'Suspicious man' wanted by police attempts to enter Lympstone Commando base


Oct 23, 2008
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Man arrested after trying to gain access to high security military training camp near Exeter

Alex RichardsDeputy News Editor

Updated06:49, 8 JAN 2018

A suspicious man, also wanted by police, has been arrested after attempting to enter Lympstone Commando Base this afternoon.

A National Police Air Service Helicopter was called to the incident at 4.15pm.

A spokesperson for the force says the white man, aged 36, was wanted on a police warrant.

He attempted to gain access to the high security camp before fleeing the scene. Ground and air units pursued.

He is not local, and has no fixed address.

Devon & Cornwall Police say they do not believe the incident is terror related.upload_2018-1-8_11-8-43.gif


Police update:

Police have shared further details on the incident:

Police have confirmed that the man was not in possession of any weapons.

He was carrying a rucksack upon arrest.

He was wanted on warrant for a breach of a court order.

Devon & Cornwall Police Statement - confirming the man was wanted by police

A suspicious white male atttempted to enter Lympstone Commando and was challenged.

The staff were ‘unhappy’ about the man’s behaviour and reported to police.

The man, aged 36, had wandered off down a cycle trail near Lympstone Commando train station.

An NPAS helicopter located him.

The man was wanted by police on a warrant, and has no fixed abode and is not local to the East Devon area.

He is reportedly a ‘drifter’ - travelling around the UK.


"Crikey mate"

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Nov 5, 2012
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Very interesting!

Someone needs to tell him to go to an AFCO not just turn up at Lympstone :D