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Man arrested after car crashes into flats in Plymouth

Credit: ITV West Country
Credit: ITV West Country

A 27-year-old man from Cornwall has been arrested after a car crashed into flats last night in Plymouth.

The building on St Levan Road was evacuated and the six occupants spent the night in temporary accommodation. It's understood no one was seriously injured. A police investigation has been launched.

Credit: ITV West Country
Credit: ITV West Country

Bonfire Night fireworks planned for Plymouth Hoe

Fireworks display to be held at Plymouth Hoe Credit: ITV News

It's a month to go until Bonfire Night and plans have been revealed for an evening of fireworks on Plymouth Hoe.

There will be a bonfire by the Smeaton's Tower Lighthouse and a firework display by Pyrovision.

Visitors are being encouraged to plan their journeys in advance.


Man stabbed outside Plymouth nightclub

Man stabbed outside Plymouth nightclub Credit: Google

A man was stabbed 'multiple' times after a fight outside a Plymouth nightclub.

The incident happened at 5:30am outside the Crash Manor, Union Street.

He was taken to the Derriford Hospital and released after receiving medical treatment for what police describe as 'superficial' stab wounds.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

South West Water: how to fix discolouration problem in Cornwall

Several customers have reported problems with the water colour Credit: Debi Evans

A burst water main is affecting water services in parts of Cornwall, leading to some cases of water discolouration.

Posting on their website, South West Water said they are carrying urgent repair work and apologised for any inconvenience caused.

If your water is discoloured this can be cleared by running from the cold kitchen tap.

– South West Water

Call for review on Taser use after Plymouth death

A file photo of a Taser being fired Credit: PA

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has recommended that training in the use of Tasers should be revised, following the death of a man from Plymouth.

Andrew Pimlott died from severe burns after dousing himself in petrol at his parents' home in April 2013.

An inquest decided yesterday that he had probably caught fire after being Tasered by police.

You can read the full IPCC report here.

Andrew Pimlott died in hospital from burns in April 2013 Credit: Family


Body found in Plymouth is missing Daniel Knapp

Daniel was from Chaddlewood in Plympton Credit: ITV News

The body of a man found in Plymouth at the weekend has been formally identified as that of missing Daniel Knapp.

Officers searching for Mr Knapp found a body in the Plymbridge area of the city on Friday afternoon.

His death is not being treated as suspicious and his family have been informed.

PC describes the moment a Tasered man caught fire

Andrew Pimlott died in hospital from burns in April 2013 Credit: Family

An inquest has heard how a police officer tried to prevent a man who was covered in petrol setting fire to himself in Plymouth - by shooting a Taser at him.

PC David Beer described the moment his colleague fired the stun gun which led to Andrew Pimlott's death in April 2013.

File photo of a Taser being fired Credit: PA

PC Beer told the court that he arrived at the garden of the house in Coombe Park Lane to join his colleague and saw Mr Pimlott dowse himself in petrol.

He then saw him strike something and saw the flame. He said he thought there was an immediate risk to everyone nearby. He heard PC Hodgkinson's Taser activate and saw Mr Pimlott covered in flames. He covered him in a duvet, then people rushed in with water and paramedics arrived.

Mr Pimlott died in hospital five days after the incident.

PC Peter Hodgkinson says the incident was the first time he had deployed the Tazer.

The Crown Prosecution Service previously decided that there was insufficient evidence to bring any charges against the officers involved.

Stars promote Plymouth's Christmas panto

Stars promote Plymouth's Christmas panto Credit: ITV News

The surprise winner of America's Got Talent was among the stars in Plymouth today to promote the city's pantomime.

Paul Zerdin, and his surreal collection of puppets, will appear alongside the fashion expert Gok Wan in the Theatre Royal's production of Cinderella.

It may only be September, but in Panto land it's the time of the year to officially unveil the cast for this year's Christmas extravaganza.

Gok Wan is playing The Fairy Gokmother and Paul Zerdin is Buttons.

"I love Panto I've always loved Panto since I was a kid it was the first time I ever went to the Theatre and then three years ago I went to Birmingham to do a panto and feel in love with the craft the show the magic the mystery the complete escapism and then last year I went to Southampton and then the guys asked me if I'd come to Plymouth I'm here and I've never ever been to Plymouth before."

– Gok Wan, Fairy Gokmother

"Hasn't it it has been amazing yes it really has. I'm talking now, sorry. Yea literally a couple of weeks ago I was at Radio City live on NBC doing my act to millions of people and they voted for me I thought they would vote for an American."

– Paul Zerdin, Buttons

Cinderella runs at the Theatre Royal from December 18th until January 16th.

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