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11-year-old boy missing from Weston-super-Mare

Leroy Drake has been missing since Thursday evening. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

An 11-year-old boy has gone missing from his home in Weston-super-Mare.

Leroy Drake was last seen yesterday evening at about 5.30pm in the garden of his home in the Worle area of the town.

When last seen he was wearing a green t-shirt with a red patch pocket and navy blue shorts.

Police are particularly concerned as he is not dressed for the wet weather and have asked anyone on public transport in particular to keep a lookout for him.

Leroy, you’re not in any trouble, everyone just wants to know that you are safe. Please call home or ring the police yourself to let us know you are OK.

– Leroy Drake's family

Family release photo of Dorchester murder victim

Elliot Handley was found dead at a garage in Dorchester. Credit: Dorset Police / Family

The family of Elliot Handley, who was found dead at a garage in Dorchester, have released a photograph of the 46-year-old.

Police investigating his murder are trying to trace his recent movements. He was last seen in Truro, Cornwall, a week ago, before his body was found at the Dorchester Collection on 26th May.

The police have referred the circumstances leading to the murder to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, as Dorset Police officers had contact with people involved in the case before the crime was committed.

Three men arrested on suspicion of Elliot Handley's murder have been bailed. One, a 43-year-old man, has been bailed to a secure hospital, while a 47-year-old man and another aged 69 have been bailed until mid-June.


Car crashes into the front of a house in Bath

A BMW collided with the front of the Hunters' family home. Credit: ITV News

A car crashed into the front of a house in Bath last night.

Clive and Jane Hunter were at home around midnight on Thursday night when a BMW collided with their home. Mrs Hunter was in the front room when the car smashed into the window, and her husband told us it was only the room's heavy curtains that prevented her from being injured.

Nobody was hurt in the incident. Credit: ITV News

Nobody was hurt, though the couple believe the crash has caused £20,000 worth of damage to their home. Damage was also caused to railings at a church next door.

Last night's crash happened on Southlands, at the bottom of Lansdown Lane. Credit: ITV News
A police cordon is in place at the scene. Credit: ITV News

The Hunters live at the bottom of Lansdown Lane, the road where a tipper truck crash killed four people in February, including a four-year-old girl.

The scene on Lansdown Lane where a tipper truck crashed and killed four people in February. Credit: ITV News

Bath Rugby to go for glory in first final for a decade

Mike Ford's team will be hoping for celebration rather than sorrow tonight. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Bath Rugby squad will head to London later ahead of their biggest game for more than a decade.

Mike Ford's men take on Saracens tomorrow in the Premiership Final at Twickenham. It is the first time they have reached the final since 2004, when they were beaten by Wasps. Will they be crowned English champions over a decade on?


Rescue boat used during Somerset floods gets new home

The road to Muchelney was cut off during the floods, and the only way in or out was by boat. Credit: ITV News

A rescue boat which was a lifeline for stranded villagers during last year's floods in Somerset is being given a new home this morning.

It was bought after the village of Muchelney was cut off by the water, but now the road has been raised to prevent it being flooded again. The villagers have decided to loan it permanently to Burnham Area Rescue Boat (BARB) Search & Rescue in Burnham-on-Sea, which was first on the scene during the crisis.

Rescue boats were a lifeline for Muchelney residents during the floods. Credit: ITV News

Teenager facing spinal surgery trying to break World Record for largest teddy bear's picnic

A North Somerset teenager facing spinal surgery is attempting to break the World Record for the largest 'teddy bear's picnic on a mountain summit'.

Tomorrow 14 year-old Emma Welch will hike up Mount Snowdon - with help from her little friends - in an attempt to raise thousands of pounds for Brain Tumour Research.

In 2012 she climbed the equivalent of Everest on an indoor climbing wall for the same charity.

Gloucester foodbank users can now get help with fuel payments

Anti-poverty charities are teaming up with one of the big four energy companies to help users. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Foodbank users in Gloucester can now get help with their fuel payments.

A trial starts today in a partnership between one of the big four energy companies and two anti-poverty charities, The Trussell Trust and National Energy Action.

Under the scheme, those people with a foodbank voucher could qualify for a £49 credit to top up their gas and electricity meter.

Day two of the Royal Bath and West Show

It's day two of the Royal Bath and West Show and with the sun still shining tens of thousands of people have spent the day at the site near Shepton Mallet.

Amongst them was the Environment Secretary Liz Truss who met with farmers to discuss the Government's pledges to help rural communities.

Victoria Davies reports

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