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Blue shark spotted by cameraman in Brixham

It's not every day you come across a blue shark while out filming for ITV News West Country Credit: ITV News

Eagle-eyed cameraman Matt Mulcrone spotted a shark-like fish in the background of a shot while interviewing a diver by the breakwater in Brixham.

He thought it was a dogfish. The diver, Ian Russell from Bristol, followed it and was able to pick it up. He identified it as a rare blue shark and told ITV News West Country he was thrilled as he had never seen anything like it in 12 years of diving off the South Devon coast.

He immediately returned it to the water and encouraged it to swim away.

Bristol diver Ian Russell was thrilled by the discovery Credit: ITV News

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Search due to resume for diver's body

The RNLI, police divers and the police and coastguard helicopter all took part in the search Credit: ITV News West Country

The search is due to resume this morning for the body of a diver on the seabed off Devon.

The alarm was raised yesterday at lunchtime after experienced divers reported the sighting near Breakwater Beach in Brixham. A large air and sea search was called off at dusk but police say it will begin again, depending on the tides. Nobody has so far been reported missing.

Search underway for body of diver

Breakwater car park is closed in search for diver Credit: ITV West Country

A large search is underway this evening following reports that the body of a diver was seen lying on the sea bed off a beach in Brixham.

The police and coastguard rescue helicopter was deployed along with police divers. Breakwater car park has been closed.

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Five teenagers arrested after fire in Brixham

Five teenagers have been arrested after a huge fire at a disused holiday camp in Brixham. A 15-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of arson. A 16-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of arson and criminal damage to property.

And a 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage to property. All five have been bailed until August pending further enquiries.

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