Two arrested after attempted robbery at post office
Two men from Barnstaple have been arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery.
The incident happened yesterday afternoon at a post office within a shop close to the Bideford Bay Holiday Park. After demanding money with the suggestion that a weapon was concealed, the suspect fled in the direction Hartland.
A 25-year-old has been bailed and a 24-year-old remains in police custody.
A crash involving nine cars meant Bideford's Torridge Bridge was closed today.
Police, ambulances and fire crews were called to the scene at around 1.30pm. No-one sustained life-threatening injuries in the crash, although a ambulance crews did tend to two casualties with neck injuries.
Fifth year anniversary of the death of Scarlett Keeling
The mother of a Devon teenager who died after being raped on a beach in India has yet to see justice for her daughter. This weekend marks the fifth anniversary of Scarlett Keeling's death. The trial of two men accused of killing the 15 year-old is still ongoing.
15 fire engines and more than 70 fire crew members have been working on the fire at a thatched cottage in Horns Cross near Bideford. No one is inside the building. The A39 has been closed. Our reporter Seth Conway is at the scene and has sent these pictures.
Lates from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue: The Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support Service attended to assist the home owner. Crews are still using breathing apparatus and making steady progress. A building inspector has been requested to attend.
15 fire engines and around 70 firefighters are still on the scene at Downwater Cottages in Horns Cross, west of Bideford, after a fire engulfed a thatched cottage early this morning. Devon and Somerset fire and rescue service say no one is inside the property.
The A39 is closed between Clovelly Road and Buck's Cross.