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Serious collision, A38 Glynn Valley, Bodmin


One man arrested for arson

Police are investigating the circumstances of a car colliding into a house on the A38 at Glynn Valley, near Bodmin, yesterday evening, Sunday 18 October.

The incident occurred at around 7.30pm with the collision causing the car and house to catch fire.

The scene was initially attended by officers from Devon & Cornwall Police Roads Policing Team who evacuated the occupants of the house and a large number of dogs, who were unhurt in the incident.

Paramedics and Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service also attended.

The single male occupant of the vehicle was extracted from the car shortly before police arrived and taken to Derriford Hospital where he was confirmed to have a broken arm and soft tissue injuries, which are non-life-threatening.

A 27-year-old man from Bodmin was subsequently arrested on suspicion of arson with intent and released on police bail until Monday 18 January pending further enquiries.

Collision investigation officers and fire scene investigation officers attended the scene and the road was closed for several hours to allow a thorough investigation and prolonged damping down by fire crews, to take place.

Subsequent investigation work is being conducted by CID officers.

Anyone with any additional information which could assist the investigation is asked to contact police on 101 or via email a quoting log 804, 18/10/20.



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