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A public school teacher who groped an 18-year-old girl has been given a nine-month suspended sentence.
Chay Roberts-Jones was working at Blundells School at Tiverton when he assaulted the girl under the guise of giving her a sports massage.
In May 2014, he offered to give his victim a massage after she suffered cramp but went on to lift her top and try to pull down her trousers.
Roberts-Jones, 29, was cleared of sexually assaulting two other girls at a summer ball and a camping trip by a jury in February at Exeter Crown Court.
He was a physics teacher at the £31,000 a year school but now lives in France.
The judge ordered Roberts-Jones to pay £2,500 costs and sign on the sex offenders register. The conviction means he's barred from teaching in the UK again.
While most people in the South West are admiring the Christmas light displays that are popping up in our town and city centres - the residents of two towns aren't being quite so complimentary.
No, in Tiverton and Penzance the displays look like pants - according to locals.
That's not their way of saying they look bad - they literally look like pants.
Teresa Fogarty of Penzance Town Council said:
"We got a lot of comments the first year they went up. It was quite hilarious people saw the funny side of it and it's quite quirky which fits in with Penzance, that's the kind of town we are, nobody's been offended by them not that I've heard, and it just adds to the fun of Christmas which is supposed to be a jolly time anyway."
Tiverton's Christmas lights have been mocked on the internet because they look like giant green pants.
The Christmas lights, which cost £15,000, have given some festive cheer to the town but some are saying they look like a washing line covered in underwear.
Posting on Facebook Janet Johns wrote: 'Ok, if they are not pants.... what are they?" while George Parker wrote on Twitter: "Looking forward to heading home for Xmas to see Tiverton's now infamous pants."
Tiverton Town Council raise funds to pay for the Christmas lights throughout the year.
Police are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery at a newsagent's in Tiverton yesterday.
It happened at the Exe Valley News and Cards in Bampton Street at around 7.40am. A masked man threatened the shopkeeper with a knife and demanded cash from the till.
The shopkeeper was unharmed but the suspect got away with a small amount of cash and made off towards Tiverton Market.
The suspect is described as aged in his 20s, around 5ft 7ins tall and of slim build. He was wearing a dark-coloured hoody with dark-coloured trainers and was carrying a bag.
This is a rare and unusual incident and we would ask the community for assistance in trying to identify the male responsible so we can further our enquiries.
If you have any information, no matter how small, then please contact us.
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A community has said farewell to a 12-year old boy who died from head injuries after being involved in a freak accident while watching a football match.
Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of Oliver Croker this afternoon in Bampton, near Tiverton.
After his death, his family revealed his organs had been used the save the lives of five other children.
The funeral of 12-year-old Olly Croker, who died in a tragic accident watching a football game in Devon, is being held this afternoon at St Michael and All Angels Church in Bampton.
The rector, Rev Kevin Chandra, says the family are being surrounded by some great people and, although, it is likely to be tough over the coming months, people are looking after them.
The funeral of a 12-year-old schoolboy is due to take place in Devon at 3pm this afternoon.
Oliver Croker from Bampton died in a freak accident while watching a local football match last month. He was hit in the head during the game at Bradninch Football Club and later died.
Olly was a pupil at Tiverton High School, which will be closing at lunchtime so that pupils and staff can go to the service at St Michael and All Angels Church in Bampton.
Those attending the funeral have been invited to wear their favourite football team's shirts in recognition of Olly's love of the sport.
An inquest will be held at a later date after the council has investigated what happened.