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Search for Beaufort Hunt's best-known horse

Nigel Maidment riding Josh Credit: Family photo

He is Sherston's gentle giant, who stands at nearly 6 foot tall, but last Wednesday Josh the gelding vanished from the field where he was kept.

Nigel Maidment, who is the secretary of the Beaufort Hunt, had ridden Josh for eight years in the countryside of Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. He was famous amongst the local hunting community. At 28 years old the horse had been moved to a field in Sherston for a quieter life.

There was no sign of forced entry to the field where Josh was kept.

Wiltshire police say they are investigating the disappearance as a suspected theft.

If anyone has information they are asked to call police on 101 and or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Josh a 28 year old gelding Credit: Family photo

Fans arrive to watch Swindon in play-off final

The Powell family wave their flags with pride. Credit: ITV News West Country

Swindon Town fans have been arriving at Wembley hoping for success in the play-off final.

The club are taking on Preston North End for a spot in the Championship. Kick off is at 17:30.

Fans gather ahead of the match. Credit: ITV News West Country


All the post-match reaction from The Rec

Bath are through to their first Premiership Final since 2004 after a stunning 47-10 win over Leicester at The Rec.

After the game we got the thoughts of Head Coach Mike Ford, hat-trick hero Matt Banahan, captain Stuart Hooper, try-scorers Anthony Watson and Peter Stringer, plus some of the capacity crowd:

Watch extended highlights of the game on ITV4 at 9pm tonight.

Bath through to Premiership Final

Matt Banahan swallow dives to score his hat-trick try. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

Bath Rugby are through to the Premiership Final after beating old rivals Leicester 47-10 at The Rec.

Mike Ford's men crossed the line an impressive 7 times, with Matt Banahan scoring a hat-trick, with Kyle Eastmond, Peter Stringer, George Ford and Anthony Watson also going over.

Bath will play Saracens in next week's final at Twickenham.

Read a full match report on ITV's Premiership Rugby page.

Balloons released in memory of stabbed mother

Friends and family gathered to pay tribute to Alison Connolly Credit: ITV News West Country

Nearly 100 people gathered at Coate Water in Swindon to release blue and white balloons in memory of Alison Connolly who died after she was stabbed earlier this month.

A silence was held to remember the mum and grandmother. As the balloons were released Alison's daughter Tara paid tribute to her mum "I love you mummy, fly with the angels".

Blue and white balloons were released into the air Credit: ITV News West Country


Police search for missing man

Paul McLean was last seen on Monday Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Officers are appealing for help in finding a man who's known to have connections to the Avon and Somerset area and has gone missing from Yorkshire.

34 year old Paul McLean was last seen on Monday afternoon after leaving a private hospital. He was wearing blue jeans, beige boots and a black leather jacket. Police say they don't believe he poses a risk to the public but anyone who sees Paul should not approach him but call 101.

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