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Police 'concerned' for missing 15 year old boy

Have you seen Steven Carr? Credit: St Austell Police/ Facebook

Police are asking for the public's help to find a teenager from Cornwall who's been missing for over a week.

15-year-old Steven Carr has gone missing from St Austell but has links with Bodmin and Plymouth.

Police are pro-actively investigating in order to confirm the safety of Steven, as they are concerned for his welfare.

– St Austell Police

Steven was last seen wearing grey jogging bottoms, a black Superdry jacket and Nike trainers. If you know where he is then please call police on 101.


Burst main affecting water supplies in St Austell

Homes in parts of St Austell could be experiencing problems with water supplies this morning after a mains burst at Sandy Hill Academy. South West Water say they've sent a repair team.


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.

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