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Man due in court over attempted raid on jewellers

Armed police were called to Coopers Jewellery in Barnstaple after an attempted robbery on 28 Credit: ITV News West Country

A man is due before magistrates this morning, charged in connection with an attempted armed raid on a jewellery shop in Barnstaple.

18-year-old Benjamin Barton from Bideford has been charged with attempted armed robbery and possession of an imitation firearm in connection with a raid at Coopers Jewellery on 28 May.


Investigation after death of Cornish schoolgirl

Police say the death of a pupil at Perranporth Community Primary School is not suspicious Credit: Perranporth C P School

A seven-year-old girl has died after collapsing at a school in North Cornwall.

It happened at Perranporth School yesterday lunchtime, 1 July. She was taken to Royal Cornwall Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police are investigating but say her death is not suspicious.

Today's sports day has been cancelled but no reason has been given.


Heatwave holiday: tourist surge for the South West

Devon is the place to go this summer. Credit: ITV News

The heatwave has led to a surge in last minute visitors looking for holidays in the South West.

An independent tourism website promoting Devon has seen visitors increase by 27% in June, compared to the previous month. It appears many of us are looking to enjoy a last-minute staycation this summer.

Star Wars collection could go for tens of thousands

The collection could sell for tens of thousands. Credit: ITV News

A collection of Star Wars toys could sell for £50,000 in Dorset today.

Dukes Auctioneers are holding a special sale for a local man's collection, and interest is expected from around the world.

Items include some of the most sought after action figures, which could go for hundreds of pounds. The fan's entire collection is being sold.

He's taking quite a brave move to sell, because lots of of people collect, but actually putting it to the market and testing your judgement to see how well you've done, that's quite a difficult step.

So he's taken a brave step and he's decided that, with a new film coming out this year, he's decided to meet the market.

Why did he collect it? He fell in love with it.



Teenage 'millionaire' admits £100,000 fraud

Sam Cook told newspapers he hoped to make £2 billion by the time he was 50.

A teenager from Devon who bragged to newspapers about turning £2,000 into a £21 million fortune has admitted six charges of fraud.

18-year-old Sam Cook from Lewdown pretended to be a wealthy investor and put other people's money into stocks and shares - swindling more than £100,000 from his victims. He is due to appear for sentencing at Plymouth Crown Court on July 31st.

'He was one of us': Bodmin mourns man killed saving wife in Tunisia

Children have been leaving handmade sympathy cards for the Mellor family. Credit: ITV News

There have been emotional scenes in a Cornish church today, as the town of Bodmin remembers a man killed in Tunisia saving his wife's life.

Stephen Mellor was killed on the beach as he shielded his wife Cheryl from the gunman. His body was returned to the UK today, while Cheryl is being treated for serious gunshot injuries in a British hospital.

Stephen Mellor died shielding his wife Cheryl from the gunman. Credit: SWNS

A service for the couple is being held at St Petroc's Church this evening, but earlier children left handmade sympathy cards and tributes were paid by Revd. Canon Graham Minors, the Team Rector of Bodmin, and local MP Scott Mann. They spoke to Jacquie Bird.

Stephen Mellor's body returns home. Credit: ITV News
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