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Three people arrested in connection with Penzance murder

The victim arrived at West Cornwall Hospital in the early hours of Tuesday morning Credit: ITV News

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a 32-year-old man in Penzance last week.

The man, thought to be Lithuanian, was brought into West Cornwall Hospital around 4.15am last Tuesday. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

Detectives are continuing their enquiries to establish the circumstances of the man's death and are awaiting post mortem results. Officers are conducting enquiries within the Penzance area and are appealing for anyone who many have information to contact police.

The two men and women, (aged 39, 44, and 29) who were arrested, have now been released on bail.

"We would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident of the events beforehand to contact police.

"While clearly concerning, we would like to reassure the community that this appears to be an isolated incident."

– Devon & Cornwall Police

Stricken paddle boarder meets his rescuers

A paddle boarder who was rescued by the RNLI after drifting for six hours in freezing seas has been meeting his rescuers.

Musician Joe Holtaway from Penzance had taken his board out for an evening surf in November last year.

As darkness fell he became too tired to paddle back to shore, and despite wearing a wetsuit he began to suffer hypothermia.

A search and rescue operation was sparked after a local woman found his clothes and bike on the shore.

Penlee Lifeboat crew were able to locate him after a difficult three hour search.

A paddle boarder who was rescued by the RNLI after drifting for six hours in freezing seas has met his rescuers Credit: ITV News

Joe has been meeting the crew that saved him today ahead of a fundraising evening he's planning on 9th May.

Joe's Big Thank You night is at The Mill Bar and Restaurant in Penzance on 9th May at 7pm.

The RNLI says it's holding its own Mayday fundraising event from 1st-4th May, and is looking for people to volunteer for collections.

I am deeply touched and as deeply grateful to everyone involved in saving my life. My family and I wanted to show our heartfelt thanks to the RNLI and everyone involved and thought a big night of music and entertainment would be a perfect way to get everyone together to celebrate the charity's Mayday event.

– Joe Holtaway


Cat statue worth £10,000 was almost thrown out

This bronze cat could make more than £10,000 at auction today Credit: David Lay Auctions

An ancient Egyptian statue, that was nearly thrown away in a house clearance, goes under the hammer at an auction in Cornwall today.

The bronze bust of a cat, thought to date from the 26th dynasty is expected to reach more than £10,000 when it goes on sale in Penzance this morning.


Cornish hotel cat is stolen

Police want to speak to the person in the hoody about the disappearance of Jerry the cat Credit: Penzance Hotel

A hotel cat from Cornwall - who is so popular he's been written about on Trip Advisor - has been kidnapped.

Jerry, the 13-year-old blue Burman, was taken from Hotel Penzance last week. CCTV shows a man talking to the pet before apparently making off with him.

Thousands spent on repairing storm damage in Penzance

Thousands spent on repairing storm damage in Penzance Credit: ITV News

More than £200,000 is being spent to replace and revamp the railings along Penzance's Promenade.

The waterfront was battered by storms last February, with powerful waves tearing up the paving, wrecking the Jubilee Pool and damaging railings which have stood for over 100 years.

The historic iron vertical poles have stood along the Penzance seafront for more than one hundred years.

Coming of midsummer celebrated in Penzance

The coming of midsummer is being celebrated in Penzance this weekend at the Golowan Festival. Hundreds of school children have spent weeks crafting these paper and willow sculptures for the Mazey Day processions.

There's also a pop up exhibition on Cornish families that emigrated abroad in the mining boom. David Nebesnuick is the Mayor of Penzance...

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