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Two men arrested after Gloucester warehouse fire

Eyewitnesses said much of the building collapsed Credit: @Chris_l_Esquire

Two 19 year old men have been arrested on suspicion of arson following a huge fire at a warehouse in Gloucester.

The fire happened near the Peel Centre on St Ann Way yesterday evening (Saturday).

The site is close to the Rugby World Cup fanzone where many had gathered to watch last night's England v Australia match.

The two men are currently in custody.


Two with life-threatening injuries after accident closes A30 Sherborne Causeway

Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious accident on the A30 Sherborne Causeway this afternoon (3 October).

There was a collision between a motorcycle and a car close to the Blackmore filling station - the rider of the motorcycle and a pillion passenger were both serious injured and were airlifted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

Police say their injuries are life-threatening.

The road has been closed between Lox Lane and Cherry Orchard Lane while emergency services deal with the incident - it's expected to be closed for some time to allow collision investigators to examine the scene.


Dolphin spotted in River Severn

Dolphin sightings that far inland are very rare Credit: Canal & River Trust

A curious dolphin took a day trip to Sharpness in Gloucestershire - spending a day in the port before being guided back out to see.

Staff from the Canal & River Trust spotted the animal, which they say is most likely a bottlenose dolphin, trying to head up the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal.

I’ve seen dolphins in the entrance to Sharpness before but never inside, and we had to do everything we could to stop it heading up the canal

– Mike Nash, from the Canal & River Trust

Dolphin sightings that far inland are very rare, and the Trust worked with the local lifeboat service to coax their visitor back to his usual home at sea.

It’s likely that the animal got a bit disoriented following some fish, but as nice a place as Gloucester is to visit, it’s definitely for the best that it didn’t make the trip.

– Laura Mullholland, ecologist at the Canal & River Trust

Five jailed for helping murderer evade arrest

Clockwise from top l-r: Patrick Barnes, Junior Hutchinson, Rachel Lewis, Kirk Barclay, Frederica Critchlow. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Five people who helped a murderer evade arrest have been jailed for a total of 12 years.

Luchiano Barnes left the UK just days after he fatally stabbed 19-year-old Nicholas Robinson in Jamaica Street, Bristol in March 2014.

Barnes’ parents, his two friends and one of his friend’s parents were convicted for their involvement in the escape plan. Barnes was jailed for life with a minimum tariff of 23 years earlier this year after being convicted of Nicholas’ murder.

The five people convicted of assisting an offender were sentenced at Bristol Crown Court today were: Rachel Lewis was jailed for 18 months, Patrick Barnes was jailed for four years, 21 year old Junior Hutchinson was jailed for two-and-a-half years, 24 year old Kirk Barclay was jailed for 18 months and 49 year old Frederica Critchlow was jailed for two-and-a-half years.

“Nicholas Robinson was a 19-year-old with his whole life ahead of him. He’d just got engaged to his girlfriend and was working hard at college.

Nicholas was murdered by Luchiano Barnes in revenge for a failed bid to buy a firearm. He didn’t deserve to die, especially in such a brutal way.

From the outset of this investigation my team has been committed to finding out how and why Nicholas died and our primary focus has been on bringing all those involved to justice.

Each of the five people sentenced today played a pivotal role in helping Luchiano Barnes leave the country before he could be arrested for Nicholas’ murder, resulting in him spending more than a month in the USA.

Despite the setback of finding out our prime suspect had left the country we were not deterred and worked tirelessly to encourage him to return to the UK of his own accord.

The last year-and-a-half has been torturous for Nicholas’ family, his fiancée and his close friends and they’ve shown unwavering dignity and courage throughout the inquiry and legal proceedings.

I want to reiterate my heartfelt thanks for all the support they’ve given to me and my team despite having to come to terms with their own grief.”

– Det Ch Insp Andy Bevan, Senior Investigating Officer

Family of missing Wiltshire man say 'not knowing' is the worst thing

69-year-old Robin Garton went missing in Scotland last Friday Credit: Police

The family of a Wiltshire man who's gone missing in the Highlands of Scotland are desperate to know what's happened to him.

Robin Garton hasn't been seen since he checked out of his hotel in Glencoe a week ago. He had arranged to meet friends on Sunday, but failed to turn up. His car has been found in a remote car park.

Will Garton Robin's son told ITV News not knowing what has happened to his dad is the worst thing:

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