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Suspicious fires in Holsworthy

Police in North Devon are appealing for witnesses following two suspicious fires in Holsworthy.

A shed was destroyed yesterday evening in Quarry Park shortly before 8pm. The fire spread to a house, which was unoccupied at the time.

Early this morning emergency services were called to a caravan on fire in Chapel Street. The blaze spread to a house and three vehicles.

The fires are being treated as suspicious and police are considering the possibility that they may be linked.

They'd like to hear from anyone who witnessed the fires or has any information.

Boy in life-threatening condition after crash

A four year old boy is being treated at Frenchay Hospital near Bristol for serious head injuries after a crash on the A3072 near Holsworthy.

He and a 32 year old woman were in a car, which overturned on the road. She sustained back injuries.

Police would like to hear from anyone who saw the accident, which happened between Weekstone Cross and Weekstone Cottage just after 1pm on Saturday afternoon.

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Five year-old boy seriously hurt in crash near Bude

A five year-old boy has been left with life threatening injuries following a car crash near Bude. The A3072 at Launcells was closed for several hours yesterday afternoon following the accident which involved just one car, a blue Honda.

The boy was airlifted to Plymouth's Derriford Hospital before being transferred to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol. Frenchay specialises in treating head injuries. Another child was in the car along with a female driver. The driver was taken to hospital, but it's not thought her injuries were serious.

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