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Two injured in Wadebridge house fire

Neighbour made 'brave attempts' to rescue person trapped in house fire

A person has been taken to hospital with serious burns after being rescued from a house fire in Wadebridge.

A neighbour - who made several 'brave' rescue attempts - is also being treated for smoke inhalation.

Crews from Wadebridge, Padstow and Bodmin attended the incident

Brave attempts had been made by the neighbour to rescue the occupant of the property. One person was removed from the building and was left in the care of the ambulance service who then transferred the casualty to a serious burns unit. A second ambulance was requested as the neighbour who had attempted to rescue the occupant was suffering from smoke inhalation and shock. There is no further information on the condition of the casualties.

– Cornwall Fire &Rescue Service


Happy Birthday Anneka's Bridge!

Wadebridge was marking its Carnival Week with a very special guest last night.

It's 25 years since TV celebrity Anneka Rice helped build a much-needed crossing in the town as part of her famous Challenge series.

It connected one side of Wadebridge with the other, and has been a godsend for local residents since.

Cheers! Anneka joined locals in celebrating the anniversary Credit: ITV News
The crossing has been described as a "godsend" by local residents Credit: ITV News

Woman discovered in a ditch after fatal hit and run is named

A woman who died following an alleged hit and run has been named.

45-year-old Kate Bailey, from Wadebridge, was found lying in a ditch at the side of the road on Trewiston Lane early on Tuesday morning.

It's thought she had been out walking her dogs at the time of the incident.

A 50-year-old man arrested in London on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an a road traffic collision, has been released on bail until October.

A white Landrover Defender thought to be involved in the collision is being investigated after it was recovered from Exeter St David's train station.

Police have renewed their appeal for anyone who saw the collision, or who has further information, to come forward.

They are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have come across Kate's two dogs on the night of the incident which she was walking prior to the collision.

The dogs are not missing.

Man arrested for fatal hit and run after woman found in ditch

The scene near Wadebridge Credit: ITV West Country

A man has been arrested after a woman's body was found in a ditch following an alleged hit and run.

The 45-year-old woman was discovered by a member of the public shortly before 4.45am on Tuesday morning, on Trewiston Lane, St Minver.

Officers believe she may have been hit by a vehicle.

Police later recovered a Landrover Defender thought to be involved in the incident from the car park of Exeter St David's train station.

The male diver was arrested in London shortly after midnight on Wednesday on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop.

He is currently in custody in Plymouth awaiting interview by police.

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