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Could missing Ryan be in Bath?

Ryan Ranson bought a ticket to Bath Spa at Paddington station on Friday Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police say a teenager who has been missing for almost a week could be in the Bath area.

Ryan Ranson from Ivybridge was reported missing after failing to turn up for work at Devonport Dockyard on Tuesday 20 January.

The 17-year-old was last seen on CCTV using his bank card at a cash point machine at Paddington train station in London, on Friday 23 January, shortly before 10.15am.

He bought a ticket to Bath Spa station.

Officers are making enquiries in Bath and London, as well as in Torbay and Blackpool after Ryan’s bank card was used there last week before he travelled to Paddington.

It’s been nearly a week now since Ryan went missing and his family are extremely concerned about him.

This is the first time he has gone missing and his disappearance is completely out of character.

There have been no sightings of Ryan since last Friday in London. We don’t know whether he is now in Bath, has returned to Devon or has gone somewhere else.

We are continuing to make enquiries to find him and would like to speak to anyone who sees Ryan or knows where he is.

– PC Rebecca Lockley, Devon & Cornwall Police


Devon and Cornwall police to lose 800 jobs

How many officers will be left on the streets after the cuts? Credit: ITV West Country News

Devon and Cornwall police say they will have to lose 800 jobs over the next four years.

They have to make £44 million worth of cuts by 2019, with control rooms and administrative roles joining the Dorset police force.

However Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg is concerned that the cuts will take the number of police officers below the minimum he believes is necessary.


George Osborne sets sail in Newquay to win votes

The Chancellor getting to grips with spider crabs Credit: ITV West Country News

The Chancellor was getting to grips with spider crabs this morning as the Conservative launches a major campaign to win votes in key marginal seats.

The Newquay seat was won by a majority of 1300 in what was a new seat in the 2010 election . The boat he was on was called the Reaper.

Ominous for the Conservatives? The boat was called Reaper Credit: ITV West Country News

Police say missing teenager could be near Torquay

Ryan Ranson has been missing since last Tuesday Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police are continuing to search for a teenager from Ivybridge who has been missing since last Tuesday.

Ryan Ranson was last seen after he was dropped off at work at Devonport Dockyard. His family say his disappearance is completely out of character.

Officers believe the 17-year-old may be in the Torquay area after his bank card was used at a cash point machine on The Strand on Wednesday afternoon.

Police are urging people to come forward who have any information about Ryan's whereabouts.

He may have used public transport to get to Torquay from Plymouth, and we are appealing to anyone who has seen him or knows where he is now to get in touch.

– Jonathan Ross, Devon & Cornwall Police

Chancellor to set out economic plan for South West

George Osborne will set out the economic plan for the South West Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

George Osborne is in the South West this morning and is expected to unveil his long term plans for the the region.

The Chancellor who is meeting with fishermen in Newquay will be joined by The Prime Minister later on today.

The plan will set measures to get over 150,000 more people into work, and increase the size of the regional economy in real terms by £6.4bn by 2030 (the equivalent of over £1000 per person). He will also announce £10m of funding for projects across the region through the coastal communities fund. The Chancellor will say that by working through a long term plan 'the future is bright in the south west'

– HM Treasury Spokesperson
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