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Launceston sex offender committed 31 offences

From Devon & Cornwall Police:   A serial sex attacker from Cornwall has pleaded guilty to committing sexual offences against women over a period spanning three decades across three counties. Appearing at Warwick Crown Court in February Phillip Blackwell, 55, pleaded guilty to committing sexual offences against five women, four […]

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Fatal minibus/HGV collision, Launceston

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police are appealing for information following a fatal collision on the A388 at Launceston on Wednesday 3 June. Emergency services were called at 10 am to the A388 near the Lezant turn off following reports of a collision involving a minibus and a Heavy Goods […]

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Launceston library to relocate

From Cornwall Council: Launceston’s library will be relocated and renewed following the approval of plans for a town centre service hub. This was approved by today’s’ Cornwall Council meeting as part of the capital programme. Portfolio Holder for Climate Change and Neighbourhoods Edwina Hannaford says: “I am so pleased the […]

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Suspicious vehicle near Launceston

From Police alerts: A red Ford Ranger has been reported today coming onto a farm in the Launceston area saying they were looking for scrap metal, batteries etc. The 2 lads said they were from Salisbury. This vehicle is known to Police in connection with thefts from rural locations. They […]

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Large barn fire, Launceston

At 13:45 the Critical Control Centre received a number of emergency calls reporting an agricultural fire in Launceston. Initially, two appliances from Launceston were mobilised. On arrival, the crews confirmed smoke issuing and request assistance from a further 3 appliances and a water carrier. Following this, further appliances from Bodmin, […]

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Fire service call to person trapped in burning building, Launceston

Two fire appliances from Launceston and one fire appliance from Callington Community Fire Station with a Wholetime Officer were mobilised to a fire in a property in Roydon Road, St Stephens, near Launceston, with people possibly still inside. On arrival, fire crews found the property to be heavily smoke-logged and […]

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Rural conmen who scammed farmers jailed

From Devon & Cornwall Police:   Fraudsters who swindled vulnerable farmers out of their life savings in long-running cons – leaving them suffering in silence – have been jailed. Dennis McGinley, John Maughan and Luke Connors targeted men in rural communities and duped their victims into falsely believing they had […]

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Trethorne Golf Club one of the best in the country

Local golf course, Trethorne Golf Club, has hit a hole in one after being named one of the best-reviewed golf courses in the UK. Trethorne, located near Launceston, has been rated as the 23rd best course in the entire country for 2019 by users of popular golfing website Golfshake.com, rubbing […]

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Woman dies in Launceston collision

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police were called at 12pm today [7 Oct] to St Thomas Road, Launceston, following reports of a collision involving a car and a pedestrian. Emergency services attended the scene where it was reported that following the collision with a pedestrian, the car collided with a […]

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Man dies in crash near Launceston

From Devon & Cornwall Police: At about 5.23 PM in the afternoon of Friday 27th September 2019 a blue Mini was travelling from the direction of Hallworthy towards Launceston on the A395, when it seems the vehicle crossed into the path of an oncoming silver-coloured Lexus motor car, which was […]

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Launceston man in critical condition after motorcycle crash

From Devon & Cornwall Police: At approximately 19:07hrs on Tuesday 17th September 2019 a single vehicle road traffic collision occurred on the B3417 Lee Moor.  A motorcyclist who is a 49-year-old male from the Launceston area was travelling in the Plympton direction and lost control on a right-hand bend. The male […]

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Man held on remand after serious Launceston assault

Devon & Cornwall Police have changed a man in connection with a serious assault that occurred on Broad Street, Launceston at around 11pm on Bank Holiday Monday [26 August]. Stuart McCanam, also known as Stuart Broome, aged 31 and from Miller House, Dunheved Road, Launceston has been charged with grievous […]

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Arrest made after Launceston stabbing

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police have made an arrest in connection with a serious assault which happened on Bank Holiday Monday [26 August] at around 11pm in Launceston. The incident happened on Broad Street outside a hotel involving two men. A 29-year-old man received a significant injury to the […]

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Man arrested after A30 crash

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Emergency services were called at 7.40am on Wednesday 28 August to the scene of a serious multi-vehicle collision on the A30 at Cheriton Bishop. The Police, fire and ambulance attended the collision which involved a large number of vehicles and left two people with serious […]

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Serious stabbing in Launceston

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police are currently investigating reports of a stabbing which happened on Bank Holiday Monday [26 August] at around 11pm in Launceston. The incident happened on Broad Street outside of a hotel and involved two men. DI Daniel Massey said: “A 29-year-old man was attacked with […]

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