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Police in Cornwall say a mutilated lamb could have been the victim
of a cult-style attack.
The lamb, called Bounce because of its friendly nature,
was found with its ears and tail cut off at a farm near Wadebridge.
It died a few days later - its owner has described
the attack as barbaric.
John Henderson reports.
So both ears have been removed and both ears have been removed tied
to the body of the lamb on each side and then the TAIL of the lamb had
been removed at the base very close and tied to the body.
And it was cleanly removed as well.
The blue spots show WHERE the wounds were disinfected but a few
days later he died.
I was really upset because he was a really nice and friendly lamb.
And he was really cute.
Since she began breeding pedigree Hampshire Township in 2005,
the farmer has never seen anything like it.
What do you think about the person that has done this?
That they are a bit sick.
Who could go in and brutally attack a little animal, it was only a baby,
three weeks old or any animal, for that fact.
I can't believe it.
I still can't believe it to think what he went through.
Chapel Farm is near Wadebridge and police are keen to speak
to a man seen near the lambing fields around midnight days before
Bounce was attacked.
If anybody can come up with any suggestions,
they are aware of again we would be interested in receiving information.
Bounce was named because of his warm and friendly nature.
Police hope his attack was an isolated incident.
One of the largest emergency fire exercises ever held in Devon has
been staged in Plymouth today.
Around 200 people were involved including fire fighters,
the police and actors.
The aim was to prepare crews for tackling fires in the region's
increasing number of tall buildings.
Jane Chandler reports.
There has been a big explosion and now there is a fire
on the seventh floor of the civic Centre in Plymouth.
Time to pause and plan before heading in.
This lintel on the door has collapsed.
Around 30 people are hurt.
One person is dead.
The challenge now is to find the living.
Basically there has been a fire and explosion and fire is heavily
involved in the seventh floor.
We have casualties inside.
Thick smoke makes it impossible to see the casualties.
Thermal images are employed and they find them and they are dragged out.
Sheer physical stress can be a killer in this situation.
We have a firefighter in the middle of a heart attack.
This is a twist in the exercise, this is something that none
of the firefighters were expecting to encounter today.
It has been known within the fire service to happen operational
incidents so are trained to deal with it and have defibrillators and
equipment to handle it at the time.
In the same way we would have to judge how they react
to a fire situation, they need to judge to one
of their own becoming ill and dealing with
that at the same time.
It has been a steep learning curve in a high-rise,
high risk situation for all of those taking part today.
At all levels we have seen crews engaging with the process
which is fantastic but also engage with the learning elements
from the firefighters on the floors tackling the fire right down
to the command element so we have tested all those elements
in a realistic scenario.
The next task to share what they have learned with fire
crews not just in the south-west but across the whole country
to save even more lives.
The British Divers Marine Life Rescue Group were called
to Polpeor Cove and found a young female dolphin in a rocky pool being
helped by members of the pubilc.
A vet checked her over and found she was well enough to be set free.
Due to the rocky conditions it was decided to take her
to a neighbouring beach for the release.
Onto rugby and Jersey took on Nottingham in very wet
conditions at Lady Bay.
Time for the weather now - here's Emily.
Good evening it has been very wet across the south-west today
and we are continuing with unsettled weather throughout the week ahead.
Very mild though the rain clears through tonight
leaving behind cloud, drizzle and a fair amount of mist
and fog through the night.
These are the overnight minimum temperatures
of between eight and 11 degrees.
Quite a mild start to Monday morning,
a grey and murky start as well
and we will see further outbreaks spreading from the west the day.
Mist and fog may linger in places throughout tomorrow
but another mild day, temperatures up to 12 degrees
with southerly wind.
Tuesday, similar, cloudy and mild with outbreaks of rain.
Dry and bright for a time on Wednesday.
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