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Man dies after house fire

A 53-year-old man has died following a fire at a residential property in Bere Alston, Yelverton.

Police, ambulance and fire service attended the fire earlier today Credit: ITV News
Fire in Bere Alston Credit: ITV News
Man dies after house fire Credit: ITV News
Police not treating fire as suspicious Credit: ITV News

Man dies after fire in Yelverton

One person has died after a property fire in Yelverton Credit: Devon and Cornwall police

A 53-year-old man has died following a fire at a property in Yelverton.

Police, ambulance and the fire service attended the property in Fore Street, Bere Alston.

Fire and Police received a call at around 7am this morning (Dec 26).


'Mutilated' pony died through natural causes

Police investigating the discovery of a mutilated pony on Dartmoor in July said it died through natural causes.

There had been reports that the death of the pony could have been linked to satanic cults and ritualistic killing.

Devon and Cornwall Police told ITV News West Country it had consulted experts and had come to the conclusion the injuries were similar to those caused by other wild animals.

'Mutilated' pony found on Dartmoor

The body of a mutilated pony has been found on Dartmoor.

The animal, believed to be around 2 months old, was discovered on moorland at Yennadon Down in Dousland, Yelverton on Tuesday evening.

Police are investigating the possibility that the body had been left in some kind of ritualistic way.

This was a particularly nasty and distressing incident.

Someone will know who is responsible.

This behaviour is bizarre and of concern and I would ask anyone with information concerning the incident to contact the police.

– Inspector Andy Oliver, West Devon Police

Anyone who was in the area of Iron Mine Lane between Sunday and Tuesday evening or who has any information about the incident is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 918 of 23/07/13 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.