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Child sexual assault in Plymouth

Police say the incident took place near the children’s play area on The Hoe

Police have increased their patrols in an area of Plymouth after a 13-year-old boy was sexually assaulted.

It happened near the children’s play area on the waterfront of The Hoe between 5.30pm and 6.30pm on Tuesday 24th May.

The suspect is described as being a white man, 5”7 tall with a flat face and a square chunky nose. He was bald, heavy built and aged between 40 and 50. He was wearing a grey Slazenger sweatshirt, grey trousers and Puma pump trainers and described as ‘walking with a hunch’.

We are appealing to the public and would like to hear from anyone who was in the area, or can help us identify the suspect. Our victim was approached when the man in question tried to engage in conversation before groping the victim. Thankfully the victim was unharmed, but understandably shaken up by what happened.

– PC Stacey Carr

The police say the incident appears to be isolated. Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or email quoting crime reference CR/034037/16. You can also give information anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Kieran Hallett returns to Plymouth Albion

Kieran Hallett during his playing days at Plymouth Albion Credit: PA

31-year-old Kieran Hallett has signed for Plymouth Albion and will have a dual role as a player as well as being the backs coach for the team.

The fly half, who for the last four seasons has been playing for the Cornish Pirates, will be working alongside former prop Dan Parkes who is Albion’s new head coach.

Hallett played for Plymouth Albion from 2008 to 2011.

I’m really pleased to be coming back to Albion and the move gives me the opportunity to continue playing a high standard of rugby as well as kick starting my coaching career.

– Kieran Hallett

Hallett will combine his player coach role at Brickfields with working for the Exeter Chiefs Academy in Cornwall.


Plymouth's Daley, Couch and Barrow heading for Rio

Tom Daley celebrates winning the Men 10m in the British British Diving Championships at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield.

Plymouth divers Tom Daley, Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow have all been selected for the team heading to the Olympics in Rio this summer.

The successful three form part of an eleven strong team. It will be the third time they've competed at the Olympics.

At London 2012, Daley took home a bronze medal and is heading to Rio off the back of winning World Championship Gold in the team event in Russia.

Sarah Barrow, (left) and Tonia Couch, (right) at the FINA Diving World Series at London Aquatics Centre.
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