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First female Navy Commander leaves vessel after claims she had an affair

Commander Sarah West
Commander Sarah West Credit: David Cheskin/PA

The first female Navy Commander is believed to have left her vessel after allegations of having an affair with another officer.

42 year old Commander Sarah West took charge of HMS Portland in Plymouth in May 2012. The Ministry of Defence wouldn't confirm the claims - which if true would be in breach of Armed Forces Conduct - but was aware of a complaint. Commander West is currently on annual leave.

17 injured during car meet in Plymouth

17 injured at 'car meet' in Plymouth
17 injured at 'car meet' in Plymouth

17 people, including ten under-eighteens, were injured when a car ploughed into a crowd of spectators during an unofficial car meet in Plymouth.

The car show gathered a crowd of around 500 people in the B&Q car park off Tavistock Road on Saturday night. The injured were taken to Derriford Hospital. None of the injuries are thought to be life threatening.

Police are appealing for witnesses after car ploughed into crowd of spectators
Police are appealing for witnesses after car ploughed into crowd of spectators

Police were called to the scene at 10pm. A 19-year-old man from South East Cornwall was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving. He has been released on bail.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision. If you have any information please contact police on 101 quoting log number 1025 26th July 2014.

500-strong crowd gathered to watch unofficial car show
500-strong crowd gathered to watch unofficial car show

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17 injured in Plymouth 'car-cruising' event

Seventeen people have been taken to hospital after a car ploughed into a crowd during a "car cruising" event.

A 16-year-old girl was seriously injured after the vehicle reportedly mounted the kerb and hit the group in a car park in Tavistock Road, Plymouth at about 10pm on Saturday.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

Car cruising involves people gathering in car parks to watch drivers speeding and performing stunts.

Two people and a dog killed in Weymouth traffic crash

Two people and a dog have died after a traffic collision in Weymouth yesterday. Emergency services including the Dorset and Somerset helicopter were called shortly after 5pm to the A354 Weymouth Way (Chafeys Roundabout), where a female pedestrian and motorcyclist had been in a collision.

Both people died at the scene. The pedestrian's dog was also killed. Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

This is the second fatal accident at this spot in the town. Back in 2012 a young child was killed after a collision with a motorbike.

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