Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.
Crime Warning for Devon and Cornwall Police
4:22pm 27th June 2012
(Updated 4:22pm 27th June 2012)
The government insists crime in Cornwall is not going up because police numbers are going down.
It rose three percent across the southwest last year, as a hundred officers were taken off the streets.
Policing minister Nick Herbert reckon it is not an excuse.
He said: "Devon and Cornwall know that they have a challenge, and that they need to get back on top of crime and deliver the reductions in crime that we had previously seen in the previous three years."
Mr Herbert adds other areas are managing it: "For example, Cambridgeshire has experienced a five point four percent fall in police officer numbers, about the same as Devon and Cornwall, but has successfully delivered a nine percent reduction in crime."
Share This StoryTweet
UPDATE: Narrow Cornish Road - Lorry Gets Stuck
Cornwall News: It took almost 24 hours to move it at Pentewan
'Half a million' women protest against Donald Trump in Washington
National News: Up to half a million women are expected to join a protest in Washington against Donald Trump's presidency, after an estimated 100,000 people gathered in London.
Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015
Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.
T2: Trainspotting sequel wins over critics
Showbiz News: Trainspotting's long-awaited sequel T2 has won over most critics' hearts, but expectations were far from great.
Suspects held over £58m airport diamond heist in Amsterdam
World News: Seven people have been arrested in connection with one of the world's biggest diamond heists in which more than £58m of uncut gems were snatched in an armed hold-up more than a decade ago.
Defending champion stunned by wild card at Australian Open
Sports News: Novak Djokovic's hopes of a record-breaking seventh Australian Open title were shattered by an inspired Denis Istomin in a five-set thriller on Thursday.
US Congress broadcast interrupted by Russian channel RT
Strange News: An online broadcast of a US network from the floor of the House of Representatives has been bizarrely interrupted by the Russian news site RT.