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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

Major search operation underway to find missing man

Daniel Horton, 19 Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

A large-scale search and rescue operation is underway in Cornwall after a man from London went missing from his holiday home in Liskeard.

Daniel Horton, 19, was last seen leaving his property near Kilham Farm on foot on Thursday afternoon. Officers say they are extremely concerned for his welfare.

This morning a police helicopter, dog unit and search and rescue teams are conducting extensive searches around the nearby woodland and River Fowey areas.

Daniel is described as 6ft 2ins tall, with short brown hair, clean shaven and he was wearing a blue FILA top.

Flooding affecting train services in Cornwall

Replacement bus services are running on Great Western Railway between Liskeard and Looe due to flooding at Looe.

The bad weather has meant that trains will be unable to run between Liskeard and Looe until approximately 12:45. Buses are replacing trains between these stations.

There is also a 50mph speed limit across the whole of the GWR network. Source.

The service between Par and Newquay is also affected by flooding at St Columb Road, which is expected to last until 14:00.

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