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Ship at Fowey could be arrested after crew aren't paid

The Munzur Credit: International Transport Workers Federation

A ship that's been detained off the coast at Fowey in Cornwall because of safety failings could now be arrested because its crew haven't been paid.

The 12 crew members want to leave the Turkish owned 'Munzur', which would be sold, with the money used to pay their wages.

They're owed more than 35 thousand dollars.


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Former swimming instructor jailed for child sex abuse

Andrew Wynes was jailed for 15 years for child sex offences Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

A former swimming coach from Shepton Mallet has been jailed for 15 years after being convicted of rape and sexual assault of a nine-year-old girl.

Andrew Wynes, 51, of Coombe Lane, was convicted of six counts of rape and three of sexual assault, following a trial at Taunton Crown Court.

Det Con Karen Holt said: “He befriended the victim’s family and through his role as a swimming instructor he engineered situations where he could commit these horrendous offences.

"Wyne’s inappropriate relationship with the victim was first reported to police by a witness, resulting in a lengthy investigation spanning the last five years.

“The victim was initially unable to disclose what happened to her but later found the courage to come forward".

Police believe there could be more victims who have not come forward. They hope Wynes' conviction will give them the confidence to get in touch. Anyone with information can contact them on 101.


Aggie Boys Choir perform in Celtavision in Ireland

Aggie Boys Choir perform in Celtavision in Ireland Credit: ITV News West Country

A Cornish folk band will be representing the duchy in a mini verison of the Eurovision song contest today. The Aggie Boys Choir are in Ireland to take part in Celtavision over the next 6 days. They'll be performing their own song in the Cornish language.

Duke of Gloucester to open Castle House, Taunton

Duke of Gloucester to open Castle House, Taunton Credit: ITV News West Country

Taunton's newly restored Castle House will be officially opened by The Duke of Gloucester today. It's been described as one of the finest medieval buildings of its type in the region.

It's in the courtyard of Taunton castle and is believed to have been the place where Judge Jeffreys stayed during the notorious Bloody Assizes. It was restored at a cost of around a million pounds using original techniques.

Cruise liner berth would bring in £15m to Plymouth

Cruise liner berth would bring in £15m to Plymouth Credit: ITV News West Country

A study looking at building a cruise liner berth in Plymouth claims it would bring in £15 million to the local economy each year.

The group looked at the feasibility of building the berth in Millbay Docks suitable for ships of 240 meters carrying up to 3,000 people.

The consortium is now looking at how to fund the project.

Easter weekend boost to tourism trade

Easter weekend boost to tourism trade Credit: ITV News West Country

The sunny start to the bank holiday weekend saw a boost to tourism trade across the west country, many of which had suffered from the winter floods.

Pennywell Farm in Buckfastleigh saw it's busiest day in 25 years and The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall saw an 18 per cent rise in visitor numbers this month.

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