A TEENAGER was racially abused in Plymouth city centre, police say.
The 17-year-old male victim was crossing the road outside the Marks and Spencer Foodhall at the top of Cornwall Street with friends when the incident happened.
The driver of a white Ford Galaxy pulled up, wound down his window and directed racial abuse at him.
The man also threatened the teenager, say police, who are appealing for witnesses to the incident at around 4.15pm on Tuesday.
Anyone with information should call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111, quoting reference EC/13/1705.
A CAMPER van and lorry collided on the A38, causing delays on a busy stretch of the road.
The blue Volkswagen Caravelle and the white Scania Artic both suffered minor damage after the collision at 11.30am yesterday.
However, neither driver was hurt in the incident on the eastbound carriageway, near the Marsh Mills on-slip.
The crash required police to cordon off the area for half an hour while the road was cleared but traffic was still able to pass with care.
The road was clear by noon, police said.
Meanwhile, a broken-down vehicle on Tavistock Road caused tailbacks for motorists heading towards Plymouth city centre yesterday lunchtime.
And a vehicle fire on the city-bound A38 at Ashburton also closed part of the road yesterday afternoon.
A 'VARIETY 4 All' craft and therapy fair will be taking place at Plymstock Community Centre.
Shoppers are being encouraged to visit the event with Mother's Day not far away, for an alternative buying experience.
There will be complimentary therapies, crafts, cards, cakes and entry if free.
It will take place at the centre, based at the top of Broadway car park, on Saturday, March 2, between 11am and 3pm.
FIREFIGHTERS were called to a Cornish village to tackle a chimney blaze yesterday afternoon.
The Callington crew was sent to School Road in Harrowbarrow, outside Callington, at 2.53pm.
They found the chimney well alight, and used a stirrup pump and rods to put out the fire.