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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.

CS spray used in school playground

Police Officers from Devon and Somerset used CS spray to break up a playground fight between parents at an infant school in Cornwall - in front of pupils.

They were called to Penryn Infant School following reports of a dispute between two mothers on the premises earlier in the day.

As children waited to be collected, people related to the women began "behaving in a disorderly way", according to Police.

The male involved would not heed advice and became very aggressive and assaulted another parent. As a result of his behaviour, we were forced to use the spray and physically restrain him."

– Pc Jules Evans, Devon and Cornwall Police

Children who are very young have witnessed something they never should have. That behaviour should never have happened. Safety and happiness are the most important things for children at the school."

– Gillian Wright, Headteacher

Those involved in the incident have been banned from both the infant school and neighbouring junior school until the end of term in July.

Rail staff member abused at Penryn Station

British Transport Police are appealing for information after a staff member was verbally abused by a group of youths at Penryn Station in Cornwall at around 10:25pm on Saturday 9 March.

The member of staff had asked the group to show their tickets when they became abusive and swore at him. Police believe the group were drunk.

Go ahead given for Cornwall University

University College Falmouth has campuses in Falmouth and Penryn. Credit: ITV Westcountry

Cornwall can now boast its own university after the Government gave the go ahead for Falmouth College to be upgraded.

Over the last ten years student numbers have tripled to more than 4,000. More than £100 million has been invested at two campuses in Falmouth and Penryn.