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Family and friends complete London Marathon in memory of Plymouth army captain.

David Seath, 31, a veteran of the Afghanistan conflict, suffered a cardiac arrest

Family and friends of a Plymouth-based army captain who tragically died while running the London Marathon, have completed the last three miles of the course in his honour.

Today we return to London to finish the 3.2 miles of the Virgin London Marathon David so tragically could not finish.

It will not doubt be an incredibly emotional day but an important step in moving forward as a family and wider community


David Seath, 31, a veteran of the Afghanistan conflict, suffered a cardiac arrest around 23 miles into this year's event

A memorial fund set up in his name has already raised £103,000 for his chosen charity Help for Heroes.

Family and friends took an important step forward tonight by finishing the 3.2 miles David so tragically could not finish.

Thank you to everyone who joined us in London as well as all those who walked simultaneously across the world.

We move forward, as one


Last night the group finished the last 3.2 miles of the course in his honour.

They said the the experience as "emotional, overwhelming, yet inspirational".

Pedestrian killed in crash on the A38 near Plymouth

Investigators at the scene of the fatal crash on the A38 at South Brent Credit: ITV News

A man has died after being hit by a lorry on the A38 near Plymouth.

It happened at around 11am today, 20 May, forcing both lanes of the northbound carriageway to close. Police say the man - who died at the scene - has yet to be identified.

Police, the fire service, ambulance crews and the air ambulance all attended the scene.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who saw the crash - or saw the man on the A38 beforehand.


Plymouth Albion's new owners get RFU approval

Plymouth Albion's Brickfields home Credit: ITV News

The takeover of Plymouth Albion RFC by former players Bruce Priday and Dave Venables has been formally ratified by the RFU.

The RFU confirmed that Plymouth Albion would be playing National 1 rugby in the 2016-17 season.

There were fears that Plymouth Albion could be demoted down the league structure, like Richmond RFC some years ago.

Priday and Venables have had to put up a cash ‘Bond Deposit’ of £147,000, which will be held by the RFU.

While we are really pleased that Plymouth Albion will be playing National 1 rugby next season, we feel the size of the ‘Bond Deposit’ to be excessively large.

We presented a well prepared case which highlighted the strong working relationship we have with Plymouth City Council and the desire of both parties to build a Premiership standard club in the City.

– Bruce Priday


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