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'Peeping Tom' banned from parts of Truro

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A Truro man in his twenties has been banned from parts of the city after he admitted watching people through their windows without consent for his own sexual gratification.

29-year-old Samuel Jago Mead of The Crescent, Truro, has pleaded guilty at Truro Magistrates' Court to two offences of observing another person without their consent doing a private act, to obtain sexual gratification for himself.

He has admitted doing this at two locations in Truro in October and November, he's on bail and will appear in court for a hearing in the new year.



Foot found near Truro may belong to missing man

A dog walker has discovered part of a human foot inside a walking boot, which may be relevant to the search for missing Penryn man Lee Gilbert.

The boot was found in Nansavallan Woods near Truro at around 5pm on Thursday 20 October. Police do not know who the foot belongs to but they have informed the mother of local missing man, Lee Gilbert, of the discovery and are offering her support.

Mr Gilbert, aged 39 and from Penryn, may have been wearing walking boots when he disappeared on Thursday 9 June 2016 from Truro Station.

Police are continuing to search Nansavallan Woods but say there are no suspicious circumstances.

Missing man Lee Gilbert. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police
CCTV images of Lee Gilbert at Truro Station on 9 June. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Couple caught having sex on bus

Witnesses say the couple were clearly intoxicated

An investigation is underway in Cornwall after a couple started having sex on the top deck of a bus.

The incident happened onboard the number 18 as it left Truro on Monday evening. Passengers reportedly complained to the driver, before the couple, in their 20s, fled the scene.

Witness Jo Coleslaw said it's not something you expect to see on your way home from work:

You just don't expect to see or hear about a couple having sex on a bus in full view of everyone, especially at about 6pm in the evening.

There were elderly people on the bus and they were very, very shocked. I'd say they were in their late 20s and clearly intoxicated when they got off the bus.

– Jo Coleslaw

Bus operator First Kernow say they are aware of the incident and are investigating.

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