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Boardmasters Festival gets underway today

Boardmasters Festival gets underway today. Credit: ITV News

Newquay will be pulling in a crowd over the next few days as Boardmasters Festival gets underway.

The Cornish surfing and music festival starts today and finishes on Sunday.

Since 1981 it's been the biggest international professional surf contest in the UK.

The event also attracts big names in music like Alt J, Two Door Cinema Club and Jamiroquai.

This year, A-List Celebrity Idris Elba will be DJ'ing at one of the music stages on Sunday.

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More alcohol seized in Newquay

Following the seizure of large quantities of vodka last week, local police have confiscated yet more alcohol from young people in Newquay.

A number of 16 and 17-year-olds have descended on Newquay to mark the end of their exams and the beginning of the summer holidays.

On this occasion, silver canisters of nitrous were also found and seized.

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Search for Chihuahua stolen in Newquay

Bentley was last seen on June 27. Credit: Zoe Julian

A local woman is appealing for the public's help after her Chihuahua was stolen from a car at Treloggan Car Boot Sale in Newquay.

The dog is called Bentley and was taken on June 27. Bentley's owner Zoe Julian said the dog was taken from her silver VW Transporter.

She then spotted a grey Toyota van with blacked out windows speeding away from the area.

Anyone with any information about the dog's whereabouts is urged to call Devon and Cornwall Police.

Credit: Zoe Julian

Police appeal after serious sexual assault in Newquay

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Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for information after a sexual assault in Newquay.

A 19-year-old woman was on a night out on June 3 when the incident happened.

She left Sailors Nightclub and made her way through the town along Berry Road and to the Boating Lake.

It was here that she approached a blond woman in the lake shelters and requested a cigarette.

An altercation then occurred where the victim was punched by the other woman and knocked out on the floor.

She blacked out for an unknown period of time and reported to police that a serious sexual assault had also taken place.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident and are particularly keen to locate the blond haired woman.

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