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Crews praised after boat fire in Dartmouth

Team work and quick actions meant a boat fire on the river Dart did not become a much more serious incident.

Just after midnight on Monday night, Dart Harbour staff were alerted by Brixham Coastguard to a serious fire aboard the African Queen, belonging to Alan and Hilary Hemsley.

Luckily Hilary and Alan were not on board when the fire took hold and by the time Dart Harbour staff arrived on the scene the vessel was well and truly ablaze.

I wish to pay tribute to Brixham Coastguard, Torbay Lifeboat, the Lower Ferry service, and especially the skipper Mr William Davis, Devon and Somerset Fire Brigade and Adler and Allen, our oil pollution responders, for their swift response and their excellent team effort. Whilst the primary concern was for Hilary and Alan’s safety, all agencies have acted together to prevent the situation from being far worse, namely the vessel sinking off the pontoon resulting in a potential pollution incident. I wish to thank all those who were involved in the rescue effort last night.

– Harbour Master Capt Rob Giles


People evacuated as storms hit Devon & Cornwall

This was the scene overnight in Teignmouth as gale force storms lashed the coastline across the South West.

More floods are expected and coastguards are warning of gale force 9 for Wednesday morning. Around 15,000 homes were left without power overnight.

Agencies struggled to cope with the deluge.

Several miles of ballast which supports track on the railway line was washed away and one hundred feet of sea wall collapsed at Dawlish during the evening.

Brixham Coastguard reported that in Looe, there was flooding on the main street near the lifeboat station and the centre of the town was evacuated early evening.

The coastguard also said that gusts of force 12 were recorded near Brixham during the night.

Thirty houses in Kingsand, Cornwall, were evacuated and residents spent the night in the community hall, while in Torcross, eight people were evacuated from homes on the sea front after windows were smashed by the storms.

The high tide today for Torbay is 10am, at Fowey - 9am, and Exmouth, 10:12am.

Two arrested in drugs bust

Drugs estimated to be worth £90,000 have been seized by police in Devon.

Large amounts of heroin and cocaine were discovered by officers in Brixham. A 19-year old man and a 22-year old woman have been arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs with intent to supply.


Inquest into death of Izzy Dix

An inquest begins in Torquay later today into the death of a school girl from Brixham.

14 year old Izzy Dix was found hanged at her home in September. It's thought she took her own life after being bullied at school and online.

Her death led to calls for the website she used to be shut down.

14 year old Izzy Dix was found hanged at her home in September Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

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