A Flybe pilot has been arrested on suspicion of being over the alcohol limit. The pilot, from Crediton in Devon, was due to fly from Newquay Airport in Cornwall to London Gatwick on Wednesday morning (29 October) when he was held.
Eagle-eyed cameraman Matt Mulcrone spotted a shark-like fish in the background of a shot which interviewing a diver by the breakwater in Brixham.
He thought it was a dogfish. The diver, Ian Russell from Bristol, followed it and was able to pick it up. He identified it as a rare blue shark and told ITV News West Country he was thrilled as he had never seen anything like it in 12 years of diving off the South Devon coast.
He immediately returned it to the water and encouraged it to swim away.
Passengers arriving at Newquay Airport in Cornwall today have been reacting to the news that a pilot from Devon was arrested on suspicion of being over the alcohol limit while preparing to fly.
A 48 year old man, from Copplestone, near Crediton, Devon, was arrested on suspicion of over the prescribed limit for carrying out duties to prepare to fly yesterday (29 October). He has since been bailed until 8 December.
Police in North Devon are appealing for witnesses after a serious crash in Appledore.
It took place just after 9.30am yesterday morning (Wednesday 29 October) on the A386 Churchill Way, in Appledore, opposite Appledore Football Club.
A Ford Fiesta car travelling towards Northam, driven by a local woman hit a 13-year-old local girl who was crossing the road.
The girl was taken to the North Devon District Hospital but later transferred to Frenchay Hospital near Bristol where her condition is described as stable.
A Flybe pilot was taken off his passenger plane and arrested on suspicion of being over the alcohol limit just before he was due to take off.
The pilot was due to fly from Newquay Airport in Cornwall to London Gatwick on yesterday morning before he was removed for the breath test.
Police were alerted after a fellow crew member on the Exeter-based Flybe flight became concerned.
A 48 year old man, from Copplestone, near Crediton, Devon, was arrested and taken to Newquay police station.
He has since been bailed until 8 December.
Passengers were delayed by five hours.
A Flybe pilot from Devon has been arrested on suspicion of being over the alcohol limit while preparing to fly.
The 48-year-old pilot from Crediton was due to fly from Newquay Airport in Cornwall to London Gatwick on Wednesday morning when he was held.
The flight was then cancelled and passengers faced delays of up to five hours, with some missing connections.
The man has yet to be charged and was later released on police bail until December 8.
A Flybe spokesman said: "Flybe can confirm that one of its pilots volunteered to help the police with their inquiries at Newquay Airport yesterday.
"The airline is not able to comment further while the police investigation is taking place."
The alcohol limit for pilots, air crew and air traffic controllers is 20mg per 100ml of blood. The drink drive limit in the UK for motorists is 80mg per 100ml of blood.
Fog is affecting flights to and from the West Country. Passengers are being advised to check in as normal.
LANDS END AIRPORT All flights are currently on hold.
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NEWQUAY AIRPORT Skybus flights to and from the Isles of Scilly are currently on hold.
The A3072 at Bickleigh is blocked near the A396 Exeter Road. A large lorry has got stuck on a narrow stretch of road by Bickleigh Castle. Police on scene are turning vehicles around.
The mist will soon clear but there will be cloud with perhaps some patchy light rain along the western facing coast.
This will tend to dry out this afternoon with most places dry. A little brightness to the end of the day.
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