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Cyclist dies after collision near Dartmouth

Cyclist dies after collision with car near Dartmouth Credit: PA

A 63 year old cyclist has died after a crash on the A379 near Dartmouth, Devon. A car collided with the cyclist at 11:50am yesterday (Thursday 16th June) at Stoke Fleming.

The cyclist from the Plymouth area was taken to Derriford Hospital but died from his injuries.

An investigation is underway and police are appealing for anyone who may have seen a cyclist travelling from Stoke Fleming towards Blackpool Sands at around 1145hrs is asked to contact them on 101, quoting log reference number 312 of 16/06/16.


Princess Anne visits Royal Naval College

The Princess Royal has been at a parade at Dartmouth's Britannia Royal Naval College Credit: ITV West Country

Princess Anne has visited Britannia Royal Naval College to take the salute at Lord Admiral's Divisions.

The parade is the most prestigious in the BRNC calendar and signifies the formal commissioning of the latest group of Royal Naval Officers Cadets to complete the 30-week initial naval training programme.

She was in Dartmouth to represent her father, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

Storm damaged trawler remains capsized in Dart Harbour two weeks on

Nine people had to be rescued from the vessel. Credit: ITV News

There's still no decision on how to refloat a French fishing boat which capsized in a Dartmouth harbour.

The St Christophe was one of three French vessels which sought shelter from storms last week. Ten crew members had to be rescued when two of the boats listed heavily.

The harbour says it is working with the insurance company to try to restore the vessel "as soon as possible"

The St Christophe is still submerged in Dartmouth harbour with nine tonnes of fuel onboard. Credit: RNLI

Certain areas of South Embankment are not available to the public due to the fenced cordon around the vessel. The fence is in place to protect the public because of the machinery and to protect the operators.

We also need to be ready to react should there be a sudden loss of fuel from the vessel to minimise serious environmental damage to the harbour environment.

– Spokesperson, Dart Harbour

The fuel remains on board the vessel in fuel tanks and very little has escaped. The harbour says it will continue to maintain a pollution control effort and is closely monitoring the situation.

"Currently the safest solution is considered to be to recover the vessel complete with its fuel.

In the meantime Dart Harbour remains open for business as usual and is looking forward to welcoming lots of visitors over Easter."


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