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Looe 'Attempted Murder' Arrest

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5:28am 30th September 2014
(Updated 5:28am 30th September 2014)

A 44 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an assault near Looe.

Pirate FM understands armed police swooped on a car in Millandreath on Monday afternoon.

Paramedics called this in, after treating a woman in her fifties for a head injury.

She was rushed to Derriford after reportedly being attacked in a car park last night.

Armed patrols and the police helicopter launched a firearms' sting this morning.

Another 47 year old man is being questioned on suspicion of helping an offender.

Both are local and remain in custody at Launceston police station.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Two men have been arrested following a police operation in Looe which began this morning.

"At around 7am this morning police were called to a property in Looe by ambulance crews who were treating a woman suffering a head injury.

"Officers are investigating reports the woman, aged in her fifties, was assaulted in Millendreath car park in Looe around 11pm the previous evening.

"The woman was taken to Derriford Hospital with a serious head injury where she remains.

"As a result of police enquiries a firearms operation was launched in Looe as officers searched for a suspect.

"Two men were arrested a short time ago, around 2.30pm, near to St Martin's church yard. One man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder while a second was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and both have been taken into police custody.

"Firearms units, local officers, specialist search trained officers, plus the Force helicopter were used in the search. Officers remain in the area carrying out further investigations."

5:28am 30th September 2014

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