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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


More Privatisation of NHS in Cornwall

Children’s health and wellbeing services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are to be put out to tender.

NHS Kernow, Cornwall Council, NHS England and the Council of the Isles of Scilly are putting 23 services into a procurement process.

The services include school nursing; speech and language therapy; Health Visiting; Family Nurse Partnership and child and adolescent specialist mental health services.

The new contracts, which have a combined value of £22 million per year, must be in place for 1 April 2016.

This decision will ensure we have a robust service in place for 1 April, 2016, that allows children, young people and their families to access services that improve children and young people’s health and wellbeing.

– Sue Smith, NHS Kernow

Second straight win for the Pirates

It's two wins on the bounce for the Cornish Pirates in the Championship.

They won 24-22 at Doncaster thanks to second half tries from Tom Kessell, Matt Evans and Kieran Hallett.

The Pirates scored three tries at Doncaster.

Our other sides are in action tomorrow. Exeter Chiefs make the long journey to Newcastle in the Premiership (3pm), while in the Championship, Plymouth Albion travel to London Scottish (3.15pm).

Fourth straight win for the Grecians

Jimmy Keohane's 81st minute penalty and Arron Davies' header secured the three points.

Exeter City scored twice in the last ten minutes to win 2-1 at Dagenham and Redbridge tonight.

Former Grecian Jamie Cureton had given the hosts an early lead. But Jimmy Keohane and Arron Davies found the net late in the game to give Paul Tisdale's men their fourth straight win.

Exeter move up to 11th in the table.


Witness identified in Looe car park shooting

Police have successfully identified a witness they wanted to trace in connection with an attempted murder in Cornwall.

The man was captured on CCTV walking his dog at Millendreath car park near Looe at around 6am on Monday.

Earlier a woman was shot in the head at the car park. She remains in a serious condition in hospital. Three men were arrested in connection with the shooting, but have all been released without charge.

Jim Colwell is from Devon and Cornwall Police:

Man jailed for Saltash stabbing

Andrew Barker.

A man has been jailed for six years for attacking a teenager in Saltash - leaving him with multiple stab wounds.

Andrew Barker admitted the attack when he appeared at Truro Crown Court.

His victim - Robert Scott - was left in a critical condition after the stabbing in Alamein Road in May this year.

MP calls for Devon & Cornwall PCC to be scrapped

Alison Seabeck MP is calling for Devon and Cornwall's Police and Crime Commissioner to be scrapped. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Archive

A leading Labour MP is calling for Devon and Cornwall's Police and Crime Commissioner to be scrapped.

Alison Seabeck, MP for Plymouth Moor View, wants the Government to abolish Tony Hogg's role because she says PCCs are 'expensive and unpopular'.

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