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Police hunt dog walker after assault

Caught on camera - police want to question dog walker Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police in Cornwall are appealing for help in finding this man after a 70-year-old man was assaulted in Falmouth.

An argument broke out and the victim was punched in the face by the other man, causing a black eye.

– Devon and Cornwall police

It happened on the coastal past at Trefusis Point at around 12.20pm on Saturday 8 October.

Police are asking that anyone who recognises the man or has any information to contact them.

Building named for PC who 'made a difference with each and every step of his beat'

PC Andy Hocking was a beloved figure on the streets of Falmouth. Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

A building at Devon and Cornwall Police headquarters has been named in honour of a hugely popular Falmouth police officer.

PC Andy Hocking died suddenly in March last year. He was a well-loved presence in the town and thousands of people joined in a march in his memory at the time.

More than 6,000 people marched through the streets after PC Hocking's funeral Credit: ITV News

Now, the force has created a permanent reminder of the well-loved officer.

The PC Andy Hocking's building is dedicated to his memory.

PC Andy Hocking died in 2015 Credit: ITV News
"He made a difference with each and every step of his beat" Credit: ITV News

His family were at the opening ceremony today, where his brother Frank told us they were so proud of Andy, who gave so much to the people of Falmouth.

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Pensioner arrested after elderly woman suffers knife wounds

A pensioner has been arrested after an elderly woman suffered knife wounds in an attack in Cornwall.

The 73-year-old victim, was airlifted to Derriford Hospital where she is said to be in a stable condition.

A 77-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm following the alleged incident at a property in Falmouth.

He remains in custody.

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Fraudster couple escape abroad

Peter Giffard and Penelope Lawton from Budock Water, Falmouth Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

A couple from Falmouth who were convicted of £600,000 worth of fraud are thought to have escaped abroad.

A European arrest warrant has been issued for 49 year old Peter Giffard and 52 year old Penelope Lawton from Budock Water.

They obtained hundreds of thousands of pounds through fraudulent mortgages.

The couple have two children age 17 and 15 who they are thought to be travelling with. Police believe they may have travelled to Egypt.

Body found off Cornwall coast

Body found off Cornwall coast Credit: ITV News

Police are investigating after a man's body was found in a green dinghy adrift off the coast of Falmouth.

They were called to the Prince of Wales pier just after 7am this morning ( March 19th) and were aided by the coast guard.

A 44 year old local man was found dead. Police say his death is not thought to be suspicious.

Next of kin have been informed.

Cornish Navy ship sent to help tackle European migrant crisis

RFA Mounts Bay Credit: Royal Navy

A Cornish navy ship will be deployed to help tackle the migrant crisis in the Aegean Sea.

RFA Mounts Bay, and a Wildcat helicopter, will be sent to the stretch of water between Turkey and Greece, to help stem the flow of migrants making the perilous journey.

It will be joined by three Border Force boats.

The navy ship, which is based in Falmouth, will help identify smugglers taking migrants to Greece - passing the information to the Turkish coastguard.

RFA Mounts Bay from Falmouth will be joined by three Border Force boats Credit: Royal Navy

This migration crisis is the greatest challenge facing Europe today. Britain has not faced anywhere near the scale of migrants coming to Europe as other countries because we are out of Schengen and retain control of our borders. But where we can help, we should.

– David Cameron
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