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Police 'extremely concerned' for missing woman

It is believe Anne Luddington may have been walking along the coast path. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Devon and Cornwall police are searching for a missing 60-year-old woman.

Anne Luddington was reported missing on 8 August and police are extremely concerned for her welfare.

Anne is from Taunton but has been staying in Budleigh Salterton for work. She was last seen here at 2pm on Tuesday and it is believed she may have gone out walking on the local coastal path.

Officers, the police helicopter and HM Coastguard, have been carrying out searches for Anne and are asking the public to look out for her and call 999 if she is spotted.

Anne is described as 5ft 2ins tall with shoulder length blond/ginger hair. She sometimes wears glasses and is of a smart appearance.

  • UPDATE: Police say Anne Luddington has been found by emergency services.


Police car drives at 140mph to get to crime scene

Sergeant Harry Tangye of the Devon and Cornwall Police Force captured the moment he was in a police car travelling at 140mph to the scene of a suspected crime.

The video was filmed whilst the police unit was on its way to a suspected break in.

It has since been was uploaded to Twitter and liked hundreds of times.

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Police warning after fake gutter cleaners rob pensioner in Cornwall

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Police in St Austell are appealing for information after men stole money from an 82-year-old man during a distraction burglary in Par, Cornwall.

The elderly victim was at his home in Tywardreath Highway, Par, on July 23, when two men called at his door offering fake gutter cleaning services stating they noticed he had roof damage.

One man distracted the victim whilst the other made a tidy search of the property and took cash and cards from the bedroom.

The first man is described as white, of slim build, around 6ft tall and in his 30s with short dark hair. He was wearing a blue jumper with the word "STIHL" on the chest.

The other man was described as being similar in appearance to the first and was wearing and black jumper and black trousers. Both had Irish accents.

We would like to hear from anyone who saw or spoke to these men or has any information about them.

We would advise people to not accept offers of work from unannounced callers to their address and to inform the police of any callers to their address whom they deem to be bogus or acting suspiciously.

– A/Sgt Martin Easter, Devon and Cornwall Police


Murder investigation dropped as death deemed non-suspicious by police

A 25-year-old woman who was arrested has been released with no further action to be taken. Credit: ITV News

Police have dropped a murder investigation into the death of a Plymouth man after post-mortem results determined that there are "no suspicious circumstances surrounding this death."

Officers were called at around 5.15am on Sunday 23 July to reports of a concern for welfare of a man at a property on Ermington Terrace in Mutley. A 24-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 25-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of murder has had her bail cancelled and has been released with no further action to be taken against her.

The police are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident and a file will now be prepared for the coroner.

Security guard stabbed at Morrison's in Redruth

Police are investigating the incident, which happened on Agar Road. Credit: Google Earth

Police are investigating after a security guard was stabbed in the leg outside a Morrison's store in Redruth, Cornwall.

The female member of staff at the store was approached by a woman and two men in the car park. The woman stabbed the security guard in the leg with a sharp implement.

The incident took place at the Morrison’s store on Agar Road at 1pm on Friday 14 July with the woman running off in the direction of the nearby estate after stabbing the security guard.

Police describe the suspect as white, in her 20s, 5ft 2ins tall, of slight build, with shoulder length curly blonde hair and she was wearing a blue tracksuit top and jeans.

Officers are asking anyone who witnessed the attack to call 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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