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Record year at Bath Half Marathon

It's been a record year at Bath Half Marathon with the British stealing the show in the elite field taking first place in the men's and women's races. For the first time in 12 years a British male took the top spot, with Paul Martelletti finishing the 13.1 mile course in 65 minutes and 28 seconds.

I struggled on the second lap and the wind was quite strong and that didn’t help, but the crowd were so supportive throughout and really spurred me on to the finish.

– Paul Martelletti, winner of Bath Half Marathon

Nearly 13,000 runners pounded the streets of Bath in the half marathon. Almost 1,000 runners took part in the family fun run while over 30,000 people turned out to support the runners.


Man charged with murder in Glastonbury

A 50-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a woman in Somerset last week.

Neil Winn of Watts Corner, Glastonbury is to due to appear at South Somerset Magistrates Court, Yeovil, tomorrow morning.

The charge relates to an incident in a property in Watts Corner, Glastonbury, on Thursday February 26, when a woman aged 45, was found dead.

A post mortem confirmed she had died from multiple stab wounds. She has not yet been formally identified.

Police search Southmead property in hunt for Becky

Police search property in Southmead Credit: ITV News

Police are searching several locations in Bristol including a property in Southmead as they hunt for missing Becky Watts.

Neighbours say the house is occupied by two men, a woman and two young children. Another neighbour has told ITV Westcountry a black car was removed by police from the property.

Police are preparing to use a specialist dog team in another search around the area tomorrow.

Police use extra resources as search intensifies

Police use extra resources as search intensifies Credit: ITV News

Police in Bristol are continuing to question two people as they search for missing Becky Watts. Police say that they are using more police resources as the search intensifies.

A number of locations have now been searched within a 2km radius of Becky’s home address in the St George area of Bristol.

Police have also confirmed that a laptop computer which was found in a local wooded area yesterday is not related to this investigation. They say at this stage no significant items have ben found during their searches.

In a statement Avon and Somerset Police say: "We are running six specialist search teams each day which are being complimented by officers from Wiltshire, Devon and Cornwall and Gloucestershire Police forces.

Tomorrow (Monday), we will again be assisted by the specialist dog unit from South Wales Police and the police helicopter.

Search and missing persons' experts from the National Crime Agency, College of Policing and the National Missing Persons organisations continue to work with our enquiry team."

The two people arrested yesterday remain in police custody at this time.

Firstly, I would like to reiterate my message yesterday that our search for Becky continues unabated and we are using all available resources to find her.

Secondly, I would like to extend my thanks to the local communities in St George and the wider Bristol area who have assisted with our search efforts so far.

The sheer number of people who have shown support during the public searches has been incredible. I would ask that all planned public searches are co-ordinated through us so they dovetail with the extensive search operation we have running.

– Detective Superintendent Liz Tunks, head of the Major Crime Investigation Team


Thousands take part in Bath Half Marathon

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