Chris Matthews

Crime Reporter, Cornwall Live

Location icon United Kingdom

I am a 29-year-old journalist currently working as a crime reporter for Cornwall Live.

I am also a keen travel writer with a passion for Latin America and am attending lessons to improve my Spanish language skills.

Other interests include sport and music.

Coroner gives verdict on teen found dead in school toilets

A coroner has recorded an open conclusion on the death of a Polish-born teenager who was found hanged in toilets at her school after complaining that she had been bullied and called a ''stupid Pole'' and told to ''go back to your own country'' by other pupils.

Why the Barcelona attack has hit me harder than any other

At 8am on Tuesday morning I arrived back at my desk but as is so often is the case after a weekend away, I was here in body but not in spirit. From Friday evening until Monday lunchtime I had the pleasure of again staying in the Catalan capital of Barcelona for the third time in my life.

Serial killer 'admitted' double murder to Cornish rapist

One of Britain's most notorious serial killers made a "very detailed" confession to the brutal hammer murders of a mother and daughter, according to a Cornish rapist serving a life sentence for a string of sex attacks.

Model and TV presenter framed motorist for Cornwall speeding offence

A model and former MTV presenter framed an innocent motorist after being caught speeding in Cornwall. Hannah Lewis, 38, found herself in the unfamiliar surroundings of a court dock to be sentenced for the bizarre offence, described as 'mystifying' by the judge. The model previously toured the UK and had three top 20 singles in the band POP!

Jury returns its verdict on man accused of murdering drinking buddy

A violent drunk has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted by a jury of murdering a drinking buddy amid suggestions of sexual activity between the pair. Thomas Norman, 28, of Town Mills Close in Launceston was this afternoon unanimously convicted after just two hours of jury deliberations of killing Charles MacDonald at his flat on March 9 this year.

Wealthy businessman sentenced for hit-and-run that killed mum

The family of a mum killed in a hit-and-run say a "bright light has gone out of their lives and it will never be the same again" after a wealthy London businessman was jailed for causing her death by driving dangerously.

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