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Inquest into suspected gas leak deaths to open

Richard Smith and Kevin Branton died back in November 2010 Credit: ITV Westcountry

The inquest into two friends who died in a suspected gas leak is due to open today.

Richard Smith and Kevin Branton who were both in their thirties, died at their shared house in Saltash in November 2010. Neighbours had reported a strange odour coming from the house.

Investigation into death of Saltash student Charlie Alford

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a student at Cornwall College in Saltash.

16 year old Charlie Alford collapsed on Wednesday afternoon. Staff from the college carried out CPR but he later died in Derriford Hospital.

Officers say that, at this time, no one is being sought in connection with Charlie's death.

Charlie Alford was found collapsed at Cornwall College in Saltford Credit: ITV Westcountry

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Tributes to Saltash student who collapsed in college toilets

A teenager who died after collapsing in college toilets in Cornwall has been described as "a cheeky charmer who you couldn't help but like".

Charlie Alford was found by staff at Cornwall College in Saltash, yesterday afternoon.

Staff at the college tried to resuscitate the teenager before emergency services took him to hospital, where he died later.

Friends and teachers paid tribute to the student, who had only recently started at the college.

He was so popular with his classmates and they'd all really got to know each other well in the few weeks since he started at college. It's such a sad loss.

– Jan Langley, Charlie's lecturer at Cornwall College Saltash

Hundreds of people have taken to social networking sites to pay tribute to their friend, described as a "rock god".

I'll always remember you grinning and much mischief at the old chapel youth group. You had a talent for trouble that the rest of us could only dream of, so keep causing chaos up there and we'll all see you again one day.

– Charlotte Cole, Facebook memorial page

Saltash student dies

Police are investigating the death of a student in Saltash.

The 16 year old boy was found collapsed in some toilets at the Cornwall College site in the town yesterday afternoon.

Staff tried to resuscitate him but he was later pronounced dead at Derriford hospital.

Officers are not looking for anyone in connection with the incident, but the circumstances surrounding the death are being investigated.

Police seize drugs worth £45,000 from Saltash house

Police have seized £45,000 worth of suspected drugs following a stop check on a car in Plymouth.

Officers spotted the Peugeot in Manor Street, Stonehouse, around 00.10am on Sunday and seized mobile phones and a quantity of cash from the female owner.

A subsequent search was conducted at a house in Saltash where officers seized nine large bags of suspected cannabis valued at £45,000.

A 45-year-old woman, from Saltash, was arrested for possession with intent to supply Class B drugs and has been bailed until 18 December pending further enquiries.

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