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National appeal over mystery death in Cornwall

Detectives are hoping a reconstruction of the last known movements of a man found dead on a Cornish beach will help them find out what happened to him.

Alan Jeal's naked body was found washed up on the beach at Perranporth in February. It is hoped tonight's national appeal will provide some answers about what happened.


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Aerobatics ahead of Yeovilton Air Day

Yeovilton Air Day is just four days away and the skies above the base have been busy ahead of the event.

30 thousand people are expected at the Royal Naval Air Station on Saturday. Military aerobatic teams from all over the world will be taking part.

Cdr Neil Thompson, Commander Air at RNAS Yeovilton, is organising the day, which will reflect the country's newest aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, with a celebration of carrier aviation, past and present.

Elderly woman attacked in Camborne

Police in Camborne are appealing for witnesses after a 77 year old woman had her handbag snatched and was thrown to the ground.

It is believed the handbag contained at least £200 pounds in cash.

The attack, which took place on Mitchell Lane, left the victim shaken and distressed, with minor injuries which were treated by paramedics at the scene.

Police have described the suspect as white, tall, and wearing a grey coat and a peaked cap.

They are also asking the public to look out for a black handbag that may have been discarded in the area.

 Mitchell Lane, Camborne.
The 77-year-old had her handbag snatched in Mitchell Lane, Camborne. Credit: Google Maps

This is a horrendous and cowardly crime in which the offender has targeted a vulnerable victim.

The offender grabbed her handbag and tugged it with such force that she was catapulted to the ground and sustained nasty injuries.

Ignoring the fact that she was clearly injured the offender then ran away, leaving her lying on the ground.

The incident will undoubtedly leave a lasting effect on her.

We would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the suspect running from the scene to come forward and speak to police.

– PC Andy Shorten, Camborne police station.

Cornwall to Isles of Scilly swimmer sets off

Beth French
Beth French pictured in training for her swim from Cornwall to the Isles of Scilly. Credit: ITV News West Country

A woman who's beaten ME is attempting to swim from Cornwall to the Isles of Scilly.

Beth French from Somerset has set off this lunchtime and is aiming to complete the swim in around twenty hours.

She trains by towing her 5-year-old son behind her in a dinghy.

She's raising money to help children with disabilities access sport.

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