Clevedon crash: Neighbours tell of shock over fatal accident

Two people arrested after a van crashed into a house in Clevedon, killing a woman inside, have been released by police. The man and the woman who were inside the van when it crashed into the house on Yeolands Drive on Wednesday evening were arrested under suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. Police said […]

Southmead Hospital to be new home for police station

Avon and Somerset Police have today announced that Southmead Police Station will move to Southmead Hospital. Police have been based at Southmead Fire Station after the sale of their original station last year. Currently undergoing refurbishment, the new police station at Westgate House, is planned to open in the autumn. The move will include the opening of […]

M5 southbound cleared after serious crashes

M5 southbound cleared after serious crashes

All lanes are now open and traffic is flowing well on the M5 southbound between junction 14 for Thornbury and junction 15 for the M4 following a serious crash earlier this morning. All lanes are now open on the #M5 southbound between J14 #Thornbury and J15 #M4, shed load of hay and an oil spillage […]

Playground director fears retaliation from drugs users

A playground director is scared to report drug users, in fear of a revenge attack when he leaves work at night. St Paul’s Adventure Playground is littered with drug paraphernalia including empty ‘baggies’, dirty needles and empty syringe packaging. Reverend Liz Perry has also raised concerns over drug dealing and clinical waste found on the […]

Survivalist jailed after explosion in Bedminster

Survivalist jailed after explosion in Bedminster

A binman has been jailed for possession of explosive substances such as flash powder, black powder, ETN (erythritol tetranitrate), HMTD and PETN. Reeco Fernandez, 29, was jailed for three years and three months. He was taken to hospital on the 8th of September, after one of his improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in his bedroom […]

Murdered Becky Watts shared sexting concerns

Murdered Becky Watts shared sexting concerns

Murdered schoolgirl Becky Watts shared concerns with social workers about a fear of indecent images of her becoming public. A report published by Bristol Safeguarding Children’s Board (BSCB) has highlighted the concerns of the teenager. Becky shared concerns with a professional from the Bristol Hospital Education Service (HES) about “a young male peer threatening to publish […]

Police arrest man over greeting card harassment

Police arrest man over greeting card harassment

A 68-year-old man has been arrested by police over threatening greetings cards sent to a woman in the Bristol area. The arrest of a man from the east Somerset area comes after an appeal was made by the police, who released images of the threatening cards via social media. The cards featured a distinctive sign-off including a […]

Builder, 22, falls from roof in Bristol city centre

Builder, 22, falls from roof in Bristol city centre

A 22-year-old Bristol man has fallen to his death from a rooftop the in city centre. Traffic came to a standstill as police cordoned off the scene on Baldwin Street whilst paramedics worked to save the young man. After fracturing his pelvis in the fall the man was originally resuscitated at the scene but later […]

Second arrest made in Hartcliffe stab death

A second arrest has been made in connection with the death of a 52-year-old woman in Hartcliffe. Tracey Bowen was found dead on 25 November at a flat in Rowan House, Bishport Avenue. A post-mortem examination has confirmed the victim died of a stab injury. A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder today, with […]