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Man scared to leave house after seagull attacks

Barry Poore was dive-bombed by seagulls near his workplace. Credit: ITV News

A man from Cornwall says he's too scared to leave his home after a series of attacks by seagulls.

In the latest incident, Barry Poore from Newquay suffered a dislocated shoulder and cuts to his hands when he was dive-bombed by a flock of gulls near his work.

Mr. Poore told us he's staying inside following a warning that any sudden movement could put his shoulder out again.

Barry Poore's shoulder was dislocated in the attack. Credit: ITV News

Seagulls are on people's minds in our region. The Prime Minister has spoken about the issue, in the wake of several reports of gull attacks on pets and people in recent weeks.

There have been several reports of seagull attacks in our region in recent weeks. Credit: Craig Watson/PA

Bullock cut free after head stuck in tree

This bullock had to be cut free after getting its head stuck in a tree on a National Trust estate near Truro. It's the second time one of the herd at Trelissick Gardens has become stuck.

It took two hours to free the bullock Credit: Craig Hardman

Craig Hardman, who was on duty at the site, was called to help after a visitor found the animal firmly wedged.

Craig and his team worked for two hours cutting around the bullock to free him. It's believed it was trying to forage for food.

The bullock is said to be 'doing fine' Credit: Craig Hardman

Strangely enough, it happened on Friday with another bullock and now it's happened again. It took us quite a bit of work to get him out. We've fenced the area off now so hopefully no more of them will fancy sticking their heads in the hole!

– Craig Hardman, Trelissick National Trust


15 treated after chemical spill

South West Ambulance Service say 15 people needed treatment for 'minor injuries and eye irritations' after a chemical spill in Pool.

None were taken to hospital or required further treatment.

Emergency services were called in on Tuesday after a drum reportedly fell off a lorry on Dudnance Lane. The area was been cordoned off, with crews from six areas on the scene, along with police and ambulance services.

Fire crews at the chemical spill in Pool Credit: @FalmouthCFRS

Police statement on Devon school investigation

Chelfham Mill School in Barnstable has been closed for six weeks while police investigate claims of physical abuse

Police are investigating claims of current and historic physical abuse at Chelfham Mill School in North Devon. The school caters for children with behavioural and emotional difficulties between 7 and 18 years.

Devon and Cornwall police are currently involved in an investigation into claims of physical abuse at Chelfham Mill School, Barnstaple.

We are working closely with partner organisations including social services as this investigation takes place.

– Devon and Cornwall Police statement

Police investigate abuse claims at North Devon school

Chelfham Mill School in Barnstable has been closed for six weeks while police investigate claims of physical abuse Credit: School website

Police are investigating claims of physical abuse at a school in Barnstaple.

Chelfham Mill School caters for more than 50 children with emotional and behavioural difficulties between the ages of 7 and 18.

It is closed for six weeks while the investigation takes place. The school has issued a brief statement:

Chelfham Mill school is closed for an initial period of six weeks pending an investigation by external agencies. We are committed to supporting the investigation process.

– Katy Roberts, principal
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Union warns of the impact of Gargan's return to work

The union Unison says it is concerned about the impact of Nick Gargan's return to work on its members Credit: PA

The country's biggest trade union, UNISON, has written to its members saying it is worried about the impact of Somerset's Chief Constable returning to work.

It follows calls from retired police officers and serving ones for Nick Gargan to step down after he was found guilty of eight misconduct charges.

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