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Huge fire on St Ives waterfront this evening

Fire fighters are tackling a huge blaze at vintage tea rooms in a popular shopping destination close to the St Ives waterfront, after a fire broke out around 7.30pm this evening.

Police officers have set up a perimeter to keep bystanders back and nearby houses have lost electricity after the fire began in a small shopping area known as The Arcade on Wharf Road.

It is believed the fire could have started at Wafflelicious, which is next door to the vintage tea rooms.

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Sculpture thief had to be 'fairly strong'

This sculpture was taken in broad daylight and the person would have had to walk it though the street to waiting transport.

They would have had to be fairly strong to carry the sculpture on their own.”

– Pc Jon Dash, Penzance Police.

The sculpture was taken from Porthminster Gallery in St Ives on the morning of August the 9th.

Major search for missing person in St Ives

The Falmouth Coastguard are carrying out a major search in the St Ives area of Cornwall.

Coastguard teams were called to assist the police in the search for a missing person earlier this evening.

The inshore lifeboat and rescue helicopter from Culdrose were called to the Hell's Mouth area.

Searches have now stopped due to the light, but will resume at around 7am.

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