Investigation into flats fall
POLICE are still trying to establish the last movements of a man who fell from a block of flats on Monday.
The man was given first aid outside the Tavy House flats in Duke Street, Devonport, before ambulance crews took him to Derriford Hospital.
The 40-year-old who is still to be named, later died. It is unclear how the man came to fall at around 12.30pm from the third floor apartment.
A police spokesman said: "Police are still investigating the incident and are piecing together the movements of the deceased up until January 21."
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A MAN spotted stumbling among city centre traffic on a busy afternoon turned on passers-by who tried to help him.
Drunk James Lear was abusive to members of the public when he was in his drunken state on Royal Parade on November 16 last year.
Such was his state, that when he refused to leave the area police had no option but arrest him.
At Plymouth Magistrates Court yesterday, 49-year-old Lear pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in a public place.
Representing himself, he said: "I've been having some personal problems recently. On this occasion I bought a bottle of brandy. I decided to sit and have a drink before my bus came. I don't really know why I decided to break my routine and have more than I should have."
Magistrates gave Lear, of Budshead Road in Plymouth, a six month conditional discharge and ordered him to pay £15 towards court costs.
A COMMUNITY sports venue has secured £50,000 of Olympic legacy funding.
Saltmill Park in Saltash has secured the cash to build an indoor training facility, which will allow it to offer a range of sports, as well as children's parties and holiday activity programmes.
The building, paid for by Sport England's Inspired Facilities fund, will sit alongside the existing pavilion and all weather pitch.
Mayor of Saltash, Councillor Martin Gee said: "Saltash is extremely lucky to have an all weather pitch at Saltmill Park. This investment will enhance the existing facilities by adding an indoor space, which will in turn increase local sporting activities."
The funding is part of the £150 million Places people Play legacy programme, and the building will carry the London 2012 Inspire mark celebrating the link to the Olympic games.