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Missing Kallum Barritt found safe and well

15-year-old Kallum Barritt from Plymouth has been found safe and well. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police say a 15-year-old boy who went missing from Plymouth has been found. Kallum Barritt hadn't been seen since this morning and officers were concerned for his welfare.

They can now report that he is safe and well and have thanked people for their help.

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Police hunt for bogus charity collector who stole from an elderly blind woman in Plymouth

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Devon and Cornwall Police are hunting for a bogus charity collector who stole money from an elderly blind woman in her Plymouth home.

Officers say the 79-year-old woman was visited on Wednesday by a man who said he was selling items on behalf of a dyslexia charity.

He invited himself in and remained at her home for around 45 minutes, insisting that she buy household products which she did not need.

She eventually gave in and handed over her purse for goods worth no more than £25 but the thief took all of the banknotes from her purse – totalling £150 – before making off from the property.

The man is described as well-spoken with a south east accent.

This is an appalling crime; stealing from an elderly blind woman has to be the lowest of the low. We are appealing to anyone who may have seen this man going door-to-door in the Leigham area on that day or since to come forward and contact police before this man steals from any other vulnerable victim.

– PC Ian Bell, Plymouth Local Investigation Team

Campaign to make Plymouth healthier and happier continues

Thrive Plymouth aims to narrow the gap in the health status between people in the city. Credit: ITV West Country

The latest phase in a campaign to make Plymouth a healthier and happier city begins today.

Thrive Plymouth is a 10-year programme which aims to narrow the gap in the health status between people in the city.

The project is entering its fourth year and monitors lifestyle behaviours like smoking, drinking, diet and inactivity.

The latest phase will focus on improving mental well-being by promoting the five ways to wellbeing in Plymouth.

There is currently a considerable life expectancy gap between different communities in Plymouth. Closing that gap is crucial to the city thriving and an outstanding quality of life being enjoyed by everyone.

– Thrive Plymouth


Plymouth Argyle 'Show Racism The Red Card'

Students will put questions about racism to players from Argyle’s first team. Credit: ITV West Country

A project where professional footballers help promote racial understanding is being launched in Plymouth.

‘Show Racism The Red Card’ is being supported by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Plymouth Argyle Football Club will host students from the city as they take part in workshops exploring stereotypes and hate crime.

The students can then put questions about racism and ethnicity to players from Argyle’s first team.

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