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Schoolchildren scatter poppy seeds in honour of Remembrance Day

Schoolchildren scatter poppy seeds in honour of Remembrance Day Credit: ITV News

Schoolchildren in Redruth have scattered thousands of poppy seeds in a special ceremony in honour of Remembrance Day.

Pupils of from the Trewirgie Infant and Junior Schools scattered seeds in a dedicated flowerbed for each class. Veterans and servicemen from the Royal Navy, British Army and RAF also attended the ceremony.

"It's important because for them it's the first time that they'll have really come across the idea of having something as important as this to remember. And we want to start young, and build up in them that desire to say this is important. Otherwise if we don't then nobody else will."

– Iain Walker, Teacher, Trewirgie Junior Schools

Watch them scatter the poppy seeds below:


CCTV captures image of Landrover, who's driver may be a key witness in murder investigation

Police launch appeal to find the driver of this Landrover in Redruth Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

An police appeal has been launched to find the driver of a Landrover in Redruth as part of their investigation into the death of 20-year-old soldier Dave Curnow.

Police are attempting to identify the driver of a dark Landrover Discovery who drove through Chapel Street, Redruth, between 11.30pm on Saturday 19 September and 3am on Sunday 20 September.

They believe the driver may be a key witness in the investigation.

Two men have been charged with the murder of Dave Curnow following an incident at a nightclub in Redruth. Both remain in custody awaiting trial.


School held Redruth murder victim in high regard

David Curnow's old school has paid tribute to a popular and bubbly student Credit: Facebook

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.

– Mrs Hill, Principal, Pool Academy

Two men have appeared in court accused of murder

20-year-old soldier Dave Curnow Credit: Facebook photo

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.

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