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Cyclist hit by car on Bristol's Park Street

A woman has been knocked off her bike in the centre of Bristol and is being treated by paramedics. It happened on Park Street earlier this evening.

A witness described hearing the accident happen behind her and turning around to see the cyclist on the ground by her crumpled bike. She fetched a blanket for the victim from a nearby restaurant while another onlooker contacted the emergency services.

The witness said the car driver did not stop. She added that the cyclist had a facial injury and was very disoriented.

Police and the ambulance service are at the scene and there are big delays in the area as the traffic is backing up.

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11-year-old boy goes missing in Dorset

Map of Dorset showing Ringstead Bay
George Pugh-Sargent was last seen near the cafe and car park at Ringstead Bay near Weymouth Credit: ITV News

Police are increasingly concerned for an 11-year-old boy who went missing in Dorset at lunchtime today (Monday 1 September).

George Pugh-Sargent, who is from Dorchester, was last seen near the cafe and car park for Ringstead Bay between Weymouth and Lulworth.

He has a disability that affects his behaviour and makes him particularly vulnerable.

He is 5'3", has short blond hair and was wearing a Hawaiian shirt with braces and black shorts.

Cheltenham Mayor says policing at GCHQ demo was "overkill"

Cheltenham Mayor says policing at GCHQ demo was
Cheltenham Mayor says policing at GCHQ demo was Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The mayor of Cheltenham has hit out at the cost of policing a demonstration outside GCHQ - saying that with hindsight it was overkill. Up to six police forces were involved, after the movement known as Anonymous claimed thousands of people could turn up. In the end there about 20. Gloucestershire police say that the extra officers were utilised elsewhere in the county, and won't cost the force more money.

11 year old Dorchester boy has gone missing

An 11 year old boy has been reported missing in Dorset. George Pugh-Sargent, from Dorchester was last seen near the car park and cafe at Ringstead Bay on the coast between Lulworth and Weymouth at 1:30pm this lunchtime. Police say George suffers from disabilities that put him at extra risk.

Due to some disabilities George has he may not recognise risks or may react differently than other children of his age. This could include approaching premises if he is hungry or thirsty.

We are concerned, with his family, for his safety and are working with them and other agencies to locate him.

Any sightings from the public, given his distinctive clothing, would be very helpful.

– Chief Inspector Marsden, Force Incident Commander

He is white, five feet three inches tall and has short blond hair. He was wearing a Hawaiian print T-shirt, black shorts with braces, sandals and a gem stone bracelet.

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School chaplain pledge to finish South West Coast Path challenge

School chaplain pledge to finish South West Coast Path challenge
School chaplain pledge to finish South West Coast Path challenge Credit: ITV News West Country

A school chaplain from Somerset who abandoned his attempt to run the South West Coast Path has pledged to complete it, despite a knee injury. Reverend Mike Haslam ran the 260 mile stretch from Minehead to Lands End in seven days but had to postpone the final leg in Dorset. He says he'll complete the rest of the route in sections - by the end of the year. He's raising money for Christian Aid.

Developer of Birnbeck Pier could step aside

Developer of Birnbeck Pier could step aside
Developer of Birnbeck Pier could step aside Credit: ITV News West Country

The developer of Birnbeck Pier at Weston-super-Mare says he might be prepared to stand aside. Wahid Samedy won the rights to redevelop the pier more than two years ago, but hasn't submitted a planning application. The local MP John Penrose says it's time the pier was handed to someone else - before it's too late to save it.

Carolyn Keeling is accused of indecent assault with a pupil

Carolyn Keeling is accused of indecent assault with a pupil
Carolyn Keeling is accused of indecent assault with a pupil Credit: GNS

A court in Gloucestershire today was told how a female teacher reportedly seduced a 13 year old boy pupil during a lesson and then launched into a two year sexual relationship with him. The jury at Gloucester Crown Court was told that 63 year old Carolyn Keeling, of Mote Farm, Moat Lane, Taynton, near Gloucester gave the boy wine and stripped off to her underwear to sunbathe while giving him home tuition. The court was then told how the pair had a sexual relationship at the boys home for the next two years while the boys parents were out.

Ms Keeling has pleaded not guilty to six charges of indecent assault, all against the same boy, when he was aged 13-15 between Sept 1993 and Sept 1996. He is now aged 33 and a father of three, the court heard.

The prosecution told the court that the boy had been excluded from school when he was 12 and Mrs Keeling was one of the home tutors appointed to teach him. She would visit his home 2-3 times a week and was given her own key to the house to let herself in.

The jury was told that in 2012 the boy felt troubled about what had happened in his youth when his own children turned 12 and 13 and he told his partner and his mother. That led to him going to a sexual abuse referral centre and, as a result, calling the police.

The prosecution said that when arrested Ms Keeling denied that anything untoward had taken place and insisted their relationship was entirely innocent.

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