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Residents expected to return home in 'the next two hours'

Officers were called for an unrelated matter earlier on today at one of the addresses locally and whilst they were conducting their inquiries they came across some items that have given them some cause for concern as a result of that with safety of the public paramount we've called in expert help to make sure those items are safe and those inquiries are ongoing and in the next two hours we should be able to get people back into their houses."

– Insp Richard McLellan, Devon & Cornwall Police

Burglary arrests sparked investigation in Torquay

Latest picture of scene outside house in Torquay Credit: ITV News West Country

Officers made two arrests today in connection with burglary allegations that sparked today's incident in Torquay. Police discovered what's been described as an unexplained device at the terrace house, while on a separate investigation.

The Royal Navy bomb squad was called to Falloway Close at lunchtime, but since then crime officers and CID have moved in to investigate.

No controlled explosion has been carried out.

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Concern for safety of missing woman from Brixham

Police are concerned about the safety of a woman from Brixham who is missing. 25 year old Sally Gould has not been seen at about 8.45 am on Monday. She went missing from her home address and was last seen in King Street, possibly heading towards the town or coast path.

Missing woman, Sally Gould Credit: Devon and Cornwall police

Sergeant Mark Ruston, Police Search Advisor with Devon and Cornwall Police said, "We are extremely concerned about Sally’s welfare. At this time we cannot ascertain if Sally has found somewhere warm to seek shelter or if she has come to some harm.

Brixham Coastguard have also been involved in the search. Anyone with information is asked to contact Devon and Cornwall police.

Police say the public may have been seen her wearing cream coloured pyjamas, or she may have changed into grey tracksuit bottoms, grey hooded top, plimsolls and will be carrying a grey duffle bag.

Attack on disabled woman's car

Motability car destroyed in the attack Credit: Devon and Cornwall police

Police say a disabled woman from Plymouth has been left without transport following an arson attack on her car. The Motability car was destroyed in the attack outside her home on Taunton Avenue in Whitleigh.

The car, described as her 'lifeline'. was destroyed in the attack in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Two men were seen covering it in petrol and setting light to it. Police are appealing for anyone who may know anything to get in touch. They are now stepping up patrols in the area.

The suspects are described as, a white male of chunky build with a round belly, wearing a dark tracksuit with a baseball cap underneath the hood of the tracksuit. The second suspect is described as a white male, of slim build with a black hood over his head and a matching tracksuit top and bottoms.

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50 arrested for drink or drug driving

Police carry out drink drive check Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police have arrested nearly 50 people for drink or drug driving across Avon and Somerset in the first week of the Operation Tonic Christmas campaign. Since it started on Dec 1, a total of 47 motorists who have been stopped have tested positive.

This Christmas police are asking people to shop a drink or drug driver by ringing 999 or texting the word drunk to a special number, 81819, from their mobile and giving the driver's details if they see anyone getting behind the wheel while under the influence.

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