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Elderly man found dead in Padstow

Police officers on the scene. Credit: ITV News

Police are investigating the death of a man in Padstow.

The body of an elderly man was found at the bottom of steps leading towards a car park near New Street this morning.

The man is yet to be named and police remain at the scene.

Officers are working to establish the cause of death and are treating the death as unexplained at this time.


Pensioner arrested after suspicious death in Cornwall

An 88-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an elderly woman was found dead in Cornwall.

Police attended the scene in St Merryn at around 1.30pm yesterday.

The woman, who is in her 80s, was found dead at the home.

Devon and Cornwall Police have said the death is being treated as suspicious.

"An 88-year-old man, from Padstow, was arrested on suspicion of murder and is in police custody.

"Officers have yet to formally identify the woman. Her next of kin have been informed."

– Devon and Cornwall Police


Three women and their dog rescued by lifeboat

Y-boat approaching the beach Credit: Padstow RNLI Lifeboat

Three people and their dog had to be rescued by the RNLI after they became cut off by the tide.

Padstow lifeboat launched shortly before 8pm to help the trio who had asked for help after realising they were surrounded by water at Harlyn.

The inshore Y-boat was sent with two crew members who made two trips to bring the group, and their dog, back to the lifeboat.

They were then transported back to Padstow

They realised they were cut off by the tide and made the right decision by calling the Coastguard. We are glad we could be there to help them.

We would always recommend that people seek advice on the tide times, currents and weather conditions to ensure they can enjoy our coastline safely.

– Michael England, Deputy coxswain and RNLI mechanic
Y-boat taking people back to the lifeboat Credit: Padstow RNLI Lifeboat

Young chef from Cornwall who used to be homeless is nominated for award

David Shrigley used to be homeless but now works at a restaurant in Padstow Credit: ITV News

A young chef from Cornwall - who used to be homeless - could win a royal award tonight.

David Shrigley used to live on the streets but now works at Rick Stein's seafood restaurant in Padstow - after a youth charity put him on a cookery course.

He went on to get a full time job and has been nominated for a Prince's Trust Award.

Commis Chef David says it's a huge relief to be working. "I've got a home, a roof over my head, an income of money. I've made lots of friends in seafood. And anything negative that was in my life, isn't any more. "

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