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Detectives are pursuing nine new lines of inquiry into the murder of a Cornish mum 20 years ago.

Lyn's body was found in a gateway to a field near her home. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Lyn Bryant was stabbed repeatedly while walking her dog in quiet country lanes on The Roseland peninsula near Falmouth on October 20th, 1998.

Her body was found in a gateway to a field near her home.

On Monday police made a fresh appeal for information to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Lyn's murder.

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Senior Investigating Office Stuart Ellis, a retired detective inspector from the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “The response from the public in the first 24 hours of the appeal has been extremely positive and encouraging. We now have at least nine new potential lines of enquiry which are being progressed, six of which relate to people who may well now be asked to provide a DNA sample.

“We are however still appealing to the public to cast their minds back to 1998 and keep the information coming in to us. We have the scientific evidence and all we need now from the public is a name.

“We would urge anyone who has any information, however small, to pick up the phone and call us. That one piece of information could make all the difference.”

A £10,000 reward has been offered by independent charity Crimestoppers for information they receive which leads to the arrest and conviction of Lyn’s killer.


Woman arrested on suspicion of murder after man stabbed

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder in Bugle. Credit: ITV News

A woman in her thirties has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed in Cornwall.

Police were called to a house in Bugle, near St Austell, last night just before 8pm. A man in his thirties had suffered a stab wound and was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital where he later died.

The woman remains in police custody and enquiries are ongoing.

Enquires are currently ongoing at the scene and officers will be speaking to a number of identified witnesses.

We believe that there were people in the area at the time who may have witnessed the incident or have information that may assist our investigation.

I would urge anyone who has any information to come forward and speak to us.

– Superintendent Ben Deer

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 830 28 September.

A 'Horned Beast' has escaped from Paignton Zoo

The endangered species has been described by police as a 'horned beast' Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Devon and Cornwall Police are searching for a Goat-Antelope which has escaped from Paignton Zoo.

It is believed the West Cacuasian Tur, which is an endangered species, is in Clennan Woods, Goodrington.

The animal has been described as a 'horned beast' that could be a danger to the public.

Anyone who sees the animal has been warned not to approach the Tur, but instead to call 999.

Police officers are assisting specialists from Paignton Zoo to help them locate the Mountain-Dwelling Goat-Antelope.

Two holiday makers in north Devon 'tied up' before being assaulted and burgled

The pair were visiting devon from Hampshire Credit: PA images

A pair of holiday makers were tied up and assaulted before their mobile phones and cash were stolen in a case of mistaken identity.

The man and woman, in their 50s and 60s, were visiting Welcombe in Torridge, when two men in balaclavas forced entry into their cottage.

The men who were armed, and had strong accents from the West Midlands, fled the area soon after, police say.

Detective Constable Ben Cartwright of Devon and Cornwall police said "We believe that this was a case of mistaken identity and the wrong property and people were targeted by these two individuals."

  • Anyone who has any information, or may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact
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