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Summary

  1. Updates from Tuesday 23 April 2019
  2. Fire on Dartmoor 'believed to be out'
  3. Man assaulted by group of men in Perranporth
  4. 'Numerous casualties' in crash near Newquay
  5. Three teens rescued from 'really scary' rip current
  6. 'Predictably busy bank holiday' sees a dozen police hurt
  7. Firefighters tackle Mary Tavy blaze

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  1. Crews continue to fight Dartmoor fire

    BBC Radio Devon

    moorland fire

    The front of a wildfire on Dartmoor is now about four kilometres in length and firefighters say it's being fanned by strong winds.

    Crews are attempting to tackle the blaze south of Princetown with beaters over difficult terrain to prevent escalation and further environmental damage.

    The fire started at about 18:15 on Monday and crews remain on the scene.

  2. Customers confused after 'mini earthquake' at Exeter Ikea

    Devon Live

    Customers at Exeter's Ikea were left feeling confused after a "huge shake" in the store.

  3. Man's wallet stolen from pocket in Plymouth robbery

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A man was left with minor injuries after his wallet was stolen in a robbery in Plymouth, police have said.

    It happened between 12:50 and 13:00 on Thursday 18 April in the rear service lane of Alexandra Place, at the junction of Alexandra Road and Wolseley Road, by Jon Jon Auto Repairs.

    Officers said two men "forcibly removed" the wallet from the 45-year-old's pocket.

    One of the suspects is described as black, aged between 20 and 35 and wearing dark clothing.

    The other suspect is described as a white, of similar age and wearing a distinctive red top.

    Both men ran off with the wallet in the direction of North Prospect.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Devon and Cornwall Police via 101.

  4. Man assaulted by group of men in Perranporth

    Johanna Carr

    BBC News Online

    A man was left with multiple injuries after being assaulted by a group of men in Perranporth, police have said.

    Officers were called to Beach Road at about 20:40 on Monday.

    The group left the scene before police arrived and the victim - who is in his 20s - was taken to hospital.

    Inquiries are ongoing, officers added.

    Any witnesses are asked to contact Devon and Cornwall Police via 101.

    Beach Road Perranporth
  5. Motorcyclist dies in Exeter crash

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A motorcyclist has died after a crash in Exeter, police have said.

    It happened at about 21:50 on Saturday on Alphin Brook Road.

    Officers said a car was also involved in the crash and a full investigation of the scene was carried out.

    The cause of the incident is not yet known, Devon and Cornwall Police added.

    Any witnesses are asked to contact officers via 101.

  6. Cornwall travel: Road blocked by accident in Camborne

    BBC Radio Devon

    • In Camborne, Pendarves Road is partially blocked by an accident near Basset Road.
    • The Place Ferry will be out of service between 14:30 and 16:00 due to the spring tide
  7. New library opened at Bodmin College

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The brand new library at Bodmin College has been officially opened.

    The ribbon was cut by Cornish author and senior lecturer of creative writing at Falmouth University, Amy Lilwall - who also spent time with students in creative writing workshops.

    The college won a £10,000 grant from the Foyle Foundation to spend on new books.

    The principal of the college, Emmie Seaward-Adams, says despite the popularity of other forms of media, they're keen to encourage the pupils to "rediscover the magic of books".

    Amy Lilwall
    Image caption: Cornish author Amy Lilwall officially opened Bodmin College's new library
  8. Video: Crews continue to battle Dartmoor blaze

    BBC Spotlight

    Crews are continuing to tackle a wildfire on Dartmoor with several fire fronts.

    Crews on foot are using beaters and a range of specialist vehicles to stop the flames from spreading.

    Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service was originally called to an area south of Princetown on Monday evening.

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    Video caption: The wildfires on Dartmoor started on Monday evening
  9. Power cut in Okehampton

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    There are 52 properties without power in Okehampton, Western Power Distribution (WPD) has said.

    The EX20 area is affected and power should be restored by 14:30, WPD added.

    power cut notice
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  11. Man, 19, arrested for attempted murder following stabbings

    Dick Straughan

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two men were stabbed in St Austell.

    The 19-year-old man from Newquay, who remains in police custody was also arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery.

    Devon and Cornwall Police said a young man, who was not injured, was threatened and had property stolen from him at around 23:15 on Sunday on Holmbush Arch Road.

    The force said two men in their 20s were stabbed a "short while later".

    One of the injured men is in hospital with "potentially life-threatening injuries" while the second has since been discharged from hospital, police said.

    A knife and a motorbike, believed to be linked to the incident, were seized nearby.

    Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to come forward.

    Holmbush Arch Road, St Austell
  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A3075 Cornwall both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A3075 Cornwall both ways severe accident, between High Lanes and B3285 Halt Road.

    A3075 Cornwall - A3075 Newquay Road in Rejerrah closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the High Lanes junction and the B3285 Halt Road junction, because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  13. Tourist attacked and bitten by dog in Cornwall

    Millicent Cooke

    BBC News Online

    A female tourist was attacked and bitten by a dog in Cornwall which then has to be Tasered by police.

    The dog attacked the woman, who was in her 40s, in Island Crescent, Newquay at about 19:14 BST on Saturday.

    She was taken to Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske and treated for "serious" injuries to her leg but has since been released, police said.

    Island Crescent, Newquay

    A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "On attendance the dog was contained by officers, a short time later it broke free from its lead and ran towards the victim.

    "A Taser was discharged by officers in order to safely contain the incident.

    "The dog was uninjured and was taken to the vets to be checked over before being seized and taken into kennels."

    A PCSO was also assaulted and sustained minor injuries.

    A 27-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were both arrested on suspicion of being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control, affray, assault and assaulting emergency workers.

    The woman was also arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class B drug and both have since been released under investigation.