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Forensic examination begins after human remains discovered

Police say it may take some time for forensic examination to identify the remains. Credit: PA

Police are investigating after human remains were found in Cornwall.

Officers were called to the area of Tregurrian, Newquay on August 11 - an investigation is underway to confirm the identity of the deceased and establish the circumstances of the death.

Police say it may take some time for forensic examination to establish the identity.

The next of kin of Chad Gibson, who has been missing from Newquay since December 2015 have been informed of the discovery.

If anyone has any information that may assist in the investigation, please contact police:

  • email
  • call 101, quoting log 680 of 11 August 2016


Angler dies after being pulled from the sea off Newquay

The alarm was raised when the angler didn't come back to camp Credit: ITV News

An angler on holiday in Cornwall has died after being pulled from the sea.

His family raised the alarm after he failed to return to his campsite on Thursday evening. Just after midnight an RNLI lifeboat pulled him from the water near Newquay.

Newquay's two inshore lifeboats were launched and the RNLI crews searched the coast between Porth Joke and Crantock, alongside the Coastguard rescue helicopter, police and coastguard rescue team.


He was flown by coastguard helicopter to a Truro hospital where he later died.

His family has been told and police are investigating.


Newquay police to patrol on segway

Credit: Devon & Cornwall police

Newquay police are to patrol beaches on a segway this summer.

Specially trained officers will use it on the sand to allow them reach anyone who needs help in a speedy fashion.

Officers say it will primarily be used for searching for missing people on the beaches around the resort and for patrols by neighbourhood officers.

The electric vehicle is being loaned to the force, free of charge, by a national segway company.

It won't be used to patrol pavements, roads or the town centre.

This is a new approach to policing our beaches and I am delighted that Newquay police have embraced the use of a Segway to enhance our patrol cover of the town’s beaches. The Segway supports the force’s green agenda and gives local officers the ability to search and patrol large beach areas that would otherwise be challenging to access. It will enable officers to talk to visitors and residents throughout the beach areas, and have a positive impact on public confidence.

– Inspector Dave Meredith, Devon & Cornwall Police

Newquay Zoo's much loved red panda off to Slovakia

Keepers at Newquay Zoo are bidding a fond farewell to their beloved baby red panda.

Credit: Newquay Zoo

Eight-month-old Hu, who was born at the zoo in November, is to go to Bojnice Zoo in Slovakia where he will join conservation efforts to save his species from extinction, staff say.

The red panda’s status on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species has been classified as “endangered. It's hoped that Hu will become part of a breeding pair.

red pandas in zoos across the world, but numbers in the wild are unknown.

Hu was the first red panda that we have bred at Newquay Zoo and we were delighted when he was born, but we are even more pleased that he will now go on to hopefully become a father to his own offspring.

– John Meek, Newquay Zoo
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