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Lorry driver arrested after pedestrian is killed in Exeter

The crash, along with a fatal accident on the M5, caused major delays in the area Credit: ITV News

A man has died after a collision with a lorry on the outskirts of Exeter.

Emergency crews were called to Exhibition Way, Pinhoe at 2.30pm today, 27 January, after reports that a pedestrian was seriously injured. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 53-year-old male lorry driver, from Street in Somerset, has been arrested on suspicion of death by careless driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.

The victim's family are currently being traced.

Father makes heartfelt plea for son to come home

Ryan Ranson went missing after being dropped off for work at Devonport Dockyard on Tuesday 20 January Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

17-year-old Ryan Ranson from Ivybridge in Devon has now been missing for a week. His father, Paul, says no matter what he may think, Ryan has done nothing wrong and he and his mother just want him home.

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Lorry driver arrested after woman killed in crash on M5

A lorry driver has been arrested after a woman driver was killed in a crash on the M5 in Devon.

Police would like to hear from anyone who saw the collision between a car and a lorry on the M5 northbound near Cullompton in which a woman died. It happened just after noon, today, Tuesday 27 January.

The crash, involving a heavy goods vehicle and a silver Vauxhall Omega, happened about one mile before junction 28 for Cullompton.

The car driver, a 57-year-old woman from Tiverton, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her family have been informed.

The male car passenger was not injured.

The lorry driver, a 64-year-old man from Cardiff, has been arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving. He was uninjured.

Holocaust remembrance service held near Plymouth

Holocaust remembrance service Credit: ITV News

A holocaust remembrance service was held for people from different faiths this morning at Mount Edgcumbe near Plymouth.This was one of the biggest events in the south-west.

Local schools are also taking part by putting on seminars and recitals.

Later the Lord Mayor will light a candle in honour of those who survived the holocaust and other genocides.

STATEMENT: Refresco Gerber disappointed at striking employees

20% of the factory employees voted for industrial action Credit: ITV News

Refresco Garber have issued a statement saying they are disappointed the strike is going ahead.

20% of the factory employees voted for industrial action and those taking part will hold a series of 11 walkouts over the next 10 weeks.

Refresco Garber have issued a statement saying they are disappointed the strike is going ahead Credit: ITV news

We are disappointed that this decision has been reached as we have worked hard to protect jobs and pay levels and spent four months negotiating with the Unite union, who recommended to their members on two different occasions that they accept the new terms.

Only four redundancies have been made from a work force of 500 during the process with a further 30 settlement agreements made over the last few months with individuals whose skills didn’t match the future needs of the business. We are in the process of recruiting for these vacancies.

– Refresco Gerber Spokesperson

Serious collision closes M5 northbound

The M5 is expected to remain closed for several hours causing major delays Credit: ITV News

A serious collision involving a car and a lorry has closed the M5 Northbound between Exeter and Cullompton.

It's expected to remain closed for several hours causing major delays. The driver of the car has been seriously injured. The extent of the injuries of others involved is not yet known.

The northbound carriageway is closed between junction 30 and junction 28.

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PICTURES: CCTV of missing teenager Ryan Ransom in Paddington Station

Ryan Ranson (bottom right) Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police have released CCTV footage of missing teenager Ryan Ranson from last week.

The teenager can be seen in Paddington Station where he was last spotted withdrawing cash just before 10.15am on Friday 23rd January.

The 17-year-old from Ivybridge was last seen by his family on Tuesday after he was dropped off for work at Devonport Dockyard in Plymouth.

The 17-year-old from Ivybridge was last seen by his family on Tuesday Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police
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