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Elderly man punched in the face in Camborne

Police in Cornwall are appealing for witnesses to an unprovoked assault on an elderly man in Camborne.

The 68-year-old man was taking items to a charity shop in Trelowarren Street around noon on 22 September when he was knocked off his feet by a male skateboarder.

When he protested, he was punched in the face by the offender and knocked to the floor, receiving cuts to his arms and face, plus a suspected broken nose.

Police have issued a description of the suspect:

  • White
  • 15-17 years old
  • Slim build
  • 5ft 10ins - 6ft tall
  • Dark, shoulder length hair
  • Wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans

Suspected Arson at Cornwall scrapyard

Investigations are being held into a suspected arson attack at a car workshop and scrapyard in Cornwall.

48 firefighters tackled the blaze at Beacon near Camborne overnight.

The owners of the business may offer a reward for information Credit: ITV News West Country

A timber workshop building and 12 vehicles were damaged in the fire.

The owners of the business C&J Autos told ITV News they may offer a reward for information that leads to a conviction.

The fire is being treated as arson Credit: Kathy Wardle - ITV News West Country


Three arrested in clampdown on doorstep conmen

Three men were arrested in St Ives last week as Police and Cornwall Trading Standards stepped up their battle against bogus builders and doorstep fraudsters. Concerned neighbours called the Police when they spotted the three men working at the home of elderly sisters.

The men were interviewed at Camborne Police Station after it became clear that they had cold-called at the home of the victims and persuaded them to have work done.

The actions of the neighbours may well have saved these ladies from becoming victims of serious and repeated fraud. But this incident shows how convincing these rogue traders can be and how easy it is to fall victim to their deceptions and over-charging.”

– Nigel Strick, Cornwall Council’s Trading Standards team

Camborne man suffered "horrific injuries"

The body of Terry Oldham was found at his home in Dolcoath Road on 1 April Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Police say a man from Camborne who died in suspicious circumstances suffered horrific injuries.

Today they appealed for more information about 63-year-old Terry Oldham. He was found at his home in Dolcoath Road in Camborne on 1 April. Four people have been arrested on suspicion of murder and have been bailed until 17 June


Police ask for help to retrace murder victim's final weeks

The body of Terry Oldham was found at his home in Dolcoath Road in Camborne on 1 April Credit: Bing

Detectives investigating the death of a 63-year-old man in Camborne are appealing for information about the final weeks of his life.

The body of Terry Oldham was found at his home in Dolcoath Road on 1 April. He had sustained serious injuries.

Police believe he had been subjected to abuse and would like to find out more about the events leading to his death.

Four people have been arrested and bailed on suspicion of his murder.

Four arrests over Camborne death

Police in Cornwall have begun an murder investigation following the sudden death of a man in Camborne.

They say they have arrested four people over the incident.

The body of 63 year old Terry Oldham was found in a home on Dolcoath Road on 1st April after paramedics were called to reports of a sudden death.

Four people have been arrested in suspicion of the murder of Terry Oldham.

The suspects are three men and one woman, all from the local area.

All remain in police custody.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference 103 of 1st April.

– Detective Inspector Nassaris, Major Crime Investigation Unit, Devon & Cornwall Police

Chef shows how to get the best out of donated food

A foodbank in Cornwall is teaching people how to get the best out of the goods they're supplied. It's brought in a top chef to show how they can cook tasty and healthy meals.

The foodbank provides boxes of food in the Camborne, Redruth and Pool area - one of the poorest parts of Cornwall.

Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports:

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