Police find body in search for teenager

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 08/07/2016 - 7:45pm

Officers searching for Nathan Wood, who went missing in Totnes on Friday 5 August, have found a body in the River Dart.

The body was discovered by police divers at around 12pm on Sunday 7 August.

Formal identification has not yet taken place but Nathan’s family have been informed.

Detectives from Totnes CID will carry out a full investigation into the circumstances of the teenager’s death and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

Police search for missing Devon teenager

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 08/06/2016 - 6:23am

Police are appealing for information about a missing teenage boy who was last seen near the River Dart in Totnes.

Officers have been searching for 16-year-old Nathan Wood, from the Paignton area, after he went missing while out with a group of female friends on Friday 5 August.

Nathan was last seen in the Swallowfields area of Totnes, at the Dartington Hall end of the River Dart and the back of King Edward the Sixth Community College, at around 6pm.

Paignton Championship Dog Show

Event Date: 
06/08/2016 - 10:00pm to 09/08/2016 - 10:00pm
Westpoint, Exeter

The Paignton Championship Dog Show will be returning to Westpoint this summer. The event itself is a qualifying show for Crufts and an ideal opportunity to meet Champion Dogs and dog lovers alike. Paignton Championship Dog Show will exhibit 163 breeds of dog.

Agility will be taking place on all four days and obedience classes will be held on the last show day.

Event Dates:

1st August: Gundogs and Terriers
2nd August: Hounds
3rd August: Pastoral and Working
4th August: Utility and Toy

Man charged with Devon murder

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 06/27/2016 - 10:35am

A man has been charged with murder following the death of a 30-year-old woman in Paignton on Thursday 23 June 2016.

Toryino Williams, 22, of Winner Street, Paignton, has been charged with the murder of Agnieszka Malgorzata Szymura.

He appeared before Plymouth Magistrates’ Court on Saturday 25 June and was remanded in custody to appear at Exeter Crown Court on Monday 27 June.

Agnieszka’s next of kin has been informed.

Devon man beats adversity to follow his dreams

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 04/06/2016 - 3:29pm

Father of two, Nick Webb, from Paignton, suffered a serious injury back in 2014, and lost the use of his arm. 

He underwent reconstructive surgery, and with an extensive recovery period he had to give up on his successful landscaping career. 

Determined not to be beaten, Nick used this career break to pursue his lifelong interest in the arts, and Salokin Photo Art was born.

Nick remembers being in utter shock and panic, and was left wondering how he was going to support his young family. 

Appeal after serious hit and run in Devon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 01/01/2016 - 10:16am

Between 0215 and 0227 hours on Friday 01st January 2016, there was a serious hit and run incident on the A380 KINGS ASH ROAD, PAIGNTON, DEVON.

What has been described as a Dark Green Ford Motorcar was travelling on the A380 from MARLDON WAY towards TWEENAWAY JUNCTION in southerly direction. Just prior to LUSCOMBE LANE, the Green car has collided with a male pedestrian who was walking with his family.

As a result of the collision, the male pedestrian received serious injuries and the Green car failed to stop at the scene.

Driver caught speeding near Exeter jailed

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 08/08/2015 - 5:17am

A man who was caught driving dangerously near Exeter has been jailed.

Jonathan Bumford, 25, from Paignton, was sentenced to three months in prison at Exeter Crown Court on Friday (7 August), having pleaded guilty to dangerous driving.

Bumford was charged with dangerous driving following an incident Sunday 24 August 2014 when he drove his Mitsubishi car during the early hours of the morning through a police road block on the C19 road at Haldon Hill.

Pedestrian killed in Devon hit and run named

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 08/04/2015 - 10:59am

The pedestrian who died following a hit and run incident on the A380 in Newton Abbot on Sunday 26 July has been identified.

The victim has been named as Gareth Robert Toms, a 30-year-old from Paignton, who was also known as Frank Hunter.

Police were called at around 1.30am following reports of a collision involving a pedestrian on the A380 Torquay Road near the junction with Aller Brake Road.

Prior to the incident, police had received reports of a man walking in the road, from the direction of Penn Inn roundabout.

Man dies after being restrained by police

Authored by George Dawson
Posted: Sun, 05/03/2015 - 1:38pm

Devon and Cornwall Police have reffered an incident to the Police Complaints Commission after a man died in hospital folling an incident in which he was restrained by officers.

The 38-year-old man - died in hospital following an incident in Paignton.

The incident happened at around 9pm on Wednesday 29th April when police were called to a disturbance outside of the bar on the Esplanade in Paignton involving an altercation between two men and door staff.

Summer set to start with a flumin’ good bang!

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:47pm

Get ready to ‘ooh’ and ‘ahhh’ on Goodrington Sands this May Day Bank Holiday weekend as Splashdown Quaywest open its doors for the summer with an Opening Weekend Firework Extravaganza, free for visitors and residents alike.

As darkness falls on Saturday 2nd May, watch in awe as Splashdown’s annual Firework show returns for its 2nd year. From 9.15pm, enjoy a stunning show full of spectacular colours and a truly wonderful display managed by renowned firework technicians Firemagic UK.