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Pensioner missing from Torpoint since Thursday

Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for information after a 72-year-old man went missing from St John near Torpoint, Cornwall. Graham Mitchell was last heard leaving his home in St John yesterday (Thursday 17 April) at 7:30am.

He is white, 5 feet 11", with short, dark grey hair. He is unsteady on his feet and walks with a limp. Devon and Cornwall Police would like anyone with information to contact them by dialling on 101, quoting log reference 785 17/04/14.

New generation of Sailors on display

People will be able to see the next generation of sailors in training at HMS Raleigh on Thursday.

Visitors to the base at Torpoint will also be taught firefighting and flood control techniques.

They will also be given the chance to visit the Royal Navy Submarine School to see how the navy operates beneath the waves.

Sailors from HMS Raleigh on a previous training exercise. Credit: MOD/Dave Sherfield.


How the Navy deals with a big problem

How do you keep Britain's biggest ever warship at sea when it needs refuelling and its crew need fresh food and water? The Navy and Rolls Royce have been working on a solution.

They've built a test rig at Torpoint to make sure this £25 million project works before the kit is fitted to the giant aircraft carrier, Queen Elizabeth. John Andrews has been to see it in action.

VIDEO: Keeping the Royal Navy fuelled

The Navy and Rolls Royce have been working together to come up with a solution to keep Britain's biggest ever warship refuelled and its crew with fresh food and water while staying out to sea.

A test rig has been set up at Torpoint to make sure the £25million project works before the kit is fitted to the giant aircraft carrier, Queen Elizabeth.

John Andrews has been to have a look:


Body found in River Tamar

The body was found near where the Torpoint ferry docks Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

A body has been found in the River Tamar near where a Plymouth teenager went missing two weeks ago. MoD police were called by a member of the public and sent a launch to the scene and recovered the body.

A huge search of the river took place after the disappearance of Jordan Cobb who was last seen jumping from the Torpoint Ferry on New Year's Eve.

REPORT: Police say missing teenager jumped from a ferry 'for a bet'

Police searching for a missing 16-year-old boy last seen leaping from a ferry, say he may have jumped overboard for a bet.

But they still haven't ruled out finding Jordan Cobb alive, ten days after he jumped into the Tamar from the Torpoint Ferry. One line of inquiry is that he could have made it ashore and be in hiding. Jeff Welch reports.

Police: Jordan gave bag to friend before jumping from ferry

We know that there was a discussion between the group about something - we're still waiting for some people to come forward and clarify what went on - but we understand that for some reason Jordan has given his bag to a friend, he's jumped up on to the front of the ferry and then jumped into the water.

There is information in the public domain that suggests this is all a prank, that someone within Jordan's group has engaged with them in relation to a bet.

We do understand that the figure of about £100 has been discussed, but that hasn't been confirmed. That's one line of inquiry that we're keeping an open mind on.

– Detective Inspector Nick West, Devon and Cornwall Police
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