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91 year-old woman missing in Helston tonight

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for a high risk missing woman from the Helston area of Cornwall.

Joan Bridon, 91, was last seen at 5:30pm today (Wednesday 21 August) in the Trewithick Road area of Breage, Helston.

Joan was last seen wearing a green and blue striped top, pale blue trousers and cream-coloured flat shoes. Joan is described as a white female, approximately 5’04” tall with white hair.

If anybody has any information as to Joan’s whereabouts or sees anyone fitting that description they are asked to contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 10, quoting log reference 801 210813.

A chance to go behind the scenes at Shelterbox

The international aid charity, which is based in Helston, is opening its doors from 10 am today Credit: ITV News West Country

The international relief charity Shelterbox is holding an open day at its headquarters in Helston in Cornwall.

It's offering people a chance to see behind the scenes at the warehouse where its famous boxes are prepared.

They are sent to disaster zones across the world. This week volunteers have been busy packing special boxes designed to help Syrian refugee families in Lebanon prepare for the approaching winter. Find out more here

Some of the boxes that give the charity its name Credit: ITV News West Country


Three men arrested on suspicion of fraud in connection to a Helston charity

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of committing fraud and money laundering offences in connection to a Helston-based charity.

A 62-year-old man from Helston, a 33-year-old man from Hayle and a 40-year-old man from Beaminster in Dorset were all arrested.

Three properties where the arrests took place have also been searched and items removed for analysis by detectives.

All three men have been bailed until December will police continue further police enquiries.


Helston woman returns to Woolwich a week on

Ingrid Loyau-Kennett from Helston reads the messages on flowers left in memory of Drummer Lee Rigby Credit: PA

Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, who was praised for her bravery in calmly talking to one of the attackers as he stood clutching a knife with bloodied hands, looks at the floral tributes outside the Royal Artillery Barracks, in Woolwich, east London.

Words of praise for brave Cornishwoman at Woolwich

Wayne Bulpitt, UK Chief Commissioner of the Scouting Association has praised Ingrid Loyau-Kennett following the events in Woolwich:

We are very proud of Scout volunteer Ingrid Loyau-Kennett for her calm and measured actions in very difficult circumstances. We are looking to make an award of bravery to her in the fullness of time to recognise her actions. At this time our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victim of this terrible crime.

– Wayne Bulpitt, UK Chief Commissioner of the Scouting Association
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