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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.

Woman seriously injured in car crash near Liskeard

The accident involved two cars and happened at a junction on the B3252. Credit: ITV West Country

A woman is in hospital with serious injuries after a crash at Horningtops, near Liskeard.

The accident, which involved two cars, happened last night at a junction on the B3252. A man and a woman were taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to get in touch.


Large amount of stolen alcohol seized in Cornwall

Three people have been arrested after a large of amount of alcohol, believed to have been stolen, was found in a car they were driving in Cornwall.

The car they were travelling in was stopped by police on the A38 near Liskeard shortly after 5pm yesterday (Dec 1).

Over 100 bottles of alcohol, including spirits and champagne, were seized by officers, along with the silver Nissan Qashqai they were driving.

Two men, aged 34 and 36, and a 19-year-old woman, all believed to be Lithuanian and from the West Midlands area, were arrested on suspicion of theft and taken to Newquay police station where they remain.

Urgent appeal launched to trace missing 63-year-old

Police have launched an urgent appeal to help trace a missing 63-year-old man who has gone missing from Liskeard Hospital.

Ronald Carter is described as 5'9" tall with greying short hair who was wearing a red jumper over a white t-shirt. It is possible he is still wearing checked pyjamas with grey trousers over the top.

He does not drive but it is thought he may have got a taxi home. He may also be in the Torpoint area where many of his family live.

Family's pet tortoise killed by seagull

Credit: Craig Watson/PA

A Liskeard woman has told ITV News West Country of the 'devastating' moment she found a seagull attacking her pet tortoise.

Stig and his brother George were both in the family's garden, where they spent most of their days happily munching on the grass and wild flowers. Jan Byrne, 43, said she returned from work to find a large gull "pecking a lump" in the garden. To her horror, it was her beloved pet, Stig.

We kept them in the garden by day as vets said it was best for them to roam free and eat grass. I came home to find a Seagull attacking Stig. He'd been flipped on his back and was being pecked so viciously. It was horrible - I was shaking with shock.

– Jan Byrne

Stig died from his injuries two days later. Mrs Byrne told us about the attack, which happened three weeks ago, after seeing yesterday's news story about a pet dog that had died after a seagull attack.

Mrs. Byrne says there is no evidence of any seagull nests at their property, but is concerned that litter and rubbish left on streets in the area has been attracting the gulls to come and look for food.


Police trying to find woman from Cornwall

Police are looking for information to help locate Lorraine Richens who is missing from Cornwall Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police are looking for information to help find 62 year old Lorraine Richens who is missing from Liskeard in Cornwall.

She walked out of her home at about 11 o’clock yesterday morning (May 14th) and may be intending to travel to Abingdon in Oxfordshire by train.

Lorraine has mousey blonde shoulder length hair and is described as being very thin.

When she left she was wearing her anorak over a pink and white sweatshirt and blue jeans

Fractured skull in Liskeard assault

Detectives are investigating an unprovoked assault in Liskeard which left a man with a fractured skull.

The 49-year-old man was assaulted during a fight involving three other men in the Cornish Ivy pub around 12.30am on Sunday 6 July.

The fight then continued five minutes later near to the Fountain Hotel when the victim was approached by two of the offenders. He was head-butted by one man and fell to the floor where he was kicked in the head.

The victim was taken to hospital where he is recovering from a fractured skull. A 22-year-old man from Liskeard has been arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm. He has been bailed until 22 September.

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