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Man in court charged with Dartmouth murder

Colin Edwards was found dying at St Barnabas Church on Saturday 22 August Credit: ITV News

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a man in Dartmouth.

49-year-old Colin Edwards from Dartmouth was found dying at St Barnabas Church on Saturday 22 August.

Dean Rosser, who is 48 and from Jubilee Close in the town, has been remanded in custody to appear at Plymouth Crown Court on 21 September.

A 43-year-old man from Dartmouth arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender in connection with the murder of Mr Edwards remains on police bail.

Big crowds turn out on day one of Dartmouth's regatta

It's day one of Dartmouth's annual regatta and the event is already attracting big crowds. Today most of the fun is on land and on the water - with air displays taking place tomorrow and Saturday.

Big crowds for day one of the Dartmouth Regatta Credit: ITV News
One of the spectacular sights at Dartmouth's Regatta Credit: ITV News

Man charged with murder following death in Dartmouth

Police have charged a man following the death of a 49 year old man in Dartmouth.

Dean Rosser, who is 48 and from Jubilee Close in Dartmouth has been charged with the murder of Colin Edwards.

Rosser has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Torquay Magistrates Court later.

A 43-year-old man from Dartmouth who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender in connection with this murder remains on police bail.

Dartmouth Regatta gets underway - with restrictions

Dartmouth is packed with boats ready for its annual regatta Credit: ITV News

It's the opening day of the Dartmouth Royal Regatta. Thousands will take part in competitions on the water.

But the schedule for the air displays has had to be altered after the introduction of new restrictions following the Shoreham plane crash. The Civil Aviation Authority has banned vintage jets from carrying out high energy acrobatics.


Murder investigation underway in Dartmouth

The man was found unconscious at St Barnabas Church in Dartmouth Credit: Bing

Police have arrested a 49-year-old man from Dartmouth on suspicion of murder after the death of a man in the town.

Emergency crews tried to save a man found unconscious at St Barnabas Church in Newcomen Road on Saturday evening, 22 August, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 43-year-old man, also from Dartmouth, has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. Both remain in custody in Torquay police station.

We believe there were a lot of people in the area at the time of this incident and I would ask anyone who witnessed what happened or the events before and after to contact police.

The police are working closely with the victim’s family to provide support through this difficult time.

– Detective Inspector Steve Davies, senior investigating officer

Officers are making house-to-house enquiries as part of the investigation.

French coach driver attempts tightest U-turn ever after getting stuck on a Devon slip way

French tourists got a one-of-a-kind view of the River Dart after their bus driver was forced to perform a U-turn on a ferry slip way.

Carrying out the perfect manoeuvre can be tricky when you have ample room so spare a thought for the driver who had to slowly shunt the coach backwards and forwards.

And it wasn't only the tight space that left the driver hot under the collar, a queue of cars built up behind the vehicle, as well as curious passersby.

French coach driver attempts tightest U-turn ever after getting stuck on a Devon slip way Credit: Wessex News

The coach-load of tourists found themselves stuck on slipway after the driver tried to board the ferry on the Kingswear side of the River Dart - only to get turned back.

Unable to reverse back up the way he had come, the driver had no other option than to attempt the U-turn.

Triple-axle coaches are not permitted to use the ferry as they are usually overweight.

Experience has shown that damage can occur to the rear of the vehicle during loading and unloading. There are clear signs in place to warn drivers.

– Dartmouth Higher Ferry spokeman

Seal fights anglers for fish

Dartmouth-based fishing charter firm, Outlaw got more than it bargained for last weekend when it took some regulars on a trip on the Mid-Channel Wrecks in search of winter pollock.

The seal would not let the fish escape without a fight Credit: Owen Mallia

Tim Smith from Dawlish hooked a fish but had to fight off a seal for his prize. The boat's owner describes what happened.

Tim had just retrieved the fish to mid-water when suddenly his rod dipped viciously right over the rail, he now appeared to have a real battle on his hands, slowly he gained on the fish until his pollock broke the surface some distance from the boat.

It was clear he had caught a pollock, but trailing right behind his catch was a beady pair of eyes and whiskers – a seal had decided to attack his fish on the way up and hung on to it right on to the bitter end.

Thankfully, only the fish was hooked and as he reeled in his pollock towards Outlaw, the seal stubbornly let go and disappeared back to the deep.

– Owen Mallia, Skipper, Outlaw
You can just see the muzzle of the hungry seal trying to stop the fishermen stealing his lunch Credit: Owen Mallia

The same thing happened to two more anglers - and so, when the seal surfaced again, the skipper handed him a pollock, which he took and disappeared for the rest of the day, leaving the fishermen to fish in peace.

Tim Smith from Dawlish - who battled a seal for his prize - will certainly dine out on this tale for years to come Credit: Owen Mallia
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