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Driver jailed for deliberately running over woman

James Clarke was the driver of the vehicle, he's now been jailed. Credit: Exeter Police

A driver has been jailed for deliberately running over a woman in a stolen car and leaving her with a broken ankle.

23-year-old James Clarke took his ex partner's car from her home in North Devon, and used it to run over a woman passenger as she got out of the car in Bideford.

A off duty policeman spotted the incident and witnessed Mr Clarke running over passenger Donna Owen, who had just got out.

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Carer denies swindling vulnerable pensioner out of thousands

Melanie Harris has denied stealing from a man she was supposed to be caring for. Credit: ITV News

A woman from North Devon has denied taking thousands of pounds from a vulnerable pensioner she was supposed to be looking after at a Bideford care home.

Melanie Harris is accused of using Edward Carter's bank account as her own, and taking more than £75,000 from it. The court heard that she used the money to fund shopping trips.

Cerebral palsy sufferer Mr Carter, who also had epilepsy and other serious illnesses, has since passed away, but the court was shown a DVD of his statement.

The trial continues.

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