Police launch Dawlish rape investigation

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 01/30/2018 - 9:28am

Police are appealing for witnesses following allegations of a rape in Dawlish.

The incident occurred on the beach path close to the Dawlish Warren Bird Nature Reserve on Thursday 18 January at around 11am.

The suspect is described as a white man, approaching 6ft in height and of stocky build. It is believed that the suspect may have had a tattoo in and around his right ear which could have been wings or an angel; the attackers face was covered.

It is believed that there were dog walkers in the vicinity who may have seen the victim immediately after the incident....

Clean sweep for 'excellent' Teignbridge beaches

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:07am

Swimming spots in Teignbridge have all reached ‘excellent’ bathing water quality standards.

Visitors to Teignbridge will be able to enjoy swimming in cleaner water than ever before thanks to huge strides made to improve water quality.

Teignbridge has welcomed the 2017 results of water testing at more than 400 outdoor swimming spots in England – called bathing waters - published today by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

This is great news for beach-goers and a major success for Teignmouth Town Beach which has improved from ‘sufficient’...

Three jailed following vicious Dawlish robbery

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:06am

Three men have been jailed at Exeter Crown Court (13th October) following a robbery in Dawlish, where the victim was sprayed in the face with ammonia.

Paul Rowntree aged 36 from Dawlish was jailed for 19 years; Rikki Ward aged 28 from Sunderland was jailed for 15 years 3 months; and Ross Morton aged 29 from Dawlish was jailed for three years for their role in the attack and robbery that took place in Dawlish on Monday 30 January 2017.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Inspector Mike Jones, said: “We welcome the jailing of Rikki Ward and Paul Rowntree and Ross Morton...

Curtains - the musical comedy whodunnit

Event Date: 
22/08/2017 - 7:30pm to 26/08/2017 - 10:00pm
Shaftesbury Theatre, Brunswick Place, Dawlish EX7 9PB

Putting on a musical show can be murder - as audiences will find out when The Mitre Players return to Dawlish's Shaftesbury Theatre with Curtains, a musical comedy whodunnit.

It's opening night and the leading lady is so dreadful, she is killing the show. But her final bow at the curtain call turns out to be her last - minutes later, she is dead. Enter musical theatre fan and local detective Lieutenant Frank Cioffi, who must crack the case and stop the body count climbing higher.

It's a high energy, toe-tapping, laugh-out-loud show with music and lyrics by Kander and Ebb...

Leading ear and eye experts launch latest Health Hub in Dawlish

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 08/04/2017 - 9:38am

Barton Surgery in Dawlish is today announcing the opening of a new Health Hub, acting as a centre of excellence which will provide additional services for patients, directly next to the practise.

Located in the old Lloyds Pharmacy building, the Health Hub will be a collaboration of hearing specialists Chime, an established NHS partner and private audiometrist, optometrist’s Barton Eyecare and Exeter Physic.

The three organisations will provide patients with expert medical advice and a service to people in the local area, as well as a multi-discipline approach to improve...

Dawlish Countryside Park to open in September

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 07/18/2017 - 12:56pm

Teignbridge residents will soon be able to enjoy a vast, new 65-acre countryside park – about the same size as 26 rugby pitches – at Dawlish.

Teignbridge District Council will celebrate the opening of the new Dawlish Countryside Park on the outskirts of Dawlish near Sainsbury’s, on Sunday 3 September by putting on a free event for the whole community. “A Family Day Where Dogs Can Play!” will be a fun-packed day for all ages to enjoy, whether or not you have a dog to bring with you.

The Countryside Park has been funded by the South East Devon Habitat Regulations Executive...

Devon cabbie wins Hero Award

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 07/03/2017 - 3:23pm

A Devon taxi driver, who stood up for an elderly couple being preyed on by gang of rogue traders, has been honoured with a Hero Award.

Chris Smith, 37, owner of Black Swan Taxis, Dawlish, was awarded the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Hero Award at their annual conference on Wednesday 28 June.

He was nominated by the Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service for his ‘outstanding contribution to consumer protection’ when he intervened to prevent doorstep traders from ripping off an elderly couple in March.

The gang had quoted the couple £170...

Man seriously injured by broken bottle

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:24pm

Between 9.30pm and 9.50pm on Saturday (24 June) near to the lawn on Brunswick Place in Dawlish, a 32 year old local man was assaulted which resulted in a serious wound to the neck.

It is understood that the victim was leaving a local takeaway and was confronted by a man and an altercation has taken place. The injury is alleged to have been caused by a broken bottle.

A 19 year old man from Hereford was arrested for attempted murder and a 24 year old man from Dawlish was arrested for assault. Both men have been questioned by police. The 24 year old man has been released under...

SW’s largest classic American car show returns to Cofton

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Tue, 06/27/2017 - 4:47pm

The South West’s largest gathering of hot-rods, muscle cars and American classics – including Cadillacs, Chevrolets, Jeeps and trucks – returns to Cofton Holidays near Starcross just outside Exeter from 30 June to 02 July for a weekend of music and entertainment, food, fun and competition.

Now in its fourth year, this annual celebration of V8s and cool Americana is set to kick off on the evening of Friday 30 June with the Carl Morris Trio, an authentic three-part rockabilly group. On Saturday, a cavalcade of over 100 classic American and Canadian cars will leave Cofton at midday...

Have you seen missing Exeter man Paul?

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 06/08/2017 - 8:11am

Police are appealing to help find missing man Paul Whatley from Exeter.

Paul was last seen by a member of his family at his home address on Topsham Road around 3am on Tuesday 6 June.

Paul is described as a white, 53-years-old, of slim build, 5’ 9” tall, thought to be wearing navy blue jacket, blue tracksuit bottoms and trainers.

He is believed to be in the Dawlish/Exeter area. He may have been in the Dawlish town centre and seafront area during the day.

Anyone that has seen Paul or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact Devon and Cornwall police on 101...