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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.


BA 'global system outage' affecting check-in speed at Newquay

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People heading to Newquay Airport are being advised that check-in is taking much longer than usual.

This is due to technical problems affecting many British Airways flights - which has grounded all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick before 6pm because of a "major IT system failure".

Some flights are taking longer than normal to reach their gates.

Passengers are advised to check with operator before travelling.


RNLI rescues woman and dog trapped by tide

Cooper the boxer and his owner are rescued from Bedruthan Steps. Credit: RNLI/Newquay

Newquay RNLI lifeboat volunteers have rescued a woman and dog after they were trapped by the incoming tide at Bedruthan Steps.

The RNLI volunteers were alerted at 4.17pm on Saturday 13 May, three hours before high tide. They rescued the pair from the shore and transferred them to the larger Atlantic 85 lifeboat. Owner and dog were back on dry land on Newquay Harbour by 5.10pm.

Cooper the Boxer was no trouble at all and seemed fairly unfazed by his impromptu ride in the lifeboats!

– Gareth Horner, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Newquay

The RNLI is reminding people to check tide times before visiting the coast and warns that it is possible to be trapped a few hours before high tide.

Body found at Watergate Bay identified

The 46-year-old was last seen on 7 March. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police have identified a body that was found washed up at Watergate Bay near Newquay as missing man, John Hurst, from Cornwall.

The 46-year-old was last seen on 7 March in Cubert. The body was found washed up at Watergate Bay on Wednesday 15 March.

Devon and Cornwall Police have now confirmed the identity of the body as John Hurst. His family have been informed.

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