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Lucky escape: man rescued after tree falls on home in Cornwall

The tree fell on a man's home, causing the ceiling to collapse. Credit: Cornwall Fire & Rescue

One man and two dogs have been rescued after a tree fell on a house in Mawgan, Cornwall this morning (Monday 4 January).

The man's neighbour called the fire service reporting that he had become trapped after a tree fell on the roof of his home. Fire crews from Helston, Mullion and Tolvaddon found the ceiling had collapsed, trapping him by the legs.

He was rescued and cared for by paramedics, with minor injuries reported.

Credit: Helston Fire
Credit: Helston Fire

Shelterbox founder looking forward to new chapter after learning he will not face a re-trial

The founder of Cornish charity Shelterbox says he's looking forward to starting a new chapter in his life after learning he will not face a re-trial over being accused of fraud.

65-year-old Tom Henderson - who no longer works for the charity - was found not guilty of fraud by a judge after allegations he had awarded lucrative contracts to his son's firm.

After a six-week trial, Mr. Henderson, his son John and another man, Darren Gervis, were discharged, after a jury failed to reach a verdict.

All three denied conspiracy to commit fraud. They were waiting to hear whether or not the prosecution would seek a re-trial - and have now been told it will not, after the judge's order that not guilty verdicts be returned on all three.

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