A vigil has been held in Redruth in memory of a young soldier who was murdered in the town. Scores of people came out to pay tribute.Read the full story ›
The Army has paid tribute to a soldier believed to be the youngest to serve in Afghanistan, after he was murdered on the streets of RedruthRead the full story ›
The town of Redruth is mourning one of its own. Dave Curnow - a much loved soldier and footballer died on Monday after being assaulted.Read the full story ›
Tributes have been pouring in to a young Cornish soldier who died after being assaulted in his home town of Redruth early on Sunday 20 September.
Dave Curnow, who was 20, had served in Afghanistan. His former school, Pool Academy says he was a popular and bubbly pupil.
The Governors and staff of Pool Academy were shocked and deeply saddened to hear the tragic news of David Curnow's death. David was held in high regard by all the staff. He had a likeable and bubbly personality and was very popular with his peer group.
Two men appeared in court this morning (Tues 22nd) accused of the murder of 20-year-old soldier Dave Curnow.
Liam Laing, 21, of Chacewater, Cornwall, and Conner Hammond, 21, of Redruth, Cornwall, spoke only to confirm their names and dates of birth.
They are both charged with murdering Mr Curnow, a member of 4 Rifles who spent six months fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2013.
Both defendants were remanded in custody and will have a bail hearing in front of a judge at Bristol Crown Court via video link tomorrow.
West Cornwall Football Club has paid tribute to 20 year old Dave Curnow, who served in Afghanistan and was found unconscious outside the Zone nightclub on Sunday morning. He later died in hospital.
On its Facebook site the club described Dave Curnow as a "promising young talent" and an "amazing human being".
It is with immense sadness today that we have lost not only one of the clubs most promising young talents but an amazing human being.
A huge loss to the West Cornwall family, his country and to everyone who knew him. There aren't enough words to express how we are all feeling but the amazing messages on social media today are a testament to the number of lives that Dave touched.
The clubs thoughts and wishes are obviously with Daves family, girlfriend and close friends at this time. Rest in peace our teammate, friend and hero. We will never forget you and you will always be in our memory.
From everyone at West Cornwall FC x
Two men will appear in court later charged with the murder of the young soldier from Redruth.
Two men are due in court today charged with murder.
The 20 year old, named locally as Dave Curnow, was a soldier who had served in Afganistan.
He was found unconscious outside the Zone nightclub in Redruth on Sunday morning. He died in hospital in Plymouth yesterday.
Connor Hammond and Liam Laing will appear before magistrates later.
A young soldier who has served in Afghanistan has been murdered on the streets of his home town.
Dave Curnow, 20, died today (Monday 21 September) from injuries he sustained in a brutal attack in the early hours of Sunday.
A member of the public found him unconscious on the ground following an assault outside a nightclub in Redruth, Cornwall at 2.45am.
He suffered serious head injuries and was taken by ambulance to the Royal Cornwall Hospital before being transferred to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth where he died.
People have taken to twitter and Facebook to pay their respects.
So sad, Dave was in my first tutor group at Pool business and enterprise college when I joined as a TA. Cheeky chappy but always laughing and joking and one off the lads.
Will be sadly missed by all that knew him. RIP DAVE CURNOW
140 letter isn't enough to explain a good man you are! being in the army and fighting for this country R.I.P @davecurnow
It's been an absolute pleasure to of known you my friend @davecurnow now the brightest star in our sky xxx
This is such a sad day, @davecurnow you will be missed by many, I'm very proud to be able to say you were my friend ??
Connor Hammond, 21, of Redruth and Liam Laing, 21, of Truro are due before magistrates tomorrow (Tuesday 22 September) charged with his murder.
Two men have been charged with murder after the death of a 20-year-old man in Redruth.
He was found unconscious in Chapel Street during the early hours of Sunday morning and died earlier today.
Connor Hammond of Redruth and Liam Laing of Truro - who are both 21 - will appear in court tomorrow. The victim, who hasn't been named, died from head injuries.
They're significant head injuries and that's all part of our inquiries and that's one of the reasons we're looking for CCTV in the location of Chapel Street in Redruth.
We are also appealing for witnesses that may have been out in the town centre during those hours between 2.30 and 3.30 am on Sunday"
Two men have been charged in connection with the murder of a 20-year-old man from Redruth.
He was found unconscious on the ground by a member of the public following an assault that happened in the Chapel Street area of the town at around 2.45am on Sunday 20 September.
The victim suffered serious head injuries and was taken by ambulance to the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske, before being transferred to Derriford Hospital, Plymouth.
He died as a result of his injuries earlier today (Monday 21 September).
His family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.
Connor Hammond, 21, of Redruth and Liam Laing, 21, of Truro have been charged with murder.
They have both been remanded in custody and are due to appear at Truro Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Tuesday 22nd September.