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'Savage attack' on Newquay family's pets

Police have described a raid on a family's chickens and ducks as a 'savage and sadistic act of cruelty'. One bird was decapitated, and others had their necks wrung. It happened in the backyard of a house in Hillgrove Street, Newquay, Cornwall.

The break-in happened some time between 9pm on 17 April and 8:30am on 18 April. Four bantams, three other chickens and two ducks were killed in all. The motive is unknown.

I am disgusted that someone could commit such an offence. The owner of these birds is understandably absolutely devastated.

– Inspector Dave Meredith

Police would like anyone with information to come forward.


The sun brings everyone out - even the wildlife

This lizard was spotted lapping up the sunshine on a cliff in West Cornwall Credit: James Kitto

There's nothing like a bit of sun this bank holiday weekend to bring us out to soak up a few rays. One of our viewers, James Kitto came across this common lizard basking in the sunshine on a cliff in West Cornwall.

We'd love to see your holiday and weather pics - don't forget to grab your cameras and smart phones along with your sunnies and sun cream. You can email them to or post them on our Facebook page.

Pensioner missing from Torpoint since Thursday

Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for information after a 72-year-old man went missing from St John near Torpoint, Cornwall. Graham Mitchell was last heard leaving his home in St John yesterday (Thursday 17 April) at 7:30am.

He is white, 5 feet 11", with short, dark grey hair. He is unsteady on his feet and walks with a limp. Devon and Cornwall Police would like anyone with information to contact them by dialling on 101, quoting log reference 785 17/04/14.


Easter travel hotspots in the South West

Travels experts are warning that the West country is expected to have the busiest roads in the country as people head to the region for the Easter break.

  • According to the AA, 16 million cars are expected to head off on trips across the country this weekend.

  • The number of people looking for a break in Devon is up by more than a third compared with this time last year, according to a tourist website.

  • The RAC is warning of delays caused by heavy traffic all weekend on the M5 in Somerset and the A303 towards Exeter.

  • Around 17,000 passengers are expected to fly out of Exeter Airport during the Easter week.

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