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Foot found near Truro may belong to missing man

A dog walker has discovered part of a human foot inside a walking boot, which may be relevant to the search for missing Penryn man Lee Gilbert.

The boot was found in Nansavallan Woods near Truro at around 5pm on Thursday 20 October. Police do not know who the foot belongs to but they have informed the mother of local missing man, Lee Gilbert, of the discovery and are offering her support.

Mr Gilbert, aged 39 and from Penryn, may have been wearing walking boots when he disappeared on Thursday 9 June 2016 from Truro Station.

Police are continuing to search Nansavallan Woods but say there are no suspicious circumstances.

Missing man Lee Gilbert. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police
CCTV images of Lee Gilbert at Truro Station on 9 June. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police


Did you hand in Lee Gilbert's bus pass?

Lee Gilbert has not been seen since 9 June Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Devon and Cornwall Police want to find the person who handed in the bus pass belonging to Lee Gilbert, who has been missing since 9 June.

That was the day his bus pass was handed in to a bus driver, although the details of where and how the card was found remain unknown.

It is believed that the bus pass may have been found in the Penryn area.

  • 39-years-old
  • 5ft 3ins tall
  • He has a beard
  • Tattoos on both arms and legs
  • Has lost weight since the photo was taken

Lee is thought to be on foot and is usually in and around the Penryn, Falmouth and Truro areas.

Anyone with information is urged to contact 101, quoting reference 789 of 13/06/16.

Woman robbed in front of her young child

Do you recognise this man? Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Police are looking for a suspect after a woman was robbed in front of her young child in Penryn.

It happened at 1:30 pm on Friday 20 May - the 30 year old woman was walking with her child in a buggy heading out of the town centre.

As she approached the junction of Calver Close she was approached by a man who asked her for the time. He then pushed her to the ground before stealing her purse containing £200 and a Pandora bracelet.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or email quoting crime number CR/033202/16.


A39 will be closed until midday after crash

The A39 in Cornwall is closed in both directions between Penryn and Devoran.

The closure comes into effect at the B3292 (Treluswell Roundabout) and is causing congestion on the A39 to the A394.

It's after an accident involving two vehicles early this morning (4 November). The road closure is expected to last until midday.

Four people injured on Cornwall's roads this morning

Four people have been seriously injured in three separate crashes in Cornwall this morning. The A394 at Rame Cross near Penryn is still closed while police investigate a serious crash between two vehicles at 8am.

Police say there were two casualties with serious or life threatening injuries. Near Helston two cars collided on the B3297 at Burras Wendon. One person was treated for back and neck injuries.

And one man has been taken to Treliske Hospital with serious leg injuries after coming off his motorbike on Bassett Road near Redruth.

“Road conditions were obviously difficult this morning and I would urge motorists to slow down and take extra care. We have received numerous reports of ice on the roads and whilst the conditions may appear to have improved there still could be patches of untreated roads which remain dangerous”.

– Devon & Cornwall Police spokesman

Police release age of one of the fatalities

A 61-year-old woman from Penryn was one of two people who died in an accident on the B3292 at Treluswell on Wednesday.

A man from Truro was also killed.

His age is unknown.

Another man, as also from Penryn, suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Treliske.

The driver of the lorry involved suffered minor scrapes and was treated at the scene by ambulance staff.

The victims have not yet been named.

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