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'We are devastated to be told this latest development', say family

Becky Watts' mum Tania, grandmother Pat and brother Daniel Watts, have issued the following statement saying they are devastated by the latest developments:

We are devastated to be told of this latest development. We are at an utter loss to understand why anyone would want to hurt our beautiful Becky in such a brutal way.

We are grateful to the police for all they have done and are continuing to do in this investigation.

Whilst there are people in custody, none of whom are connected to the Watts family, we will not be making any further comment and we ask that our privacy is respected at this horrific time

– Becky's Family

The police press conference: body parts and five arrests

The media prepare for the announcement Credit: ITV News

Body parts have been found at a new location in the Barton Hill Area of Bristol, and now seven people are being questioned by officers.

Police announced four men and one woman all in their 20s have also been arrested - a man and a woman were already being held in police custody.

Watch the latest update from Detective Superintendent Mike Courtiour:

***NOTE the police have made a correction that they have arrested four men and one woman (not three men and two women which is said in the video)

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Body parts found and five others arrested

Police have announced that body parts - believed to be Becky's - have been found at a Barton Hill property. Formal identification procedures are underway.

A further three men and two women have been arrested.

Read the police statement in full:

As a result of new information received late last night (02/03), we attended a house at Barton Court in the Barton Hill area of Bristol. The information suggested that Becky’s body had been cut up and a search at the new location resulted in the discovery of body parts.

Although formal identification procedures have not yet been completed, we have made Becky’s family aware of this discovery. As a result of this latest development, a further three men and two women have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

They remain in police custody at this time as do the man and the woman arrested on suspicion of Becky’s murder. This is devastating news for Becky’s family and friends and our thoughts are with them. We will continue to offer every support we can to them during this terrible ordeal.”

– Avon and Somerset Police

Police want witnesses following serious M5 collision

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious accident on the M5 this morning.

A silver Nissan, driven by a 34 year-old man, overturned at junction 9 travelling northbound at around 5.45am.

The motorway was closed between junction 11 and junction 9 northbound while the man was cut out of the vehicle by the fire service. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The vehicle is being recovered and one lane is now open.

'Either way we still want her home', say family

The family of missing teenager Becky Watts has made an emotional appeal after it emerged police are now treating her disappearance as suspected murder.

The 16 year-old hasn't been seen for 12 days. Avon and Somerset police are continuing to question a 21 year-old woman and a 28 year-old man on suspicion of her murder.

Despite continued searches, Becky still hasn't been found.

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Parents in the south west spend £180 million on school uniforms

Parents in the south west spend £180 million on school uniforms Credit: ITV News

Parents in the south west spend £180 million a year on school uniforms for their children - according to research by the Children's Society.

Charity 'the Wrong Blazer' says that around ninety-five per cent of parents say the amount they are expected to pay for their children's uniforms is 'unreasonable'.

The research shows that over 100,000 children in the region have gone to school in incorrect uniform.

Somerset council announces cuts to mobile libraries

Somerset council announces cuts to mobile libraries Credit: ITV News

Somerset County Council has announced that it will be cutting mobile library services in the county by over half.

Just over two hundred of the five hundred and seventy four stops currently operating will remain - and a further fifty stops will be merged.

The planned changes follow a public consultation.

Plans for new waste facility on green belt land in Bath reviewed

Plans for new waste facility on green belt land in Bath reviewed Credit: ITV News

Plans to build a residual waste facility on green belt land in Bath will be reviewed today.

The owner of the old Fullers Earth site, applied to build on the land last year - where he already operates a recycling plant.

Bath and North East Somerset Council received 250 objections to the plans from organisations such as Project Bath and the Bath Preservation Trust - as well as local residents.

Their case will be heard today at Bristol High Court.

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