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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.

TRAFFIC: Accident involving 7 vehicles on A30

There is queuing traffic and a road block after an accident involving 7 vehicles on the A30 Westbound at Jamaica Inn Road, Bolventor.

Cornwall Fire & Rescue said, "Members of the public travelling on the A30 at this time are advised of numerous collisions in the area, Fire, Police and Ambulance are on scene."

"Please travel at cautionary speed and be aware of conditions."

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Girls approached by black car and asked if they 'wanted a lift home'

Two girls, aged 9 and 11, have been approached by two men in a car asking if they wanted a lift home, police in Gloucester say.

The girls, one of them on a scooter, were playing outside the Moorfield Road flats in Brockworth when a black car pulled up alongside them.

They declined the offer and there was no attempt to reach out to them. The incident happened at around 4.30pm on Tuesday.

The driver is described as black and 'quite old' with an eastern European accent and was wearing a denim jacket while the passenger is white or mixed heritage with a 'wrinkly face'.

Police are asking anyone who saw the black car - which they say may have been a Renault Clio - to call 101 quoting incident number 340 on 21 February 2017.

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