornwall Police publicity in the tabloids again. This time, the Daily Mirror has praised Sergeant Colin Taylor for his “hilarious” take on policing the islands. Colin has used his Isles of Scilly Police Facebook page to thank criminals for their restraint in not committing crimes […]

St Mary’s Lifeboat Recovers Body From Sea

St Mary’s Lifeboat Recovers Body From Sea

The St Mary’s Lifeboat has recovered a body from the sea. The lifeboat was launched at 6pm on Wednesday evening after a French yacht reported seeing a person on the rocks near Round Island. St Mary’s RNLI say the lifeboat proceeded to the area and have recovered a body from the west side of Tean. […]

Two Golf Buggy Drivers Arrested For Alleged Drink Driving

Two Golf Buggy Drivers Arrested For Alleged Drink Driving

Two golf buggy drivers have been arrested for alleged drink driving on St Mary’s. Sergeant Colin Taylor says both drivers, who were visitors to the islands, were pulled over by the Police whilst driving between Hugh Town and Old Town at around 10.30pm on Friday 11th September. The two drivers failed a roadside breathalyzer test […]