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22-year-old man missing from Devon home

Daniel Knapp, 22, has been missing since Tuesday. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police in Plymouth are appealing for help to find a young man man missing since Tuesday.

22-year-old Daniel Knapp was reported missing from his home in Chaddlewood near Plympton, after being last seen the night before.

He has already missed a significant family event in the time that he has been missing, and police are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare.

He is believed to be wearing a grey hoody and jeans.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting police reference 0416 220915.

US Ambassador to open Mayflower museum

This model of the Mayflower is the centrepiece of the museum in Plymouth Credit: ITV News

Plymouth is kicking off its plans for celebrating the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower with a visit by the American Ambassador to the UK.

Matthew Barzun is in the city to officially re-open the Mayflower museum on the Barbican, which charts the history of the historic voyage.

Plymouth is planning a huge celebration to mark the anniversary in five years' time.

Elderly woman attacked by a dog in Plymouth

The dog sunk its teeth into the victim's thigh Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police are appealing for information after an elderly woman was attacked by a dog in Plymouth.

The victim, who is in her seventies, was bitten by a brown Staffordshire bull terrier in the Weston Mill area of Plymouth on Saturday.

The dog was on a on a lead but pulled away from its owner and sunk its teeth into the victim’s thigh, pulling her over on to the pavement in the process.

The dog owner muttered a few words before walking off.

Police would like to speak to the dog owner and any potential witnesses to the attack.

The Staffordshire terrier is described as brown in colour with white flecks.

The owner is described as being a white woman aged around 60. She was wearing a pink jumper. Police have released a CCTV image of her.

Police have released a CCTV image of the dog owner Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police


Does Plymouth know who the Lib Dem leader is?

Tim Farron taking the floor at a meeting during the Lib Dem conference in Bournemouth Credit: PA

It's party conference season and first up are the Liberal Democrats who are trying to rebuild after a disastrous General Election. The party lost all their seats here in the Westcountry, but today the new leader Tim Farron said people in the region were hoping to see the party recover its strength.

But do local people know who he is? We went to Plymouth to find out.

Car hits bombed-out church in Plymouth

The car next to the historic Charles Church in the centre of one of Plymouth's busiest roundabouts Credit: ITV News

A car has crashed into the historic Charles church in the centre of Plymouth.

Fire crews were called to the accident at 2pm today. It happened on the busy roundabout right next to Charles Cross police station.

The driver escaped with minor injuries.

The church was burned out during the blitz and now acts a memorial to the Second World War.

The windscreen was badly damaged and the airbag deployed Credit: ITV News

Owners of waterfront Plymouth building ordered to 'tidy up'

Owners of waterfront Plymouth building ordered to 'tidy up' Credit: ITV News

The owners of a prominent building on Plymouth's waterfront have been ordered by the courts to tidy up the building.

Nigel Healy and Karen Chan have been issued a Criminal Behaviour Order which requires them to make improvements by no later than 18 January 2016, or face having a full order issued on them at a further hearing that has been scheduled for 29 January 2016.

In April Plymouth City Council had to carry out emergency repairs to the turret of the property.

The Council says the owners failed to comply with improvement notices, and it was concerned and frustrated by the state of the building.

“The building is an eyesore and presents a very poor image of our city to the many visitors.

For years now the owners have deliberately ignored requests and orders from the Council as well as the courts and the situation has been very upsetting for neighbours.

It has been very much a last resort but we hope that by using this piece of anti-social behaviour legislation we can get the owners to see sense.”

– Councillor Philippa Davey, Plymouth City Council

Illegall tobacco seized in Plymouth

Illegal tobacco seized in Plymouth Credit: Plymouth City Council

Trading Standards Officers in Plymouth have seized over 130 pouches of illegal tobacco as part of their work to disrupt its supply across the city.

Officers searched a property in Whitleigh and discovered the smuggled tobacco.

We are working hard to make Plymouth a healthier city and ensure everyone lives long healthy lives. All tobacco poses a health risk, but as illegal tobacco is sold at cheaper prices it makes it easier for people to carry on smoking.

Stamping out illegal tobacco would help reduce smoking amongst adults and children leading to an improvement in people’s health and wellbeing. We also want a safe city for everyone to live in, the illegal tobacco trade is linked to other forms of criminality bringing crime into the community.

Smoking is one of the 4 lifestyle choices, along with excessive drinking, inactivity and poor diet that together lead to 4 chronic illnesses that contribute to 54% of the preventable deaths in Plymouth.

– Councillor Sue McDonald
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