Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.
Cornwall's Police Car Damages
10:07am 24th July 2014
It has been revealed that officers not using their handbrakes properly is costing police in Cornwall and Devon thousands of pounds.
The force has shelled out 30 thousand on damage to patrol cars and other property in the last six months.
A warning has been sent out to all staff.
Deputy Chief Constable Bill Skelly said: "Over the past year there have been seven incidents where a police vehicle has been damaged or it caused damage to other property as a result of the handbrake not being applied correctly.
"While the number of incidents is relatively low considering the force operates more than 1000 vehicles there is a public safety issue as well as a financial cost.
"Due to the large number of officers and staff who have access to police vehicles, based across two counties, a message was published on the force intranet to remind staff that even though they operate in challenging circumstances, often having to leave their vehicles quickly dealing with emergency incidents, public safety is critical.
"Not only that but every penny counts and we must do all that we can to make sure we spend public money wisely, avoiding any unnecessary expense whenever possible - this is one of those occasions."10:07am 24th July 2014
Share This StoryTweet
Woman Dies In House Fire
'Brave' neighbour attempted to rescue her in Wadebridge
WATCH: The Weird Moment Thousands Of Birds Descend On A Cornish Village
It looks like something out of a horror film - but locals were horrified by the mess it left...
Cornwall Man Accused Of Child Murder
Cornwall News: Matthew Scully-Hicks denies killing adoptive daughter
Squatters braced for eviction over Buckingham Palace security
National News: Squatters in a seven-storey building just metres away from Buckingham Palace are preparing for the prospect of eviction after being branded a possible risk to the Queen's security.
Foo Fighters to headline at Glastonbury 2017
Showbiz News: The Foo Fighters have been announced as headliners for Glastonbury Festival 2017.
French prosecutors launch judicial inquiry into Francois Fillon 'fake jobs' claims
World News: French prosecutors have opened a judicial inquiry into claims Francois Fillon gave his wife a "fake job".
Rory McIlroy says game of golf with Donald Trump not 'an endorsement'
Sports News: Rory McIlroy has defended his decision to play golf with Donald Trump after a flood of criticism and abuse, saying it "was, quite simply, a round of golf".
Men and women 'need different things' to keep friendships alive
Strange News: Your ability to keep long-distance friendships alive may depend on your gender, according to a new study.