Cop Shop donates gifts to Bristol Children’s Hospital

Avon and Somerset Police (A&SP) have made Christmas at Bristol Children’s Hospital that little bit brighter by gifting presents, generously donated by shoppers of The Galleries in Bristol, to the children on its wards. Were you one of over 3000 shoppers who visited The Galleries in Bristol and took respite in the A&SP pop up Cop Shop? As a result of the shop’s overall success, […]

Staying safe over Christmas and the new year

This time of year can be dangerous for people in Bristol as they part with cash and celebrate Christmas. Avon and Somerset police and Drinkaware are giving advice on how to stay safe during the Christmas holiday. If you are online shopping you should make sure that the website is secure by checking that there is a […]

Public satisfaction with police drops for a second year

A report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has revealed that crime victims’ satisfaction with Avon and Somerset police has dropped for the second year running.     The annual PEEL (police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy) report examines every police force in England and Wales. The latest figures for Avon and Somerset police, released […]

Nailsea conman targets older people

Avon and Somerset police are seeking a middle aged man who approached two elderly people in Nailsea in two separate incidents, before conning them out of their cash. Described as white and aged between 35 and 45 years old, the stranger conned one of the victims out of £50 outside the Tower House Surgery, Nailsea […]

Restorative Justice campaign brings together victims of crime and offenders

Restorative Justice week kicks off in Bristol and aims to repair the harm done by crime and help victims get closure.  There have been a number of events across Bristol to raise awareness about the campaign which is organised by Restorative Bristol – an umbrella organisation that includes Bristol City Council, Avon & Somerset Police, Bristol Lighthouse […]

Fire service warn against Black Friday fakes

Avon Fire and Rescue (AFRS) is urging people to “check it twice” when deciding on buying cheap electrical items during Black Friday. With many people heading to the shops today to grab a Black Friday bargain, new research carried out by Electrical Safety First reveals that an estimated nine million UK consumers have purchased a fake […]

Holding mentally unwell in police cells is ‘damaging practice’

Bristol police held 242 people suffering a mental health crisis in police cells last year, figures from the charity Mind have revealed. Mind said: “police cells are never an appropriate place for someone in mental health crisis”. The charity has published statistics showing the number of people held under a section 136 for the period between April 2015 to […]

Travellers leave Shirehampton’s Daisy Field covered in rubbish

The Daisy Field in Shirehampton was left littered with cans of drink, gas canisters and used nappies after a group of travellers camped there illegally for several days. Bristol North West MP, Charlotte Leslie, whose constituency includes the Daisy Field, told Bristol Wired, she was ”sick” of finding travellers camped on land illegally. However, she also […]

Montpelier heroin dealer sentenced to five years

A man who pleaded guilty to dealing drugs in and around Easton and St Paul’s was sentenced to five and a half years in prison yesterday.  According to Avon and Somerset Police, Joshua Jones, 37, from Brook Road, Montpelier, was arrested on April 4 at his home on suspicion of possession with intent to supply heroin […]

Marvin Rees: ‘Many women in Bristol are still living in fear’

Victims of domestic abuse and violence in Bristol are to get up to seven new safe houses as part of an initiative by the Safer Bristol Partnership. The houses, which can hold up to 38 families, will also include a dedicated house for black and ethnic minority women and children. Next Link, who are providing the service, […]