Mangotsfield police raid: Cannabis farm shut down

Mangotsfield police raid: Cannabis farm shut down

Cannabis plants seized by police in Mangotsfield. Image@ASPStapleHill An extensive underground cannabis farm in Mangotsfield has been shut down by Avon and Somerset police. Officers executed a warrant in Long Road yesterday and seized over 100 substantial cannabis plants. Officers from Staple Hill police station described the farm as a ‘professional growing set up.’ Two […]

Jill Dando murder case will never be solved, says leading detective

Jill Dando murder case will never be solved, says leading detective

Jill Dando. Image credit: BBC The detective who led the inquiry into Jill Dando’s murder has said her case will never be solved. Dando, born in Weston-super-Mare, was the presenter of the BBC programme Crimewatch. Following a new BBC documentary, marking 20 years since the television presenter’s shooting in Fulham in April 1999, Hamish Campbell […]

Bristol boy being questioned by police after bringing knife to school

Bristol boy being questioned by police after bringing knife to school

A 12-year-old boy is being questioned by police after reports a pupil was brandishing a knife outside a Bristol school. The boy was filmed showing off a large knife outside Downend school. The footage emerged on November 30 and was shared by parents to the BBC. An Avon and Somerset police spokesman said: “A 12-year-old […]

Bristol MP Kerry McCarthy demands more government cash for police

Kerry McCarthy is demanding the government gives Bristol more money to fund its police. The Bristol East MP says local council tax payers should not be forced to pay more, despite police budgets already being stretched and crime rates on the rise. Her demand comes as a consultation on Bristol City Council’s next budget states council […]

Arrest made after woman found dead in Avonmouth

Arrest made after woman found dead in Avonmouth

A man in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was found in Avonmouth. Kelly Worgan, 33, was found at an address on Napier Road by police, following reports of concern for her welfare at around 7pm on 28 November. The man arrested is currently in police […]

Bristol stabbing victims identified by police

Bristol stabbing victims identified by police

The two victims of a fatal stabbing in the Redfield area of Bristol earlier this month have been formally identified by police. Natalie Smith, aged 34, and her partner Craig Stewart, 36, of Cambridge Street died in the same incident on Thursday 8 November. Senior Investigating Officer, DI Neil Rice of the regional major crime […]

Ah’Kiell Walker trial: Mother denies force-feeding baby

Ah’Kiell Walker trial: Mother denies force-feeding baby

The mother of a baby boy who was found dead at her home has denied she was force feeding him in the run-up to his death, a court has heard this morning. Hannah Henry, the mother of three-month-old Ah’Kiell Walker, denied allegations of “force feeding” with a water bottle, after the cap to the baby’s […]

Police review after arrest of Bristol councillor Afzal Shah

Police review after arrest of Bristol councillor Afzal Shah

Avon and Somerset Police are to hold a review after a Bristol councillor was mistakenly arrested when he was trying to report a crime at his local police station. The arrest came two weeks ago after Labour Councillor Afzal Shah went to Trinity Road Police station to report a crime but was taken in because […]

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