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Man's body found in Mendip woods

Avon & Somerset Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in Stockhill Wood, Priddy, at 2:30pm on Friday 21 October.

Police do not yet know how the man died, but say it is not suspicious. They are offering help and support to the man's next of kin.

He was found after an extensive search yesterday, involving a large number of police officers and a mountain rescue team.

The body was found in Stockhill Wood, near Priddy. Credit: ITV West Country

'Suspicious device' leaves major road cordoned off in Newton Abbot

A road close to Newton Abbot town centre has been closed in both directions after what police describe as a 'suspicious device' was found at a property.

Tudor Street has now been closed off and a 200 metre cordon is in place around the site.

The A381 East Street has also been closed between King Street and Powderham Road.

The police are yet to comment further.

Foot found near Truro may belong to missing man

A dog walker has discovered part of a human foot inside a walking boot, which may be relevant to the search for missing Penryn man Lee Gilbert.

The boot was found in Nansavallan Woods near Truro at around 5pm on Thursday 20 October. Police do not know who the foot belongs to but they have informed the mother of local missing man, Lee Gilbert, of the discovery and are offering her support.

Mr Gilbert, aged 39 and from Penryn, may have been wearing walking boots when he disappeared on Thursday 9 June 2016 from Truro Station.

Police are continuing to search Nansavallan Woods but say there are no suspicious circumstances.

Missing man Lee Gilbert. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police
CCTV images of Lee Gilbert at Truro Station on 9 June. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police


Woman found in sea off Torquay dies in hospital

Map showing the location of the rescue, just off Torquay in South Devon. Credit: ITV West Country

A woman found floating in the sea just off Torquay has died in hospital, according to police.

A passer-by alerted emergency services to a body floating in the water near the steps at Meadfoot Beach in just after 11pm on Friday 21 October.

Police and paramedics pulled her from the sea and treated her at the scene. She was taken to Torbay Hospital but later died.

The woman was in her forties and lived locally. Her next of kin have been informed but police have not yet released her name.

Video catches high speed chase through Glastonbury

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A dashcam has caught the moment a car careered though the centre of Glastonbury earlier this week, with a police car in hot pursuit.

The silver car bursts out of Benedict Street into Market Place. It nearly loses control as it turns up the High Street, at one point crossing over to the wrong side of the road.

The junction of Wells Road and the High Street was later closed because of a collision but it is unclear whether the two incidents are related.

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