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Penzance: body found in search for missing man

Officers in Penzance searching for missing man Stephen Carroll have confirmed a body has been found.

Police were called at around 10.15 this morning by a member of the public reporting that a man's body had been found in the woods near Polmennor Farm in Heamoor.

Formal identification has not yet been carried out but Stephen's family have been informed. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

55-year-old Stephen, from Penzance, was reported missing to police on Thursday 12 November.

A Christmas lights controversy in the West Country

While most people in the South West are admiring the Christmas light displays that are popping up in our town and city centres - the residents of two towns aren't being quite so complimentary.

No, in Tiverton and Penzance the displays look like pants - according to locals.

That's not their way of saying they look bad - they literally look like pants.

Penzance Credit: Mick & Karen Warne
Tiverton Credit: Apex News and Pictures

Teresa Fogarty of Penzance Town Council said:

"We got a lot of comments the first year they went up. It was quite hilarious people saw the funny side of it and it's quite quirky which fits in with Penzance, that's the kind of town we are, nobody's been offended by them not that I've heard, and it just adds to the fun of Christmas which is supposed to be a jolly time anyway."

– Teresa Fogarty, Penzance Town Council
Even in the cold light of day the Christmas lights in Penzance bear a strong resemblance to underwear. Credit: ITV News
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