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Body found in car in Plymouth

Body found in car in Plymouth Credit: ITV News

An area of Plymouth has been cordoned off after a body was found in a car. Officers were called at around 2:10pm to reports of a body of a man, believed to be in his 40s, was in the back seat of a stationary car near The Swallow pub, Bretonside.

Police have told ITV News investigators are currently at the scene and are looking into what happened.

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Transat sailing boat collides with cargo ship

V&B skipper Maxime Sorel sets off on the 3050m solo race to New York. Credit: Lloyd Images

One of the sailing boats taking part in the Transat Bakerly race has collided with a cargo ship today (3 May).

At around 10am the Race Control operators received a call from the skipper Maxime Sorel aboard the Class40 V&B.

V&B skipper Maxime Sorel - Class40. Credit: Lloyd Images

He'd suffered a serious collision with a cargo ship, leaving the bowsprit of his boat damaged, with potential damage to the rig, which is currently still standing up.

The skipper is not injured, and he will now head to La Trinité sur Mer, or Lorient, to assess the damage.

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