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Devonport Dockyard submarine worker in fatal accident while on duty

Authored by Matthew Vizard

A submarine worker has died in an accident while on duty at Devonport Dockyard in Plymouth.

The emergency services were called shortly before 1pm on Monday 21 October, after they received reports that a man had become trapped on a cherry picker vehicle.

In a statement, operating company Babcock Marine confirmed that the man had died while "carrying out maintenance work on a...

Appeal for witnesses after eight-year-old boy's leg fractured in hit and run

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for information after a white van collided with an eight-year-old boy in Moretonhampstead and then failed to stop.

The incident took place at around 4.10pm on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 on a narrow country lane between the village of North Bovey and Moretonhamstead.

The van collided with the boy as it passed him and his two siblings in...

Tributes paid to doting father killed in speedboat accident

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Tributes have been paid to Nick Milligan, the 51-year-old father killed in a tragic speedboat accident in the Camel Estuary near Padstow on Sunday (5 May).

Mr Milligan and his eight-year-old daughter died after they and four other members of their family were thrown out of the boat into the water. They are believed to have been hit by the vessel as it circled the vicinity.

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Speedboat accident in Padstow kills father and daughter

Authored by Matthew Vizard

A 51-year-old man and his 8-year-old daughter have been killed and four other members of the same family injured in a speedboat accident in the Camel Estuary near Padstow harbour.

The man has now been formally identified and named as Nicholas Milligan, from Wandsworth in London. Nick Milligan was a television sales executive for Sky. His daughter has not yet been named.

The...

Police advice following serious motorcycle collisions

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Following three serious motorcycle collisions in the south Devon area, police are appealing for road users to be more vigilant. The three separate incidents all happened on Friday 19 April leaving the riders of the machines with serious injuries.

During the afternoon, at Torquay Road at Kingskerswell, the road was closed for over six hours to allow investigations to take place into a...

Tribute to victim of King Harry Ferry incident

Authored by Matthew Vizard

The following is a tribute to Mrs Ann Pewter from her family when a car in which she was a passenger went into the water from the slipway:

Following the tragic death of Mrs Ann Pewter at the King Harry Ferry on Wednesday 20 March 2013, the family are still coming to terms with her loss.

Ann and her husband had retired to this beautiful part of the country and had lived in...

Child airlifted after M5 Crash

Authored by Huw Oxburgh

A child has been airlifted to Frenchay hospital in Bristol following an accident on the M5 near Tiverton.

The child was injured when the car he was travelling in left the slip road at junction 27 and overturned into a ditch.

Although hurt the child’s injuries were not life-threatening and no-one else in the vehicle was badly injured.

Devon and Somerset fire and Rescue...

Plymouth man seriously injured in A30 accident

Authored by Matthew Vizard

A 23-year-old Plymouth man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries following a single-vehicle road traffic collision on the A30 at Tedburn St Mary.

Devon and Cornwall Police say the collision took place at around 5.30pm on Sunday 17th March 2013 and involved a Peugeot 106 car which was travelling east.

The driver lost control of the vehicle which left the road and came...

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