Stranger invited girl, 11, into car in Cockington area
POLICE have issued an appeal after an 11-year-old Torquay girl was encouraged to get inside a stranger's car which pulled up beside her.
The incident happened in Old Mill Road in the Cockington area at about 1.30pm on Tuesday.
According to police the girl was walking home along the road when a stranger driving a green car stopped his vehicle beside her and pointed for her to get in the passenger seat.
She refused and ran home to tell her parents.
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The girl was described as shaken by the incident.
A spokesman for the police said they would be making extra patrols in the area to reassure people and trying to trace the man.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting log 363 of October 30.
A NURSE died when she walked in front of a train in Totnes, the coroner heard.
Wendy Jane Laura Blazeby, 44, of Higher Warren Road, Kingsbridge, died of severe head injuries she received as a result of the collision under the bridge at the Western bypass.
The incident happened on October 20. The South Devon coroner has opened and adjourned an inquest into her death. There are no suspicious circumstances.
Cracks cause delay
A FOOTPATH behind the new Palm Court development is to remain closed until work is carried out to repair cracks which have appeared.
The footpath has been closed from Shedden Hill Road leading to Rock Walk as demolition takes place in the hotel below.
A Torbay Council spokesman said: "Cracks have appeared in the footpath, above the work currently being carried out on the Palm Court site and we are currently waiting for the contractor Mansells to advise us on what remedial works will be carried out."
Fraud worth £16k
A NURSE has been handed a 12-month community order after being convicted of making fraudulent benefit claims.
Catherine Anne Wharton, 48, from Paignton was overpaid £16,893 as a result of her claim.
The total comprised £14,297 in housing benefit and £2,596 in council tax benefit.
She admitted dishonestly failing to give a prompt notification to Torbay Council, as required, of a change in her circumstances. The overpayment arose because she failed to notify the council she was working as a nurse and earning from September 2009 until January 2012, a period of 27 months.
Wharton, of Gibson Road, was told to undertake 160 hours of unpaid work in the community, pay costs of £500 repay the money.