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Emergency services say they fear a tragedy could happen if people don't follow warning signs about the dangerous North Somerset mudflats.
Avon Fire and Rescue's Hovercraft was called into action yesterday afternoon after reports that 8 bathers had got stuck on the beach at Weston-super-Mare during low tide.
Amongst them was a heavily pregnant woman and a young girl.
Otters are keeping their cool at The Wildfowl and Wetland Trust at Slimbridge with the help of some special fish lollies.
Keeper John Crooks has been busy making the lollies by putting ingredients such as smelt, trout, minced beef and sardines in moulds to create the chilled treats.
– WWT Otter Keeper, John Crooks
“It isn’t just our visitors enjoying ice lollies in this hot weather our otters love them too!
“They enjoy playing outdoors in all weathers so this is a way of keeping them cool with the added bonus that the texture of the ice gives their teeth a bit of a clean too.”
WWT Slimbridge has three North American River Otters called Flo, Minnie and Ha ha.
A Gloucester man who cheats pubs out of meals and drinks that he can't afford to pay for has had a criminal ASBO order slapped on him.
It means Paul Gordon Miles, 41, of Willowleaze, Longlevens, is banned from just about every bar and restaurant in Gloucestershire.
The 'CRASBO' was imposed on Miles after he was convicted at Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court this week of obtaining services dishonestly from a pub in Kingsway without the funds to pay.
He also asked for an identical incident at the same pub earlier this year to be taken into consideration.
At the time of the latest offence Miles was subject to a suspended jail sentence for similar offences,
But police argued at court against him being locked up on the grounds jail had not been effective in stopping him on release.
Instead they requested the CRASBO order barring him from every pub in the county except the Double Gloucester pub in Cheltenham Road for the next three years.
– Acting Inspector Richard Bruce, Gloucestershire Police
Miles has done this on numerous occasions - typically ordering a £30 or £40 meal and drinks and then revealing he doesn't have any money.
This latest incident even saw him asking other customers if they would like him to open a tab on their behalf and then offering to take their money to pay off the bill.
It's unacceptable and very distressing to the businesses who he targets.
However, what is clear is that prison hasn't deterred him in the past, which is why we wanted this CRASBO.
We’re hoping it will be a better way of stopping him acting in this brazen way. From now on if he legitimately wants a drink he can only visit his local pub (the Double Gloucester) where the landlord is now aware of his past activity.
To aid the CRASBO we are issuing Miles’ photo so that business owners are aware of what he looks like and can call us if he enters their premises.
If you believe Miles is breaching the CRASBO please call our officers immediately. People should be aware he has links to Gloucester, Cheltenham and Coleford, so please be alert.
Police are appealing for information after a second woman was attacked in Lydney on Saturday.
The woman's dress was grabbed and torn, but the offender fled the scene when a green car pulled up alongside the woman.
The occupants spoke to the victim to check she was okay and officers are very keen to speak to these people, and anyone else with information about the attack.
The man has been described as white and in his late 30s to early 40s, 5ft 10ins to 5ft 11ins tall, with dark hair and a beer belly, appeared from undergrowth and assaulted the woman as she walked towards the A48.
– Detective Sergeant Mark Stenhouse
We do not know at this stage whether there is any link between this and the serious sexual assault at the boating lake that evening but we know these two cases will concern local residents.
Community officers are aware of the incidents and anyone with concerns or queries are encouraged to make contact with the local policing team in the town.
Anyone who can help police with their inquiries should call 101 and quote incident 169 of July 26.
Five dogs worth several thousand pounds have been stolen in Somerset.
The theft was discovered on Monday with the dogs being taken overnight from a property in Beercrocombe. The five animals – including one which is expecting a litter - are worth around £7,000 between them.
The dogs are described as:
A male French Bulldog, three years old, fawn-coloured with a black mask. A female French Bulldog, two years old, fawn coloured with a black mask, white chest and tattoo on her belly. A female French Bulldog puppy, six months old, fawn coloured with a black mask. A male Pug, six years old, fawn coloured with its left eye missing. A female Pug, 10-11 weeks old with a damaged left eye.
Police say the owner is keen to have his dogs returned to him so if you have seen any for sale, or know who took them, please contact PC David Jeeves on 101 and quote 74082/14.
Police are appealing for information after a serious sexual assault on a woman near Lydney Boating Lake at about 11pm on Saturday.
The offender is believed to have been wearing dark clothing but no other description is available.
– Gloucestershire police
The victim is being given every possible support at present and we are carrying out a number of forensic and CCTV enquiries to identify this man. A fishing competition was taking place on the lake at the time, so it may be that an angler saw or heard something.
Gloucestershire police are warning people to be vigilant and avoid badly lit routes and shortcuts.
Anyone who witnessed a man in the area or has any information that could assist police is urged to call 101, quoting incident 589 of July 26.
University of Bath shooter Kristian Callaghan has won a bronze medal in shooting.
The engineering student finished third in the men's 25m rapid fire pistol final at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre.
On Monday, Callaghan finished fifth in the 50m pistol final.