Lorry in hit and run
A WOMAN was left with minor injuries after the car she was driving collided with a lorry on the A38 yesterday morning.
Police are now appealing for witnesses following the crash because the driver of the lorry did not stop. The incident happened at 9.45am between Tideford and Landrake when a large articulated lorry and a blue Citroen C2 collided. Officers from Devon and Cornwall Police said they are now appealing for witnesses to come forward, and are also looking at CCTV to try to identify the driver of the lorry. Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 199 of 21/3/2013.
THE Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has formally confirmed it has begun a probe into police contact ahead of the death of a Plymouth man.
Keith Dance's body was found earlier this month in a flat in Molesworth Road, in Stoke.
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Two people – Jacqueline Cooke, aged 29, and Ian Gollop, aged 50 – have since been charged with the 33-year-old's murder.
The IPCC said it had started an independent investigation following a referral from Devon and Cornwall Police.
As The Herald had previously reported, murder investigators confirmed there had been contact between the force and Mr Dance prior to his death.
IPCC Commissioner Rachel Cerfontyne said: "IPCC investigators will carry out this investigation and we will ensure that Mr Dance's family are kept regularly informed of its progress.
"There is a criminal investigation being carried out by the police service and two people have been charged with Mr Dance's murder.
"The police investigation will take priority and we will make arrangements to share relevant evidence for the two separate investigations."
The next court appearance of Cooke and Gollop will be on March 25 for a preliminary hearing, understood to take place at Truro Crown Court.
POLICE officers were called to St Budeaux on Wednesday night after reports of a 12-year-old girl being chased by a boy with a knife. But a spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall said that on arrival at Kelly Close, at 8.40pm, they found two 12-year-old girls, who they described as having an "overactive imagination", who were in fact being chased by an eight-year-old boy with a stick.
A BICYCLE was stolen from outside a house in Warwick Avenue, Whitleigh. The theft took place overnight between Sunday, March 17 and Monday, March 18. Anyone with any information should call police on 101.