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IPCC investigating after police car hit 12 year-old girl

The police car was responding to an emergency call when the accident happened Credit: ITV News

The police watchdog, the IPCC, has begun an investigation into a road traffic accident where a police car hit a 12 year-old girl in Camborne.

The incident occurred just before 8am on Wednesday 6th January, when the girl was believed to be walking to school.

She suffered serious head injuries and was air lifted to the Bristol Children’s Hospital, where she is still being treated.

“My thoughts go out to those involved for whom this has been a very traumatic event. We are carrying out an independent investigation into the circumstances that led to this girl’s serious injuries. We have met the girl’s family to explain our role and how the investigation will progress. We would ask that anyone who witnessed the events that morning in Camborne come forward to speak to us.”

– Cindy Butts, IPCC Commissioner

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12 year old in serious but 'stable' condition after police car crash

The police car being towed away after the accident. Credit: ITV News

A 12-year-old who suffered severe head injuries after she was hit by a police car remains in a serious condition in hospital today.

The girl was hit by the vehicle responding to an emergency call on Treveson Street in Camborne yesterday morning (6 January).

She was taken to Bristol Children’s Hospital by air ambulance.

She remains in a serious condition but stable."

– Devon and Cornwall Police

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Help for fishermen to adjust to discard ban

The plans include access to funding for new equipment, increased catches and more flexibility over quotas. Credit: David Davies/Press Association Images

Camborne MP and Fisheries Minister George Eustice will be unveiling plans today to help fishermen prepare for the discard ban.

In January, it will be against the law for them to throw back species like haddock, sole and plaice. The plans include access to funding for new equipment, increased catches and more flexibility over quotas.

Prosecution in Camborne murder trial: deceased 'subjected to a campaign of violence and bullying'

The trial has started of three men and a woman accused of murdering a sixty three year old man in Camborne.

Terry Oldham died at his home in April last year after a serious sexual assault.

Terry Oldham was found dead at his home last year Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

It was alleged at the trial at Truro Crown Court that the four defendants, who lived at Mr.Oldham's home, subjected him to a campaign of cruelty and bullying. It's also alleged that they stole his money and possessions.

The prosecution described Mr.Oldham as frail, vulnerable and afraid to report his treatment as he was afraid of the consequences.

Mr Oldham's home in Camborne Credit: ITV West Country

Mr Oldham was a small frail man, who was routinely bullied. The defendants knew he was a convicted sex offender and thought he was fair game.

– Paul Renton Dunkels QC

The four deny murder.The trial is expected to last for five weeks.

Four on trial for murder of Camborne man Terry Oldham

Terry Oldham was found dead at his home last year. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Three men and a woman go on trial today accused of murdering 63-year-old Terry Oldham at his home in Camborne last year.

Police launched a murder inquiry when Mr Oldham was found dead at his home in Dolcoath Road in April last year. He had suffered "serious injuries".

Aaron Mallen, Michelle Casterton and Daniel Quinn, all from Falmouth, and Richard Rosevear from St Austell, are jointly charged with his murder.

Two rescued from flat fire

Two people have been rescued from a fire in a first floor flat in Cornwall.

Crews were called to Trelowarren Street in Camborne at 4.30 this morning. They are currently checking neighbouring properties.

The two casualties were treated at the scene for breathing problems.

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