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Unexplained death, Launceston

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police are appealing for information following the unexplained death of a man after a suspected assault in Launceston. The 48-year-old died on 1 October in hospital where he was being treated for head injuries sustained a week earlier. It is believed he was assaulted in the […]

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Launceston hotel owner pleads guilty to fire safety offences

From Cornwall Fire Service: A former hotel owner who put guests and members of the public at risk by breaching fire safety regulations has been sentenced. Michael Jordan, company director of Rocco Inns Ltd, pleaded guilty to a number fire safety offences in relation to the White Hart Hotel in […]

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Fatal collision, Launceston

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Shortly before 4PM on Saturday 18th September 2021, Devon and Cornwall Police received a report of a road traffic collision that occurred on the A395 outside Moorview Garage, Laneast, Launceston. The collision involved a black Toyota, a silver Mercedes and a black Ford. As a result of […]

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Petition for Launceston MIU

659 people have already signed a petition to ‘save Launceston MIU). The petition, started by Roz May, says: To: NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group, Cornwall Foundation Trust, Cornwall Council and anyone else of accountability. We, the undersigned, in response to the sudden closure of Launceston’s Minor Injuries Unit with no […]

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Launceston MIU closed until October

Launceston Minor Injury Unit has closed until 1st October, due to staff shortages (coronavirus and pinging). The announcement has seemingly come out of the blue and has taken everyone by surprise at what is a busy time with services under pressure. Presumably, this will place extra strain on Stratton MIU […]

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Police appeal for witnesses to Launceston collision

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police investigating a two-vehicle road traffic collision on Sunday 2 May are appealing for witnesses. The incident involved two marked police cars and occurred at about 12.30pm on the A388 Launceston Road, in Kelly Bray, heading towards Launceston. No members of the public were involved. […]

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Serious collision near Launceston

Police investigating a serious road traffic collision in North Petherwin, Launceston, at around 3.45pm, on Thursday 29 April, are appealing for witnesses to come forward. As a result of a lorry and a car slowing to a stop on a small rural road, the rider of a quad bike took […]

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Police officer jailed for inappropriate behaviour with crime victim

Devon and Cornwall Police officer, PC Chris Wilson, received a 10-month jail sentence on Friday at Exeter Crown Court following a guilty plea to the offence of misconduct in public office (which seems to have involved a sex act in a disabled toilet with a domestic violence crime victim in […]

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Fire near Launceston

Cornwall Fire & Rescue yesterday attended at a house fire with fire engines  from Launceston, Callington, Liskeard and an appliance from Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue. The fire, in the afternoon, involved the ground floor of a two storey domestic property at Lanstephen. Teams of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus […]

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Fly-tipper fined in magistrates court

Torridge Council Environmental Health and Legal Officers have seen another case of fly-tipping through to a successful prosecution at Barnstaple Magistrates in recent weeks. As a testament to their determination and stamina the case was finally concluded following a 3-hour trial, 9 previous hearings and 2 warrants to persuade the […]

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New primary school for Launceston 2021

A new primary school opens in Launceston in September 2021. This school will open as part of Launceston College Multi Academy Trust at Hay Common in Launceston. The school will initially take reception-age pupils in September 2021. This will gradually expand to fill reception to year 6. You can find […]

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Police officer on misconduct charge after Launceston incident

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Devon & Cornwall Police Constable Christopher Wilson, aged 43, will appear at Exeter Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 28 October. PC Wilson is charged with misconduct in public office. This relates to an incident at Launceston, Cornwall, in December 2018. PC Wilson is currently suspended from […]

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£6500 jewellery stolen near Launceston

We did give this a mention previously, but now the Police have issued an appeal. Police are appealing for information after around £6,500 worth of jewellery was stolen from a domestic property near Launceston. The burglary occurred at an address in St Giles on the Heath some time between 9am […]

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Hit and run, Launceston

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police investigating a reported hit-and-run involving a 13-year-old girl in Launceston are appealing for information. A grey-coloured car collided with the child, who was on her bicycle, in Boyton Road at around 3.15pm on Sunday 27 September before leaving the scene. The girl sustained minor […]

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Life-threatening injuries in Launceston motorcycle collision

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police are appealing for witnesses of a road traffic collision near Launceston yesterday evening, Sunday 27 September, involving a motorcyclist. Police were called to the A388 at Stourcombe, Launceston, at around 5.30pm. The motorcyclist, who was riding a Triumph motorcycle, was taken to Derriford Hospital […]

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