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Police appeal after Penzance hit and run

CCTV footage showing the moment a pedestrian was struck by a car in Penzance has been released by police.

A local man received cuts and bruises, and received hospital treatment but fortunately was not seriously injured.

The collision occurred at around 2am on Sunday 12 October at the junction of Market Jew Street and Albert Road in Penzance.

Police have not been able to identify the driver and would like anyone with information, and any witnesses, to come forward.


Cornish children scatter thousands of poppy seeds

Children from two schools in Redruth have scattered thousands of poppy seeds to commemorate the Great War centenary.

180 children from Trewirgie Junior and Infants schools took part in a poignant remembrance ceremony in Victoria Park, to mark 100 years since the First World War broke out.

The children sang a song specially composed for the event by their teacher Helen Uglow.

They were joined by current servicemen and war veterans to sow the seeds of thousands of poppies in specially created borders throughout the park.

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Researchers probe Somerset WW1 memorial mystery

Thorne's name, as it appears on the Yeovil war memorial. Credit: ITV News

Researchers in Somerset are trying to solve the mystery of a man whose name appears on the war memorial in Yeovil.

They know he ('T. Thorne') died in World War One but all other information was thought to have been lost.

Now a photograph has be found and they are hoping, with the public's help, to build up the story of who he was.

We've got one part of the puzzle because we know his name and what he looks like. It's just finding those other people that fit in the background who can make the connections. We have a face of him in the photograph, but we want to see what was he like as a person? Does anyone know him? So we can remember him as fully as we can.

– Joseph Lewis, Community Heritage Access Centre
Thorn (second from left) in the newly-discovered photograph. Credit: ITV News


Ex-teacher accused of abusing Kenyan street children

Simon Harris, who used to be a housemaster and Latin teacher at Shebbear College in Devon Credit: ITV News

A man who admitted indecently assaulting boys at a private school in Devon has appeared in court in Birmingham accused of 27 further sexual offences involving young boys in Kenya.

Simon Harris has already pleaded guilty to sex offences committed against three pupils, all aged between 13 and 14, while he was employed at Shebbear College in the 1980s.

Today the court was told how he "preyed" on Kenyan street children as young as six years old. Harris denies the charges.

Simon Harris had previously admitted assaulting boys at Shebbear College in the 1980s Credit: ITV News
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