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Police arrest man after fatal collision in Dartmouth

The incident happened early on Wednesday morning. Credit: ITV West Country

Police say a 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following a fatal collision in Dartmouth.

Officers say the man, who is from Dartmouth, is currently in custody.

27-year-old Jamie Symons received injuries that proved to be fatal in the incident on Wednesday. His next of kin were informed.

Police say emergency services were called just before 12.40am to a collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle on the A379 College Way between Coronation Park and Townstal Road in Dartmouth.

We are asking the public to contact police urgently with information on a vehicle we are seeking information on.

Anyone who saw a silver/metallic blue Citroen Saxo in the area of Dartmouth on the night of Tuesday 26 September and any time on Wednesday 27 September is asked to contact police quoting log 26 27/09/17.

– Sgt Gary Williamson

The Major Crime Investigation Team are part of the investigation.

Officers are urging anyone with information to contact police by calling 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Boat with young cancer survivors docks in Dartmouth for open day

The crew will hold an open day with the public on Saturday 12 August. Credit: ITV West Country

A boat, which is currently docked at Dartmouth in Devon, has been making its way around the British Isles.

The journey was inspired by the round-the-world yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur.

The young crew steering it is made up of young people who are recovering from cancer or have spent a long time receiving medical treatment.

They intend to hold an open day for the public today, Saturday 12 August.

Nearly half of Britain's 'most expensive' seaside towns are in the South West

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Nearly half of Britain's "most expensive" seaside towns are in the South West - according to a new survey.

Salcombe in Devon, which was the priciest seaside town in 2015, came in second on the annual Halifax survey this year, with an average home there valued at £617,743.

During the last 10 years, the average house price in Britain's seaside towns has increased by 25%, from £181,060 in 2007 to £226,916 in 2017.

That equates to an average increase of £382 per month.

So what are the most expensive seaside towns? (With average house price in brackets)

  • Sandbanks, South West (£664,051)
  • Salcombe, South West (£617,743)
  • Aldeburgh, East Anglia (£526,689)
  • Lymington, South East (£441,357)
  • Padstow, South West (£422,916)
  • Dartmouth, South West (£391,775)
  • East Wittering, South East (£384,434)
  • Brighton, South East (£374,622)
  • Shoreham by Sea, South East (£373,056)
  • Bigbury on Sea, South West (£372,105)
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