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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.

Two jailed after farm worker's death from electrocution

Jason Morgan died after fitting safety netting Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Two men have been jailed for manslaughter by gross negligence following the death of a contractor working at a farm in Cornwall four years ago.

33-year-old Jason Morgan from Bristol was killed at Great Brynn Barton Farm near Roche, Cornwall in June 2011.

He was putting up safety netting when his ladder touched an overhead power cable and he was electrocuted.

Farmer Roger Matthews and his employee Norman Treseder were found to be "grossly negligent" when they appeared at Truro Crown Court in August.

They were jailed for four years each.

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.


Halloween prop closes recycling centre in Cornwall

Police were called to the recycling centre near Bodmin Credit: ITV News

An alert caused by a Halloween prop with "dynamite" written on it has closed a waste recycling centre in Cornwall.

Staff at the centre in Lanivet, near Bodmin, spotted the suspicious item on top of a mattress and called police.

The centre was evacuated and a nearby road was also closed as a precaution.

A bomb disposal unit was sent to the scene.

A woman subsequently contacted Devon and Cornwall Police to say she had dumped the item at the recycling centre.

Police units have now been stood down.

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