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More graffiti appears at vandalised Foot memorial

Colourful and positive messages chalked on the path by the Michael Foot memorial Credit: Chaz Singh

More graffiti has appeared at the Michael Foot memorial in Plymouth - this time far more positive... and colourful

It is in sharp contrast to the racist and offensive graffiti which was daubed on the stone monument at the weekend.

  • Read more: Michael Foot memorial is vandalised
The graffiti is washed off the monument using specialist equipment Credit: ITV News

While the offensive graffiti had to be cleaned off using expert equipment - it appears the chalk markings were easily washed away by the rain.

Tumble dryer catches fire in Plymouth

Another tumble dryer has caught fire at a property in Plymouth.

Picture of another tumble dryer that caught fire earlier this year. Credit: ITV News

Crews from Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service were called to Milehouse Road last night (4 July) after a fire broke out in a laundry room.

It's the latest incident to be caused by a tumble dryer machine in recent months. Earlier this year, fire authorities were urging the "dangerous" appliances to be recalled after nationwide figures revealed they lead to three fires a day.

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Three charged with kidnap after allegedly trying to force a 22 year old woman into a car

All three have been bailed to appear at Plymouth Crown Court on 1 August 2016. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Three men have been charged with kidnap and assault after an incident in Plymouth.

A silver Vauxhall Astra saloon stopped at the location and three men got out. They took hold of a 22 year old woman and attempted to put her in the car by force.

– Devon and Cornwall Police

During the struggle a 34 year old man who was with the woman received a cut wound to his arm.

Three men have been charged with kidnap and assault and have been bailed to appear at Plymouth Crown Court on 1 August 2016.

Police would like anyone who witnessed the incident on 30 June or who saw the movements of the silver Vauxhall Astra when it was being driven to contact them. The car may have been driven erratically.

  • email at 101@dc.police.uk
  • call 101, quoting reference CR/43923/16
  • Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or reporting online

Police concerned for missing Plymouth man Adam McMillen

If you see Adam McMillen please call 999 Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police say they are concerned for the welfare of a 46 year old man who's gone missing from Plymouth.

Adam McMillen was last seen in the car park of Sainsbury’s in Marsh Mills, when he was dropped off by his works colleagues at around 6.30pm on Monday 4 July 2016

Adam may be wearing work clothes which are fluorescent orange trousers and a dark green polo shirt with a company logo embroidered on the front in yellow.

  • If you see Adam please call 999 immediately quoting police log 775 of 4 July 2016

BNP condemns vandalism of Foot memorial

The offensive graffiti is washed off the Michael Foot memorial Credit: ITV News

The British National Party has condemned the 'defilement' of the Michael Foot Memorial in Plymouth.

It says the BNP is not involved in and has no knowledge of the desecration.

The BNP holds such vandals in contempt and under a BNP Government the perpetrators, if found and convicted, would dealt with severely in a court of law.

We appeal to anyone with any knowledge of who was responsible for the desecration of the memorial to come forward either to the police or by calling the BNP directly in confidence, so that action can be taken to arrest those responsible.

– British National Party statement

The BNP believes that the graffiti is part of a campaign to smear, defame and worse, to inflame hatred and insight violence against it as a political party.

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