Plymouth pedestrian collision driver hands himself in
THE driver of a car involved in a collision with a pedestrian has handed himself in to police.
A woman was crossing Houndiscombe Road near Mutley Plain at around 3.40pm on Wednesday when it is reported she was struck by a car forcing her over a barrier.
The vehicle was found a short distance away from where the incident happened and the driver gave himself up to police at around 11pm.
The man has been reported to the Crown Prosecution Service for offences related to the incident. They include failing to stop, failing to stop at the scene of a collision and for being an uninsured driver. It is understood the driver was not the owner of the car.
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Police and paramedics closed off the scene while investigations were carried out and the road reopened at around 5pm.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the alleged incident to contact them on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
A SCOOTER collided with a car leaving a girl with neck and leg injuries, according to the ambulance service.
A girl in her 20s riding a red Honda scooter was taken to Derriford Hospital after the incident, which happened at around 9.45pm on Wednesday.
The scooter was involved in a collision with a red Citroen on Tavistock Road, near The Millstones Country Hotel.
The road was closed to deal with the accident and re-opened just before 11pm.
TWO early-hours car fires are being investigated by police.
The burning cars, a silver Ford Ka and beige Audi A4, were both put out by fire crews in the early hours of yesterday morning.
The silver Ford Ka, on Staddon Terrace Lane, off North Road West, was found to be "well alight" by fire crews from Greenbank Fire Station at around 3.30am. It left the car severely damaged.
Officers were also called to a vehicle fire on Wolseley Road at around 2.15am. A beige Audi A4 was "severely damaged" and fire crews thought that the fire may have been started deliberately.
Police are continuing to investigate the causes of both blazes.
A CITY motorist was slapped with an £80 fine after being ordered off the Torpoint ferry for smoking.
The 48-year-old was seen sitting in his silver BMW 5 series car boarding the ferry on the Plymouth site at just before 2.30pm yesterday.
Staff noticed the man light up a cigarette and begin to smoke, which is banned on the entire ferry. When they asked him to cease he became increasingly abusive and the ferry trip was halted.
Police were called and the man was spoken to by a PCSO and ordered to leave the ferry. Police said the man was later stopped in the Camels Head area of the city and handed an £80 fine for a public order offence.
A MAN is to appear before magistrates today after he was allegedly caught harassing a teenage girl – then defecating in the street.
Jeffery Church, 65, is understood to have approached a 17-year-old in Royal Parade.
Church, of no fixed address, is also alleged to have taken his trousers down and defecated in Union Street before standing up and urinating.
He was later arrested in the nearby Aldi store on suspicion of outraging public decency before being taken to Charles Cross Police Station for questioning.
He will face magistrates today on two public order charges.