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Last flying Sea Vixen handed to museum

The Sea Vixen will be handed over to the Fleet Air Museum Credit: ITV News

The world's last flying Sea Vixen is being handed over to the Fleet Air Museum at RNAS Yeovilton today.

The 1950s fighter jet is being gifted to the Fly Navy Heritage Trust and will continue to be used in displays at air shows.

Police in Bath continue to search for Sam Amin

Sam Amin was last seen in the early hours of Saturday morning Credit: ITV News

Police in Bath are continuing to search for a missing teenager.

18 year old Sam Amin from Twerton was last seen at a bar in the city in the early hours of Saturday morning. He was last seen near the bus station. Police divers were searching the River Avon yesterday.


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Missing raccoon returned to zoo

Tanuki has been returned to the zoo Credit: ITV News

A raccoon dog has been returned to a zoo after going missing in a badger cull area of Somerset.

Tanuki, which belongs to the same family as wolves and foxes, vanished from an enclosed area at Tropiquaria zoo near Minehead.

The raccoon dog went missing at 8pm on Saturday and staff arrived the following day to find damage to a wire panel and a steel bar removed.

Police launched an investigation but a member of the public found Tanuki sniffing a fox carcass half a mile away from the zoo on Sunday evening.

The dog was handed to Vanessa Mason, of Secret World wildlife centre, who brought her back to the zoo after a check-up.

Chris Moiser, zoological director of Tropiquaria, appealed for witnesses to contact police with information about the disappearance.

"We are ever so pleased to have her back and have now placed her in a different enclosure to the one that she was in originally whilst we assess her condition," Mr Moiser said.

"Although she appears fit and well at present we cannot be sure what she has eaten whilst out, or what wild animal diseases she may have come into contact with.

"Fortunately she is immunised against the most common ones though.

"From social website chatter there appear to have been several anti-badger cull people in the area at the time that she disappeared who think that they may have seen something.

"We do ask that they contact the police with any information they may have, even down to timings, because this will increase the chance of an arrest.

"Clearly releasing an animal like this during the badger cull period is an act of crass stupidity and could have led to the death of the animal. We are fortunate that it didn't."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Avon and Somerset Police on 101, quoting incident number.

Wiltshire Police Chief "shocked by probe"

Cheif Constable Patrick Geenty denies the claims Credit: ITV News

Wiltshire's chief constable has expressed shock at being investigated by the police watchdog over the way his force handled allegations of sexual abuse.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating Wiltshire Police chief constable Patrick Geenty, as well as two junior officers, in relation to the way the force dealt with complaints about a sexual abuse investigation in 2008 and 2009.

It is alleged Mr Geenty, the then-assistant chief constable, and the two other officers, withheld information from the original complainants about the extent of the force's failings in dealing with the sexual abuse claims.

"I am shocked by the allegation that I attempted to mislead a complainant.

"I welcome an open and transparent investigation and the public deserve no less.

"The IPCC is there to investigate complaints independently and hold Chief Constables to account.

"I expect my actions to be reviewed and scrutinised.

"I am committed to serving the people of Wiltshire and protecting children and vulnerable people.

"It is vital that we listen to complaints and learn from them."

– Patrick Geenty, Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police

Police release CCTV images of missing teen from Bath

Police have released CCTV footage of missing teenager Sam Amin.

The 18 year old went missing in the early hours of Saturday morning after leaving a bar in Bath.

At just before 2am on Saturday he was filmed on a CCTV camera by the side of Bath bus station. In them he looks unsteady on his feet. According to police he was drunk.


Police dive teams search River Avon for missing teen

Police dive teams have begun searching the River Avon Credit: ITV News

Police dive teams are searching the River Avon as they try to find a missing teenager.

Sam Amin was last seen shortly after leaving a bar in Bath in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Five people have drowned in the river since 2009 and there have been calls for increased safety measures.

Sam Amin went missing in the early hours of Saturday morning Credit: ITV News

Sam is described as being of Asian appearance, 5ft 7ins tall, of slim build with short black hair.

He was wearing blue jeans and a red and black lumber-style jacket when he was last seen leaving the OPA bar on North Parade.

Ex-mayor jailed for 14 months for child porn offences

Philip Judd has been jailed for 14 months Credit: ITV News

A former mayor of Weston-super-Mare, who admitted downloading more than 350 indecent pictures and videos of children, has been jailed for 14 months.

60 year old Philip Judd pleaded guilty to 12 charges of making indecent photographs of a child and possessing prohibited images. Bristol Crown Court heard he was a married father-of-three with a lifetime of public service that covered his 'dark secret'.

Former Mayor jailed after downloading indecent images of children

former Mayor of Weston super Mare jailed for 14 months

A former Mayor of Weston super Mare has been sentenced to 14 months after he admitted downloading more than 350 indecent pictures and videos of children.

Philip Judd had been a local councillor since 2007, and was mayor of Weston-super-Mare between 2010 and 2011. He was appointed vice-chairman of North Somerset Council in May 2013 but resigned just a month later following his arrest.

Police found a total of 205 images and 156 movies stored on his computer and hard drive during a search of his home in Worle.

He pleaded guilty to 12 charges of making indecent photographs of a child and possessing prohibited images.

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