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38 year old due in court charged with murder

A 38 year old woman from Ernesettle is due to appear before Plymouth Magistrates this morning charged with murder.

Angela Douglas was arrested on Sunday 28 April 2013 and detained at Crownhill Police Station.

The arrest was made after a 73 year old Plymouth woman had been admitted to hospital. She died the following morning.

Man jailed for elderly assault

A man has been sentenced to ten years in prison for an attempted robbery and assault in Taunton.

Maurice Danes, 37, entered a flat near to Holway Road in the town on 15 February. He assaulted the occupant - a man in his seventies - and demanded money from him before fleeing the scene.

Danes pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and grievous bodily harm at Taunton Crown Court, and sentenced to ten years in prison.

The family of the elderly victim said Danes was 'callous and cowardly'.

One night earlier this year a man entered our father's flat and assaulted him. He caused serious injuries to a 79-year-old man and left him feeling shaken and vulnerable. It was a callous and cowardly act.

Fortunately our father has been well supported by his family but the impact on his life cannot be underestimated. We are pleased that the man who committed this horrible attack will now be in prison for a long time and we hope he gives some thought to his actions and the consequences they have had for him, our father and the rest of our family.

– Jane Pallister and Daniel Warke (the daughter and son of the victim)

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Father receives five year jail sentence for child cruelty

A 22-year-old man from Redruth has been sentenced to five years in jail for child cruelty to his five-month-old son. Anthony Craddock was found guilty of breaking the infants ribs in 18 places and causing bruising to his head.

Anthony Craddock has been jailed for five years

During the trial a medical expert likened the injuries to those seen in high speed road traffic accidents. The child's mother 20-year-old Jade Ninnis pleaded guilty to wilful neglect at an earlier hearing, and was given a 12 month sentence suspended for 2 years.

Campaign against badger cull goes to High Court

A legal challenge against plans for a badger cull in West Somerset is due to be heard at the High Court.

The Badger Trust has won a judicial review into Government proposals to allow animals to be shot to prevent the spread of TB in cattle.

The pilot scheme was due to go ahead this summer but has been postponed pending the outcome of the court case.

The badger cull is being introduced to try to stop the spread of TB in cattle Credit: ITV Westcountry

Police arrive at Cheltenham magistrates court

52-year-old Martin Counsell from Cheltenham is due before magistrates charged under the Explosives Act.

He was arrested when explosives were found in some garages in the town last week. He's been charged with making an explosive substance for an unlawful purpose.

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Explosives charges: Man due in court

A 52-year-old man is due before magistrates charged under the Explosives Act.

Martin Counsell from Cheltenham was arrested when explosives were found in some garages in the town. He's been charged with making an explosive substance for an unlawful purpose.

Buttermere Close in Cheltenham was sealed off after the discovery of explosives in some garages Credit: ITV West

More than 600 people were forced to leave their homes last week and four controlled explosions were carried out. A 31-year-old man also arrested has been released without charge.