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Monday, 22 July, 2002, 14:47 GMT 15:47 UK
Police seek man after assault
Police are hunting a man who attacked a 44-year-old woman as she walked home from a night out.

The attack happened at Maise Close, Swindon at 0230 BST on Sunday.

The woman was walking home through the Wiltshire town when she was attacked by the man and subjected to what police say was a "serious sexual assault".

The woman's face was badly bruised.


Woman dies after flats fire

A murder inquiry has started following the death of a 75-year-old woman who was rescued a week ago from a fire at a block of flats.

She was carried unconscious from the Old Bakehouse Flats, in Penzance, Cornwall, early on Sunday 14 July, but died in hospital late on Sunday 21 July.

Officers think the fire was linked to several attempts to set bins alight in the area and were already investigating it as arson.

Five other people were rescued from the fire.


Two charged over 'drugs' seizure

Two people have been charged in connection with a seizure of suspected crack cocaine.

The haul - believed to be worth thousands of pounds - was found in a room at the Adelphi Hotel near Plymouth Hoe, Devon, on Saturday.

Officers searched the room after stopping two people in the area.

A 29-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl have been charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply.


Plane crash marrs air tattoo

Long traffic queues and the crash of a transport plane on landing, marred the return to RAF Fairford of the international air tattoo at the weekend.

Many visitors were forced to wait in their cars for up to four hours to get into the Gloucestershire base, as heightened security meant increased checks.

Some displays had to be suspended on Saturday after an Italian transport plane crash-landed and caught fire.

The airshow attracted more than 250,000 visitors.


Tenants complain of fleas

Residents in mid-Cornwall say their homes have become infested with fleas.

Tenants in the Old Town Hall flats in St Blazey are blaming a property which has been left unoccupied for six months.

The director of housing at Western Challenge Housing Association, which owns the flats, says the association was not initially aware the problem was affecting the other residents.

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