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Fatal collision on A30 near Redruth

Devon and Cornwall Police say they were notified of a collision on the A30 on Saturday. Credit: PA

A man has died following a collision between a motorcycle and a tractor in Cornwall.

Devon and Cornwall Police say they were notified of the incident on the A30 on Saturday.

The collision happened westbound between Scorrier and Redruth and involved a Harley Davidson motorcycle and an agricultural tractor drawing a trailer.

A 62-year-old man from the Redruth area died as a result of the collision.

Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.


Police hunt for bogus charity collector who stole from an elderly blind woman in Plymouth

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Devon and Cornwall Police are hunting for a bogus charity collector who stole money from an elderly blind woman in her Plymouth home.

Officers say the 79-year-old woman was visited on Wednesday by a man who said he was selling items on behalf of a dyslexia charity.

He invited himself in and remained at her home for around 45 minutes, insisting that she buy household products which she did not need.

She eventually gave in and handed over her purse for goods worth no more than £25 but the thief took all of the banknotes from her purse – totalling £150 – before making off from the property.

The man is described as well-spoken with a south east accent.

This is an appalling crime; stealing from an elderly blind woman has to be the lowest of the low. We are appealing to anyone who may have seen this man going door-to-door in the Leigham area on that day or since to come forward and contact police before this man steals from any other vulnerable victim.

– PC Ian Bell, Plymouth Local Investigation Team

Police searching for missing Colin Cozens have located the body of a man in woods

Colin Cozens was last seen at his home in Totnes a month ago. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police searching for missing Colin Cozens have located the body of a man in the woods in Devon.

The fifty year old was last seen at his home in Totnes a month ago and police have been carrying out searches to locate him.

The body was discovered in the grounds of Dartington Hall.

Formal identification has yet to be carried out however the family of Mr Cozens has been informed.

Man dies after being pulled from water at Exeter Quay

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A 42-year-old man has died after being pulled from the water at Exeter Quay.

Rescue services had carried out a rescue operation at the quay after reports of a man in the water.

Officers were called this afternoon at around 3pm.

A rescue helicopter flew over the area as rescue officers conducted a search.

Despite being recovered, Police have confirmed the man was pronounced dead a short time after arriving at hospital.

This video from Devon Live shows the emergency services arriving at the scene:

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Truro police called to school after reports of student bringing in knife

Penair School. Credit: PA

Police in Truro have been called to a school after reports of a student bringing in a knife.

Penair School sent a message to parents of its pupils to inform them of an incident.

Devon and Cornwall Police say officers were contacted at around 1.50pm today after reports that a pupil had brought in a knife.

Police say no threat was made and the knife is now with staff.

Local officers are in attendance at the scene.


Police arrest man after fatal collision in Dartmouth

The incident happened early on Wednesday morning. Credit: ITV West Country

Police say a 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following a fatal collision in Dartmouth.

Officers say the man, who is from Dartmouth, is currently in custody.

27-year-old Jamie Symons received injuries that proved to be fatal in the incident on Wednesday. His next of kin were informed.

Police say emergency services were called just before 12.40am to a collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle on the A379 College Way between Coronation Park and Townstal Road in Dartmouth.

We are asking the public to contact police urgently with information on a vehicle we are seeking information on.

Anyone who saw a silver/metallic blue Citroen Saxo in the area of Dartmouth on the night of Tuesday 26 September and any time on Wednesday 27 September is asked to contact police quoting log 26 27/09/17.

– Sgt Gary Williamson

The Major Crime Investigation Team are part of the investigation.

Officers are urging anyone with information to contact police by calling 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Former Exeter Police constable sentenced for indecent images offences

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A former Exeter police constable has been sentenced for indecent images offences.

Devon and Cornwall Police say Jonathan Fulcher, 34, has been sentenced to eight months in jail suspended for two years, given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and placed on the sex offenders register for making indecent images of a child between June 2010 and October 2016, and possession of ammunition without a firearm certificate.

Fulcher, from Crediton, was a serving police officer in Exeter but was suspended from duty at the start of the criminal investigation.

Police say a Special Case Hearing was held on 3 July 2017 and Fulcher was dismissed from the police service without notice.

Assistant Chief Constable Russ Middleton says Fulcher acted in "a wholly inappropriate and criminal manner".

Devon and Cornwall Police expects the highest ethical and professional conduct from all officers and staff operating within the Force, and robustly investigates misconduct and allegations of criminal offences.

The vast majority of our staff demonstrate commitment on a daily basis to these professional standards and the Force’s obligation to instil public confidence in the police service. Fulcher’s actions have fallen well below these standards and his behaviour has let the police service and the public down.

– Russ Middleton, Assistant Chief Constable, Devon and Cornwall Police
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