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'There was noise like fireworks going off', says neighbour

Keith Attwood, Neighbour Credit: ITV News

There was smoke billowing about - a lot of it - and then of course, as I said, the roof suddenly went and there was noise like fireworks going off, cracking, tiles falling off the roof. Then all of a sudden there were about nine fire crews here, you know."

– Keith Attwood, Neighbour


Fifty firefighters working to contain fire at a disused pub

More than 50 firefighters are tackling the blaze at the Anchor Inn in Chudleigh Knighton.

More than fifty firefighters are currently tackling a fire at a disused pub in Devon.

Three fire engines were originally called out to the Anchor Inn at Chudleigh Knighton at 2:30 this morning. The incident commander then asked for another three engines to attend the scene.

No one's injured but crews are still trying to stop the flames spreading to other buildings.

The B3344 is closed while emergency services deal with the fire.

'Our lives has been turned upside down', say family

10 year-old Samuel Crocker, was hit by a van on Saturday afternoon and later died of his injuries.

Cameron Trivett, from Crediton, has been charged with causing death by careless driving.

The family have issued the following tribute, saying their lives has been turned upside down:

On Saturday afternoon our life was turned upside down when our darling Samuel was knocked down while on his way to visit his friend. Later that night the bright light that was Samuel was extinguished. We all miss our little 'mole' so much and can't begin to imagine how we move on from the devastating situation we are in now.

Someone so small has left a massive hole that can never be filled, but he will always be remembered for his cheeky, fun-loving nature and we are grateful to have had him in our lives, albeit for such a short time."

– Samuel's family
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