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Body recovered from the River Torridge

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Police in Devon say a body has been recovered after it was sighted on the bank of the River Torridge this morning.

This body was subsequently recovered and property located in clothing suggests that this may be a reported missing person.

– Devon and Cornwall Police

Formal identification has not yet taken place to confirm the name of the person, however police say next of kin have been informed.

Man left fighting for his life after hit and run

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call 101. Credit: PA

A 25 year old man has been left with life threatening injures after a hit and run in South Devon.

The victim was found lying in Gestridge Road in Kingsteignton on Saturday.

Police said he was hit just at around 00:50am by what witnesses describe as a small black or silver coloured vehicle that was travelling in the direction of Fore Street.

As a result of the incident the man suffered serious life threatening injuries and is in the intensive care unit at Derriford Hospital.

The vehicle failed to stop at the scene and has yet to be identified.

At the time of the collision the weather conditions were dry with good visibility.

– Devon and Cornwall Police

Devon and Cornwall Police has appealed for witnesses and urged anyone with information about the crash to call 101.


Police search for man after cashpoint theft

This is the man the police wish to identify. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police have released the image of a man they would like to identify in connection with a cashpoint theft in Plymouth.

At around 9:15am on March 25, a woman in her 80’s was using the cashpoint at the Morrison’s supermarket on Outland Road in Plymouth, when a man stole her cash card and fled the area.

The victim then had in the region of £1,400 taken from her account.

Man, 63, dies after fatal motorbike accident

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Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the A39 St Kew, near Wadebridge on March 16, in which a 63-year-old man died.

Emergency services were called at around 4.40pm to reports of a collision between a black Honda motorbike and a red Nissan X Trail car.

The motorcyclist died at the scene as a result of the collision. His next of kin have been informed.

The driver of the Nissan, a man in his 60s, was taken to Treliske Hospital and treated for minor injuries.

The Air Ambulance was also at the scene and a road closure was in place for approximately five hours whilst the Serious Collisions Investigation Team and the Roads Policing Team carried out an examination of the scene.

Police from the Roads Policing Team are appealing for witnesses to this incident to contact them via or telephone 101, quoting log number 0523 of 16/03/17.

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