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Body of man found in River Severn in Gloucestershire

Jonathan Huckfield. Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Police searching for a missing Gloucester rugby fan have found the body of a man in the River Severn at Maismore.

It's believed to be 47-year-old Jonathan Huckfield from Longlevens, who went missing last Friday after the match with Saracens at Kingsholm.

The body was discovered by canoeists at Maismore Bridge at around 8am this morning. Mr Huckfield's next of kin have been told of the discovery, however a formal identification of the body is yet to be carried out.


Missing girl needs insulin

Police are appealing for help to trace a missing teenage girl who needs insulin

Rudy Thomas, 15, was last seen leaving her home in the Larkhall area of Bath at around 7.30am today.

Rudy Thomas, missing girl Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

"Rudy needs to take insulin for a medical condition so we’re growing concerned for her welfare. She’s described as mixed race and of medium build with black hair. We believe she was last seen wearing a black thigh length coat, leggings and black boots. If you see Rudy or know where she is please call us via 101 and quote reference number 5215027125."

– Avon & Somerset Police

Gloucester family appeal to missing rugby fan

The family of a missing Gloucester rugby fan have appealed to him to get in touch. 47 year old Jonathan Huckfield from Longlevens went missing after last Friday's match with Saracens at Kingsholm. He later visited the Coach & Horses pub in St Catherine’s Street. It’s also known that he visited a nightclub in Quay Street later that night. Jonathan was last seen on CCTV footage at Westgate Garage around 4.00am on Saturday 24 October.

Jonathan Huckfield, missing man Credit: Gloucestershire Police

"Please call us Jonathan. Your mum and I are very worried about you. You are not in any trouble but we are desperate to know you are safe."

– David Huckfield, father

Jonathan is 6'2" tall with short light brown hair. It's believed he was wearing a red and white Gloucester rugby shirt and jeans. He may have had a cream pullover on. He also takes regular medication which he has now missed for three days.

"We need to find Jonathan as quickly as possible. We are carrying out searches, door to door enquiries and leaflet drops. We are appealing to anyone who saw Jonathan or has any knowledge of his whereabouts to please call us on 101 quoting incident number 243 of 24 October 2015.”

– Inspector Owen Hughes, Gloucestershire Police


Sleepwalker who fell down stairs 'will never walk again'

Kate is adjusting to life in a wheelchair at a spinal unit in Wiltshire. Credit: ITV West Country

A woman from South Gloucestershire who fell downstairs while sleepwalking has been told she will be paralysed for life.

Kate Sell broke her back in the accident at her home in Chipping Sodbury in June. She had hoped to regain movement below her chest, but her spinal cord has been severed.

She's adjusting to life in a wheelchair at a spinal unit in Wiltshire.

Before her accident Kate Sell led an active life with her husband Kevin. Credit: Family

Bristol home to preventative cancer research

Credit: PA

A £4 million research programme to try and prevent and predict cancer development has begun in Bristol.

The 5 year programme is a partnership between the city's university and Cancer Research UK. It will use advances in genetics and molecular technology to understand the causes of the disease, and to inform the development of preventative interventions in people at risk of, or diagnosed with, cancer.

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