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Police have arrested a man over the death of a former Devon sailor killed trying to stop thieves taking his car outside his home on Sunday morning. Michael Samwell was killed in Chorlton, Greater Manchester when he was run over by his own car, which was later dumped badly damaged nearby. Police this morning said an arrest had been made and more details would be released. The 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody…
04.24 / 08:10
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An 'evil' pensioner faces dying in prison for a string of 'despicable' sex offences after being jailed for a total of 20 years. Colin Smith was given a 17-year sentence in 2014 for a series of "devastating" offences against a girl.The 78-year-old, formerly of St John's Road in Humberston, has now been given an additional three years for two more sexual assaults against a boy.READ MORE: More than 50 per cent increase set for energy bills - and here's how you can stop itJudge…
04.24 / 07:18
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Drivers in Norfolk and Suffolk have been warned they face heftier fines from today if they are caught…
04.24 / 06:54
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Former Team Sky rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has been banned from driving after being caught at twice the drink-drive limit. The 32-year-old retired British professional road racing cyclist, from Plymouth, admitted being twice the drink drive limit last November. He was arrested after his Ford Ranger vehicle was stopped on the A390 at St Ann's Chapel in Cornwall. A test showed he had 165mg of alcohol in his blood – the legal limit is just 80mg. The former rider had…
04.24 / 06:18
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A car was found on its roof on Stiby Road in Yeovil last night (April 22). Watch the video above to see the scene filmed by a member of the public driving past. Note: The silver vehicle was not involved in the crash. The video shows the car flipped over on the street while police and ambulance were on the scene. The vehicle was found on its roof shortly after 11pm. The vehicle was found empty when the polcie arrived, but a 23-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion…
04.23 / 20:23
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A former Royal Navy officer who trained and was based in Devon has died after he was run nover trying to stop thieves stealing his car.Michael Samwell was killed this morning when he was run over in Chorlton, Manchester, trying to stop thieves taking his black Audi S3 car.Mr Samwell, 35, was found seriously injured behind his hone on Cranbourne Road and was taken to hospital, but died shortly after..His car was found dumped and badly damaged a short time later on Whitby Avenue,…
04.23 / 18:18
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A gunman has robbed the C&D Supermarket in Hannah’s Estate, Sea Cows Bay, Tortola. Details of the incident, which unfolded last night (April 22), are still sketchy. But sources said a gunman held up the operator at the close of…
04.23 / 16:03
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The following cases have been heard at magistrates courts in Lincolnshire: Jordan Curtis McKeown, 22, of 62 Keddington Road, Louth, pleaded guilty to driving with 67 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. He was fined £215, ordered to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £30 and costs of £85. He was disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for three months.Kyle Noble, 22, of 2 Cosgrove Close, Lincoln, pleaded guilty to damaging a decanter set…
04.23 / 13:17
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A 20-year-old drug dealer was caught with crack cocaine and heroin – in his bail hostel. Police raided the hostel in Exeter and found Leighton Coulton in the loft trying to swallow some of the drugs. He admitted having 27 wraps of heroin and 19 wraps of crack cocaine worth £450 with intent to supply and was jailed for three years at Exeter Crown Court.Read more Around the Courts in Devon this week The court heard he had no previous convictions and was the youngest of four…
04.23 / 13:17
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Police in Essex are hunting for two man after a man in his 30s from Norwich was stabbed in…
04.23 / 12:20
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An arson investigation has been launched by police following a suspicious fire at a Torquay hotel. Up to 80 guests were evacuated from the Bancourt Hotel in Avenue Road after the large-scale fire broke out in the basement just after midnight. All of them were Young Farmers, staying in Torquay for their national conference at the centre. All of the hotel's guests, more than 100 people, were then given overnight accommodation at the Riviera International Conference Centre. Three…
04.23 / 11:42
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A 23-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a car was found overturned in Yeovil, late last night (April 22). The vehicle was found on its roof on Stiby Road completely empty at around 11.10pm yesterday evening - although police would not confirm whether the driver had fled the scene. The South Western Ambulance Service were also in attendance, but it is not yet clear if anyone was injured as a result or if they were attending to anyone who was…
04.23 / 10:31
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Two teenagers have been arrested after another two teens were allegedly stabbed in…
04.23 / 10:23
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Police have criticised the mindless vandalism at a community run open air swimming pool. Red paint has been sprayed all over parts of the Ashburton swimming pool. Police are appealing for information to catch the culprits and have said the vandalism is an insult to those who keep the pool open. Read more Here's 14 great outdoor swimming pools in Devon to visit this summer A spokesman said: "On the afternoon of Wednesday, April 19, someone thought it would be a great idea to spray…
04.23 / 10:21
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A woman has been attending medical establishments in East Devon requesting a prescription for Dihydrocodeine under suspicious circumstances. Police have said that they wish to locate this woman to make checks upon her welfare. She is described as a white female, mid 20's in age, with brown hair. Dihydrocodeine is a painkiller and is given to deal with moderate to severe pain Read more Hunt for two men after stabbing of Paignton man, 27 A police spokesman said: "We have been made…
04.23 / 06:24
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