Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Shane Milton, aged 23, who was living in Exmouth at the time he offended, started sending sexual messages to the 13-year-old schoolgirl within minutes of her accepting his Facebook friend request and carried on despite her telling him her age on six different occasions. Milton has been sent on a sex offenders’ treatment course.

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Nathan Fowler, aged 20, of Ryll Grove, Exmouth, was part of a group of drunken men who set upon a male guest attending a wedding party. He admitted affray at Exeter Crown Court and was jailed for eight months, suspended for two years, and ordered to do 80 hours unpaid community work.

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Exmouth man, Kenneth Armour, aged 55, has been sent to hospital under the Mental Health Act after he admitted possession of a firearm and a bladed article; Armour was made subject of a hospital order with restriction on his release under the Mental Health Act by Judge Erik Salomonsen.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Drug dealer Frank Searle, of Topsham, took a two-year-old child with him on a trip to sell drugs; Searle has been jailed after the buyer turned out to be an undercover police officer.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Exmouth: judge’s dismay that prisoner who was freed early started bar brawl. Joshua Hempstead, from Withycombe Raleigh, should still have been in prison serving a previous sentence when he started a fracas in a pub in Exmouth by dropping his trousers and flashing his genitals at a woman. He has been jailed for 18 months for admitting affray.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

When EU officials tweeted a picture of a plume of white smoke rising from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, the message became clear; the first phase of Brexit negotiations had come to an end.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Carpet cleaning companies that ripped off elderly customers in Exmouth, charging pensioners hundreds of pounds, have been fined just £20 at Exeter Crown Court because the firms have gone bust.

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Freezing conditions are forecast across the county and road surface temperatures are expected to plummet to as low -2C from tonight. Devon County Council’s warned of overnight freezing conditions on Friday, January 5, and also on Saturday and Sunday nights (January 6 and 7).

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

As a twist on the traditional end-of-year news review, the Journal presents a quiz testing how much you remember from stories we’ve covered during 2017.

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Joseph Hampton, aged 31, from Torquay, was caught in Exmouth after being monitored by police who became aware he was using chat rooms, so created a fictional 13-year-old girl named Libby. He was jailed for seven and a half months by Recorder Mr Jonathan Barnes at Exeter Crown Court and ordered to sign on the sex offenders’ register for a further ten years.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Afternoon drinking session led to a series of ‘vicious’ street fights in Littleham, Exeter Crown Court heard.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Scott Tigwell, a 28-year-old Afghan veteran who served in 4 Rifles but who moved back to Exmouth after leaving the forces in 2015, has been jailed for eight months after he admitted attacking and beating his girlfriend. Tigwell, of Cunningahm Road, Exmouth, was jailed at Exeter Crown Court.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Polish burglar Lukas Boboic, who was in the UK illegally after being deported for 23 previous crimes, has been jailed for three and a half years after he admitted 15 burglaries - some in Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton. He stole more than £100,000 worth of jewellery and cash from pensioners’ homes across Devon.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Alistair McKenzie, from Exeter, was found with a large kitchen knife in a rucksack when police arrested him for stealing mobile phones from a stall in Exmouth market. McKenzie, aged 45, of Norman Mews, Exeter, admitted possessing a knife in public and was jailed for ten months by Judge Erik Salomonsen.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

A 13-year-old burglar broke into an Exmouth home and left a poo in the toilet for the owners to find.

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Monday, November 6, 2017

A group of three people have admitted taking part in an attack on a drunken man which left him with serious injuries.

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Heroin addict Michael Pring, aged 31, from Budleigh Salterton, was jailed at Exeter Crown Court after he plagued shops in Newton Abbot by stealing items, such a meat, which were easy to resell so he could generate cash to spend on drugs; the crimes were committed a fortnight after he received a suspended sentence for identical offences.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Malcolm Norwood, who lived in Brixington, Exmouth, before moving to Exeter, was caught selling drugs twice in the space of five weeks near his home, working with a female friend on the second occasion. At Exeter Crown Court Norwood admitted possession of heroin and cocaine with intent to supply. A judge told Norwood he faces a long jail sentence

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

A delivery driver who waved a sheath knife around in a pub in Exmouth has been warned he will go to jail if he is found with a weapon in public again.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Sean White pleaded guilty at Exeter Crown Court to dangerous driving after ramming a police car in Exeter in July 2017.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Joshua Conabeare was sentenced to pay £100 in damages compensation after stealing a bus from Exmouth Bus Station.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

An Exmouth 16 year old has admitted taking a Stagecoach bus before crashing it into traffic lights in Gypsy Lane in July.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

A retired Army officer found hanged at his Topsham home had been haunted by what he saw in combat, an inquest heard. Former Lt Col Michael Russell also suffered from anxiety and depression and was grieving for his wife of 32 years, who died after being terminally ill.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Exmouth man Steven Reeves, aged 32, has been jailed for five years for the ‘brutal’ rape of a young woman after an all night drink and drugs party

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Monday, July 31, 2017

An Exmouth man found guilty of rape has been remanded in custody and will be sentenced next week

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A 42-year-old rough sleeper, who was found with a knife after a fight where an Exmouth teenager was injured, has been spared jail and ordered to sort out his alcohol problem.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

A 22-year-old man from Exmouth who sent sexts - explicit texts - to an underage girl, has been handed a suspended jail sentence and ordered to attend a sex offenders’ programme and rehabilitation by a judge at Exeter Crown Court

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Keith Rose, 68, who was convicted of the 1981 murder of Juliet Rowe, has taken his case to the High Court

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Monday, July 10, 2017

A coach driver jailed for working excessive hours was found out while he was spot-checked taking a party of tourists to Exmouth

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A jailed killer and former escapee is fighting for a move to a softer prison after arguing it would be cheaper for the taxpayer to keep him in a less secure cell.

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