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Crackdown on anti-social behaviour in Cornwall

Police in Camborne will be tackling anti-social behaviour Credit: ITV News Westcountry

The emergency services will be on the streets of Camborne and Redruth this morning, to try and tackle anti-social behaviour at Christmas. Police, Fire and Community Safety Officers are promoting a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking too much alcohol.

Camborne's running track to become retail park

Protesters outside Carn Brea leisure centre earlier this year. Credit: ITV News West Country

Cornwall Council have backed plans to turn land currently used as a running track into a retail park.

Earlier this year, hundreds gathered outside the Carn Brea leisure centre in Camborne to protest against plans to sell the whole site.

Under current proposals, only the running track would be sold and moved to a new home at Redruth School.

The proceeds would then be used to refurbish the leisure centre.


Two fire stations in Cornwall to close

Camborne and Redruth fire stations are to shut. Credit: ITV News Westcountry

Proposals to close two fire stations in Cornwall and replace them with newer facilities have been approved by county planners.

Camborne and Redruth fire stations are to shut, a new control centre is to be built at Tolvaddon while a new station in Hayle will be shared with other emergency services.

Fire chiefs say the changes will allow crews to respond more quickly to emergencies.

Missing man's jacket and phone found at cliff edge

John Menzel. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police have confirmed a jacket and mobile phone found at the cliff edge at Deadmans Cove at North Cliffs near Camborne belongs to 40 year old John Menzel.

Mr Menzel is currently missing and his family have been informed of his disappearance.

The Coastguard was informed of the discovering of the jacket and phone by a member of the public on Wednesday 11 September.

Disabled woman shot in face

A disabled woman was shot in the face with an airgun as she walked her dog in Camborne on Monday night.

The 54-year-old who uses a wheelchair was left with a puncture wound in her cheek and taken to hospital.

It happened between 8pm and 9pm in the Tuckingmill Valley Park area.


Pedestrian in serious condition after Camborne crash

A woman is in a serious condition at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro after a crash in Camborne this morning. A car collided with her and a shop window in Trelowarren Street just after 9.45 am.

She was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries. The male car driver was treated for shock. Police are investigating whether other vehicles were involved.

'Don't turn our leisure centre into a retail park'

More than 100 people gathered outside a leisure centre in Cornwall this morning to fight against plans to turn it into a retail park.

Carn Brea Leisure Centre in Camborne has been serving the community for 40 years, but Cornwall Council is looking at selling it off to developers - meaning the town could be left with nothing.

Protesters, along with Councillor Jude Robinson, Camborne North, Labour.

Cornwall man wins £6 million damages after fall

An RAF officer from Cornwall who suffered crippling injuries when he dived head-first into a shallow ball pond during an It's a Knockout-style fun day is due to up to £6 million damages after a High Court ruling. The money will pay for the huge cost of his daily care.

Senior Aircraftman, Robert Uren, from South Tehidy near Camborne, was 21 and at the start of the Air Force career he had dreamed of when he was paralysed during what his lawyers described as a "silly, childish, game".

The July 2005 charity event at RAF High Wycombe, saw competitors dive into a blow-up pool filled with plastic fruit. The dangers of entering head-first were not discussed in the risk assessment.

This may simply be one occasion when unfortunately a full and adequate risk assessment was simply overlooked. ... This was a responsibly organised day that, sadly, ended in a tragedy that could and should have been avoided."

– Mr Justice Foskett, presiding judge
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