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Appeal for help finding Cornish teen

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Police are appealing for help in finding a woman from Cornwall who hasn't been seen for three days.

Celeste Smith, 19, who's from Saltash, was last seen on Tuesday 31st January at around 6pm.

Police who put out the appeal wrote: "Celeste, you are in no trouble. We are concerned for you and want to ensure you are ok. Please get in touch."


Man charged with attempted murder in Saltash

A man has been charged with the attempted murder of a woman in Cornwall.

48-year-old Timothy Walkey is accused of attacking the 46-year-old woman during an incident on a housing estate in Saltash at around 11:45am yesterday (Thursday 4th). The victim remains in intensive care with serious injuries.

Mr Walkey, of Warfelton Crescent, appeared at Bodmin Magistrates Court this morning and now remains in police custody.

Serious accident closes the A38 near Saltash

The A38 is closed both ways at Notter Bridge near Saltash after a serious accident.

It involved a lorry and a car and took place between Carkeel Roundabout and the Trerulefoot Roundabout.

Diversions are in place


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.

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