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7 Jun 2016, 15:12pm
Two men assaulted and stole alcohol from 29-year-old victim
Officers are investigating an assault which occurred at Courtenay Park, Newton Abbot and are appealing for information.
The incident occurred near to the entrance of the park at approx 8.30pm on Saturday 4th June, and saw two men assault and steal alcohol from a 29-year-old victim.
22 May 2016, 13:27pm
At 3am on Sunday 22nd May police discovered a body in Cary Park Reddenhill Rd Torquay.
The death is currently being treated as unexplained.
Enquiries are ongoing and police would like to speak with a group of males aged 18-22 who were in the park at approximately 2am on 22nd May.
If you have any information please call 101 and quote incident log 118...
4 May 2016, 14:33pm
Police are continuing to investigate the garden of a bungalow in the village of Bradnich near Cullompton, Devon.
The council property was previously home to David and Pauline Williams who were convicted in 2015 of abusing boy’s and girl’s in the 1980’s
The Williams’ also boasted of being friends of Fred and Rose West.
4 May 2016, 2:48am
Investigation into death of baby in Boscombe – man charged with murder
Detectives investigating the death of a baby boy from Boscombe have today charged a man with his murder.
At around 3.30pm on Friday 8 April 2016, police received a report from the ambulance service that a baby had been taken seriously ill at a flat along Carysfort Road.
22 Apr 2016, 19:23pm
Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted twice in two days in St Austell.
During the first incident, a van pulled up near the 24-year-old local man who was walking along South Street.
The vehicle struck the victim and one of the men inside the van grabbed the victim and threatened him.
The incident happened at 10.30am on Sunday...
22 Apr 2016, 12:23pm
Avon and Somerset Police have released an E-fit of a man they would like to speak to after a woman suffered a serious injury to her hand during a robbery in Bristol.
The victim, a 45-year-old woman, was walking along Hawthorne Street in Totterdown, from the direction of Wells Road, at about 10pm on Saturday 9 April when a man approached her.
19 Apr 2016, 17:52pm
Police have arrested two people in Barnstaple following a warrant executed for suspected modern slavery offences.
Officers executed the warrant, under the Modern Slavery Act 2015, at an address in the Newport Road area of the town on Monday 18 April. The UK Immigration Service and other partners also attended.
This led officers to attend a business...
14 Apr 2016, 18:44pm
Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a racist attack on a man walking in Swindon.
A 27 year old Swindon man was walking along Euclid Street, outside the council’s Civic Offices, when a vehicle passed him and a male in the front passenger seat rolled down the window and shouted a racist word, he then threw an egg at the victim. The...
14 Apr 2016, 17:03pm
Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted by the occupants of a Subaru in Cheltenham.
The incident happened at around 2.40am on April 10 outside Kwik Fit on Albion Street in the town.
The victim – a 19-year-old man – was crossing the road when a light-coloured Subaru Forester approached him at speed. The victim then...
12 Apr 2016, 14:20pm
Police investigating a serious assault in Cheltenham have released images of two men who may have information to help their inquiries.
The incident happened near to Kukui nightclub and the Moon Under Water pub between 3.30am and 3.40am on Sunday March 27.
Three men have assaulted the victim as he was leaving the night spot. They have dragged the man...
1 Apr 2016, 14:14pm
A 45-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder following an incident in Torquay which left a woman with life-threatening injuries.
Alexander Toth, of Torquay, is charged with the attempted murder of a 41-year-old woman in Hartop Road on Wednesday 23 March.
He is further charged with possession of a blade/sharply pointed article and is due...
1 Apr 2016, 12:01pm
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered significant facial injuries during an assault in Weston-super-Mare.
The 33-year-old victim was attacked by a group of up to five men on Locking Road, close to the junctions of Mendip Road and Rosendale Avenue, at approximately 7.25pm on Wednesday, March 30. He required hospital treatment for his...
31 Mar 2016, 23:20pm
Police investigating a brutal attack on a vulnerable man in Gloucester last week have released CCTV images of a person with a buggy who may have witnessed the assault.
The incident happened in an alleyway that links Cromwell Street and St Michaels Square at around 7.30pm on Thursday March 24.
The victim – a 59-year-old man – left his sheltered...
29 Mar 2016, 18:44pm
An ambitious £1.5m drugs operation centred on a quite rural Somerset caravan site was foiled by a police operation.
The organised crime group behind the supply of amphetamines has been jailed for a total of 40 years.
Detectives working for Zephyr – the South West regional organised crime unit – teamed up with local policing authority officers from...
28 Mar 2016, 14:22pm
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted on the Quay in Exeter on Sunday 20 March 2016.
A 62-year-old man from Exeter was walking along the canal at 9pm when he was approached by two young males on bikes who then pushed him into the river. As a result, the man suffered from hypothermia and an ambulance was called.
25 Mar 2016, 12:06pm
A 24-year-old man has been jailed for five years and four months after admitting a charge of rape.
Benjamin Hudson, of Kingswood, raped a woman at a property in the Hartcliffe area of Bristol on 6 December 2015.
The victim called a friend following the incident, who called the police and an investigation began.
Hudson was forensically linked to the...
23 Mar 2016, 18:01pm
Officers in Gillingham have released CCTV images of a suspect following a distraction theft in the town and are warning the public to remain vigilant.
A woman in her 60s was targeted by two men in the car park at Waitrose, Chantry Fields. The incident occurred at around 11.55am on Wednesday 16 March 2016.
The victim was shopping in the...
23 Mar 2016, 16:29pm
A 23-year-old woman who posed as a man to engage in sexual relationships with girls has been sentenced to three years and three months.
Jennifer Staines set-up social media profiles using the name Jason, so she could contact teenage girls.
Her victims believed they were talking with a man and conversations over social media led to them meeting up and...
23 Mar 2016, 14:16pm
Do you know this man? Yeovil police want to talk to him about an unusual burglary at a house in The Avenue, Yeovil.
He was discovered late at night on the first floor, next to bedrooms where children were sleeping on January 28 2016. Their mother ordered him out and called 999, and he left just before officers arrived, stealing a number of items...
23 Mar 2016, 12:10pm
Officers are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a man was assaulted as he walked through Wimborne.
The incident happened at around 10.25pm on Sunday 20 March 2015.
A local 18-year-old man was pushing his bicycle along Brookside Road when he was grabbed from behind and dragged to the floor. The victim managed...
22 Mar 2016, 14:29pm
Avon and Somerset police have arrested a 21-year-old Bristol man as part of an investigation into a serious sexual assault in Mangotsfield.
The man is currently in custody in the Hampshire area after being arrested on suspicion of rape.
The arrest is connected with an incident in the Burley Grove area in the early hours of Saturday 27 February.
23 Feb 2016, 15:17pm
A 29-year-old man has been convicted of the manslaughter of 38-year-old Jason Betts who died from a head injury inflicted as a punishment for owing money for drugs.
Nathan Skeen, of Ermine Road, London was found guilty of manslaughter and wounding with intent following a five-week trial at Bristol Crown Court.
At an earlier hearing, Nixon Apire, 31,...
11 Feb 2016, 16:07pm
Following the sentencing of Kevin Duffy and Andrew Passmore at Bristol Crown Court earlier today (9/2), Deputy Chief Constable Gareth Morgan has released the following statement:
“Today it is important we should remember Bijan Ebrahimi and his family who are at the heart of these proceedings, and the lengthy and painful legal processes they have had...
19 Jan 2016, 13:05pm
200 plants with an estimated value of just over £250,000 were seized by officers from the Bridgwater Beat Team, assisted by colleagues from the force Catch and Disrupt Team, the police helicopter and Western Power.
The warrant was carried out under the Misuse of Drugs Act in Weston Zoyland following information from the public.
Three men aged 35, 38...
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