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Penzance high street closed after bomb scare

By CMCherie  |  Posted: February 11, 2013

Market Jew Street, Penzance, was closed after a bomb scare on Saturday night

Market Jew Street, Penzance, was closed after a bomb scare on Saturday night

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PENZANCE high street was closed on Saturday night after a bomb scare.

Police were called to Market Jew Street at around 9.10pm after reports that a suspicious device had been placed in a shop.

The road was cordoned off as officers investigated but it quickly became apparent that the device was a lit firework that had been thrown into a kebab shop.

No one was believed to have been injured in the incident and no one has yet to be arrested.

The street was reopened by 9.40pm and police are continuing to investigate.

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  • eu_blues  |  February 12 2013, 10:26AM

    why can't the town council see that the poor town needs bringing back to life Twofeetofsnow Don't worry. The council can quite clearly see the delapidated state of Penzance. The last two decades have indicated that the local council and Cornwall Council would rather allow a number of multi-national corporate supermaket chains the opportunity of destroying a once prosperous town centre. The local town council(s) could, if they wanted to, help set-up small business's in the town centre. Working in partnership with with local business people, but as we've seen in the past with Objective One, Cornwall was promised inward investment from the European Union of about £320 million pounds. Cornwall County Council and the governments that helped promote Objective One promised better communication, better farming, improvements in Cornwall's railways, better business and economic growth, well none of that happend. £320 million pounds vanishes without a trace, mostly gobbled up by private firms contracted to use the money for Cornwall in different ways that suited the EU more than Cornwall. Many towns in Cornwall now look dirty and tired. Helston is another prime example. A town that once was a beautiful place, but now resembles a dying, souless place. Councils couldn't give a sh**. Towns will be allowed to die out, and the supermarkets will be the only places to shop in the future. Coincidence or by design?

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  • twofeetofsnow  |  February 12 2013, 12:50AM

    I have to say thank you for the defence of my words, I hate to see Penzance go downhill so much, I remember its streets being full of life at night, shops were opening everywhere and the town had carnivals and parades, not just mazey Day but civic parades too that filled the town with stalls and people. As I have said many times before, we have been forgotten by Cornwall Council and messed up by the town council and chamber of commerce, too much arguing and not enough thought has left us with a backwater that will silt up and dry up. Gilbert and Sullivan wrote the Pirates of Penzance, not the Robbers of Truro, why can't the town council see that the poor town needs bringing back to life with real shops and attractions for tourists, not charity shops and a nicely refurbished Town Hall.

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  • Rosie33222  |  February 11 2013, 10:05PM

    no one invests here anymore its run down ! its a shame because we are a coastal town and have the most amazing beaches and countryside, if it wasnt for that i would move away ! we have lots of opportunities to develop after all toursim is the main thing in the summer that makes us money.But how can we develop if the Government are NOT willing to help or fund us in any way ? the rest of the england gets help but as soon as we get too cornwall if your not a immigrant you get no help and everything gets cut !!! At the moment i can see no future here especially for young people there are no jobs town is empty too dangerous on the weekends people only want to fight or take drugs ! there is nothing to do and no future . speaking the truth rant over.

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  • Dantwo  |  February 11 2013, 7:37PM

    Why mark the previous comment down? It says it as it is. Penzance is looking very run down and depressing. Anyone who thinks otherwise is in denial or a member of the chamber of commerce. Just wait until the new supermarket opens - then we'll see things get really bad.

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  • twofeetofsnow  |  February 11 2013, 10:57AM

    I though Penzance was closed most of the time anyway, if empty shops and closed businesses were a guide to prosperity, we would be rich.

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