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Rare blue lobster is caught off the Devon Coast

Larry the rare blue lobster Credit: Nick Irving

An incredibly rare bright blue lobster has been caught off the South Devon coast.

Fisherman Keith Setter discovered the creature- now called Larry- in one of his pots in Ladram Bay.

It's thought the chance of catching one is two million to one!

The blue lobster has that colouring due to a genetic abnormality.

The good news for Larry is that he's not destined for the pot. He's been returned to the sea in the hope that he will breed.

”I have been fishing in Ladram Bay for 50 years and I have ever seen anything like it.”

– Keith Setter
Fishermen Robin Carter and Keith Setter prepare to release Larry back into the sea. Credit: Nick Irving

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Man avoids jail after sending death threat to Labour MP

Geoffrey Farquharson wearing a Vote Leave T-shirt Credit: Irving of Exeter

A man who admitted leaving homophobic and racist abuse on the answer phone of Ben Bradshaw has avoided a jail sentence.

Geoffrey Farquarhson from Fore Street in Exeter made the call to the MP's office shortly before the murder of Jo Cox.

Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw said he was not unduly concerned by the death threat Credit: PA

Farquarhson was handed 12 weeks in jail, suspended for two years.

He was also given a restraining order preventing him from contacting Mr Bradshaw or going anywhere near the Labour Party office.

Warning after Pokemon Go players spotted on railway

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Police have issued a warning after players of Pokemon Go were spotted on a Devon railway.

Officers said youngsters were risking their lives by walking and running across busy train tracks in pursuit of the Japanese characters.

Sergeant Mat Helm, of Devon and Cornwall Police said the "stupidly deadly" Pokemon hunting was taking place in Honiton.

He said: "No Pokemon is worth this. Not any you will find in Honiton anyway."

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