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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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Concern for cats after Launceston injury

From Bude Police FB: Concern for cats (Particularly in Launceston.) We have had reports of a cat having been injured by someone using an air weapon in the Dunheved Road area of Launceston, between the hours of 8am and 11.30 am on Sunday 20th September. If you are aware of […]

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Covid Cluster identified in Launceston

Cornwall Reports has noted another ‘cluster’ of cases in nearby Launceston. ‘Cluster’ means 2 or more cases outside of a family setting, and there are now three cases reported in Launceston. You can check areas on this map. There are a few other clusters in Cornwall to the west. Upshot […]

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Two vehicle collision near Launceston

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police are appealing for witnesses following a two vehicle collision which took place on the A395 at Piper’s Pool near Launceston. The incident occurred at around 2pm on Sunday 13 September and involved a black Vauxhall Insignia and a silver Honda Jazz. Occupants of both […]

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Man found dead on A30 was from Launceston

Shortly before 5.20am on Friday 14 August, a fatal incident occurred on the A30 eastbound carriageway at Launceston, below Hurdon Overbridge, just prior to the off slip leading to the A388. Tragically, as a result of the incident, a male pedestrian was pronounced as deceased at the scene. The man […]

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Body found on A30 near Launceston

Emergency services were called to the A30 near Launceston at around 5.20am today following reports of the body of a man located on the eastbound carriageway. Very sadly, the man has been confirmed deceased at the scene. His next of kin have been informed. Lane 1 of the A30 Westbound […]

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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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