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Bristol teen girl 'may be attempting to make her way to Syria'

Police believe that a missing teenage girl from Bristol may be attempting to travel to Syria after possibly being radicalised.

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said they have been tracking the 15-year-old's footsteps since she left home and arrived in Istanbul, Turkey.

“There are indications she may have been radicalised but at the moment our priority is to find her before she crosses the border to Syria and make sure she is safe," the statement said.

The police force said they were working with Metropolitan Police to bring the girl home, and is providing support to her family.

Mother charged with murdering newborn baby

A Bristol woman has appeared in court charged with murdering a newborn baby. Police discovered the child's body after being called to a house in Knowle last Monday.

The 33-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder the following day. She remains in custody and is due to appear at Bristol Crown Court on Tuesday.


Dozens of balloons take to the air at international fiesta

A mass ascent saw balloons take to the skies of Somerset as part of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.

Hot air balloons over north Somerset following a mass ascent. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
Balloons at one of Europe's largest ballooning events. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
Hot air balloons are inflated at the 36th International Balloon Fiesta at the Ashton Court Estate near Bristol. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
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Photo released of man found dead at Avonmouth recycling plant

Matthew Symonds was found dead at a waste recycling facility in Avonmouth Credit: Wiltshire Police

Investigations continue into the death of Matthew Symonds from Swindon. The 34 year old's body was found at a waste recycling facility in Avonmouth on Friday. Today police have released this picture of Matthew.

Body found at a recycling plant 'travelled 45 miles'

Detectives believe the body found at a recycling plant in Bristol, identified as that of Matthew Symonds, may have been transported 45 miles in a recycling bin from his home town of Swindon.

Wiltshire Police's senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Bevan, said the investigation was still at an early stage. "Police enquiries so far suggest the body was transported with commercial recycling waste collected in Swindon and therefore the focus of the investigation will be in that area going forward," he said.


Body found at recycling plant identified as Swindon man

Body of a man found at a recycling plant in Bristol has been formally identified as that of Matthew Symonds, aged 34, of no fixed address in Swindon, police said.

Workers discovered his remains at the plant in Avonmouth in Bristol yesterday morning.

Mr Symonds' death is being treated as unexplained, police said. A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out later today.

Man found at recycling plant believed to be in 30s

A man, whose dismembered body was found at a recycling plant in Bristol, is believed to be in his 30s.

Workers found human remains at the plant in Avonmouth, Bristol yesterday.

Police believe the man's remains were transported with recycling waste collected in Swindon.

A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out today.

Dismembered remains 'transported from Swindon'

The dismembered remains of man found at a recycling plant may have been transported with rubbish from Swindon, police said.

ITV News Wales and West Correspondent Rupert Evelyn reports:

Body parts found at recycling plant in Bristol

Human body parts have been found at a recycling plant in Bristol.

Workers discovered the remains of the male victim at the plant in Avonmouth, Bristol yesterday morning.

Police remain at the scene of the discovery. Credit: ITV News West Country

The area remains cordoned off while officers carry out investigations at the scene.

Police said it was too early to say how long the body parts had been dismembered.

"Employees at the site were concerned at what they thought were remains at one of the units," a Somerset police spokesperson said.

"We cordoned the site off and are continuing our inquiries. I can confirm that it is believed to be a body of a man."

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