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Properties evacuated after suspicious device found

Properties in the St Judes area of Plymouth have been evacuated after concerns were raised following the discovery of suspicious items in the basement of a property.

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Officers undertook a full search of the property on Craven Avenue / Salisbury Road, locating a suspicious device but noting that it was not a live explosive and therefore not of immediate danger to residents.

Police have arrested a 38-year-old man on suspicion of producing a controlled substance. He remains in police custody and awaits questioning.

Fire crews tackle tanning studio blaze

Fire brigades are tackling a blaze in Exmouth after a tanning shop caught fire.

Smoke can be seen for miles across the West Country, with many tweeting about the fire.

Devon and Somerset Fire Service was called at around 7am this morning to reports of smoke.

They quickly requested backup and asked police to close the road as they dealt with the tanning studio which was "well alight".

The Parade is closed in both directions between The Strand and Albion Street.

South West Water are tackling a burst water main in Exmouth

South West Water are tackling a burst water main in Exmouth Credit: ITV News

A burst water main in Exmouth is affecting supply to properties in the Colyton area.

We don't have details of how many properties are affected but South West Water say a repair team has been despatched.

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