Police in Cornwall are appealing for witnesses after a van driver approached a 10-year-old girl on her way home from school in Looe on Monday 9 December. It happened on Pendrim Road near the junction of Elm Tree Road at around 3.10 yesterday afternoon.
The schoolgirl was beckoned over towards a grey transit-sized van. She walked away and the driver beckoned her over again. The girl then ran off. The van is believed to have driven off in the direction of Barbican Road.
The driver was described as being a white man in his early 40s with thinning grey hair.
The children of a victim of the Looe landslide in March say they're relieved that their mother's house will be cleared, seven months after she died. Susan Norman's house on Sandplace Road has been left untouched, with her possessions on full view.
The council will start work to clear the site today. It's expected to take up to 6 weeks. Traffic may also be disrupted as skips will be placed on the road.
We appreciate that the ongoing closure of St Martin’s Road is causing problems for many local residents and businesses and are committed to reopening the road as quickly as possible.
Our engineers have been working to draw up a scheme which will enable us to partially re open the road before the main summer season gets underway. We are now waiting for the affected residents, the police and Health and Safety Executive to give us the formal go ahead to start the work."
– Paul Masters, Interim Chief Executive, Cornwall Council
The family of a woman who died in a landslip in Cornwall have said it was a 'potentially avoidable tragedy'. The home of 68 year old Susan Norman from Looe collapsed following torrential rain on Friday.
Her family say the property's safety had been a concern of Susan's for some time and that contractors had been working on the property to support the retaining wall. The house is due to be demolished today.
The family of a woman who died in a landslip in Cornwall say it was a potentially avoidable tragedy.
The home of 68 year old Susan Norman from Looe collapsed following torrential rain on Friday. Her family say the property's safety had been a concern of Susan's for some time.
Read the full statement below:
As you imagine the mood is rather numbing for Susan's family and friends at this sad time.
We will get to the bottom of this potentially avoidable tragedy
The property's safety has been a concern of Susan's for some time as there have been two recent slips very close to house.
The wall directly behind the house has been showing signs of stress after the recent adverse weather conditions and flow of water from St Martin's Hill
Contractors were working on the property to support the retaining wall.
This work was taking place while Susan was away visiting family.
We also understand that other residents have voiced their concerns about the safety of the area prior to this tragedy.
Any information regarding this would be gratefully accepted.
We have been assisting various agencies with their inquiries and thank them for all their hard work. We would also like to thank the people of Looe and all the emergency services for all their hard work.
The family wish to be left alone at this time to grieve.