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Launceston man arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Police have arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of sexual assault.

The man, from Launceston, has been released on police bail until 10 May.

Police are investigating the alleged sexual assault in Launceston after a man targeted two teenage girls in the town.

The girls, both aged 15, were sat on a bench in Dockacre Road when they were approached by an unknown man...

Woman dies after road traffic collision in Feniton

Authored by Matthew Vizard

At around 9.39pm on Thursday 18 April, a two vehicle road traffic collision occurred on an unclassified road on the approaches to the village of Feniton in East Devon.

The two vehicles involved were travelling in opposite directions.

One of the vehicles, a Renault Megane appears to have lost control and collided with the other, a Fiat Punto.

A woman front seat passenger...

OFT launches market study into providers of quick, discounted house sales

Authored by Matthew Vizard

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is today (18 April) launching a study into the 'quick house sale' market and is calling for people who have used, or considered using, these businesses to contact the OFT about their experiences.

Quick house sale providers offer to buy a house or find a third party buyer very quickly, usually at a discount from the full market value. While providers may...

Copplestone man charged with Help for heroes charity fraud

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Christopher Copeland aged 51 years from Copplestone, near Crediton has today, Wednesday 17 April been charged with 16 counts of fraud by false representation in connection with the Help for Heroes Charity.

He has been released on bail to appear before Exeter Magistrates Court on Wednesday 8 May.

Thousands turn out for the funeral of Baroness Thatcher

Authored by Matthew Vizard

A gun carriage bearing Baroness Thatcher's coffin made its way to from the Houses of Parliament to St Paul's Cathedral this morning in a ceremonial procession to her funeral. Thousands of people gathered along the route of the funeral procession, mostly to pay respects to the former Prime Minister (1979-1990), who passed away at the age of 87 following a stroke.

However, some boos have...

Proper investigation needed after pollution says RSPCA

Authored by Matthew Vizard

The RSPCA are calling for an investigation after a pollution spill harmed hundreds of seabirds for the second time in just two months.

More than 170 birds, mainly guillemots, were taken to the charity’s West Hatch wildlife centre in Taunton, Somerset, last week after being found washed up along the south coastline covered in a sticky substance. RSPCA inspectors rescued as many of the...

PCSO shot by BB gun in Torquay

Authored by Matthew Vizard

A 24-year-old man from Braddons Hill Road East, Torquay, is due to appear before Magistrates in Torquay this morning following an incident involving an imitation firearm.

Mark Cook was arrested at lunchtime on Monday 15 April 2013 after a Police Community Support Officer was hit by a ball bearing fired from a gun.

Officers attended an address in the road and made the arrest a...

Dog owners asked to keep their animals under control after a sheep attack

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Police in South Devon are reminding dog owners of the need to keep their animals under control following an attack on sheep in the Bala Brook area of South Brent in February 2013.

Police enquiries have yet to identify the white Jack Russell and a small brown Poodle/Terrier type dog that were chased off during the incident on 7 February. The sheep suffered minor injuries. A spokesperson...

Police continue search for missing Meryl Cameron

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Police are continuing to search for Meryl Cameron, missing from her home in Canonstown near Hayle.

She has not been seen for nearly two weeks and her car, a distinctive white soft top Renault Megan, registration number WK62 YMC, was found at Hells Mouth on the B3301 on the morning of Saturday 30th March.

Police are trying to establish her movements particularly from Thursday 28...

Appeal to locate man following assault in Newquay

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Police in Newquay are seeking to locate and arrest Frazer Rogers aged 28 years, in connection with an alleged assault which occurred in Newquay on Friday 5 April. Police say that all enquiries to date have failed to locate him.

Rogers is described as a white man, 5’11” in height, slim build, with short straight brown hair. He is known to frequent both Newquay and Truro.