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Two arrested as police search for missing teenager

Two arrested as police search for missing Becky Watts Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Two people have been arrested as police search for a missing Bristol teenager.

This afternoon we have arrested two people in connection with the disappearance of Becky Watts on Thursday 19 February from the St George area of Bristol.

Whilst the two people are being questioned our search for Becky continues unabated. I would like to appeal once again for anyone who might have information about her whereabouts, or anything else that might help us to find her, to call us.

– Detective Superintendent Liz Tunks

Anyone with information should call Avon and Somerset Police on 101 quoting MP 591/15

In a statement from the family Becky's father says they are remaining positive.

The police have told us today that two people have been arrested in connection with the disappearance of Becky.

Rebecca has still not been found. We continue to hope that she will be found safe and unharmed but we will prepare ourselves for the worst.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has assisted in the search for Becky and for the messages of support. We continue to work with the police to bring their investigation to a successful conclusion and we would like to ask members of the public to continue to report anything, however small, if they think it may help to find Becky.

– Statement from Becky’s father and step-mum Darren and Angie-Mae Galsworthy


Kenyan athletes run into visa problems for Bath Half

Kenyan athletes run into visa problems for Bath Half Credit: ITV News

As the final preparations are made to the Bath half marathon three Kenyan athletes, due to fly to the UK have pulled out. They were due to fly to the UK but new visa requirements have led to a delay in issuing their travel documentation.

In recent years the Kenyan athletes have dominated the race winning the men's event for the last 11 years.

This is obviously bad news for our Kenyan runners and for Tom and the team at Run Fast. I’m naturally disappointed to have lost such fine athletes, although forecast weather conditions on Sunday would not have favoured a course record attempt anyway. But the flip side is that it this misfortune throws the door wide open to British athletes to give them an opportunity to breast the tape and pick up significant cash prize money at one of the UK’s top road races.

It means we have a very strong prospect of British born winners for the first time in a long while. I’m expecting two close run races now with Paul Martinelli, Tadella Geremew and Toby Lambert leading the men’s challenge and Mara Yamauchi and Rachel Felton in the women’s.

– Andrew Taylor, Race Director

The Vitality BATHALF starts at 11am on Sunday with 15,000 runners signed-up to run. Many do so for charity, with over two million pounds raised last year. The popular Family Fun Run is also a sell out with 1,000 budding athletes set to take on the one mile course at 11.20am.

March through Bristol for missing boxing promoter

A march has been organised to raise awareness of missing Michael Credit: Lydia Ball

A march through Bristol is taking place today to support the family and friends of missing Bristol boxing promoter, Michael Graydon.

The march has set off from Broad Plain boxing club and will end at College Green.

Michael from Stockwood was las seen leaving a nightclub in Monaco last Saturday. The 29-year-old had travelled to Monaco to watch a boxing match. But he didn't make the event and missed his flight home.


Search takes place in Bristol for missing Becky

Search takes place in Bristol for missing Becky Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

The family and friends of missing 16-year-old Becky Watts are due to begin their own search for the teenager later today.

It has been more than a week since Becky was last seen at her house in Crown Hill in St George.

She left home on February 19 with her phone, laptop and tablet computer but did not inform friends or family where she was going, or take extra clothes. Avon and Somerset Police have been searching for the teenager, described as shy, since she was reported missing by her family at 4pm on February 20.

Family and friends will meet in the Fishponds area of Bristol today in an effort to shed light on her whereabouts.

Police divers have been carrying out open water searches on the lake in St George's Park, which is close to Becky's home, while police from neighbouring force areas have also been drafted in to help.

An online campaign for the social media savvy teenager was launched by Avon and Somerset Police earlier this week, using the hashtag #FindBecky.

Police previously said there was "nothing to suggest" that Becky had come to harm, despite fears from Becky's father that she had been attacked.

Becky is described as 5ft 4in and slim, with long, bright red hair and was wearing a dark navy blue Puffa jacket with fabric sleeves.

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