Honeymooner falls 15ft from faulty guest house balcony
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A man on his honeymoon survived a 15ft fall from a faulty guest house balcony in Falmouth.
Matt Bullivant from Peterborough had just arrived at the Chellowdene guest house on Gyllyngvase Hill in September 2015 when the balcony he leant on collapsed and he fell to the ground. He was hospitalised with a laceration to his head and a shattered right hand.
Matt BullivantCopyright: Matt Bullivant
At Truro Magistrates Court today Troy and Julie McCann, the guest house owners, pleaded guilty to failing to maintain the balcony properly and were each ordered to pay fines of £4,000 with costs of £3,037.
Devon and Cornwall Police special constable retires after 30 years of service
A Devon and Cornwall Police special constable has retired after 30 years of service.
Supt Ian Drummond Smith congratulated Andrew Duckham on Twitter for his service to the force.
First Bus investigating after double decker hits bridge
First Bus has apologised for the inconvenience and traffic problems caused this morning when a bus hit a bridge on Lostwithiel road.
The firm has started an investigation into why it happened.
Quote Message: We advise bus operators well in advance of road or lane closures so that they can amend their routes where necessary and this particular incident appears to be a case of driver error. Lostwithiel Road has clear permanent signs in place advising of the low bridge and the bridge itself shows the height limit for vehicles. from Cornwall Council
We advise bus operators well in advance of road or lane closures so that they can amend their routes where necessary and this particular incident appears to be a case of driver error. Lostwithiel Road has clear permanent signs in place advising of the low bridge and the bridge itself shows the height limit for vehicles.
Police appeal for witnesses after £500 stolen from Torquay charity shop
Selection of gold jewellery taken from Devon property
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A range of gold jewellery has been taken from a property in Devon.
Police said a valuable gold charm bracelet holding numerous charms, a gold locket, two gold wedding rings, two gold necklaces and a gold ring set with an onyx stone were all taken from the home in Plympton St Maurice on 13 September.
Officers investigating the burglary are appealing for anyone who saw any suspicious activity or individuals in the Longcause area between 10:30 and 14:00.