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Tributes paid to 'much loved' 22-year-old who died on A38

Tom Demaine, from Saltash, was described as having a "wicked sense of humour". Credit: Family

A family have paid tribute to a 22-year-old who died in a car crash on the A38 on September 16.

Tom Demaine, from Saltash, was described as "the most generous, kind, intelligent and funny young man" by his family.

Tom was a very special person to many more than just his family. Over his very short 22 years he touched so many people - young and old.

He was much loved here and remembered for his wicked sense of humour, including the way he played the cymbals – with great verve and rhythm.

– Tom's family

Tom studied Biomedical Sciences at Plymouth University and was a keen sailor. He sadly died after his Ford Focus crashed off the road and into trees on the A38 at Chudleigh shortly after 12.15am.

Children's charity shop vandalised for seventh time

The shop has been targeted seven times in 18 months. Credit: ITV News West Country

Volunteers at a Cornwall charity shop for young people with cancer are "disgusted" after vandals targeted it twice in one week, causing thousands of pounds of damage.

The latest damage to the roof is the seventh time the CLIC Sargent charity shop in Saltash has been targeted in the last year-and-a-half. It means the charity will have to spend thousands of pounds on repairs which would otherwise go towards the cost of accommodation for parents while their children are away in hospital.

This comes only two weeks after thieves stole donations left in the shop's doorway in broad daylight, before driving off in a white van. That was the latest in a long string of thefts.

Shaun Hutchings from CLIC Sargent told us how frustrated volunteers were.

Fatal crash on A38 at Saltash

A man was killed after his car crashed into a trailer near Saltash Credit: ITV News

A man's been killed after his car ploughed into a stationary trailer in Cornwall.

The man was the only occupant of the car which struck the trailer on the A38 near the Carkeel roundabout at Saltash, east Cornwall, on Saturday morning.

He was pronounced dead at Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital.

It's the second fatal accident in the region in two days after a 58 year old local cyclist was killed on the A38 at Lee Mill, Devon, on Friday morning. He was hit by a lorry.

A stretch of the A38 at Saltash is expected to be closed for much of the day.


A38 near Plymouth will be closed for most of the day

Diversions are in place on the A38 after a serious accident Credit: ITV News

A stretch of the A38 in South East Cornwall is expected to remain closed all day after a serious accident.

The crash happened between the Carkeel Roundabout and Liskeard Road, in Saltash.

A lorry is understood to have been involved in the accident, which happened shortly before 7.30am today. One person has been taken to hospital.

One person has been taken to hospital following the accident Credit: ITV News

Diversions are in place and drivers are being asked to use the A388 between Carkeel and Stoketon Cross.

Saltash is switched to 4G

Saltash will be the first town in Cornwall to switch to 4G Credit: Rowan Staszkiewicz/PA

Saltash is the first town in Cornwall to benefit from mobile internet speeds five times faster than 3G

It's one of 21 towns across the country to have 4G switched on today. It's hoped the arrival of 4G will make Cornwall one of the best connected areas in the Britain.

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