Launceston chapel collapse

Fire crews in Cornwall are dealing with a chapel that has collapsed in Launceston. They were called to Castle Street at around midnight where searches of the building and debris are now being carried out.

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Contractors move onto collapsed chapel site

The derelict chapel in Castle Street, Launceston. Credit: ITV News West Country

Contractors have moved in today to shore up the derelict chapel which collapsed in Launceston.

The roof of the chapel in Castle Street caved in after midnight on Thursday, bringing down the side walls.

Cornwall Council says the owners have promised to make the building safe while a decision is made about its future.

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