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'Suspicious device' leaves major road cordoned off in Newton Abbot

A road close to Newton Abbot town centre has been closed in both directions after what police describe as a 'suspicious device' was found at a property.

Tudor Street has now been closed off and a 200 metre cordon is in place around the site.

The A381 East Street has also been closed between King Street and Powderham Road.

The police are yet to comment further.

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Tributes to 'Big hearted' motorcyclist who died after crash with car

A biker who died after a serious crash with a van in Newton Abbot has been described by his family as a "big hearted man".

53-year-old Jerry Daniell from Torquay died in hospital after his motorbike collided with a Mercedes B180 on Shaldon Road last Thursday.

53-year-old Jerry Daniell from Torquay died in hospital after his motorbike collided with a car on Shaldon Road Credit: Family photo

His family have released an emotional tribute to the father of two, calling him their "rock".

On the 23rd September we lost our Jerry, a broad shouldered and big hearted man who was the kindest father, brother, uncle, partner, boss and friend.

He helped people in so many ways, offering them advice and opportunities but most of all by always encouraging them to follow their passion. When giving his opinion he thought about what the other person needed and never his own personal gain. He was the greatest listener and never spoke ill or judged anyone.

He loved his family and friends and was never happier than when he was sharing time with them. He has left us with incredible memories of holidays, parties and meals together which were often down to his huge generous nature. His business prowess built his successful factory and his big heart stretched to his love of his employees. They will truly miss him.

Jerry was the rock of our family and the love of my life. Sadly he has left behind two sons who will dearly miss him - Jerry, you were a true gentleman and we love you so much.

– Family tribute

The Mercedes driver, a 68-year-old man from Newton Abbot, was uninjured.

He was arrested for failing to provide a breath test, and on suspicion of driving without due care and attention.

He has been bailed until 21 October.

Death of 8-month-old baby still unexplained

Forensic teams at the scene in Brownhills Road last week

The death of an 8-month-old baby in Newton Abbot is still being investigated by police.

Paramedics were called to a house on Brownhills Road on 15th June. A 27-year-old man was arrested and then released on police bail. Post mortem and toxicology reports have not identified the cause of death. The police say they are now awaiting the results of further examinations.

Death of 8 month old treated as 'unexplained'

The area at Brownshill Road was sealed off Credit: ITV News

A man has been released on police bail after an 8 month-old boy died in Newton Abbot.

Police were called by the ambulance on Wednesday morning from Brownshill Road informing them of his death. An investigation is being carried out to find out what happened.

Police say they are now treating his death as 'unexplained' rather than 'suspicious'.

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Police continue to question man after death of 8-month-old baby

Police are continuing to question a man following the death of an eight month old boy in South Devon.

A 27-year-old man is in police custody. Credit: ITV News

The 27 year old was arrested yesterday after paramedics were called to a house on Brownhills Road in Newton Abbott.

Devon and Cornwall Police say they are currently treating the death as unexplained.

Forensic teams have spent the day at the scene - which remains sealed off. Credit: ITV News

Police investigating after death of 8-month-old baby

Forensic teams have spent the day at the scene - which remains sealed off Credit: ITV News

Police are investigating after the death of an 8 month old boy in Devon.

Ambulance staff called the police just after 10:30 this morning (15 June) to inform them about the baby's death.

A 27-year-old man is in police custody. Credit: ITV News

Police and scenes of crime officers have attended the house in Brownshill Road in Newton Abbot to undertake initial investigations.

Devon and Cornwall Police say they are currently treating the death as unexplained.

A 27-year-old man is in police custody in connection with this matter and awaits questioning.

Man jailed for child sex offences on girls aged between 12 & 14

Nigel Smith was sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

A man from Newton Abbot has been sentenced to eight and a half years in prison at Exeter Crown Court today for child sex offences.

40 year old Nigel Robin Smith was arrested in September 2015 and charged with number of offences of sexual activity with two young girls who were aged between 12 and 14 at the time of the abuse. Smith was remanded in custody and pleaded guilty to eight sexual offences and two offences relating to the supply of cannabis.

Smith’s arrest was part of an ongoing investigation, called Operation Pangram, into child sexual exploitation within the South Devon area.

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