Police officer injures finger
A POLICE officer was taken to hospital after trying to arrest a teenager.
Officers had been called to an incident on Armada Way, near the Holiday Inn, at around 4.30pm on Wednesday.
They were told that a young man had made a racially aggravated remark to a group of foreign students.
The man resisted arrest and one of the policemen badly injured his finger, which later required surgery.
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A police spokesman said "As a police officer the injury could impact on his career for quite some time."
A 16-year-old man from Lipson was arrested for a racially aggravated public order offence and resisting arrest.
Anyone who saw the incident or who has anymore information should call police on 101, quoting crime reference number EL/13/8611.
POLICE are appealing for information following the theft of a high-value kayak.
The kayak was taken from the Lundy Close area of Southway, at some point between 11pm on Tuesday, September 3, and 2pm on Wednesday, September 4.
The Mambo RTK kayak is blue and black, and is particularly distinctive as it has an additional homemade seat rest, according to police.
If you have any information about the kayak, contact PCSO Mark Rothwell on 101, quoting crime reference number EL/13/3730.
A BONFIRE was dealt with by city fire crews on Wednesday evening.
The fire, in the Cornwood area, was attended by crews from Plympton Fire Station.
They were called at around 10.05pm and got the fire was under control.
TABLES are still available to book at a table top sale taking place in Higher Compton.
The sale is to be held in Compton Methodist Church and runs from 10am until 12 noon on Saturday, September 14.
To book a table at a cost of £5 call Nigel Norris on 01752 706056.
THE Yealmpton Annual Garden Show takes place on Saturday, September 14.
The popular event runs from 2pm until 5pm to be held in Yealmpton Community Centre.