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Huge thunderstorm hits the South West coast

Lightning strikes over Laira, Plymouth. Credit: Rachael Jackson

Thunder storms forming off the South West coast have hit towns and cities across Devon and Cornwall.

Paul McDonnell captured this footage in Plymouth this afternoon.

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A severe weather warning comes into force from 4pm this afternoon.

This live lightning map shows where any bolt of lightning is detected. Credit: lightningmaps.org

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Police appeal for missing 69-year-old woman

Missing 69-year-old Rosemary Pearson. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing to the public to help them locate missing 69-year-old Rosemary Pearson.

Rosemary was last seen on July 11 and is missing from her home in St Maurice, Plymouth.

Police carried out localised searches throughout the night.

If you have seen Rosemary, or know of her whereabouts, please call 999.

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