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Police confirm sudden death of girl in Cornwall

Her next of kin has been informed. Credit: ITV News

Enquiries are ongoing after the sudden death of a girl in Cornwall.

Police were called at around 2.15pm on Tuesday 17 May to an address in Pool, Redruth.

Paramedics attended but the girl was pronounced dead at the scene. Her next of kin has been informed.

Enquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding her death but it is not thought to be suspicious.

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Jury retires to consider soldier death verdict

The jury in the Cornish soldier murder trial has retired to consider its verdict.

Twenty year old Dave Curnow was beaten to death last September in Chapel Street in Redruth.

Dave Curnow died in Redruth last September.

One of the two men who assaulted him, Connor Hammond, has denied murder.

The other man admitted murder at an earlier hearing and will be sentenced at the end of Hammond's trial at Truro Crown Court.

Court told it was 'bad luck' Cornish soldier crossed paths with the two men accused of murdering him

A court has been told that it was "bad luck" that a young Cornish soldier crossed the path of two men accused of murdering him.

Dave Curnow was attacked last September in Chapel Street in Redruth. He died the following day in hospital from severe injuries.

Dave Curnow died in Redruth last September.

One man, Liam Laing, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to murder.

The other man, Connor Hammond, whose trial starts today, denies murder.

The jury has been told by the prosecution that Mr Curnow was assaulted for no reason - that he was punched during a three minute assault by the two men, falling to the ground three times.

Connor Hammond denies murder. The trial continues.

Man missing after driving away from home

George Pither Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police are appealing for help to find missing man from Redruth.

78 year old George Pither left his home in his car shortly before 8pm on Tuesday evening. He was only expected to be staying in the local area, but cameras later spotted him going east on the A38 towards Bodmin an hour later.

He was last seen driving a blue Citroen C4 Picasso with the registration number WK16 FGD.

Mr Pither was last seen driving a blue Citroen C4 Picasso, registration number WK16 FGD.

He is described as white with balding grey hair. He was wearing a blue raincoat with red piping and walks with a stick which has three feet at the base.

Police are asking anyone who thinks they've seen Mr Pither or his car to call them on 101.

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