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Plans approved for inland surfing lake near Bristol

The West Country is to get its first surfing centre - not on the coast, but inland. Planners have today approved a £6m scheme for an artificial lake, complete with wave machine, on farmland near Bristol.

Its supporters argue it will provide more reliable surfing conditions than the sea itself, as Bob Constantine reports.


Surfing lake could be given go-ahead near Bristol

The lake would generate 2m waves Credit: ITV News West Country

England's first inland surfing lake could be given the go-ahead by South Gloucestershire councillors today.

The Wave Bristol hope to create the £6 million facility on land at Easter Compton near the M5. The lake would be able to generate waves nearly 2 metres high, at a frequency of 120 an hour.

Sexual assault in Almondsbury

A woman has been sexually assaulted in Almondsbury.

Police say the 27 year old was walking in the Scop around 3pm on Tuesday, when she was approached by a man who attacked her.

She managed to free herself and run off to call the Police.

Officers want to speak to any witnesses.

They are also appealing for a man, described as white, in his mid-20s, about 6 foot tall with short blonde hair and of skinny build, who was wearing cream coloured shorts, to contact them.