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Travel Update: Downed BT pole on A388 causes heavy congestion

A car has hit a telegraph pole on the A388 near the Swingletree. The pole is now down resting on the bonnet of the car and and vehicles are slowing passing the incident.

Devon and Cornwall Police say that the road will take some time to clear and there is currently heavy traffic and congestion.

A diversion is currently in place, however it is only suitable for smaller vehicles. Motorists are advised to try and avoid the area if possible.

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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

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Appeal for help finding Cornish teen

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Police are appealing for help in finding a woman from Cornwall who hasn't been seen for three days.

Celeste Smith, 19, who's from Saltash, was last seen on Tuesday 31st January at around 6pm.

Police who put out the appeal wrote: "Celeste, you are in no trouble. We are concerned for you and want to ensure you are ok. Please get in touch."

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