It has been a strange week here at, to say the least. Whether it was the return of the 'slurry pervert' or the horrific scenes in Penryn when a man sliced off his penis in the street, we tried to bring you the news from across Cornwall, regardless of how strange or startling. So here are the stories that have made the headlines, all in one hand place.


First up is the story of how a brave Helston woman calmly spokes to knife wielding terrorists moments after a brutal murder in London. Click here to read the story (And keep an eye out for next week's Packet for more).

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Next up is the story that shocked the world, An eyewitness has spoken of the horrific scenes in Penryn on Friday when a man chopped his penis off with a kitchen knife in front of horrified onlookers. Click here to read the full story.


And next is how a man dubbed a 'slurry pervert'  after being repeatedly caught sexually pleasuring himself while surrounded by cow dung, has been told he may be sent to a mental institution after threatening to kill a farmer. Click here to read how David Truscott faces being sent to a mental institution over his crimes. 

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Next: A Falmouth and Helston neighbourhood sergeant, famous for organising the successful charity video that parodied last summer's smash hit “Gangnam Style”, has been suspended. Click here for more.

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Hundreds flocked to Falmouth’s Kimberley Park on Saturday to be among the first to explore three inspirational automata which have been installed within the new play area. Click here to see the pictures of these very special additions to the park.

Newquay Airport is continuing to haemorrhage passengers, according to the latest figures, and now questions have been raised over the future of direct Gatwick flights. Click here to read how the airport faces tough times.

Next is how a Penryn woman who is losing her sight due to an untreatable disease could be left without her guide dog after it was mauled by a pit bull. Click here to read the full story.

Last but not least, Falmouth photographer Paul Harry has compiled a brilliant short film featuring a busy week at the Falmouth Docks this year. Click here to watch the video.

And don't forget, the Fal River Festival will be in full swing this weekend and through next week, (click for more), while the second Parklive event is to be held in Kimberley Park in Falmouth on Sunday (May 26), offering an afternoon of free music and entertainment. (Click for more)

And that's your lot for now! But as always there is plenty of news online at covering Falmouth, Helston, West Cornwall, Truro, Camborne and the whole of Cornwall.

Get in touch with me (Jonathan), at, @jonnyatsea or call me on 01326 213 328.