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Appeal to trace stolen military medals

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 10/07/2016 - 5:38pm

Police are investigating a burglary which took place at a property in Newton Abbot where precious military medals were taken.

The incident happened between 5:10am and 6.30am on Tuesday 20 September at a home in Queensway.

The offenders gained entry through a small upstairs window and stole eight military medals in bronze, silver and gold [pictured] which are of huge personal value to the home owner.

They include campaign medals achieved from the owner’s former military service in the former Yugoslavia, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, the 2nd Gulf War and Afghanistan.

Motorcyclist dies following collision with car

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:45am

A motorcyclist has died following a serious collision in Newton Abbot on Thursdsay (22 September).

Emergency services were called to Shaldon Road at 2.10pm after the collision between a red Mercedes B180 and the black Yamaha V-Max motorcycle outside Milber Service Station.

The motorcycle rider, a 53-year-old man from Torquay, sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to Torbay Hospital. He died from his injuries in the early hours of today [23 September].

Formal identification has not been carried although his next of kin have been informed.

Afternoon racing at Newton Abbot Racecourse

Event Date: 
26/09/2016 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
Newton Abbot Racecourse

Keep that weekend feeling going with an afternoon of thrilling jumps racing at Newton Abbot Racecourse on Monday 26 September.

Children aged 16 and under plus students with a valid student photo ID / NUS card enjoy free entry.

Tickets are available online until 17:00 on Sunday 25 September. Tickets will also be available to buy at the gate on the day.

Tickets are priced at £18 for the Paddock Enclosure and £12 for the Course Enclosure. Racing starts at 14:00 with gates opening at 12:00.

The last race will take place at 16:30. 

Police investigate knifepoint robberies

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 09/10/2016 - 9:45am

Police are investigating two robberies which both happened at knifepoint on Tuesday 7th September.

The first incident happened just before 10pm on Collett Way where a 27-year-old man was approached by an unknown man who threatened him with a knife, then went through his bag and took his Samsung Galaxy S4 mobile phone.

The suspect was wearing a grey Adidas top with the hood pulled up concealing his face. He is believed to age between 20 and 30 years old.

The second incident took place at Quay Bridge on Forde Road at around 10.20pm.

Afternoon racing at Newton Abbot Racecourse – Friday 16 September

Event Date: 
16/09/2016 - 11:45am
Venue: 
Newton Abbot Racecourse

Kick-start the weekend with an afternoon of thrilling jumps racing at Newton Abbot Racecourse on Friday 16 September. A great afternoon out with friends, group bookings are available when booked in advance. Children aged 16 and under plus students with a valid student photo ID / NUS card enjoy free entry. Tickets are available online until 17:00 on Thursday 15 September. Tickets will also be available to buy at the gate on the day. Tickets are priced at £18 for the Paddock Enclosure and £12 for the Course Enclosure. Racing starts at 13:50 with gates opening at 11:50.

Police investigate Newton Abbot burglary

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 08/30/2016 - 5:01pm

Police are investigating a burglary which took place at a property on Lonsdale Road, Newton Abbot on Sunday 28th August 2016 at around 2am.

The offender or offenders appear to have been disturbed while inside the dwelling.  The items stolen were a black handbag with dark blue Aspinal wallet and a purse inside.

Detective Constable Rich Jones said: “We wish to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard anyone acting suspiciously in the area at this time.

“We want to hear from you if you have any information about this incident.”

Evening racing

Event Date: 
31/08/2016 - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Newton Abbot Racecourse

Break up the working week with an evening of thrilling jumps racing at Newton Abbot Racecourse on Wednesday 31 August. A great way to enjoy a day out with the family before the summer holidays draw to a close, children aged 16 and under plus students with a valid student photo ID / NUS card enjoy free entry. Tickets are available online until 17:00 on Tuesday 30 August. Tickets will also be available to buy at the gate on the day. Tickets are priced at £18 for the Paddock Enclosure and £12 for the Course Enclosure. Racing starts at 17:05 with gates opening at 15:05.

Spend a Saturday afternoon at the races

Event Date: 
20/08/2016 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
Newton Abbot Racecourse

A great day out this summer holiday season, enjoy an afternoon of thrilling racing at Newton Abbot Racecourse on Saturday 20 August.

Treat the family to a day out in Devon – children aged 16 and under plus students with a valid student ID / NUS card enjoy free entry.

Racing starts at 14:00 with gates opening at 12:00. The last race takes place at 17:30.

Tickets are available online until 17:00 on Friday 19 August. There will be tickets available at the gate on the day.

Celebrate 150 years of racing excellence at Newton Abbot – Wednesday 10 August

Event Date: 
10/08/2016 - 12:15pm
Venue: 
Newton Abbot Racecourse

Join Newton Abbot Racecourse to celebrate 150 years of racing at their 150th anniversary fixture on Wednesday 10 August.

To mark this special occasion there will be a free goodie bag for the first 200 adults and a free gift for the first 200 children through the gates on the day, as well as free face painting for children in the Family Enclosure.

Racing starts at 14:10 and gates open at 12:10. The last race is 17:10. Tickets are available at the racecourse’s online ticket store until 17:00 on Tuesday 9 August.

Pedestrian seriously injured in A380 collision

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 08/01/2016 - 12:43pm

Police were called by the ambulance service shortly after 4am on Saturday 30th July 2016 with a report that a 24 year old male pedestrian had been in collision with a white Peugeot van on the A380.

The incident happened 1km south of the Penn Inn roundabout on the Torquay bound lane of the dual carriageway.

The pedestrian lives outside the force area. The driver of the van is 49 and from Dawlish.

The van was travelling towards Torquay and it appears that the pedestrian was crossing the carriageway towards the central reservation when he was struck by the vehicle.

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