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4-year-old girl recovering well from injuries

A police van outside the house in Whitecross near Polruan last Thursday. Credit: ITV News West Country

A girl from Cornwall is said to be recovering well after suffering serious injuries in an incident in which her father died.

Police found the 40-year-old man's body when they were called to a house in the hamlet of Whitecrossnear near Polruan last Thursday.

The four-year-old girl is being looked after at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

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Man believed to have stabbed four-year-old daughter before killing himself

The young girl was taken to Derriford Hospital with serious internal injuries. Credit: ITV News

A man is believed to have stabbed his four-year-old daughter before turning the knife on himself at a home in the remote Cornish hamlet of Whitecross, near Polruan.

He was found dead by police, who were called to the house last night, and the young girl was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth with serious internal injuries. Today it emerged that the man had previously tried to kill his family by deliberately crashing his car.

An investigation has been launched but officers say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

It has emerged that the man tried to kill his family before. Credit: ITV News

Man dead and girl in serious condition after being found at house

A man has died and a young girl is in hospital with serious internal injuries after being found at an address near Fowey.

Officers were called to the property at Whitecross, near Polruan, and found the 40-year-old man dead at the scene. The young girl was flown to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth with internal injuries.

Police have told us the two people are known to each other.

An investigation has been launched but officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Police are still trying to identify body found at Golant

The body of the man found at Golant beach remains unidentified Credit: ITV News

Police are still trying to identify the body of a man found on the beach at Golant near Fowey.

Police were called to the scene yesterday lunchtime after a member of the public reported a body in the estuary. The coastguard, RNLI lifeboat and fire service also attended.

Police are treating the death as unexplained.

Body found at Golant near Fowey in Cornwall

Police activity at Golant near Fowey after the discovery of a body Credit: ITV News

A man's body has been found on the beach at Golant near Fowey.

Police were called to the scene at lunchtime today after a member of the public reported a body in the estuary. The coastguard, RNLI lifeboat and fire service also attended. Police are treating the death as unexplained.

Police are treating the man's death as unexplained Credit: ITV News
The body was found on the beach at Golant in Cornwall Credit: ITV News

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South West has most skin cancer cases

Julie Anne Parnwell died within weeks of being diagnosed with skin cancer Credit: Family

Skin cancer rates are now five times higher than in the 1970s, according to Cancer Research UK and the South West has the most cases of all.

Jenny Parnwell from Fowey lost her daughter Julie Anne to the disease within weeks of her diagnosis. She now wants to make others more aware of the dangers.

Fowey Festival gets underway

Fowey Festival gets underway Credit: ITV News West Country

The Fowey Festival has opened this weekend with events taking place across the town for the first time. The event - previously known as the Daphne Du Maurier Festival - will run over the next week.

It's a celebration of words and music. This year's festival will see events taking place in community buildings such as the town hall due to funding changes.

This year's highlights include a 'wind in the willows' river cruise and a Michael Caines talk and lunch.

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