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Pensioner arrested after suspicious death in Cornwall

An 88-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an elderly woman was found dead in Cornwall.

Police attended the scene in St Merryn at around 1.30pm yesterday.

The woman, who is in her 80s, was found dead at the home.

Devon and Cornwall Police have said the death is being treated as suspicious.

"An 88-year-old man, from Padstow, was arrested on suspicion of murder and is in police custody.

"Officers have yet to formally identify the woman. Her next of kin have been informed."

– Devon and Cornwall Police

Man taken to hospital after being trapped in van by falling tree

The main road to Torpoint from South East Cornwall is closed this morning, following an accident.

One man was trapped inside a van by a falling tree. He's now been freed and taken to Derriford hospital with leg injuries which are believed to be 'superficial'.

Fire crews from Saltash, Torpoint and Bodmin are in attendance, along with the ambulance service and police.

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