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Police 'increasingly concerned' for missing Chad Gibson from St Austell

Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Police are renewing their appeal for information about a man who's gone missing from St Austell.

32-year-old Chad Gibson was last seen on Saturday 19 December. He left his home at 10.30am and the last known sighting of him was on CCTV at around 2pm walking past Frankie and Bennies in St Austell towards Trinity Street.

Chad was seen to stop and talk to someone briefly outside Prezzo - police are keen to speak to this person as they may be able to help with their enquiries.

DESCRIPTION

  • white with a tanned complexion
  • 6ft 2ins tall
  • athletic build
  • brown eyes
  • goatee beard
  • has tattoo on the left side of his neck saying ‘ANNAI’
  • has a scar from his right wrist to his elbow.
  • Chad was last seen wearing dark blue jeans, a blue denim shirt, a light blue hooded top, and blue and beige ankle boots.

If you have seen Chad since he went missing or know where he is now, please call 999 quoting reference 274 of 28 December.

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Wall collapses over road in Cornwall

The B3274 near St Austell is closed in both directions after a wall collapsed overnight - blocking the carriageway completely.

Around a hundred tonnes of debris was strewn across the road.

The road closure will remain in place for the foreseeable as structural surveys will need to be completed.

CORMAC structural engineers have been on site this morning to assess the impact and damage to the highway.

They say "We are working with the landowner and his insurers to consider their proposals for making the remaining wall safe and then to remove the debris off the highway."

The road will remain closed for the foreseeable future until the works are complete to make the area safe. Appropriate diversions are being set up to direct traffic around the area.

How to avoid the road

  • Traffic to St Austell travelling south should use the A391 from Stenalees roundabout via the new road at Carluddon.
  • Traffic from St Austell travelling northwards towards Bugle and Roche will need to use the A391.

Woman and baby in hospital after car crashes into house

A woman and baby have been taken to hospital after the car they were travelling in crashed into a house in St Austell. It's thought the injuries are not life threatening

It happened on Carwollen Road around lunchtime today and it's thought no one was in the house at the time.

The collision caused a gas leak and engineers were called in to deal with the problem and remove the car.

Osborne claims to have fixed the economy - but can he fix a car?

Chancellor George Osborne met apprentices during a trip to a mechanic's shop in St Austell this morning.

He's claimed to have fixed the economy, but can he fix a car?

The Chancellor visited a mechanic's shop in St Austell this morning
The Chancellor visited a mechanic's shop in St Austell this morning
The Chancellor visited a mechanic's shop in St Austell this morning
The Chancellor visited a mechanic's shop in St Austell this morning
The Chancellor visited a mechanic's shop in St Austell this morning
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