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Two people rescued from possible arson attack in Cornwall

The fire happened at a property on Dean street in Liskeard. Credit: Google maps

Two people were rescued from a burning building in Liskeard, Cornwall this morning.

Fire crews from Liskeard, Callington, Bodmin, Lostwithiel and Looe are still attending to the incident, after initally responding to the call at 6.20am.

No fatalities have been recorded, but crews battled to protect salvageable property from the fire.

Special breathing equipment had to be used,, with support from St Austell, St Just and crews from Crownhill.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson and will be questioned by police.

Emergency Services attended the scene to tackle the blaze. Credit: ITV West Country

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Growing concerns for missing pensioner

Police say they are growing increasingly concerned for a pensioner who has gone missing from Liskeard.

84-year-old Derek Dilworth suffers with severe dementia and was last seen by his wife yesterday afternoon.

He disappeared from the Darley Ford Quarry area and despite extensive searches, there have been no sightings.

Derek Dilworth, 84, was last seen in Liskeard Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Officers have urged people within the area to check all outbuildings, gardens and vehicles.

Derek is described as 5'11", of a healthy, average build who is bald on top. He was last seen wearing a light beige short jacket, grey trousers and brown shows and does not have anything to identify him on him.

It is possible that the male has been picked up by a member of public today sometime between 1600 and 1800 on the B3254 between Pensilva and Darley Ford stables.

If this male has been seen or has been given a lift by any member of public could contact be made with the police on 101 giving log reference DCP-20160902-0725 any information to locate this male would be appreciated.

– Devon and Cornwall Police

Flower show attracts hundreds despite wet weather

The dismal weather didn't deter the crowds at the Cornwall Spring Flower Show this weekend.

The wet weather didn't deter the crowds Credit: ITV West Country

The two day show, at Boconnoc House, near Liskeard, attracts around 8,000 visitors.

It has been held on the estate for 14 years and this year's event went ahead despite the death last year of the estate's owner Anthony Fortescue, the High Sheriff of Cornwall.

Credit: ITV West Country
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