Live updates

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.

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