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Teenager arrested following Newton Abbot hit & run

An 18-year-old man has been arrested after a car hit a pedestrian on The Avenue. Credit: ITV News West Country

A teenager has been arrested after a hit and run in Newton Abbot.

One man is in a serious condition in hospital after a car mounted the pavement and hit him on The Avenue in the early hours of yesterday morning.

An 18-year-old local man has been arrested and released on bail.

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94-year-old woman sees off would-be burglar

A man left empty-handed from a home in Newton Abbot after being challenged by a 94-year-old woman in the middle of the night.

She had been asleep in a chair in the lounge on 2 April and woke to find the man searching the room. He left the house in St Mary's Road without taking anything.

Police think there may be a connection to an incident on 28 March when a man was seen trying car doors and walking up drives in the area.

This was a brazen burglary attempted while the elderly resident was at home. She showed tremendous courage by challenging him and he has left the house without anything as a result.

– Detective Constable David Piper, Newton Abbot CID

The suspect is described as white, aged around 30, more than 6ft tall and of large build. He was wearing a dark tracksuit with coloured trims around the collar.

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Missing woman found safe and well in Plymouth

Martine Blair was last seen on Friday afternoon, 28 February Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Police trying to trace a missing Devon woman say she has been found safe and well.

35-year-old Martine Blair, from Newton Abbot, was last seen in Derriford on Friday 28 February. Officers had searched for her in the Paignton area but she was found in Plymouth on Monday.

Newton Abbott gets superfast broadband

Newton Abbott will be the latest town in Devon to benefit from the arrival of superfast broadband today.

Culture Secretary Maria Miller will be watching the latest connection in the town as part of the multi-million pound programme to improve internet access across Devon and Somerset.

Last week the government announced it was providing an extra £22.75 million to help the project reach some of the area's most challenging locations.

Newton Abbott will be the latest town in Devon to benefit from the arrival of superfast broadband. Credit: PA

Concern for missing Devon woman

Martine Blair was last seen on Friday afternoon, 28 February Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Police say they are increasingly concerned for a Devon woman who has been missing since Friday afternoon.

Martine Blair, who is 35 and from Newton Abbot, was last seen at 3.20pm on Friday 28 February in Derriford in Plymouth.

She is believed to be in the Paignton area and officers have been searching but have not been able to trace her. She is likely to be on her own and likes to visit the beach.

Anyone who has seen Martine, or know where she is, is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 759 of 28/02/14 Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police
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