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Devon lifeboat crews help tackle Cumbria flooding

RNLI crews help people caught up in the floods in Cumbria Credit: ITV News

Volunteers from the RNLI in Dartmouth have joined services from across the country to help people caught up in floods in Cumbria.

Rescue teams helped to evacuate more than 300 people and are continuing to help in affected areas.

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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.

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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.

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