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Staff evacuated after crane collapses at Falmouth docks

Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Staff at Falmouth docks have been evacuated after a crane collapsed this morning.

Emergency services were called just after 9am today, Wednesday 10 May, and a 200m exclusion zone has been put in place.

Police say there have been no reports of any injuries.

Emergency services have declared it a major incident and the yard and properties nearby have been evacuated.

Cliff Road is expected to remain closed to the public for the rest of the day.

Crane at A&P Falmouth just collapsed on RFA Tidespring in drydock.

Enormous bang & sirens sounding. Hope no casualties. Fortunately RFA Tidespring undamaged - crane collapsed on the dockside.

Assume no injuries but yard evacuated.

– Tweet by Navy Lookout

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Hunting with dolphins: an underwater view

This awesome footage taken in Falmouth Bay off the coast of Cornwall gives a great view of a pod of dolphins at work.

Rounding up a shoal of pilchards - they take it in turns to snatch a mouthful.

Take a look:

Thanks to Simon Bradley for the footage.

Police hunt dog walker after assault

Caught on camera - police want to question dog walker Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police in Cornwall are appealing for help in finding this man after a 70-year-old man was assaulted in Falmouth.

An argument broke out and the victim was punched in the face by the other man, causing a black eye.

– Devon and Cornwall police

It happened on the coastal past at Trefusis Point at around 12.20pm on Saturday 8 October.

Police are asking that anyone who recognises the man or has any information to contact them.

Building named for PC who 'made a difference with each and every step of his beat'

PC Andy Hocking was a beloved figure on the streets of Falmouth. Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

A building at Devon and Cornwall Police headquarters has been named in honour of a hugely popular Falmouth police officer.

PC Andy Hocking died suddenly in March last year. He was a well-loved presence in the town and thousands of people joined in a march in his memory at the time.

More than 6,000 people marched through the streets after PC Hocking's funeral Credit: ITV News

Now, the force has created a permanent reminder of the well-loved officer.

The PC Andy Hocking's building is dedicated to his memory.

PC Andy Hocking died in 2015 Credit: ITV News
"He made a difference with each and every step of his beat" Credit: ITV News

His family were at the opening ceremony today, where his brother Frank told us they were so proud of Andy, who gave so much to the people of Falmouth.

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