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Controlled explosion in Plymouth Sound 'nothing to worry about'

A controlled explosion is being carried out in the Plymouth Sound but police have moved to reassure residents the operation is nothing to worry about.

A 500m cordon has been put in place by marine units after two ordnances from a ship failed to fire.

Police say the explosion is 'nothing to worry about' and is a reaction to something that 'happens from time to time'.

Two people rescued from 'suspicious' fire

File picture - firefighters using breathing apparatus. Credit: ITV West Country

Two people have been rescued from a flat fire in Plymouth.

Crews were called to Union Street at 3.30am after neighbours raised the alarm.

On arrival, the firefighters found one flat on the first floor well-alight, and it was unknown if persons were inside. They led two people to safety.

It was heavily smoke-logged and fire crews used breathing apparatus and jets to extinguish the fire.

The cause of the fire is believed to be suspicious and is under investigation.


Busted to perform at MTV Crashes in Plymouth

Busted performing at the Royal Albert Hall in London in March. Credit: PA

It's been confirmed that former boyband Busted will join the line up for MTV Crashes in Plymouth this summer. The trio will perform on the Hoe alongside Sigma and X Factor winner Louisa Johnson on 27 July, with club music on the second day. The event will be broadcast across the world.

Louisa Johnson will also perform at MTV Crashes in Plymouth. Credit: PA

Man robs 'vulnerable' 93-year-old woman in wheelchair

Anyone who can assist with the investigation is asked to contact 101. Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 93-year-old woman in a wheelchair was robbed of her handbag in Plymouth.

It happened around 3.20pm on Monday 1 May by the cut through to the rear of Tracey Court from Western Approach.

A man approached the victim from behind and stole the bag containing £130 cash and various bank cards. He then ran across Western Approach and down Market Way.

This was a particularly nasty incident involving an elderly victim who was targeted due to her vulnerability. It has caused her a great deal of upset.

We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the offence or has any information to assist with the investigation

– Police spokesperson

A 27-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man, both from Plymouth, have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and released under investigation pending further enquiries.

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