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Frome cinema fire was 'started deliberately'

Police believe a fire at a disused cinema in Frome was started deliberately.

Fire crews were called out to Westway Cinema on Cork Street just after one o'clock this morning (Sunday 23 October) after a member of the public heard the alarm going and saw smoke coming from the building.

The cinema - on the first floor of the Westway Precinct - had been closed since March but was undergoing renovation.

Map showing location of the Westway Cinema in central Frome. Credit: ITV West Country

Suspicious device in Devon 'not viable' say police

Tudor Road in Newton Abbot was cordoned off earlier today. Credit: ITV News

A suspicious device found at a property in Newton Abbot was 'not viable' say police.

Counter-terrorism officers and officers from Devon and Cornwall Police and the Metropolitan Police had cordoned off the property earlier as part of an investigation into a separate suspicious item found on the London Underground on Thursday.

The cordon has been lifted and residents from the evacuated properties are returning to their homes. Police are continuing forensic work at the scene.

A 19-year-old man arrested on Friday in London remains in custody.


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.

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