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Blind man robbed in Gloucestershire

Police are urging anyone with any information to come forward Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Police are appealing for witnesses after a blind man was robbed in South Gloucestershire.

The incident took place on Wednesday (14/9) on Downend Road, Kingswood, at 5 past midnight.

The victim, a 53-year-old man, was walking home when he was approached by a number of men.

One asked the victim for a cigarette before grabbing his jacket.

The victim was then head-butted in the face, causing him to fall to the ground.

While on the ground, the victim's pockets were searched and a packet of cigarettes were stolen.

The men then ran off.

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Bristol city centre cordoned off as police investigate 'suspicious vehicle'

Police have closed a number of roads in Bristol city centre as they deal with an incident.

A suspicious vehicle has been parked illegally outside The Bridewell Police Station on Bridewell Street.

Credit: Scott Salter

We are currently conducting enquiries to establish the owner of the car.

As a precaution we are also assessing the vehicle.

– Avon and Somerset Police
Police are assessing the vehicle. Credit: Scott Salter

A number of roads have been closed by the police cordon. See below for a full list.

Credit: Scott Salter

ROADS AFFECTED BY THE CORDON

  • Bridewell Street
  • Nelson Street
  • Silver Street
  • Union Street
  • Rupert Street
  • Haymarket.
  • Anyone who has parked their vehicle in Rupert Street carpark is able to collect it
Credit: Scott Salter

Police: wanted man could be in Bristol - do not approach

If you see Lloyd Withers please call 999 - do not approach him Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a wanted man.

41-year-old Lloyd Withers is wanted in connection with a number of theft and drug offences. He has also had his parole licence revoked.

He has links to Bristol, especially the Horfield area of the city. He's also known to visit the city centre, Clifton and Redland.

  • call 999 if you see Lloyd Withers
  • if you know where he is please call 101 and quote crime reference number 5216166538.
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