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Friday, 07 August 2020 09:58

Near miss on Wednesday morning

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Near miss on Wednesday morning at 07:50hrs. 

Team SM, was called by D&C control to assist with possible search for a missing occupant seen leaving the scene of a vehicle in a hedge and on fire. At this point not enough information showed a person was missing and with emergency services on scene dealing with a fire, we may only add to the confusion.  At about 08:30hrs, control again called for assistance and at this point it was not clear where the burning vehicle was or had an occupant left the vehicle.  The duty Police LPSM, was contacted for further information.  It transpired that the vehicle was not on the Moor as earlier indicated but just off the A38, toward Newton Abbot.  During the conversation, it became apparent that this was possible not a call for the team, and agreed by the duty SM & Police LPSM that we would not call out the team.  Further discussion with the Duty SM and other SM’s, it was agreed that this was not a shout we, as a team would get involved in.  At 10:30hrs, the Police LPSM, was contacted for further information and it transpired the driver of the burned out vehicle had been picked up by a local taxi firm and taken to Newton Abbot railway station.

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