A woman has died after her car went into Stithians lake following a crash yesterday evening (16/5).

Emergency services were called at around 8.50pm following reports of a single vehicle collision at Hillside, near the lake.

A police spokesperson said: "As a result of the incident the vehicle entered the water of the lake. The female driver was conveyed to Treliske hospital where she was pronounced dead."

Police closed the road for five and a half hours while a specialist forensic examination of the scene was carried out.

Officers from Plymouth and Camborne Roads Policing Team attended the scene and are appealing for further witnesses to come forward, and police said they are currently in the process of informing the woman's next of kin.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by phone on 101, quoting log number 0845 of 16/05/17.