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Pensioner arrested after suspicious death in Cornwall

An 88-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an elderly woman was found dead in Cornwall.

Police attended the scene in St Merryn at around 1.30pm yesterday.

The woman, who is in her 80s, was found dead at the home.

Devon and Cornwall Police have said the death is being treated as suspicious.

"An 88-year-old man, from Padstow, was arrested on suspicion of murder and is in police custody.

"Officers have yet to formally identify the woman. Her next of kin have been informed."

– Devon and Cornwall Police



Appeal for help finding Cornish teen

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Police are appealing for help in finding a woman from Cornwall who hasn't been seen for three days.

Celeste Smith, 19, who's from Saltash, was last seen on Tuesday 31st January at around 6pm.

Police who put out the appeal wrote: "Celeste, you are in no trouble. We are concerned for you and want to ensure you are ok. Please get in touch."

School coach crash near Penzance

A coach carrying schoolchildren has left the road and ended up in a hedge on the A30 near Penzance. Around 30 pupils from St Ives School were en route to a swimming gala. Police say there were no injuries and all the children are safe.

Road closures are in place at the A30 Newtown Roundabout and Crowlass Cross as the Police Collisions Unit attend and recovery of coach is arranged. A replacement coach is on its way to collect the children. Localised diversions will be in effect.

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