Local policing priorities for Wadebridge Town

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Consultation with the community has identified the following priorities in this neighbourhood.


Parking on the Pavements

These appears to be an increase on the number of reported incidents whereby drivers think it is acceptable to park their car on the pavement. This is not the case and in a bid to tackle this Wadebridge Police will be dealing with these offenders robustly.

Warning notices and fixed penalty tickets will be issued to these offending vehicles.

Remember :- 'Pavements are for People'

Issued 11 March, 2019


Anti-Social Behaviour in Wadebridge

We have had reports of Anti-Social behaviour in and around Wadebridge.


Issued 4 July, 2018

Action taken

Update: 11 March 2019 - 'Have Your Say'

Recently, PCSO Pete Sobye was joined by Cornwall Councillor Karen McHugh and ASB Caseworker, Sarah Dundon and together they carried out doorstop 'Have Your Say' surveys in the area.

We are waiting for these forms to be collected and we can then analyse the responses and form a working plan to tackle any issues.

Update: 11 March 2019 - Further Reports of ASB

Police have received further reports of anti-social behaviour involving youths in and around the areas of Southern Way, The Platt, Jubilee field and Egloshayle Park. Vulnerable victims have been targeted with eggs being thrown, verbal abuse and other criminal acts.

Officers are increasing patrols in the area and ask for your assistance in reporting any such incidents and those involved to us.


Update: 11 March 2019 - Update on ASB

Police are monitoring reports of anti-social behaviour within the Wadebridge town area. To ensure we have a true picture of the problem, Police undertook a ‘Primary Tasking’ throughout November to monitor the situation. The tasking was for further patrols during the evenings. (When operational policing allowed) I am pleased to report that although we had a one report of ASB, all other engagements with some of our local young people were very positive. A few even enjoyed having a look and taking some pictures inside the police van.

  With the colder weather, we have noticed that a number of young people do congregate outside the Co-op. We are assuming that this is to stay out of the wet. However, if any further problems are reported, we do encourage the public to continue to report, so we can take positive action.   

Update: 11 March 2019 - ASB update 02/02/2019

Wadebridge Police are aware that there may have been some incidents of Anti-Social behaviour in the area near the Co-op during the period of snowfall.

We are asking that any incidents of ASB in the Wadebridge area are reported directly to police via either the 101 telephone system or email to 101@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk.

It appears that reports of ASB are being reported to social media sites like 'Love Wadebridge' and not being reported to the local policing team. For us to take positive action we need these reports and any witnesses willing to provide their details to keep us informed.  

Some really positive news: Our new 'Neighbourhood Beat Manager', PC Amy Honeywill has joined us in Wadebridge. She has already been out on foot patrol meeting the local community and is looking forward to some positive engagement in the coming weeks.

The local policing teams will continue to patrol the local areas identified at potential hotspots.

Sgt Sue Honeywill


Update: 11 March 2019 - Update 11/03/2019

Wadebridge Police attended the Wadebridge Pubwatch meeting recently. There, we showed the licensees present, examples of fake ID which can be bought on the internet. Some examples were 'Driving Permit', 'National ID Card' among others.

In a warning to those in posession of these cards, and who use them to obtain alcohol when underage, Police reassured those present that they could sieze these cards and refuse the sale. Police would attend and collect the cards for destruction on a regular basis.

This also appears to be a possible way in which some are obtaining alcohol and tobacco products while underage and increasing the amount of ASB in Wadebridge by consuming the alcohol on the streets.

This behaviour will not be tolerated and anyone underage found in posession of alcohol of cigarettes / tobacco, they will be dealt with robustly.

Actioned 11 March, 2019


Targeting the unlawful supply of Controlled Drugs

Like many towns and cities across the country, Wadebridge, Bodmin and surrounding areas has seen a rise in the supply of controlled drugs linked to ‘County Lines’ Organised Crime Groups. 

We are working hard to target suppliers and dealers and so far in February we have executed 3 Misuse of Drugs Act Warrants at premises in the town, removing drugs and weapons from the streets of Wadebridge and surrounding areas. 

We still need your help to tackle this threat to our community.  We need information about people who you suspect might be involved in drugs activity,  vehicles and phones used by them and any addresses they might be using to store drugs and the proceeds of crime. 

Please report any suspicious activity or where you have any concerns that a family member or friend might be at risk due to taking drugs. 

This isn’t just a police issue, it is a community one and we need your help to rid our community of these criminals who make a living by exploiting vulnerable people. 

You can contact us by phone on 101 (999 in an emergency),  by email using the links on our force website or by approaching an officer in the street, or a member of our organisation who you might know. 

Alternatively you can make an anonymous report via Crime Stoppers by phoning 0800 555 111. 

 Thank you for your help.

Issued 23 February, 2018

Action taken

Update: 11 March 2019 - Another Positive Drugs Warrant 23/01/19

Further Positive Drugs Warrant Executed – on 23rd January 2019 a Misuse of Drugs Act Warrant was executed at a residential property in Bodmin. 

A quantity of Class A Drugs were seized and a male has been interviewed and released pending further enquiries. 

We continue to target the dealers and are grateful for any information the public are able to give us to assist in this.

Update: 11 March 2019 - Cannabis grow located

Police attended an address in Wadebridge and located a large cannabis grow in progress. Early indications are that the drug siezed could have a street value of over £40,000. A man was arrested at the scene and has been released under investigation.

Update: 11 March 2019 - Further Positive Drugs Warrants Conducted




Two further drugs warrants have been conducted by police this month in the Bodmin Area. One on the 30th November and the second on the 6th December 2018.  Targeting the unlawful supply of drugs will remain our priority- if anyone has any information which may assist us, please get in touch. You can email 101@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Thank You


Update: 11 March 2019 - Police continue to target dealers but need your help

Targeting organised crimes groups, who unlawfully supply controlled drugs, remains a top priority. We continue to crack down on dealers in the area but need information from the pubic to improve the intelligence picture. Please contact us with any information that might be helpful.

Update: 11 March 2019 - Targeting the Unlawful supply of Controlled Drugs


On 8th August a Misuse of Drugs Act Warrant was executed at a residential property in Wadebridge resulting in the seizure of a quantity of Class B Drugs and the arrest of two people.  Work continues to target the dealers in the area.


Update: 11 March 2019 - Update 11/03/2019

Although we are still receiving intelligence reports on drugs activity in and around Wadebridge, we still need more, to enable us to carry out warrants and other pro-active operations.


Please keep the information coming in by the following means:-

email :- wadebridge@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk

Crimestoppers :- 0800 555111 (anonymously)

Telephone :- 101

Actioned 11 March, 2019

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