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Accident victims still in a serious condition

An elderly couple remain in a serious condition in hospital following a collision on the A30 near Indian Queens, Newquay on Saturday.

Emergency services were called to the westbound carriageway around 5pm after a red Citroen Xsara Picasso rolled over several times and came to rest on its roof.

The driver, a 70-year-old woman, and an 88-year-old male passenger, sustained serious injuries and were airlifted to Derriford Hospital by the police helicopter and air ambulance.

The woman from Bolton is receiving treatment for life changing injuries and the man sustained serious head injuries.

The westbound carriageway was closed for six-and-a-half hours for officers from the Force Serious Collisions Investigation Unit to conduct a forensic examination of the scene.

The A30 was also closed in both directions for a short time for the helicopters to land and safely evacuate the casualties.

Man charged following alleged rape in Newquay

Police have charged a 30-year-old man from Newquay with a number of offences including rape, sexual assault, kidnap, robbery and criminal damage.

It follows an incident in the town in the early hours of Tuesday, when a woman in her 20's was allegedly raped near to the river.

Nicholas Peppiatt remains in custody and will appear before Bodmin Magistrates Court this morning.

A 44-year-old man has been released on police bail until 5th August.



'Savage attack' on Newquay family's pets

Police have described a raid on a family's chickens and ducks as a 'savage and sadistic act of cruelty'. One bird was decapitated, and others had their necks wrung. It happened in the backyard of a house in Hillgrove Street, Newquay, Cornwall.

The break-in happened some time between 9pm on 17 April and 8:30am on 18 April. Four bantams, three other chickens and two ducks were killed in all. The motive is unknown.

I am disgusted that someone could commit such an offence. The owner of these birds is understandably absolutely devastated.

– Inspector Dave Meredith

Police would like anyone with information to come forward.

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