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Oh deer - animals rescued from china clay works

Two cute deer were rescued from a china clay works after they became trapped in an old tank.

The deer were rescued from a china clay works settling tank Credit: St Austell CFRS

The stranded animals were freed from the settling tank after they were spotted in Cornwall.

Firefighters from St Austell and Bodmin worked together with the RSPCA to get to them, before the charity took them into care.

Credit: St Austell CFRS

Concerns grow for missing 60 year old

Have you seen Allen Harris? Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of 60-year-old man who has been reported missing in St Austell.

Allen Harris has no fixed address and is a regular visitor to the food bank as well as the Community Kitchen in St Austell. He was reported missing after he failed to collect his food parcel from St Austell Foodbank.


  • tall
  • thin build
  • last seen wearing a green and red jacket, blue jeans
  • carrying a back pack with a sleeping bag in it

Police say Allen walks everywhere and often covers great distances so may be seen walking along the side of main roads.


Arson suspected in Cornwall gorse fire

One fire engine was needed to deal with the fire Credit: ITV News

Firefighters called out to a fire on Trevarthian Road in St Austell on Saturday 30 April have informed the police about the blaze - suspecting arson.

The crew arrived to find bamboo alight.

One fire engine was needed to deal with the fire, which was affecting around 20 square meters of gorse. It is now out safely.


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.


  • 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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